Chair’s Mission

The Ethical Management Chair HEC Montreal is the first Chair created on this theme (2003) in a French management school. Its mission is to help managers to develop their ethics conceptions and practices in their organisation and the whole of society. The notion of ethics includes those of integrity, responsibility and commitment to further allow a long lasting evolution of the economy, social and ecological wealth of our society. 

In order to accomplish that mission, we developed a genuine and innovative tool: The Ethics in Management Theories and Practices Quiz. This quiz allows us to distinguish numerous theories and practices that were developed in the world of ethics and to evaluate their effect. The use of this tool brings us to apply an accurate ethic diagnostic on people or organisations. It allows to better choose people or organisation as partners or to better identify and to adjust the effort for change.

Values

  • Centrality of the Person: Respect for the individual and for the development of his or her integrity in the wholeness of his or her being;
  • Responsibility: awareness of corporate strategies and their consequences, and engagement in the service of the common good;
  • Integral Nature of Ethics: personal health and quality of life; economic value, honesty and social justice; ecological consciousness and practice; growth of the human spirit;
  • Scientific Rigor: debate, discuss and test hypotheses with scientific methods, both quantitative and qualitative;
  • Pragmatism: create tools and develop durable skills within individuals as a means of transforming management and leadership practices.

Centrality
Centrality of the Person

Respect for the individual and for the development of his or her integrity in the wholeness of his or her being.

Mission
Mission

The Chair’s mission is to encourage integrity among people at work.

Pragmatism
Pragmatism

Create tools and develop durable skills within individuals as a means of transforming management and leadership practices.

Integral Nature of Ethics
Integral Nature of Ethics

Personal health and quality of life; economic value, honesty and social justice; ecological consciousness and practice; growth of the human spirit.

Responsibility
Responsibility

Awareness of corporate strategies and their consequences, and engagement in the service of the common good.