Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy

Professor emeritus
Dr. Polit., PhD

Room: POR/18.B-2.142
E-mail: pp.mpp@cbs.dk

Professor emeritus.  B.Sc.(Princeton), MBA (Harvard), PhD (Case-Western), dr.polit. (University of Copenhagen). Naturalised Danish citizen. Former president of successful, innovative, international business and professor at Technical University of Denmark, University of Copenhagen and CBS. Wrote/lectured originally on OR and managerial economics; in last 25 years on values in the workplace, organisational ethics, ethical accounting, CSR and spiritual-based leadership. Spends half a year each year in India teaching Research Methodology for doctoral students.
Organizational initiatives included co-founding/designing: AccountAbility in London; Department of Management, Politics & Philosophy at CBS; CBS’s Center for Corporate Social Responsibility; European Academy of Business in Society.

Primary research areas
  • Spiritual-based Leadership
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Other teaching activities

Honorary Visiting Professor, Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, India where I teach Ph.D. courses in Research Methodology

Selected publications
  • Pruzan, P. & Mikkelsen, K.P. (2007/10). Leading with Wisdom: Spiritual-based Leadership in Business. Sheffield, UK: Greenleaf and New Delhi: Sage. (Rev. Ed. in Danish 2010) Copenhagen, Denmark: Gyldendal Business.
  • Pruzan, P. (2009) Rational, Ethical and Spiritual Perspectives on Leadership: Selected Writings by Peter Pruzan Oxford: Peter Lang.
  • Zadek, S., Pruzan, P. & Evans, R. (Eds.) (1997). Building Corporate AccountAbility: Emerging practices in social and ethical accounting and auditing. London: Earthscan
  • Bogetoft, P. & Pruzan, P. (1991/1997) Planning with Multiple Criteria: Investigation, Communication, Choice. Amsterdam: Elsevier/North-Holland. 2nd edition 1997. Copenhagen:Copenhagen Business School Press.
  • Jensen, H.S., Pruzan, P. & Thyssen, O. (1990). Den etiske udfordring: Om fælles værdier i et pluralistisk samfund. Copenhagen: Handelshøjskolens Forlag
Publications & dissemination
Peter Pruzan / Research Methodology : The Aims, Practices and Ethics of Science.
Cham : Springer 2016, 326 p.
Peter Pruzan / Further Reflections on Spirituality and Spiritual-based Leadership
In: The Spiritual Dimension of Business Ethics and Sustainability Management. ed. /László Zsolnai. Cham : Springer Science+Business Media 2015, p. 191-198
Book chapter
Peter Pruzan / Spiritual-based Leadership : A Paradox of Pragmatism.
In: The Spiritual Dimension of Business Ethics and Sustainability Management. ed. /László Zsolnai. Cham : Springer Science+Business Media 2015, p. 169-172
Book chapter
Peter Pruzan / The Source of Ethical Competency : Eastern Perspectives Provided by a Westerner.
In: Business and the Greater Good: Rethinking Business Ethics in an Age of Crisis. . ed. /Knut J. Ims; Lars J.T. Pedersen. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing 2015, p. 117–148 (Studies in TransAtlantic Business Ethics)
Book chapter
Peter Pruzan / Integrating Rationality and Spirituality in Leadership
In: International Journal on Spirituality and Organizational Leadership, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2013, p. 33-46
Journal article
Peter Pruzan / Spiritual-Based Leadership
In: The Palgrave Handbook of Spirituality and Business . ed. /Luk Bouckaert; Laszlo Zsolnai. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan 2011, p. 287-294
Book chapter
Peter Pruzan / Spirituelt baseret lederskab : Når spiritualitet og rationalitet integreres.
In: Ledelse & Erhvervsoekonomi, Vol. 76, No. 1, 3.2011, p. 7-19
Journal article
Peter Pruzan / Rational, Ethical and Spiritual Perspectives on Leadership : Selected Writings.
Bern : Peter Lang 2009, 322 p. (Frontiers of Business Ethics, Vol. 7)
Peter Pruzan / Spirituality as a firm basis for corporate social responsibility
In: Oxford handbook of corporate social responsibility. ed. /Andrew Crane; Abagail McWilliams; Dirk Matten; Jeremy Moon; Donald S. Siegel. Oxford : Oxford University Press 2008, p. 552-559
Book chapter
Peter Pruzan / From Optimisation to Transformation : My Path to the Well-Spring of Rationality, Morality and Spirituality.
In: Society and Economy, Vol. 25, No. 2, 2003, p. 123-138
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