Debate: What is the Role of Business in Humanitarian Issues?

http://www.topmba.com/why-mba/faculty-voices/debate-what-role-business-humanitarian-issues

Participants

  • Frank Wijen
    Role: Faculty
    Reference type: Referenced

Media outlets

  • Top MBA (Online)

Description

What is the wider role of business in society? While it has long been acknowledged that big businesses in particular have a part to play – by virtue of their place in society as well as the people directly affected by their supply chains – just how much of a role and in what capacity is the subject of much debate. A debate much like the one you’re about to read, between Anita Nowak of McGill University’s Desautels School of Management and Frank Wijen from RSM.

What is the wider role of business in society? While it has long been acknowledged that big businesses in particular have a part to play – by virtue of their place in society as well as the people directly affected by their supply chains – just how much of a role and in what capacity is the subject of much debate. A debate much like the one you’re about to read, between Anita Nowak of McGill University’s Desautels School of Management and Frank Wijen from RSM.