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Roland Bardy

Executive Professor
Florida Gulf Coast University

Dr. Roland Bardy is owner of BardyConsult in Mannheim, Germany, where he mainly engages in management education, and he serves as Executive Professor at Florida Gulf Coast University. Born in Vienna, Austria, he received his B.Sc. in Chemistry in 1964, his M.B.A. degree in 1969, and his Ph.D. degree (in econometrics) from Heidelberg University, Germany, in 1974. He worked in Finance and Administration of BASF SE, the German multinational chemicals manufacturer, for about 30 years until 1999.

Biography

Dr. Roland Bardy was born in Vienna, Austria, where he received his B.Sc. in Chemistry in 1964 and his M.B.A. degree in 1969. His Ph.D. degree (majoring in econometrics) is from Heidelberg University, Germany, in 1974. He worked in Finance and Administration of BASF SE, the German multinational chemicals manufacturer, for about thirty years until 1999.  

During his career at BASF he served, among other assignments, as a member of the board of BASF Argentina, Buenos Aires, from 1973 to 1979, as a director in the head-quarter’s Division of Controlling from 1980 to 1984, and as the CFO of the Coatings Division in Muenster, Germany, from 1984 to 1991. He was transferred to the German Federal Agency for Privatization for a two years’ term in 1993 and to the Chemical Manufacturers Association from 1997 to 1998. After retiring from BASF he took up teaching and consulting, starting as an Adjunct Professor at Goizueta Business School, Emory University, at Fachhochschule Worms (Germany) and in various Swiss and Austrian MBA-programs. His areas are accounting, supply chain management, leadership business ethics and sustainable development. He promotes the philosophy and implementation of responsible leadership and accountability through, among others, the Wittenberg Center for Global Ethics (www.wcge.org). Residing both in Mannheim, Germany, and in Naples, Florida, Roland Bardy is privileged to experience both U.S. and European developments in business and academia. He has published, in English and in German, on management accounting, leadership, business ethics, knowledge management and sustainable development.
Academic affiliation: Florida Gulf Coast University, www.fgcu.edu
Other affiliations:
Wittenberg Center for Global Ethics (Member of the Board of the German Association and of the American Foundation), www.wcge.org
Arbeitskreis Evangelischer Unternehmer (= Association of Protestant Entrepreneurs), www.aeu-online.de
Centre pour le Développement Socio-Eco-Nomique, Geneva; www.csend.org
Center for European Economic Research, Mannheim (Member of the Sponsors' Association for Science and Practice), www.zew.de
E-mail: [email protected], URL: www.bardy.de

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    The teaching and research areas of Dr. Roland Bardy are accounting, supply chain management, leadership and business ethics. He promotes the philosophy and implementation of responsible development, accountability and sustainability through, among others, the Wittenberg Center for Global Ethics (www.wcge.org). Residing both in Mannheim, Germany, and in Naples, Florida, Roland Bardy is privileged to experience both U.S. and European developments in business and academia.
    His consulting experience spans from Mongolia to Ghana, Bulgaria, Romania, and Germany.
    Dr. Bardy has published, in English and in German, on management accounting, leadership and business ethics. He has three books in English:  “Sustainable Development in the Developing World” with A. Rubens and M. Massaro (2013), “Human Centered Management in Executive Education” with M. T. Lepeley and E. von Kimakowitz (2015), and "Rethinking Leadership: A Human Centered Approach to Management Ethics" (2018).

Personal Interests

    Dr. Bardy's private concerns relate to spreading ethical thought and moral principles in all areas of life, of preserving nature without sacrificing human achievements in technology and science, and of communicating with elder peers and with young people through academic conferences. He engages in cultivating the proper use of the German language within a world that often exaggerates the use of foreign language terms.    

Books

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Articles

World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development

Public goods, sustainable development and business accountability: Macro-micro linkages


Published: Mar 01, 2017 by World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development
Authors: Roland Bardy
Subjects: Economics, Finance, Business & Industry, Business, Management and Accounting

This paper presents a linkage between performance measurement at the business level and public goods usage, and shows that linking performance measurement at the business level to public goods usage will depend on the co-operation of businesses and national statistics. Integrating sustainable development indicators and the managerial control system of companies is a valuable proposition for both the statistics profession and management accountant.

Journal of Business Ethics

Foreign Investment and Ethics: How to Contribute to Social Responsibility by Doing Business in Less-Developed Countries


Published: Mar 01, 2012 by Journal of Business Ethics
Authors: Roland Bardy, Stephen Drew and Tumenta F. Kennedy
Subjects: Economics, Finance, Business & Industry, Business, Management and Accounting

The paper explores the evidence to the proposition that FDI and international business improve social conditions in less-developed countries, and how these improvements are linked to corporate social responsibility and ethical business practice. Insights are drawn from development, FDI, poverty alleviation, and bottom-of-the-pyramid literature, using examples from poverty-stricken areas of Sub-Saharan Africa. The approach is both descriptive and analytical in order to address a wide audience.

Management Decision

Is there a transatlantic divide?: Reviewing Peter F. Drucker's thoughts on ethics and leadership of US and European managers


Published: Oct 01, 2010 by Management Decision
Authors: Roland Bardy and Arthur Rubens
Subjects: Business, Management and Accounting, Philosophy

Drucker has often been criticized for his pejorative interpretation of business ethics. The paper shows that Drucker was just the opposite of unethical in his viewpoint regarding the behavior of managers, and that in fact much of his writings pointed to discourse‐ethics‐universalism and away from casuistic particularism. Specifically, the paper seeks to contrast the ways in which US and European institutions take action when management and society reposition their stance on ethics.

News

RETHINKING LEADERSHIP FLYER

By: Roland Bardy
Subjects: Business, Management and Accounting, Economics, Finance, Business & Industry

 

RETHINKING LEADERSHIP: A HUMAN CENTERED APPROACH TO MANAGEMENT ETHICS © 2018 – Routledge

248 pages | 16 B/W illustrations.

£ (GBP) 115.-

Hardback: ISBN 9780815364610

Publication date: 2018-04-27

Available for pre-order

 

Description

Leadership, corporate responsibility and management ethics underline the human-centered paradigm in the complex world of today. One major issue in management is impact on people. This book relates to the outcomes of human interaction within and beyond the borders of an organization. It discusses what motivates moral behavior at the individual and the collective levels, how morality is engrained in markets and how it is deployed in business processes and stakeholder relations. The book shows that human centered management is built and consolidated in four complementary dimensions: ethical, social, economic and institutional. It emphasizes that moral managers and moral markets are essential for business sustainability.

Rethinking Leadership covers ethics development from its origin to help managers understand and confront the 21st century's increasing challenges and disruptions. Its clear narrative and cogent examples bridge scholars and practitioners, with distinctive examples on how to implement human centered management and how to teach the subject to executives.

 

This book is carefully selecting a content that should attract the interest of executives at all levels in corporations and other institutions, of policymakers, and of people who design and organize executive education. They will greatly benefit from the insights offered by this book. The author has chosen the term “management ethics” to be part of the book title and not “business ethics”. For one, the book is about "human centered" which connects to how people deal with each other and thus focuses on the issue of relations between persons, and secondly, it is not just businesses that need to be managed responsibly but other institutions as well. The book will be useful to both an academic and a practitioner audience. It will help the practitioner to understand the philosophical foundation of ethics and morality. It is the opinion of the author, who has a business background of thirty years and then took up teaching seventeen years ago, that management education very often leaves philosophical groundwork out of the curriculum. In addition, leaders in office rarely have the time to dig into the journals or papers that provide insights into this groundwork. The author believes that his book can fill the void. He also believes that managers who wish to deepen their conception of ethics will accept that they need to delve deeper into its philosophical foundation, because otherwise their knowledge on the subject will remain superficial and their actions will lack a proper underpinning.

The author is owner of BardyConsult in Mannheim, Germany, where he mainly engages in management education, and he serves as Executive Professor of General Management and Leadership at Florida Gulf Coast University. Born in Vienna, Austria, he received his M.B.A. degree there in 1969, and his Ph.D. degree (in econometrics) from Heidelberg University, Germany, in 1974. He worked in Finance and Administration of BASF SE, the German multinational chemicals manufacturer, for about thirty years until 1999. Then he took up teaching and consulting, among others at Goizueta Business School, Emory University, at Fachhochschule Worms (Germany) and in various Swiss and Austrian MBA-programs. His areas are accounting, supply chain management, leadership and business ethics. He promotes the philosophy and implementation of responsible development, accountability and sustainability through, among others, the Wittenberg Center for Global Ethics (www.wcge.org). Residing both in Mannheim, Germany, and in Naples, Florida, Roland Bardy is privileged to experience both U.S. and European developments in business and academia.

 

Dr. Bardy has published, in English and in German, on management accounting, leadership and business ethics. This is his third book, after “Sustainable Development in the Developing World” with A. Rubens and M. Massaro (2013) and “Human Centered Management in Executive Education” with M. T. Lepeley and E. von Kimakowitz (2015).