Faculty & Research

Businesses: Models for Peace?

Professor Gretchen SpreitzerBusiness organizations can contribute to peace through a leadership approach that encourages employee empowerment. The primary aim in the business world may be to make money, but companies also can serve as models for peace, says Gretchen Spreitzer, professor of management and organizations at the U-M Stephen M. Ross School of Business.

Prior research has shown that businesses promote peace by increasing trade—since trading partners are less likely to wage war—and by enhancing the economic well-being of people around the world, thus combating poverty as a key contributor to societal violence.

Professor Spreitzer says that business organizations also can contribute to "sustainable peace"—the lasting and stable reduction of conflict, corruption, bloodshed and war—through their leadership approach. More...

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