Assistant Professor, International Management

Ph.D. Communication Sciences, Specialization in Corporate Social Responsibility, Università della Svizzera Italiana, Switzerland
M.Sc. Business Administration, Specialization in International Management, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
B.Sc. International Business Administration, University of Vienna, Austria

Office: Kaletsch Campus, Office 5
Phone: +41 91 985 22 77

Mario D. Schultz is an Assistant Professor of International Management. Prior to joining Franklin University Switzerland, Dr. Schultz worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Ethics and Communication Law Center (ECLC), Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI). He holds an M.Sc. degree in Business Administration specializing in International Management from the University of Amsterdam and a bachelor's degree from the University of Vienna, Austria, where he pursued International Business Administration (BSc.).


2023-2024 Courses

BUS 135 Introduction to Business Systems FALL 2023
MGT 524 Corporate Sustainability FALL 2023
BUS 251 Sustainable Luxury Management SPRING 2024
BUS 353 International Management Theory and Concepts SPRING 2024

Areas of Research:

His primary research interest is Corporate Social Responsibility, Business Ethics, Corporate Sustainability Management, and Information and Communication Technology. More specific research topics include: the ethical use of AI and algorithmic pricing, greenwashing and machine-washing, sustainable luxury management, and new conceptualizations of corporate social/political responsibility in the digital age. His works have appeared in the leading academic journals of the field, including the "Journal of Business Ethics," "Business Ethics: a European Review," "AI and Ethics," and the "Journal of Information, Communication, and Ethics in Society." 


Journal articles:

Scorici, G., Schultz M. D., and Seele P. (forthcoming).  “Anthropomorphization and beyond: Conceptualizing Humanwashing of AI-Enabled Machines.” AI & SOCIETY (June 20, 2022).

Schultz, M. D., and Seele P. (forthcoming). “Towards AI Ethics’ Institutionalization: Knowledge Bridges from Business Ethics to Advance Organizational AI Ethics.” AI and Ethics (March 21, 2022).

Schultz, M. D., and Seele P. (forthcoming). “" Some of My Customers […] Take off Their Rolex Prior to a Client Meeting " Luxury Display at Work and the Social (Re)Construction of the Organizational Image.” Luxury 0, (March 25, 2022): 1–30.

Seele, P., Schultz, M. D. (2022). From Greenwashing to Machinewashing: A Model and Future Directions Derived from Reasoning by Analogy. J Bus Ethics 178, 1063–1089

Knebel, S., Schultz M. D., and Seele P. (2022) “Cyberattacks as ‘State of Exception’ Reconceptualizing Cybersecurity from Prevention to Surviving and Accommodating.” Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society 20, no. 1: 91–109.

Seele P., Dierksmeier C., Hofstetter R., Schultz M. D. (2021). “Mapping the Ethicality of Algorithmic Pricing: A Review of Dynamic and Personalized Pricing.” Journal of Business Ethics 170, no. 4: 697–719.

Schultz, M. D., and Seele P. (2020) “Conceptualizing Data‐deliberation: The Starry Sky Beetle, Environmental System Risk, and Habermasian CSR in the Digital Age.” Business Ethics: A European Review 29, no. 2: 303–13.

Book chapters:

Schultz M. D. (2022) Corporate Citizenship (Dirk Matten, Andrew Crane und Jeremy Moon). In Aßländer, M.S. (eds) Handbuch Wirtschaftsethik. J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart, 447-455.

Schultz, M.D., Seele, P. (2022). Ethics and Sharing Economy Platforms: A Pathway to Data-Driven and Peer-to-Peer Platform CSR. In: Langergaard, L.L. (eds) New Economies for Sustainability. Ethical Economy, vol 59. Springer, Cham: 139-152.

Schultz, M.D., Seele, P. (2021). Digitalisierung. In: Heidbrink, L., Lorch, A., Rauen, V. (eds) Handbuch Wirtschaftsphilosophie III. Handbuch Wirtschaftsphilosophie. Springer VS, Wiesbaden: 365-380.

Schultz M.D., Seele P. (2019) Business Legitimacy and Communication Ethics: Discussing Greenwashing and Credibility Beyond Habermasian Idealism. In: Rendtorff J. (eds) Handbook of Business Legitimacy. Springer, Cham: 1-15.

Schultz, M.D., and Seele P. (2022). "The Internet of Trees and Networked Surveillance." In The Role of Business in Global Sustainability Transformations, by Dalia D’Amato, Anne Toppinen, and Robert Kozak, 165–82, 1st ed. London: Routledge.

Conference proceedings:

Schultz, Mario, Melanie Clegg, Reto Hofstetter, and Peter Seele. “Managing Dehumanization? A Technology and Ethics Account on the Future of Work and Consumption.” Academy of Management Proceedings 2022, no. 1 (August 2022): 11392.

Schultz M. D., Seele P. (2020) Networked Surveillance for Good? A Perception Study on Blockchain-Based Supply Chain Transparency. Academy of Management Proceedings. 80th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Vancouver, Canada: 16436.

Schultz M. D., Seele P. (2018) How the Sharing Economy Contributes to the Erosion of Implicit CSR: Future Pathways of the Welfare State. Academy of Management Global Proceedings. Big Data and Managing in a Digital Economy, Surrey, UK. Proceedings Surrey, no. 2018 (2018): 178.

Seele P., Schultz M. D. (2017). “How the Asian Longhorn Beetle Updates Our Understanding of Political CSR Theory in the Digital Age.” Academy of Management Proceedings 2017, no. 1 (January 1, 2017): 13898.