Within the scope of “Colloquium and President’s Tea” aiming to gather and socialize faculty members of our university in a family-friendly atmosphere, our faculty Dr. Sümeyye Kuşakcı delivered a presentation titled “Leadership and Business Ethics in the Turkish-Islamic Thoughts.” Dr. Kuşakcı, who is interested in the areas of Business Ethics, Leadership, and Strategic Management, stated that her presentation is based on both her doctoral dissertation entitled “Islamic Books of Advice: An Aspiration Applicable to Modern Management,” and a paper of her published in 2017 under the title of “An Ethical Administration Trilogy: The Concepts of Justice, Integrity, and Benevolence Based on Kutadgu Bilig and Siyāsat-nāma, Turkish Journal of Business Ethics”.
In her presentation Dr. Kuşakcı stated that all books of advice through history talked about ethics and appreciated the leaders who had ethical behaviors and traits, except Machiavelli’s view which indicates that acquiring a state and maintaining it may require evil means. “My effort includes not only investigating the concepts of integrity, justice, and benevolence within the framework of Kutadgu Bilig and Siyasat-Nama, but also comparing and contrasting the findings through contemporary discussions on business ethics,” said Dr. Kuşakcı. As Kuşakcı says, for business corporations to achieve sustainability, integrity leading to mutual trust between leader and followers, justice, and benevolence (ihsan) atmosphere of work must be attained.
Ibn Haldun University Research Center for Ethics Studies (IHU ETAM) was launched with a well-attended program in Istanbul Chamber of Commerce (ITO). After Head of the Competition Authority, Prof. Ömer Torlak delivered a speech about the importance of sustainability and ethics in every aspect of life, İTO Secretary General Assoc. Prof. Nihat Alayoğlu moderated a panel on “Business Ethics from the Perspective of Sustainability”.
The third episode of Business workshop series is continuing with a seminar titled “Around the World in 7 Days: International Management Consulting” by Mustafa Serdar BOŞÇA, Partner & Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group.
The global conference on Awqaf of which Ibn Haldun University was one of the co-organizers has taken place in Doha, Qatar on December 2-6, 2018. Hamad bin Khalifa University hosted the conference where prominent participants from both academia and practice has made presentations on historical roots and applications of Awqaf under the age of rapid technological innovations and increased need for alternative funding for development and humanitarian purposes. Topics such as Awqaf in history and their modern implications, their role in community development, global development agenda and the possible socio-economic impact of Awqaf, Awqaf in the era of Blockchain, the governance and performance of Awqaf, and the role of cash waqf are discussed during three days together with some case studies covering Muslim countries.
Dr. Nihat Gumus from Ibn Haldun University, School of Business has delivered two presentations named as “Cash Waqf as a Means of Promoting Financial Inclusion and Entrepreneurship: Evidence and Policy Recommendations” and “An Overview of Awqaf in Turkey”.
We are inviting to our panel “Blockchain for social good: catalyzing shared prosperity through transparency” at Nov 16th, 2018. After opening remarks form Prof.Mustafa K. Yılmaz, the moderator as Dr.Nihat Gümüş and the panelists, Mairan Petrovic from UNDP and Dr. Ahmet Kaplan give examples of social applications with Blockchain.