John T. "Jack" Ryan Professor of International Business Ethics
Over the past two decades, Georges Enderle has been a key figure in developing the study of business ethics as an academic discipline in China; he is co-author of the seminal textbook Developing of Business Ethics in China.
His research focuses on the ethics of globalization, wealth creation, and corporate responsibility, with an eye on China. Recent papers have investigated, among other topics, three major challenges for business and economic ethics in the next ten years; ethical explications of the UN-framework for business and human rights; wealth creation in China from a Christian perspective; and the marketing ethics in China.
In 2000, and again in 2004, he co-chaired the World Congress for Business, Economics, and Ethics, held in São Paulo, Brazil, and Melbourne, Australia, respectively. Co-founder of the European Business Ethics Network, Enderle has conducted a number of business ethics seminars for major international corporations, including BMW and Ciba-Geigy. He also co-directs “Culture and Business in China Today,” an immersive-study program for which he teaches a two-week course for Notre Dame undergraduates in China during the summer months.
The Ryan Professorship was established with an estate gift from Irene O’Brien Ryan, a lifelong Notre Dame fan and alumna of the drama school at Carnegie Mellon University. The position honors her husband, Jack, a former Life Trustee of the University.