Manuel Woersdoerfer

Office: 249 Boardman Hall

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Dr. Woersdoerfer is an Assistant Professor in SCIS and Collaborating Assistant Professor with the Business School at the University of Maine.


  • Habilitation, Business ethics, Goethe University, Germany (2011-2015)
  • PhD, Business Ethics, Goethe University, Germany (2008-2011)
  • M.A., Philosophy & Economics, University of Bayreuth, Germany (2004-2007)
  • B.A.,  Philosophy & Economics, University of Bayreuth, Germany (2001-2004)

Research Interests

  • Engineering and computer ethics (especially big data ethics and information privacy).
  • Business (ethics) and human rights.
  • (Political) Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and corporate citizenship.
  • Multi-stakeholder CSR-initiatives (especially Equator Principals framework and U.N. Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights).
  • Sustainable finance and finance ethics.
  • Climate ethics/justice (with special focus on financial institutions and climate change mitigation).
  • Constitutional economics, neoliberalism and social market economy.
  • Behavioral and happiness economics, economic psychology and neuroeconomics.
  • Economic policy (with a special focus on European integration and politics).