|Homenagens à professora doutora Maria Cecilia Coutinho de Arruda|
Este site na sua nova fase tem a honra de apresentar esta homenagem a professora doutora Maria Cecilia Coutinho de Arruda em agradecimento por tudo que tem realizado pela expansão da ética nas organizações no Brasil, na América Latina e no mundo.
Uma das maiores conquistas deste site foi contar com a sua entrevista. Maria Cecilia, é sem dúvida, no Brasil, a maior autoridade em ética nas organizações. Pessoa extraordinária pela simplicidade, profunda nas suas afirmações e convicções, que sabe na prática do dia a dia, transformar os valores em ação.
MARIA DO CARMO WHITAKER
(organizadora do site, São Paulo/Brasil)
Cecilia es una incansable luchadora de la etica empresarial. Sus esfuerzos se
orientan a la difusion del tema siempre con rigor intelectual basado en la investigacion.
Tiene una capacidad de trabajo impresionante donde, como toda mujer, no pierde
detalles, que le ha valido ganarse un lugar muy destacado entre los principales
intelectuales de la Business Ethics a nivel internacional, dejando muy bien
representada a Latinoamerica.
MARIA MARTA PRECIOSA
Instituto de Desarrollo Empresarial de la Argentina- IDEA/ Buenos Aires/Argentina
introduce a new field of scientific research and of practical applications,
many things are needed. The backing of colleagues, experiences made elsewhere,
telling examples of success and failure, a social configuration that is open
to creative contributions, inside universities but also in the real world, -
all these are necessary conditions for a new field to emerge and flourish. Necessary
conditions, that is, but not sufficient. Needed is also the presence of persons,
of one person at least, who possesses two additional qualities: initiative and
perseverance. Business ethics as an emerging activity in the Latin American
region has been fortunate enough to find in Cecilia Arruda a person who did
not shy away from a task that she found at hand and that she was willing to
assume for the simple reason that it needed to be done. So she did it: writing
and doing research in the field, bringing people together, organising major
events, founding a stable association, and cooperating in developing a worldwide
Society that intends to work globally to foster business ethics in its various
Much has been achieved in the past years, much remains to be done in the years to come. But if in a not too distant future results of joint operations will prove to be stable and fruitful, we know that Cecilia is among the persons to be grateful for.
HENK VAN LUIJK
would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere respect and appreciation
about Cecilia's great contributions to study of business ethics, development
of the ISBEE, and enhancement of ethical awareness in the international business
community. I also want to mention that she has made enormous efforts to initiate
business ethics movements in Brazil and Latin America. We honestly hope that
as she has done so far, she will continuously take a leadership of facilitating
global communications among business ethicists, business practitioners, as well
as other stakeholders, and will open us a brand new stage of ethical movements.
We are so much honored to be able to work with her at this stage of business
Professor, Reitaku University, Japan
My first meeting with Cecilia Arruda was at the ISBEE conference which was held in Sao Paolo. I met her a day prior to the conference since I had arrived early. She greeted me with a lot of warmth and welcomed me to Brazil. My professional relationship with her began after I became an Executive member of ISBEE. What I was most impressed by was her ability to champion business ethics in Brazil. Coming from India, I found a lot of similarities in the context in Brazil and here. To be able to gain the kind of acceptability for Business Ethics would have required her to invest time, effort, energy and enthusiasm. She has made that happen. I would like to wish her all future success in her endeavours.
Indian Institute of Management/ Bannerghatta - India
organization, the Fides Foundation, has been working on the subject of business
ethics for many years. But it is thanks to people like Maria Cecília
Arruda that real progress has been made in this area: her dedication, her deep
knowledge, the energy she has invested in the endeavor to convince the business
community of the utmost importance of ethics in business and the economy in
general, have been fundamental. Nothing is more worthy of a tribute than what
she has done to encourage all of us in this field.
Chairman of the Board of Trustees
São Paulo, Brazil
It is a pleasure to join in recognizing the outstanding contributions that Cecilia Arruda has made not only to the development of business ethics in Brazil, but also in other parts of Latin America, and through her work in ISBEE to business ethics on a global level. She has worked long and hard in writing books and articles, organizing societies, and hosting conferences. She has demonstrated her leadership ability and serves as a model for others to follow. She truly deserves the recognition she is receiving here.
RICHARD DE GEORGE
University of Kansas - USA
Prof Dr Cecillia Arruda has contributed greatly to business ethics in Brazil and in the world. Even we Chinese live in another hemisphere has been enjoying her creative work for ISBEE. I am personally very grateful for her encouragement of my work for Shanghai conference and publication of the newsletter about it. Wish her good health and happy life!
Vice Director & General Secretary,
Center for Business Ethics;
Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences
Arruda es el líder académico más importante en el campo
de ética empresarial de Brasil y uno de los líderes más
importantes en América Latina. Ella ha jugado un papel imprescindible
en la fundación de la Asociación Latinoamericana de Ética
en los Negocios y Economía. Su trabajo en la organización del
congreso mundial de la International Society for Business, Economics, and Ethics
ha sido determinante en el impulso de la ética empresarial. Además,
sus libros sobre el tema publicados en Brasil han tenido un gran impacto en
el área. La ética empresarial en Brasil y en América Latina
ha logrado tomar un salto cuántico como resultado de sus múltiples
ITESM- Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey, México
Instituto de Empresa, Spain
Cecilia tiene la visión de los fundadores, el tesón de los organizadores y el carisma de los líderes que inspiran y empujan a las organizaciones.
Presidente de ALENE- Associación Latinoamericana de Ètica, Negocios e Economia