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Davide Torsello

Social and Cultural Anthropology
Director of Center for Integrity in Business and Government
Phone number: +36-1 887 5085

Davide Torsello is professor of organizational behavior and anthropology, CEU Business School, Hungary. He has extensive experience of ethnographic field research in organizations and communities in Japan, Italy and Eastern Europe. He has been studying political and business corruption, focusing in particular on its socio-cultural as well as organizational aspects. These aspects include: gift-exchange, ethics, values, informality, organizational design, change and culture. He has published over sixty academic journal articles and ten books, three of which on corruption:
The New Environmentalism? Civil Society and Corruption in the Enlarged EU (Ashgate) and Debates on Corruption and Integrity. Perspectives from Europe and the US (Palgrave, co-edited with P. Heywood and P. Hardi). Corruption in Public Administration: an Ethnographic Approach (Edward Elgar). Main fields of interest include: anti-corruption, compliance, cultural awareness, negotiations, cognitive-behavioral aspects of organizations, trust, social exchange, business strategy and HR management. He has consulted for business, public administration and Ngo-s on integrity, business anthropology and strategy at management, educational, training levels. He is the director of CEU Business School Center for Integrity in Business and Government and teaches courses on Business Integrity, Business Anthropology, Corporate governance and Cross-cultural Management.


Peter Hardi
Professor of Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
Director of the Center for Business and Society
Business School Academic Office
Center for Business and Society (CBS)
Phone number: +36 1 887 5028 

Peter Hardi has been a professor of business ethics and corporate social responsibility at the CEU Business School and the Director of the Center for Business and Society since joining the faculty in 2006. His current research focuses on the role of business in society and the interaction with major social partners and on the linkage between resource management and social outcomes, particularly the efficiency and sustainability of resource use in CEE and Central Asia. As director of the Center for Business and Society, Hardi heads several research projects dealing with corporate ethics and sustainable business practices.


Noémi Alexa 
Assistant Professor
Center for Integrity in Business and Government

Noemi Alexa is an Assistant Professor at the Center for Integrity in Business and Government of CEU Business School since June 2013. She holds a Ph.D. in Multidisciplinary Social Sciences from Corvinus University and M.A degrees in Cultural Anthropology and Humanities in Spanish from ELTE University. She attended the the M.A. course of Politics and Government of the University Pompeu Fabra.
She teaches integrity, leadership and competitiveness. Her current research focuses on integrity in the business sector and the impact of increased transparency and accountability of businesspeople and enterprises on competition. Before joining the Business School she worked as the Executive Director of Transparency International Hungary for seven years. Besides the financial and human management of the organization she was responsible for ensuring high-quality professional content about corruption in the political and business sector in Hungary. Prior to that, she gained research and practical experience in the use of EU funds as a Ph.D. fellow and as the Deputy Head of Department of International Affairs in the Ministry of Social Affairs. She has experience in providing executive trainings, supervising and managing research projects and work in an international environment.
She is member of the Microeconomics of Competitiveness Network of the Institute of Strategy and Competitiveness of Harvard Business School. She is holder of Holder of an MBE Award (Member of the British Empire) awarded in 2010.














  • "I have been recently nominated as the Regional IT Manager for West Africa at Unilever. My CEU Business School education has been a key differentiator during an otherwise very competitive recruitment process. I would like to thank all my great peers of the 2013-14 cohort and the wonderful faculty at the B-School for the valuable learning experience I had during my time in BP."

    Moussa Moumouni

    MSc in IT Management class of 2014

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