This is a narrative account of the reprehensible behaviour of the board of DNWE at an AGM held in Düsseldorf in 2011. Persons named as having conducted themselves badly include Albert Löhr, Annette Kleinfeld and Jonas Gebauer.

It is imperative in the public sphere that these accusations of malgovernance, dishonesty and otherwise underhand dealing endemic at dnwe (EBEN) are supported by facts, i.e. evidence (e.g. in the form of quotes by the accused themselves) and otherwise by narrative.

In brief: The board of dnwe tried to subvert the voting process and, having failed in this subterfuge, subsequently failed to enact the resolutions lawfully passed. Professor Albert Löhr refused to transmit to members a warning I (P.C.Gregory) gave about the bad faith of many members of the board on the grounds that this cast aspersions on their character; this is true: it did indeed, and quite rightly so.

I assume that the members who had endeavoured to engage in the interests of business ethics have since left the association. dnwe has refused to comment on this assertion, or produce statistics. This indicates that the true purpose of dnwe may, indeed, be the deliberate subversion of the business ethics movement for the personal gain of a clique of insiders. On the other hand, it may merely demonstrate that the likes of Löhr, Gebauer, Kleinfeld are too small-minded and shallow to realise the harm they have been doing to the ideal they claim to expound, and to society at large. Whichever way, their character does not commend them to any professional position.

The narrative evidence is on public record here in a large-font PDF: "Disregarding resolutions". This evidence is extensive as it needs to be in view of the gravity of the charges brought against the integrity of those concerned.



This is the narrative with documentary evidence on the episode of how, in 2011, there was an attempt by the dnwe-board to discourage networking of dnwe members in Berlin. Not less importantly it also illustrates the authoritarian mindset of some of those in dnwe, their backstabbing and willingness to resort to threats instead of dialogue. The essence is already contained in the narrative, but the documents do provide some further insight and detail, besides, of course, being necessary because of the quasi-legal nature of the allegations ...

This is a large-font PDF with the title "Stifling Networking. It is 13 pages long. Note that at the time the PDF was created I (P.C.Gregory) used a pseudonym "Cousin Cusanus" (sometimes just "Cusanus"). "Cusanus" merely because this was the name of the street of my first residence in Germany, so no special affinity with the medieval theologian. Reviewing and revising now in 2019 I believe that my use of a pseudonym was misplaced, but this is a minor matter since my identity was stated on the "Impressum" as required by German law.