Thomas Söllner University of St.Gallen Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Title: Commonism as business ethics Abstract: An increasing number of so called New Commons were discovered in the last decade. The range of this Commons begins with simple sharing- or wiki-initiatives and ends with the common or collective foundation, development and management of enterprises. My project focuses this kind of enterprises. I will investigate the personal motivation of the stake- / shareholders as well as the corporate philosophy and good business practices. With this results I will finally develop a concept for a commonistic Business ethics.