Date and Time
Sep 24 2012 to Sep 25 2012(All Day)
Date: September 24-25, 2012
Location: Monash University Centre
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The uncertain business context created by the EU enlargement and the global financial crisis has led to new EU policies introduced to address this context. Thus, firms who have invested and operate in the EU experience a wide variety of impacts of these new circumstances on the way they do business. As the implementation of the EU economic policies in the new member states is likely to have a mixed influence on their economic performance, much strategic effort is now converging on the appropriate internal policy reactions to minimise negative impact. In this context, the use of traditional strategic approaches available to foreign firms operating in the EU, especially in matters of managing multiculturalism and cultural diversity in their organisation may no longer be appropriate. The Monash European and EU Centre invites a variety of approaches (philosophical, political, sociological, managerial and economic) to address this major issue in international business.
In recognition of the wide variety of business aspects or activities affected by the new changes in the EU business operating environment, papers are invited on the following topics:
- New ethical and social responsibility issues for businesses operating in an enlarging and integrating European Union: the EU debt crisis, the euro crisis, effects of the global financial crisis;
- The place of corporate social responsibility in the European social model;
- Multiculturalism and the impact of globalisation on cultural diversity: challenges faced by internationalising non-EU businesses operating in the EU (e.g. experience sharing between Australia and EU countries; and
- The role of philosophical criticism in shaping economic, political and legal institutions and their impact on economic action.
Professor Pierre Guillet de Monthoux, Head – Department for Management, Politics and Philosophy, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Professor Anna Leander, Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Associate Professor Susan Freeman, Discipline Leader – International Business, University of Adelaide Business School, Australia
Dr Cristina Neesham, Department of Management, Monash University, Australia