Call for Papers: Corruption and Democracy
The Ethics forum/Les Ateliers de l'éthique invites submissions on corruption in contemporary democratic societies. Submissions will deal with the legal, moral, political, sociological and economical processes that disrupt the normal and ideal functioning of democratic life and undermine public trust. They will also attempt to examine how contemporary democratic theories, especially “deliberative” ones, can (or cannot) help us thinking about corruption.
In order to fully grasp the complex realities of corruption, scholars need to provide sophisticated accounts of practices like fraud, bribery, nepotism, undue influence, insider trading and so on. But it seems plausible to say that understanding corruption also requires a better analysis of practices and behaviors that are not straightforwardly illegal (or immoral), but that nonetheless undermine the health of our democratic systems. Submissions of papers that explore this line of inquiry are encouraged.
Call for Papers: 26th European Business Ethics Network Annual Conference
The theme of the EBEN 2013 Annual Conference is “License to operate”. In a narrow sense the ‘license to operate’ means the stakeholders’ approval of a particular business project that can affect their lives. The term could be understood differently, however. It could be applied to the acceptance or non-acceptance of the expansion of profit-seeking business into sectors of activity that, at least in Europe, were formerly performed by the state or non-for profit institutions (healthcare, education, utilities, etc). Or, more broadly, the ‘license to operate’ could refer to an implicit social contract between corporations and society at large.
The discussion about the legitimacy of corporations is an old one. But EBEN thinks that the context has evolved and that the awareness and the expectations of the public have changed. The EBEN conference in Lille invites any kind of proposal that invigorates a renewed discussion.
Besides this specific focus on legitimacy, EBEN welcomes contributions that treat general topics in business ethics. Theoretical, empirical and managerial approaches to these issues are welcome. Contributions from both academics and practitioners are encouraged.
The conference is preceded by a one-day doctoral workshop.
Call for Papers: Society for Business Ethics Conference
The Society for Business Ethics annual meeting provides an opportunity for members to present their own research results, to become acquainted with the latest developments in teaching and research, to engage in the discussion of emerging business ethics issues, and to enjoy the fellowship of other scholars and professionals in the field.
Ph.D. candidates may submit an abstract of between 750 and 1,000 words describing a research project in business ethics or related domains. Abstracts should include a short list of relevant citations and include a cover page with full contact information and affiliation. In addition to being able to present their ideas in a paper session, students whose papers are accepted will be invited to attend a half-day workshop with senior SBE mentors. Although a Ph.D. student may be an Emerging Scholar more than once, priority is given to those who have not previously been accepted into the SBE conference program as an Emerging Scholar.
Call for Applications: Development Ethics NEH Seminar
“Development Ethics: Questions, Challenges and Responsibilities” is a four-week National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute, to be held Monday, July 22 to Friday, August 16, 2013 on the campus of Michigan State University. Its goal is to provide the opportunity to review a rapidly emerging and exciting area of ethics and social and political philosophy that has grown to maturity over the past thirty years, and contribute to an extended conversation on its future.
Twenty-five NEH Summer Scholars will participate in the Institute for four weeks and will pursue individual work connected to the Institute’s subject matter. Scholars receive a $3300 stipend to defray expenses. Applications are encouraged from U.S.-chartered University and College faculty, part-time faculty, independent scholars, and others. Applications are also encouraged from graduate students, three of whom are expected to be among the group.
Call for Papers: Human Rights and the Global CSR Agenda Event
Since the 1990s both governmental and non-governmental actors have sought to shape and disseminate general norms for corporate social responsibility, which have been translated into a growing number of relatively prominent voluntary initiatives such as the UN's Global Compact. While the growth of these international CSR initiatives and norms over the past two decades has been impressive, it also has been uneven in terms of firm participation and the areas of corporate social responsibility addressed. The literature on business and politics has examined the determinants of firm participation, but we know far less about why certain types of CSR initiatives have developed faster and been more successful than others. This panel seeks to gain insight into this latter question by examining and situating corporate human rights codes and norms within the broader CSR context and agenda. Some papers, for example, could explore why environmental and sustainability codes to date have been able to gain greater prominence and adherents than their human rights counterparts. Similarly such papers might explore the extent to which human rights codes have been influenced by their environmental forbearers and with what effect. Other papers might examine why certain areas within the human rights rubric such as child labour have become the subject of high profile campaigns while other issues such as fair remuneration have failed to gain a foothold on the global CSR agenda. The panel therefore seeks to shed light on which types of, and under what conditions, human rights norms and voluntary initiatives are likely to be successful as well as identifying those human rights concerns that are less amenable to CSR approaches.
Call for Papers: PhD Winter Research Meeting 2013
The upcoming CBERN PhD Winter Research Meeting will bring members of the PhD Cluster together at York University. Accommodations will be provided at the Executive Learning Centre Hotel at the Schulich School of Business, York University.
All participants will present a work-in-progress, which could include a paper they hope to send for publication, a paper they are preparing for a conference, or a chapter of their PhD research project.
Completed papers will be made available to all participants for comment and pre-event discussion three weeks before the workshop, in a secure workspace on the CBERN website.
Call for Papers: Finance for Sustainability Graduate Student Conference - University of Oxford
The ongoing climate change debates and economic crises provide examples of how financial markets have become an important policy mechanism for sustainable economies and financial systems. This conference will explore the financial sector governance challenges and opportunities presented by natural resource issues, including rising demand for agricultural, mineral, and energy commodities; stresses on water resources; ecosystem degradation; and climate-driven impacts on natural capital.
Graduate students are invited to present relevant research and engage in a unique dialogue with academics and practitioners on governance challenges and opportunities facing a global economy broadly characterized by increasing integration, resource scarcity and growing inequality.
Call for Papers: Congress of the Canadian Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CALACS) - Canada and the Americas
May 3-5, 2013
November 30, 2012
The objective of this CALACS Congress is to reflect on the legacy of interactions between Canada and the other nations and peoples of the Americas. What role has Canada played in the region, and what role should it play in coming years? Who are the actors involved in processes of communication and dialogue? What has been the impact on both sides of trade and investment agreements, and other kind of exchanges such as scientific, technical and cultural? In keeping with CALACS’ mission, it is expected that this Congress will contribute to disseminate and mobilize knowledge of Latin America and the Caribbean and their diasporas through networks and partnerships in Canada and abroad and will contribute as well to the understanding of the cultural, political, social, and economic web of interactions that bring Canada, Latin America and Caribbean peoples.
The following Program Tracks may be of interest to the CBERN community:
International Development and Alternatives to Development; Corporate Social Responsibility; Environment, Biodiversity and Resource Extraction; Politics, Citizenship and Human Rights; Social Movements and Civil Society.
In keeping with the multi and inter-disciplinary spirit of the Congress, CALACS strongly encourages submissions from scholars working in all disciplines as well as practitioners in all fields and sectors, including visual artists.
Call for Papers: World Mining Congress "Mining, Ethics and Sustainability"
The purpose of the “Mining, Ethics and Sustainability" program stream of the World Mining Congress is to assess the character and the boundaries of the emerging economic, social and environmental responsibilities of mining in the 21st century required to obtain a social license to operate.
The “Mining, Ethics and Sustainability" program stream is being organized and administered by the Canadian Business Ethics Research Network (CBERN). CBERN is heavily involved and highlighting, profiling and encouraging research, capacity building and public dialogue on the ethics of resource extraction and socially responsible investment.
A call for papers and case studies will be issued by late spring 2012. The call for papers seeks contributions for the “Mining, Ethics and Sustainability” program stream that will explore the ethical responsibilities of mining and the capacity of mining to contribute to sustainable development.
Abstract Submission Deadline: November 1, 2012
Paper Submission Deadline: March 30, 2013
Call for Cases: oikos Case Writing Competition
The competition welcomes entries from all parts of the world. Submitted case studies should be suitable for use in management education and should be related to managerial issues faced by organisations and individuals.
An international panel of leading faculty reviews the cases in a double-blind review process and gives written feedback to each case contributor. For each of these tracks the judging committee selects three winners and two runners-up. The first prize is CHF 5000, second prize is CHF 2000 and third prize is CHF 1000.
Call for Papers: The 19th Annual International Conference Promoting Business Ethics
Submission Deadline: June 1, 2012
More Information: www.niagara.edu/ethics/
The annual international conference promoting business ethics encourages a very broad-based approach to the discussion of ethical theory and practice and seeks contributions to that discussion from business and academic professionals who are promoting business ethics through:
- The traditional business disciplines: accounting, finance, marketing, advertising and management
- Other related areas of interest: philosophy, Theology, psychology, and sociology
In addition to the general theme for keynote and plenary sessions, Seeking Excellence in Organizations the conference will be organized in broad topical areas based on proposed submissions. Formal academic sessions will be interspersed with panel discussions, interactive conversations, keynote addresses and debates for dynamic participation among conference attendees.
A Call for Papers has been issued. A one-page proposal, including an abstract, along with contact details should be submitted by June 1, 2012.
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Call for Submissions: SBE Annual Meeting - Emerging Scholars/PhD Section
Submission Deadline: March 15, 2012
More information: www.societyforbusinessethics.org
The Society for Business Ethics encourages all Ph.D. candidates to submit an abstract of an area they are working on for the emerging scholars sections of the Society for Business Ethics Annual Meeting, August 3-5, 2012 at the Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston, MA.
This is a special opportunity for young scholars to present to the members of the society. Ph.D. candidates may submit an abstract of between 750 and 1,000 words describing a research project in business ethics or related domains.
Complete details at www.societyforbusinessethics.org
Calls for papers: Society for Business Ethics Annual Meeting
Submission Deadline: March 15, 2012
More information: Website
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The Society for Business Ethics has issued a Call for Submissions to its 2012 Annual Meeting, August 3-5, 2012 in Boston, MA. The complete “Call for Submissions”, including a listing of themes for submission, can be downloaded below.
The annual meeting provides an opportunity for members to present their own research results, to become acquainted with the latest developments in teaching and research, to engage in the discussion of emerging business ethics issues, and to enjoy the fellowship of other scholars and professionals in the field. Meetings are held in early August, generally prior to the meeting for the Academy for Management
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Call for Participants: Human Rights Responsibilities of MNCs in the Developing World
Call for Participants Deadline
February 10, 2012
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June 7-8, 2012
This workshop, organized by the TransAtlantic Doctoral Academy for Corporate Responsibility and held in St Gallen, Switzerland, is open to doctoral researchers. The workshop aims to discuss dimensions of human rights responsibilities for MNCs that go beyond legal requirements, since laws and regulations are notoriously weak in most of the developing world.
The main focus lies on the following questions: which rights should companies respect or protect, and what are the consequences for practice?
This workshop aims at presenting first results and discussing possible frameworks to analyze the topic, and to formulate hypotheses. Upon finishing, a report of the main findings and a clear research agenda will be published online. The workshop will also facilitate exchange and explore possible co-operations among participating scholars.