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Wittenberg Interdisciplinary Business Ethics Conference
Save the date: 13.-15. November 2019
Location: Wittenberg, Germany (ICE train ride ca. 40min from Berlin)
Host: Wittenberg Center for Global Ethics (WCGE) in cooperation with the Friede Springer Chair for business ethics and manage-ment accounting (bema)
For: PhD candidates, postdocs (PhD + 5 years)
Abstracts: 500 words
Deadline: May 1, 2019
E-Mail for submission: email@example.com
Ethical challenges for business in the future
In our ever-changing world, businesses face challenges such as digitalization, climate change, globalization, growing social inequalities, human rights violations, and many more. Unfortu-nately, the business sector is today often regarded as one of the main contributors to ethical problems instead of providing solutions for the latter. How do we have to change our eco-nomic system, our corporations, or leadership to solve ethical problems instead of aggravat-ing them?
Many young business ethics scholars of various disciplines are concerned with ethical chal-lenges within business in the future. As for that we invite them to discuss the following ques-tions: How can we address current challenges in business ethics? What will be the role of corporations in the future and what are their responsibilities? Which role can/should leaders play? How does good leadership look like in the twenty-first century? How can we best de-scribe and evaluate current social, environmental or ethical problems within the business world? Which actions are necessary to make our society and planet a worth-living place for all sentient beings? Which methods do we need to analyze problems in business ethics?
The first Wittenberg Interdisciplinary Business Ethics Conference (WIBEC) aims to provide a platform for exchange for young scholars working in the fields of economic, corporate, and leadership ethics. It is our goal to bring scholars together from all kinds of disciplines: philos-ophy, sociology, business studies, economics, psychology, jurisprudence, theology, history, and others. Scholars from other disciplines, e.g. art or the natural sciences are very welcome to apply if they wish to contribute to the broad topic of business ethics. All kinds of metho-dologies are welcome, including conceptual and normative works as well as qualitative and quantitative studies.
Possible topics include but are not limited to:
• Corporate Social Responsibility / Corporate Citizenship
• Digitalization / Disruptive Technologies / Artificial Intelligence
• Globalization / Human Rights / Supply Chain Management
• Equality / Diversity / Inclusion in the workplace
• Philanthropy / Social Businesses / Civil Society Organizations
• Ethical and responsible leadership / Corporate Governance
• Ethical Behavior / Ethical decision-making
• Innovation / Organization / New forms of work
• Climate Change / Pollution / Overfishing / Other environmental challenges
• Capitalism / GDP / Alternative forms of economic systems
Further information with regards to accommodation, funding, and fees will follow soon. We are looking forward to your application!
Lisa, Magdalena, Gonzalo, and Rebecca