Call for Papers (Open): Journal of Sustainable Finance & Investment
The Journal of Sustainable Finance & Investment presents the latest research from a wide range of research directions including law, corporate governance, finance, logistics, accounting, communications, development studies, social studies and philosophy. Academics and practitioners working in these areas are invited to submit articles to the journal. Published four times a year, the journal is interdisciplinary in spirit and methodologically open. Submissions from practitioners and academics are equally welcome. There are several categories of articles to allow for a full range of constructive dialogue.
Call for Papers (Open): The Journal of Environmental Investing 2013
The Journal of Environmental Investing (the JEI; www.thejei.com) is now accepting papers, commentaries, opinion pieces, and book reviews for publication. The JEI promotes intellectually rigorous discourse at the intersection of investing and the environment and is particularly interested in publishing original papers on the following investment-related themes:
Papers in the following areas of interest are also considered for publication:
- Sustainable property, including but not limited to:
- Analyzing the challenges of sustainable property development and management
- Defining and developing both existing and new sustainable properties
- Developing rules, collecting data, and marketing best practices for investment and environmental gains
- Water, including but not limited to:
- Water and wastewater infrastructure
- Managing water risks and addressing supply chain challenges
- Guaranteeing long-term access to clean, fresh water worldwide
Special consideration will be given to papers that address macro trends redefining the global investment sphere, such as the growing economic and industrial importance of emerging markets, as well as the continuing trends of resource scarcity and degradation. The editors welcome inquiries about manuscript ideas. For additional information and specific guidelines and instructions for making submissions, please go to http://www.thejei.com. Contributors are required to register for the open-access and free Journal of Environmental Investing. Abstracts and papers will be accepted only through the web site. The JEI approaches scholarship collaboratively; it aspires to fulfill the needs of its diverse readership. Suggestions for new themes, syntheses, guest editors, or reviewers are welcome. The Editorial Board at the JEI is committed to the highest scholarly standards and looks forward to incorporating your ideas in upcoming issues.
- Clean technologies, including energy storage and efficiency
- Land use, land use change, and forestry
- Carbon and greenhouse gases
Call for Papers: Virtues and Virtuousness: Will the Twain Ever Meet?
The increased interest in virtue ethics in business, management and organization studies since the turn of the century has been associated with the development of scales measuring the incidence and associations of particular virtues. Studies have demonstrated correlations between virtue measures at individual (e.g. Peterson and Seligman 2004), team (e.g. Palanski, Kahai and Yammarino 2011) and organizational (e.g. Chun 2005) levels with such variables as organizational performance, citizenship behaviours and job satisfaction. But a virtue ethics scholar who has received classical philosophical training may not even recognize, much less feel identified with this body of literature. Why so?
For the Business Ethics: A European Review special issue on “Virtues and Virtuousness: Will the Twain Ever Meet?”, contributions that study this two-pronged approach, philosophical and foundational, on the one hand, and psychological, empirical and quantitative, on the other are invited. The European Review is particularly keen to publish articles which, having clearly defined the potentials and limitations of each method, proceed to explore possible synergies between the two that may shape the future of virtue ethics in business, management and organizations. Apart from philosophy and psychology, research carried out in other disciplines such as economic theory, sociology, organization theory and neuroscience, among others, would also be much appreciated. Both theoretical or conceptual and practical or applied works, including case studies and discussions are welcome.
Call for Papers: Managing for Political Corporate Social Responsibility
The literature on corporate social responsibility (CSR) has taken a ‘political turn’ in recent years. This work has highlighted how firms are increasingly involved in the provision of public goods and shape global business regulation in various ways. While the debate on these issues has proliferated in recent years, the various ways along which political CSR evolves have remained largely unexplored.
The Journal of Management Studies invites conceptual and empirical submissions drawing on a range of theoretical perspectives and diverse methodologies. They expect papers to advance their theoretical understanding of the various forms of managing political CSR.
Call for Papers: Conference on "Sustainability and the Corporation: Big Ideas"
On November 15th - 16th of 2013
, the Harvard Business School will host a conference for research on sustainability from a corporate, investor, and civil society perspective. The conference will explore research pertaining to new business strategies, models, processes and systems that may be useful to managers that will lead organizations in the 21st century.
Papers for consideration must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 30th, 2013
. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by September 30th, 2013
Call for Papers: 3rd Annual Australasian Business Ethics Network Conference
Submissions are now being invited for the 3rd annual ABEN conference on business, ethics and business ethics. Bringing academics, critics and practitioners together to discuss and debate the nature, intent, effects and futures of business ethics in Australasia and beyond, the ABEN conference is a key forum in the region for reflective, engaged and philosophical work in the area. Once again, the conference is linked with publication opportunities in business ethics and professional ethics journals (The Journal of Business Ethics Education and the Australian Journal of Applied and Professional Ethics), as well as Philosophy of Management, the leading interdisciplinary journal with a focus on applied philosophy in management. Like the wider network from which it originates, the ABEN conference is inclusive – welcoming submissions that explore business ethics from a range of theoretical, empirical and practical positions and perspectives.
This year, ABEN purposefully links the theme to the notion of managing ethics on the edge, to promote awareness of the multitude of philosophical issues that mainstream management research appears to ignore. This raises some interesting questions for ethics teachers and researchers to address. For example:
- Given the rhetoric around the importance of ethics in business, are moral considerations and values being authentically included in emerging management practices and strategies or do they remain at the periphery of managers’ thinking?
- Are moral values and competencies becoming part of core learning objectives at all levels of study in University business courses, or do they remain on the periphery? If they are being included, how are they being taught and to what effect?
- Are existing moral philosophies serving the needs of moral decision making in business and business education? Are there philosophical alternatives to orthodox approaches that have been hitherto peripheral to the field that may serve teaching and practice in more constructive ways?
Papers are welcomed that address these questions in the context of (e.g.) Australasian business practice and education, the place of the employee, the questions of sustainability and of responsible accounting, as well as the place of human rights in the workplace.
Call for Papers: FIR-PRI Finance and Sustainability European Research Award
The FIR-PRI award is open to researchers and students with European passports and/or to those who are affiliated with European research institutions and/or whose focus of research is Europe. Eligible candidates are invited to submit Master Thesis, PhD Thesis, published articles or grant proposals.
Submissions may be accepted in French or English
Three awards Best Master’s Thesis, Best PhD Thesis, Best published Academic Article, valued at €5,000.00 each and one research grant (Only PhD) valued at €10,000.00 will be rewarded.
Call for Papers: PRI-CDC Academic Network Conference
The PRI Initiative, the Groupe Caisse des Dépôts and the Chaire Finance Durable et Investissement Responsable are pleased to announce the Sixth Annual Academic Conference on Responsible Investment, to be held 13-15 November 2013 at CDC’s headquarters in Paris.
As in previous years the first day will be a Student Symposium, dedicated to the latest new research by Ph.D students. The main conference will be held on the 14th and 15th of November and will consist of plenaries and smaller panel sessions. As this is an international event, this will be a unique opportunity for academics, students, and investment professionals to hear the latest findings, communicate priorities for future research and to network with each other.
The overall theme for the conference is "Investing for Sustainable and Long-Term Returns". Papers submissions and panel proposals addressing this them are invited, particularly in the following areas:
- The financial implications for long-term investors at the portfolio level of issues such as natural resource depletion, climate change, biodiversity loss, water scarcity, inequality, human capital and employee relations or human rights.
- How these issues affect strategic asset allocation, benchmarks and the design and performance of investment strategies.
- The financial impact of company and investor short-termism on long-term investors’ returns and on sustainability.
- How can incentives be aligned throughout the investment chain from asset owners via investment managers to companies and other types of investment in order to promote sustainable, long-term returns?
- The implications of ESG factors for financial performance and for the performance of alternative asset classes such as hedge funds and commodities.
- The relevance of behavioural finance to responsible investment issues.
- The implications of responsible investment for modern portfolio theory.
- What can investors can do to promote and sustain a stable, well-functioning market and financial system?
Call for Papers: SIM Doctoral Consortium: AOM Annual Meeting
The Social Issues in Management Division is now accepting applications for the 2013 Academy of Management Doctoral Consortium to be held at the Academy of Management meeting in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The Consortium will bring together doctoral students and more than 30 experienced SIM faculty to discuss opportunities and challenges in the field under the general theme, “Academe in a global context: How to survive and thrive”.
The Consortium will begin with a kickoff Author’s Workshop where Professor Steve Brammer
of the University of Warwick (UK) will discuss his research and career in academia in an interview with scholar Michael Johnson
(Bucknell University). On Friday the 9th, the Consortium will begin at 8:00am and finish at 6pm. The program will include panels and discussions on success in the classroom, success in completing the dissertation, success with co-authors, success in publishing, and a host of other topics. Students will also receive detailed and constructive feedback on their work from an accomplished scholar in the field.
To apply and for complete details, please complete the application form, available on the AoM SIM Division website at http://sim.aomonline.org/ or contact Co-Chairs Andy Wicks (WicksA@darden.virginia.edu) or Johanne Grosvold (Jg270@management.bath.ac.uk). The application should be accompanied by a one-page abstract of dissertation or research in progress as well as a one-paragraph recommendation by a nominating faculty member.
Call for Papers: 8th International Conference on Applied Ethics
The Center for Applied Ethics and Philosophy is delighted to announce the 8th International Conference on Applied Ethics on November 1-3, 2013, at Hokkaido University in Sapporo, Japan. They invite papers written towards the conference theme of emerging technologies and will give these preference, but also welcome papers in applied ethics, broadly construed, that address political, economic, social, and cultural issues in applied ethics beyond the conference theme.
This includes, but is not limited to:
meta/normative ethics, bio/medical ethics, engineering ethics, ethics of science and technology, information ethics, environmental ethics, business ethics, feminist/gender/sexuality ethics, and international/global ethics.
Confirmed speakers include:
(City University of New York)
Paul B. Thompson
(Michigan State University)
(University of Twente)
Timothy F. Murphy
(University of Illinois)
Those participants who wish to present papers are requested to submit a 150–300 word abstract in a MS-Word file (.doc) to CAEP (email@example.com) by Sunday, June 30, 2013. All submitted abstracts are subject to peer review.
Call for Editor: Business & Society Journal
Members of the International Association of Business & Society (IABS) are invited to submit nominations, including self-nominations, for the position of Editor or Co-Editor of Business & Society for the three-year term commencing in January 2015.
While traditionally the editorial responsibilities of Business & Society have been met by the appointment of a single Editor, the IABS board welcomes nominations from/for candidates potentially interested in a sole Editorship or participating in a team of Co-Editors who together would exercise editorial control of the journal. The new editorial arrangements should be in place by January 2015 (Volume 54, Issue 1), with some transition and issue preparation occurring during the latter stages of 2014. The Editorial term is three years. The outgoing Editor will manage the current pipeline of submissions, and facilitate the transition to the new editorial situation. The new Editor(s) will be selected by IABS and confirmed by Sage.
The new Editor(s) will be responsible for crafting and maintaining the strategic direction of Business & Society and co-ordinating the submission and publication process. Typically two of the four issues per year are Special Issues, and the new Editor(s) will be responsible for actively soliciting and managing special issue editors and topics. The new Editor(s) will be supported by an active Editorial Board and a structure of topic-related Associate Editors.
Call for Papers: SIM Manuscript Development Workshop
August 9-13, 2013
July 13, 2013
June 1, 2013
This PDW (Professional Development Workshop), brings together scholars to aid SIM colleagues in their efforts to publish in top management journals. The workshop has assembled a team of scholars who have been successful at publishing ethics, corporate responsibility, stakeholder or related work in top management journals such as AMJ, AMR, ASQ, Org Science, Org Studies and SMJ. They will pair these experienced scholars with SIM members interested in exploring how specific manuscripts might be developed to meet the publication standards of top management journals.
Applicants to the workshop must submit a paper to one of the organizers listed above via email by June 1, 2013
. Organizers will review the papers and send decisions by July 2
. Once an applicant's paper is accepted, it will be assigned to two mentors. Each mentor will receive (ahead of time) working papers from two separate participants and will have comments ready for them in the session. The workshop is looking for works-in-progress so applicants should limit their submissions to no more than 40 pages including references, tables, figures and so forth.
Pre-registration is required for this workshop and an approval code will be sent upon manuscript acceptance. To register online, please visit https://secure.aomonline.org/PDWReg
. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for Papers: Ethics in Finance - Robin Cosgrove Prize 2012-2013
The mission of the Ethics in Finance - Robin Cosgrove Prize is to stimulate a global reflection on ethics in finance. Through the website, the Prize creates an international conversation on the sustainable future of the finance sector and insurance based on strong ethical awareness and commitment to integrity.
There are two Competitions for the Prize:
- The global Prize has been awarded since 2006. For the global Prize papers should be submitted in English or French.
- The Ibero-American Prize was initiated with the support of MAPFRE to focus on the special challenges of ethics in finance in the region, with papers to be submitted in either Spanish or Portuguese. The best papers submitted for the Ibero-American Prize will be translated into English or French and they will then be nominated for consideration for the global Prize.
Two international juries of prominent experts in finance and ethics will designate prize winners and allocate between them:
- The sum of USD 20,000 for the global prize.
- The sum of USD 15,000 for the Ibero-American prize.
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: 20th Annual International Vincentian Business Ethics Conference
DePaul University is looking for business professionals, academics, and young scholars that have an interest in and commitment to the study and discussion of business and professional ethics. Final proposals will be selected through a blind referee process.
Continuing their custom, a Dean’s Award is presented for the best paper, and a special award will be presented to the best young scholar’s paper.
Proposal Due…… May 1, 2013
Decision Date…… June 14, 2013
Confirmation of Attend. Expected by… July 12, 2013
Conference Date.....October 17-19, 2013
Completed Paper for Publication Consideration Due… Dec 1, 2013
Call for Papers: SBE Best Dissertation Award
The Society for Business Ethics (SBE) is soliciting abstracts for dissertations completed between May 1, 2012, and April 30, 2013, to be considered for SBE's Best Dissertation Award. While dissertations must focus on business ethics, work from all disciplines is welcome. The purpose of the award is to recognize the dissertation that, in the judgment of the committee, most clearly demonstrates the potential to contribute to substantial advances in business ethics research and practice.
Those wishing to be considered for the award should submit a 10-page abstract. Prior candidates for the award are not eligible for reconsideration. From among the abstracts, three finalists will be selected and asked to submit full-length dissertations. The award winner will be announced at SBE's Annual Meeting in August.
A complete submission will include these 3 separate attachments, all in PDF format without any identifying information in the source file:
- An abstract of not more than 10 double-spaced pages of text (including tables, figures, and appendices), standard margins throughout, Times New Roman 12-point or similar font. (Any references provided can be in addition to the 10 pages of text.) The author’s name, the advisor’s name, and the university’s name should not be mentioned anywhere in the abstract.
- A copy of the signature page, with university name, signatures, and date of completion, or similar official evidence of the date of completion.
- A title page with the author’s current mailing address, telephone number, fax number, and email address. The title page must be sent as a separate file from the abstract.
Please note that the committee welcomes a variety of research approaches, including, for example, normative/philosophical and social science/empirical.
Submissions are due May 1, 2013, and should be sent to
Niki den Nieuwenboer
Call for Proposals: 39th Annual Conference of the Association for Moral Education
The Association for Moral Education (AME) provides an international forum for the interdisciplinary study of the moral and ethical dimensions of human development and education. The Association is dedicated to fostering communication and cooperation among scholars and practitioners considering all aspects of moral learning, development and action across the life-span in multiple roles and contexts, including the school, family, workplace, congregation, and the larger society.
The Association emphasizes self-reflective educational practices that value the worth and dignity of people as moral agents and that require opportunities for ethical engagement and moral dialogue.
For this year's conference, contributions that address the conference theme, Multiculturalism, Interculturalism and Moral Education, are particularly encouraged although papers on any topic related to moral education and development are also welcome.
The keynote speaker is Tariq Modood
, Director of the Research Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship at the University of Bristol. A plenary address will be delivered by Nancy Eisenberg, Regents Professor of Psychology at Arizona State University.
Call for Papers: oikos Young Scholars Entrepreneurship Academy 'Creating Hybrid Ventures'
The fourth oikos Young Scholars Entrepreneurship Academy provides a unique platform to develop scholars in the early stages of their careers. Exceptional PhD candidates, post docs and young faculty are at the center of the program. The academy aims at advancing academic research, at building networks and at preparing the ground for research relevant for theory and practice. The event includes paper development workshops, professional development roundtables, research talks and outdoor activities in the picturesque Swiss Alps. Participants will also have the opportunity to apply their insights and skills in a HUB Challenge Lab in collaboration with The Hub Zurich (http://zurich.the-hub.net/
) and Ashoka Switzerland.
Participants will benefit from presenting and discussing their work in progress with leading academics who provide feedback on their work and share advice about academic career and personal development. Feedback will be given by fellow students and three international researchers:
- Anne-Claire Pache Assistant Professor, Holder of the ESSEC Philanthropy Chair, ESSEC Business School, France
- Filipe Santos Associate Professor, Director, Maag International Centre for Entrepreneurship, INSEAD, France
- Claus Jacobs SNF Professor of Strategy and Organization, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
Please send your application via email to the Academy's Program Chair
Dr. Florian Überbacher
Call for Papers: 50th Societas Ethica Annual Conference; Soesterberg, Netherlands
This will be the 50th Societas Ethica Annual Conference. It is realized in cooperation with the ESF Network “Rights to a Green Future” and the Ethics Institute in Utrecht.
Climate change, dwindling resources, and growth of the global population have emerged as challenges for all areas of political action in modern societies. These challenges have been on the political agenda since the “Limits to Growth” report was released in 1972. While the challenges are well known, and while there appears to be some form of consensus that sustainability is a goal worth striving for, there is little discussion of how the changes necessary to achieve this goal will affect our political institutions, our social relationships, our moral responsibilities, and our self-understanding in general.
Societas Ethica Young Scholars’ Award:
The Young Scholars’ Award is awarded to the best presentation by a young scholar at the Societas Ethica Annual conference.
Young scholars for the purpose of this competition are PhD student and PhDs who earned their degree less than two years ago and do not have a tenure-track academic position. If you wish to be considered for the YSA, please indicate this in the file with the personal information accompanying your abstract.
For more information about Societas Ethica Young Scholars’ Award, please visit the website at www.societasethica.info.
Call for Papers: "The Impact of Emerging Multinationals and Global Development" Workshop
Multinational companies from emerging economies (EMNEs) are becoming major players in the globalised world economy and they are exerting growing influence on the economic dynamics of developing and advanced countries. Given their growing prominence, EMNEs’ outward investments have recently raised voices of concern about their potentially detrimental effects they could have on their host economy and society: for instance, Chinese investments in Africa are often perceived as a new form of imperialism, while investments in the EU are seen as a threat to European firms’ technological superiority, carrying the risk of dissipating their competitive advantages. Also, given the institutional weaknesses of EMNEs’ home countries, doubts are cast about their capacity to adopt or transfer socially responsible business practices in host economies, and to respect human rights accordingly. Beside these alarmist voices, however, evidence about EMNEs’ impacts is scant, as very little scholarly research has so far investigated the economic and social consequences of EMNEs’ operations both on their home and host countries.
This workshop solicits papers that address this largely neglected issue and examine EMNEs’ economic and social impacts on both home and host countries. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- The strategies of international expansion, modes of entry and motivations of EMNEs, and their consequences on the economic development processes in the host country;
- The drivers, nature and consequences of EMNEs’ collaborations with host country/region business firms and other public/private organizations;
- The challenges connected to cultural and business practice distance between EMNEs home country and the host country;
- The Liability-of-Foreignness and/or Liability-of-Origin problems connected to EMNEs operations in host countries;
- The differences in the economic and social impacts of EMNEs operations in host advanced and developing countries;
- The factors facilitating EMNEs positive social and human rights impacts in host economies;
- The EMNEs’ subsidiary-headquarters reverse knowledge transfer and its impact on the home country;
- The pivotal role of subsidiaries in explaining home and host country impacts;
- The role of Governments’ policies in influencing the impact of EMNCs on home and host countries;
Call for Papers: The Toronto Group Conference
This year’s conference theme is “Social Movements and the Law,” and will feature a keynote lecture by Professor Margot Young
of the University of British Columbia.
Scholars from around the world have posed important questions about the goals and effectiveness of social movements and of legal change, the proper role of racial and identity politics in law and in advocacy, the challenges and possibilities of coalition, and the dangers of unintended consequences or backlash. Social movements such as the 'Arab Spring', the 'Occupy Movement', 'Open Source' and 'Creative Commons' movements, the ‘SlutWalk movement’, the 'Idle no More' movement, and the American Tea Party movements have inspired The Toronto Group to challenge the status quo and move towards new paradigms and horizons.
Call for Papers: UNEPFI RFP - Integrating Sustainability into Corporate Governance
This is a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a contract to be undertaken for the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI)
. The name of the project is "Integrating Sustainability into Corporate Governance.
Please click here
for the document providing full details of the project and all the requirements for proposal submission.
UNEP FI carries out its mission to identify, promote, and realize the adoption of sustainability practice through peer-to-peer networks, research and training. This project is a great opportunity to contribute to this mission and to extend its existing set of valuable publications.
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 Papers: CSR PHD Seminar
The “CSR PhD seminar” is a great opportunity for doctoral students and researchers to improve their research and publishing abilities. The seminar aims at bringing together scholars from various fields of the social sciences: management, law, sociology, philosophy, economics, political science, social psychology, and sharing a common interest for CSR and business & society issues.
In addition, an academic writing and publishing workshop will be organized, bringing together prominent scholars/editors who will share their experience with respect to the academic publishing process. This session will be of particular interest to early career researchers in the broad CSR and business & society field of research.
PhD students and young faculty are invited to submit either a long abstract (Maximum 4 pages, single-spaced, Times New Roman 12) or a full paper (maximum 20 pages, single-spaced, Time New Roman 12) in a pdf format. Please send you abstract or paper no later than March 15, 2013
via email to email@example.com
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: Penn DCC Postdoctoral Fellowship
The Penn Program on Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism (DCC) invites applications for one (1) one-year postdoctoral fellowship in the social sciences or the humanities. Applicants’ research should be relevant to the DCC Program’s 2013-2014 theme, “Citizenship and Social Rights.” The DCC Fellow will teach one undergraduate seminar. $53,800 stipend and health insurance.
Eligibility is limited to applicants who will have received their Ph.D. within five years prior to the time they begin their fellowship at Penn (May 2008 or later).
Call for Papers: Special Issue On Sustainable Knowledge Society and the Role of Social Media
The aim of this special issue is to help both researchers and practitioners to develop a critical understanding of the role of social media on establishing sustainable knowledge societies. The special issue will bring together work from a range of disciplines to promote a multi-disciplinary perspective to develop practical and theoretical solutions to improve the economic, social, environmental, technological, educational, and administrative sustainability.
Topics to be discussed in this special issue include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Digital divide
- E-business, E-commerce, E-government, and E-services
- Emerging and transition economies, developing and less developed countries Globalization
- Information and communication technologies
- Innovation and entrepreneurship
- Knowledge management
- Knowledge societies
- Management information systems
- Social media
- Sustainable development
Call for Papers: Emond Montgomery Publications Case Study Competition
Emond Montgomery Publications is excited to announce the launch of their written case study analysis competition! They’re inviting university and college students from across Canada to assess a case study using the skills they have gained from business ethics and CSR classes.
Participating students will submit a written analysis of a case study by February 28, 2013
. A panel of leading Canadian CSR and business ethics professors will review the submissions and name the winning entries. The winners will present their work at an event co-hosted by Emond Montgomery and Ryerson University’s Institute for the Study of Corporate Social Responsibility in Toronto in spring 2013. The winning pieces will be professionally edited and published as free ebooks on Emond Montgomery’s website.
Call for Papers: UN-PRME Canada Regional Meeting
The world has reached a tipping point and a new business model, focused on the triple bottom line (planet, people and profits), is rapidly emerging. A clear sign of change is the growing number of businesses that have subscribed to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) initiative.
This call for papers asks the following question: How can business schools develop future leaders that support, promote and incorporate the PRME principles into the mainstream business model?
The theme of the conference emphasizes the need for integration “e3 = earth, education, economics”, with education being the critical factor in the equation.
The conference will begin with a welcome dinner/reception on Tuesday June 11, 2013, with the main day of conference activities taking place on Wednesday June 12, 2013. The 1st PRME Canada Regional Meeting will be hosted by MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta
. Registration will open Feb 19, 2013 and can be accessed via the conference website at: www.macewan.ca/e3
Call for Papers: Rotman ICPM Research Funding
Rotman ICPM and its international partners believe that creative research is central to achieving its mission. Research proposals must have significant international interest/implications and cannot be too narrowly focused. Below are eight key areas of interest to the ICPM Research Committee.
- Collaborative Strategies
- Pension Design
- Pension/Investment Regulation
- Agency Issues
- Governance/Org Design
- Investnment Beliefs
- Risk Measurement/Management
- Strategy Implementation
Call for Presenters: “Time” and Responsible Investing Symposium
The purpose of the symposium is to bring together finance industry practitioners, academics, graduate students and other stakeholders to critically investigate the temporal dimensions of responsible investing — the future, the past, timing and the pace of time — in order to understand obstacles to and better directions for SRI. A long-term approach is increasingly hailed as the foremost benchmark for SRI, with many commentators calling for investors to emphasize long-term value preservation and creation. Another key temporal dimension is the past, and investors sometimes have failed to appreciate it or, more precisely, failed to learn from its lessons. For example, the Global Financial Crisis, although of unprecedented scale, was preceded by a history of market jolts. Another relevant temporal perspective is the pace of time, and its impact on wise and precautionary decision-making. From individual to system-level decision-making, human beings can be impatient, and this can be harmful to a sustainable financial economy. The “Slow Money” movement (like the “Slow Food” movement) is one response to this concern.
Interested presenters should submit a proposal to <firstname.lastname@example.org> by 15 February, providing the title and abstract of the proposed talk, and a brief biographical statement of relevant work experience and qualifications.
Call for Papers: ASAC 2013 Social Responsibility Division
June 8-11, 2013
February 15, 2013
Hyatt Regency Hotel
ASAC 2013 is going to be hosted in Calgary, AB, Canada, by Mount Royal University. The conference theme, Redefining Management Education, is offered as the underpinning of the deliberations. It intends to promote a healthy discussion of how business programs may contribute to the formation of skilled and socially conscious future managers.
Original papers, written in English or French, should be submitted electronically to the appropriate ASAC division in Microsoft Word. All contributions will be peer reviewed, and all accepted papers will have an abridged version included in the Proceedings. All papers must be submitted via the conference webpage www.asac.ca
no later than February 15, 2013
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: JSFI: The Crazy Ideas Edition
The Journal of Sustainable Finance and Investment is curious about:
- The thoughts that might be running through peoples mind’s at three in the morning as they contemplate the state of the human species and the planet we inhabit, and the role that finance and investment might be playing in defining this state;
- The biting criticisms of the ‘Establishment’ (specifically the finance and investment ‘Establishment’) which might be boiling violently within you;
- And ideally, how you might change this self same ‘Establishment’ if you were suddenly to become the philosopher monarch.
If you wish to submit a full-length paper or shorter ‘perspective’ piece on the theme, please first register in the journal’s submissions system. When submitting your paper, please indicate in the ‘Author’s Cover Letter’ space that you wish your manuscript to be considered for the Special Issue: Crazy Ideas. If you are worried that linking your name to a paper with such radical content might represent a career-limiting move, feel free to suggest a pseudonym.
Call for Papers: ARCS Fifth Annual Research Conference
April 29 to May 1, 2013
January 21, 2013
Haas School of Business, Uof California, Berkeley
This is the fifth annual conference of ARCS, a consortium of universities that seeks to provide data, tools and networking opportunities to researchers who are developing a greater understanding of the opportunities and limits of policies and strategies to foster sustainable business.
The conference welcomes unpublished working papers focused on business and sustainability (both social and environmental) from all disciplines and research areas. They are receptive to a wide range of perspectives and methods including empirical research, theory development, formal theoretical modeling, and experimental methods.
Call for Papers: University of Waterloo Ethics Symposium
April 18-20, 2013
January 15, 2013
The Centre for Accounting Ethics at the University of Waterloo is pleased to announce its 1st biennial Symposium to be held in Toronto, Canada on the theme of Accounting Ethics and Tone at the Top.
Subject to editorial review and approval, accepted research papers with discussants’ comments will be considered for publication in a Special Issue of the Journal of Business Ethics (JBE) guest edited by Sally Gunz
(University of Waterloo Centre for Accounting Ethics) and Linda Thorne
(Schulich School of Business, York University). Travel grants will be provided to one author of each accepted paper and all discussants.
Submitted papers will be subject to blind peer review by academics and practitioners. Authors must adhere to the editorial style of the Journal of Business Ethics at the following link: http://www.springer.com/authors?SGWID=0-111-6-793301-0
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.
Calls for Prize: Allard Prize for International Integrity
The Allard Prize for International Integrity, conceived of and funded by Peter A. Allard, is intended to recognize an individual, movement or organization that has demonstrated exceptional courage and leadership in combating corruption, especially through promoting transparency, accountability and the rule of law.
Nominations for the inaugural CA $100,000 award are now open and will remain open until January 11, 2013
. The selection process will occur in the spring of 2013 and the inaugural award ceremony is scheduled to take place in September 2013
Call for Papers: Sustainability, Ethics and Entrepreneurship (SEE) Conference
Participants of the SEE Conference Can Expect to:
- Share cutting-edge research, ideas and theories
- Foster collaborative research efforts
- Build a worldwide network of scholars who advance the state of knowledge about SEE.
In addition to competitive paper presentations, the 2013 SEE Conference will also feature:
A) Keynote speakers who are thought leaders including: Jay Barney
(Presidential Professor of Strategic Management at the University of Utah); Tom Lumpkin
(The Chris J. Witting Chair in Entrepreneurship, the Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University); and Bruce Hutton
(Dean Emeritus and Director of Ethics Integration, University of Denver).
B) The Journal of Management Studies’ (JMS) Young Scholar Development Workshop (April 10 to 11, 2013). Funding to partially defray travel and accommodation expenses to attendees is a result of gracious funding from the society for the Society for the Advancement of Management Studies (SAMS) and JMS.
Authors are invited to submit abstracts (2 single-spaced pages not exceeding 1,250 words) that address a broad array of subjects on the topics of sustainability, ethics, and entrepreneurship (SEE). Those selected by a double-blind review process will be asked to present at either paper or poster sessions during the 2013 conference April 11-12.
Call for Papers: 2013 International Business Ethics Case Competition
Teams of 3-5 students participate in a variety of competitions (20-to-30 minute presentation followed by Q&A; 10-minute presentation; 90-second presentation), all of which are judged by practicing ethics and compliance professionals. Each team selects a topic from any area of business ethics and describes both the problem and a proposed solution. Approximately $12,000 in prize money will be awarded to overall winners, runners-up, and divisional winners.
Please contact Kirsten Nordblom
(Knordblom@lmu.edu or 310.338.2321) or Thomas White
(email@example.com or 310.338.4523) to reserve a spot in the event as soon as possible.
Post-doctoral Research Fellowship in Sustainable Neighbourhoods at UBC
The Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRIS) at UBC is searching for a Post-doctoral Research Fellow with experience in the emerging fields of regenerative design and sustainability assessment methodologies – particularly as they relate to neighbourhood development – to work as part of a team including several faculty members affiliated with our Regenerative Neighbourhoods Project, their students and other post-doctoral fellows. The supervisor of the successful Post-doctoral Fellow applicant will be Dr John Robinson, Director of the CIRS research program.
The ideal candidate for this one-year program (renewable to a maximum of two years) would hold a recent (graduated within the last year) PhD in Architecture, Engineering or a social science field related to community or urban sustainability. Of particular interest is expertise in sustainability assessment tools and frameworks.
Please confirm with CIRIS
Call for Papers: First Geneva Summit on Sustainable Finance
There is growing evidence that short termism in the finance sector has led to undesirable outcomes for both shareholders and stakeholders of companies. The Geneva Finance Research Institute and Sustainable Finance Geneva are organizing a one day conference to explore this issue and stimulate debate and further research on the tension between the predominance of short term thinking and the need for better long term outcomes. The 1st Geneva Summit on Responsible Finance aims at exploring whether and how current frameworks of responsible finance and sustainable development could provide solutions to this issue.
The conference will take place on March 19th, 2013. Researchers are invited to submit both empirical and theoretical papers to be presented at the conference.
Call for Papers: Financialization in an Era of Globalization
The Journal of Sustainable Finance & Investment calls for discipline specific and interdisciplinary research papers on the theme Financialization in an Era of Globalization. A special issue of papers on this theme will appear in 2013.
If you wish to submit a full-length paper or shorter 'perspective' piece on the theme, please first register in the journal's submissions system using the links below. When submitting your paper, please indicate in the Author's Cover Letter field that you wish your manuscript to be considered for the Special Issue: Financialization.
Call for Papers: 2nd International Symposium on Corporate Responsibility & Sustainable Development
April 9-12, 2013
- May 1st 2012 - first call for submissions
- August 31st 2012 - first deadline for proposals
- November 30th 2012 - second deadline for proposals
- February 28th 2013 - latest date for accepting papers
- March 2013 - papers and draft Track schedules available online
The scope of the symposium is interdisciplinary. The Symposium encourages contributions that focus both on single issues whether social, environmental, economic or technological, as well as contributions that focus on the challenges and opportunities where these streams seem to merge.
Submissions may focus on either practice (e.g., innovative programmes, strategic challenges), or theory (development and reflection), or empirical research (involving the collection and analysis of data). Submissions (proposals) may be Abstracts, Developmental Papers or Full Papers. The Symposium also encourages Doctoral researchers to submit Work-in-Progress papers and Posters.
Submission Options: Practitioner Abstracts, Academic Abstracts, Full Academic Papers (for peer review), Developmental (Work-in-Progress) Papers, and Workshop Proposals.
The symposium also seeks interdisciplinary proposals that draw from the following areas: Environmental, Social, Economic, Legal, Technological, Cultural, Ethical, Policy & Regulation, Political, Strategy, Governance, and Consumption.
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: Journal of Environmental Investing Scholarship Program
Students seeking an advanced degree in any discipline related to environmental investing (e.g., environmental science, policy or law, sustainability, finance, economics, and public affairs and policy) are invited to present ideas and research.
Interested and qualified students are invited to submit a curriculum vitae, a 225-word abstract of his/her manuscript, and a letter from his/her college or university attesting to the applicant’s academic status. These documents should be sent to the JEI SP at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Papers: ETH PhD-Academy on Sustainability and Technology
This PhD Academy focuses on the interfaces of environmental
challenges, stakeholder management, and corporate financial performance.
The aim of the annual ETH PhD-Academy is to promote excellent
PhD-research in the area of sustainability and technology, and to
develop responsible leaders for tomorrow. While the 2013 Academy focuses
on stakeholder management and ecological sustainability in general,
applications from PhD students working on organizational strategies and
climate change are encouraged. The five day Academy concentrates on
improving the research design and methodology of participants’
PhD projects. PhD students with a background in strategic management,
stakeholder management or sustainable finance are invited to participate
in the Academy. Besides content related discussions, students will get
valuable feedback from their peers and three professors with extensive
organizational research experience.
Call for Papers: International Conference on Spirituality & Management
There will be four streams in the conference, flowing in a post and hyper modern confluence:
- Miracles in management
- Pilgrimage & the sacred in organisations
- Religions as creative industries
- Creative industries as religions
Paper proposals in English will be evaluated in a double blind procedure, based on a 3-5 pages abstract, which must indicate research interest, objectives and research question, theoretical framework, methodology, main findings, discussion. Selection criteria are based primarily on the innovative character of the issues presented and the empirical evidence. Researchers from countries having recently joined the European Union are especially encouraged to submit. Proposals must be sent by electronic mail in Word format and include a title page indicating the names, affiliation, postal address and electronic address of the authors to Federica.Antonaglia@bem.edu
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: Business & Society "Sustainable Development and Financial Markets"
Deadline: October 15, 2012
More information: website
Many examples can be found which illustrate that, in spite of increasing concerns about environmental and closely related social and governance issues, there has not been a significant global shift towards greater sustainability. This Special Issue will address this paradoxical situation related to the market demand for and "supply" of sustainable development.
Contributions to the Special Issue may cover (but are not limited to) the following research questions:
Download the complete call for papers
- What are the contemporary sustainable investment practices, and how effective are they in terms of their contribution to sustainable development? How are these sustainable investing practices affected by other events and upheavals in financial markets, such as the 2008/2009 financial crisis or the 2011 Euro crisis?
- How can different (economic, sociological, psychological, etc.) theories of equity market participants' decision making, business cycles, and aggregate market dynamics inform the debate on sustainable development and financial markets?
- How do individual market participants react to sustainable investment products? Do the characteristics of these "sustainable" investors differ from those of regular investors?
Call for Papers: John Molson MBA Case Writing Competition
The purpose of the Competition is to generate unpublished and unused case studies to be used during the 2013 John Molson MBA International Case Competition (“MBA-ICC”). The cases submitted will only be used for this purpose and will be released to the case writers immediately after the MBA-ICC, which ends January 11th, 2013. The submitted cases used during the MBA-ICC will be translated into either English or French, as the case may be, and the translated versions will also be remitted to the case writer.
The submitted cases used during the competition will not only win up to $23,000 in cash prizes but also constant feedback & improvements from the case competition's Board of Directors consisting of management professionals and senior executives.
Call for Papers: Award: Global Social Investment Pioneer Awards to Launch
The Principles for Social Investment Secretariat is calling on SME and multinational Global Compact signatories to showcase social investment best practice and enter the inaugural Social Investment Pioneer Awards in 2012.
Launched at the 2012 Rio+20 Corporate Sustainability Forum, the international Awards program aims to recognize and celebrate business achievements and set a new benchmark for private sector social investment that is purposeful, accountable, respectful and ethical.
The program will connect the top industry practitioners from across the globe and will expose the broader business and general community to the importance of private sector engagement in sustainable community development.
Entries open on July 1, 2012. The application deadline is September 30, 2012. Applications are sought in the following categories: Responsible business; Inclusive business; Shared value; Social enterprise; and Strategic Corporate Philanthropy.
Call for Papers: 2012 Anti-Corruption Research Network Research Paper Contest
This year’s contest will focus on the themes of the upcoming International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) which will take place in Brazil on 7-10 November 2012.
The themes (IACC Global Solutions) are:
- Empowering and mobilising people in the fight against corruption – What lessons can we learn from the recent wave of popular movements against corrupt leaders? What role can civil society play in these contexts?
- Ending impunity – What is the new frontier in anti-corruption enforcement?
- After Rio+20 – Are we on the way to a transparent and sustainable future?
- Dirty money – How do we restore trust in financial institutions and the global financial architecture?
- Corruption in sports – What are the implications for society at large?
Call for Papers: International Conference on Global Commerce & Sustainability
The conference invites international scholars and practitioners to submit abstracts, posters, and proposals pertaining to sustainability in education, commerce, global business, resource exploitation and recovery, renewable energy and sustainable management practices.
Accepted papers will be considered for the Best Paper Award and publication in the Journal of Global Commerce Research (www.journalofglobalcommerceresearch.com
) or the Journal of Current Research in Global Business.
Call for Papers: Corporate Accountability Reporting
September 1, 2012
In the last decade, a growing number of for-profit corporations across the world have started voluntarily augmenting their annual financial reports with reports on “corporate sustainability,” “corporate social responsibility,” and “corporate environmental performance,” among others. As of April 2011, there are over 32,000 such reports on the Corporate Register, a database archiving “global corporate responsibility” reports. Relatedly, a number of private organizations have emerged that bundle the standard setting and assurance/ auditing activities for corporate accountability reporting, including the Global Reporting Initiative, B Lab, and AccountAbility.
Harvard Business School in collaboration with one of the world's leading accounting journals, the Journal of Accounting & Economics, is sponsoring a conference on corporate accountability reporting. Hermes Fund Managers have also provided a generous prize money fund for the best papers presented at this conference. For more information on papers and deadlines, please see the above link.
Call for Proposals: 14th Annual National Sustainable Campuses Conference
October 11-14, 2012
August 31, 2012
University of Toronto, Mississauga
Sierra Youth Coalition is an organization run by youth for youth, serving as the youth arm of Sierra Club Canada. Each year we have a national conference geared towards students who are passionate about sustainability issues. Our conferences are an active training ground to empower participants with the skills to lead successful initiatives on their own campuses. It is a great opportunity for students to learn and share successful work that they have been involved in!
The theme of this year’s conference is health and the environment and we are seeking one-to-two-hour long workshop or presentations. There are numerous ways that workshops can relate to our theme whether it be financial, personal, environmental, or community sustainability. All of these help to create a healthy campus where students thrive. Creating a healthy campus helps improve the student experience, which is a goal for all universities and colleges.
Call for Applications: PhD Sustainability Academy
On October 25-30, Ivey will host the 5th PhD Sustainability Academy. This year’s theme is Theories and Paradigms for Sustainability.
The Academy will explore, engage and encourage: the emergence, growth and diffusion of theories for researching and teaching sustainability; past, present and future paradigms for sustainability work in academe and practice; and ways to multi-dimensionalize our thinking and action for a more sustainable world. The Academy will rethink sustainability using multiple lenses, push our understanding on systemic/intractable problems we collectively face, and enrich our theoretical and empirical analyses of individual, organizational, societal and eco-system life.
If you are doing your doctorate on sustainability related themes, submit an application by August 30, 2012. All the local expenses are covered, but invited participants are responsible for their own travel. The Network for Business Sustainability sponsors a Best Paper Award and a $500 cash prize.
Call for Abstracts - 9th Annual NYU-Stern Conference on Social Entrepreneurship
Submission Deadline: August 24, 2012
More Information: www.stern.nyu.edu
The NYU-Stern Conference on Social Entrepreneurship is dedicated to the ongoing development of theory and research on social entrepreneurship and its impact on global communities. The aim of the two-day academic conference is to bring together scholars in social entrepreneurship to discuss emerging concepts and themes in social entrepreneurship research. Conceptual papers, research papers presenting quantitative and/or qualitative data are welcome, as well as case studies and practitioner contributions.
Authors who wish to present their papers at the conference should submit electronically a three-page abstract (double-spaced, times new roman font, size 12) by Friday August 24th, 2012 to the conference co-directors, Dr. Jill Kickul, Director of the NYU-Stern Program in Social Entrepreneurship, email@example.com
, and Sophie Bacq, firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for Papers: 6th Annual International Conference on Business and Sustainability
November 7-9, 2012
August 17, 2012
Portland State Campus, Oregon
The submission deadline for refereed research papers is August 17, 2012. Only completed papers or 5-10 page works-in-process will be accepted for review. Papers will be subject to double-blind review. The submission deadline for non-refereed research abstracts and teaching session materials is August 24, 2012. Please send an electronic copy of the papers, abstracts or teaching session materials to Darrell Brown at email@example.com
Notice of acceptance or rejection will be sent out by August 31, 2012. All presenters are expected to register for the conference. In addition, registration is required for the paper or abstract to be included in the proceedings.
Call for Papers: International Journal of Disclosure and Governance
The International Journal of Disclosure and Governance is calling for papers for a special issue on Enhancing the Effectiveness of the 21st Century Board of Directors. This issue, planned for late 2012, will build on the success of previous special issues, devoted to Governance in India, XBRL, The Audit Profession and Financial Regulation.
Submission Guidelines: Interested authors should submit manuscripts to special issue coeditor Richard Leblanc at firstname.lastname@example.org
and also copy the journal editor, Michael Alles, at email@example.com
. Please note that the submission deadline for the special issue is July 1, 2012, though early submissions are highly encouraged to enable a timely review. All academic submissions will be peer reviewed. Final submission decisions will be announced by August 31, 2012
Call for Papers: 2nd International Workshop on Business Ethics
The Institute for Business Ethics
and the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management
are holding their second Joint Workshop on Business Ethics, November 8-9, in Brussels, Belgium. Papers are invited that explore business ethics issues from both theoretical and practical perspectives in the following areas:
- Corporate Social Responsibility and Globalization
- Corporate Governance and Business Ethics
- Global Governance and Ethics
- Business Ethics and Human Rights
To present a paper authors should submit a two-page abstract by June 30, 2012. All proposals must be in English and be submitted through the EIASM web site
For further information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for Applications: Social Issues in Management Division Doctoral Consortium
Submission Deadline: June 30, 2012 (rolling)-early submissions encouraged
More Information: http://sim.aomonline.org/
The Social Issues in Management Division is now accepting applications for the 2012 Academy of Management Doctoral Consortium to be held at the Academy of Management meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. The Consortium will bring together doctoral students and more than 30 experienced faculty to discuss opportunities and challenges in the field under the general theme, “What is Success in Academe?”
The Consortium will kick off with an Author’s Workshop where University of Georgia Professor Emeritus Archie Carroll will discuss the foundations of corporate social responsibility in an interview with scholar Michael Johnson-Cramer (Bucknell University). Dinner will follow. On Friday the 3rd, the program will include panels and discussions on success in the classroom, success in completing the dissertation, success with co-authors, success in publishing, and a host of other topics. Students will also receive detailed and constructive feedback on their work from an accomplished scholar in the field.
To apply, please complete the application form, available on the AoM SIM Division website at http://sim.aomonline.org/ or contact Co-Chairs Jill Brown (email@example.com
) or Andy Wicks (WicksA@darden.virginia.edu
). The application should be accompanied by a one-page abstract of dissertation or research in progress as well as a one-paragraph recommendation by a nominating faculty member. Applications are due by June 30, 2012; however, there will be rolling admissions, so earlier applications are encouraged as the number of participants is limited.
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.
Download the Call for Papers
Call for Papers: Second Annual Australasian Business Ethics Network (ABEN) Conference
Deadline date: June 1, 2012
More information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Submissions are now being invited for the Second ABEN conference on business, ethics and business ethics. Bringing academics, critics and practitioners together to discuss and debate the nature, intent, effects and futures of business ethics in Australasia and beyond, the ABEN conference is developing into a key forum in the region for reflective, engaged and critical work in the area.
The ABEN conference is inclusive welcoming submissions that explore business ethics from a range of theoretical, empirical and practical positions and perspectives.
For more information on submissions and procedures, please see the below PDF.
Call For Papers.pdf
Call for Papers: Corporate Governance and Responsible Investment
Deadline date: June 1, 2012
More information: website
Conference date: Spring 2013
Conference location: New York, USA
Blackrock, in association with the National Association of Corporate Directors is sponsoring a paper competition which is open to undergraduates, graduates, PhDs and faculty from any university. They are inviting papers which look at the relationship between investors and public companies. The winners of the competition will be invited to present their work in New York at the NACD Spring Forum in 2013. The deadline for submissions is June 1, 2012. For further details please see the above link and the below attachment, or E-Mail: email@example.com
Call for Papers: Special Issue on CSR, Institutional Structures & Corporate Governance
Submission Deadline: April 15, 2012
More Information: Website
or Download the Call
This special issue focuses on three broad issues. Papers submitted to the special issue should show how they relate to one or more of the following general themes:
- What is the relationship between global and local institutional structures and CSR strategy and policy choices of firms, both local and multinational?
- What is the relationship between a firm’s CSR strategy and its internal and external governance structures?
- As the global business environment evolves are there more efficient and/or more equitable corporate governance models that involve or promote CSR? Does CSR work better in some governance environments than others?
Due to the interdisciplinary nature of corporate governance research, papers of a theoretical or empirical nature and from a range of disciplines are welcomed. Research that involves substantive international comparisons, and speaks to both local and multinational corporations, are particularly welcome due to CGIR’s global mission.
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Call for Applications: Visiting Researcher, Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto
Deadline date: March 31, 2012 (Applications will be considered after this date provided that positions are still available).
More information: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto, invites enquiries from faculty interested in spending time in residence at the Centre as Visiting Researchers. Visiting Researchers will be provided with office space, library privileges, as well as modest administrative support, and are warmly encouraged to participate and share their research in seminars and other Centre activities throughout the academic year. Opportunities to teach on a stipendiary basis in the Ethics, Society and Law undergraduate program at Trinity College, University of Toronto may also be available.
Applications for Visiting Researcher positions for the 2012-13 academic year will
begin to be considered as of March 31, 2012, and will continue until all positions are filled. Applications for periods of less than a year will also be considered – offices are typically allocated in four-month blocks, corresponding to the summer (May-August), fall (September-December) or winter term (January-April). In order to apply, please send a cover letter explaining briefly your background and research plans, as well as a copy of your CV, to email@example.com.
Call for Papers: oikos UNDP Young Scholars Development Academy 2012
Submission Deadline: March 31, 2012
More Information: www.oikos-international.org/academic/development/
The oikos UNDP Young Scholars Development Academy 2012 provides PhD students and young scholars working on poverty, sustainable development, and the informal economy from an Organisation and Management Theory perspective a platform to present and discuss their on-going research projects with fellow students and senior faculty.
Research on inclusive business models, market development and sustainability between the informal and formal economy is a promising and challenging field for young researchers and PhD students. It calls for a multitude of methods, combination of disciplines in strategy, organisation studies, sociology, anthropology and economics, and new research designs, e.g. market ethnography in organisation studies.
The 2012 academy focus, “Matching Culture and Markets for Inclusive Development”, aims to attract papers analysing the strategies of businesses, governments, multilateral agencies, NGOs and other interest groups shaping moral markets that build on local capabilities, include the poor and create opportunities for sustainable development.
Call for Papers and Travel Grants
A call for papers has been issued, with a March 31, 2012 deadline. Up to three grants (travel, fee and accommodation) are available for outstanding young scholars coming from developing countries. Complete details and the call for papers at www.oikos-international.org/academic/development/
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
OR Download the Call
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 Papers: Business Ethics: Expectations and Disappointments
Submission Deadline: March 14, 2012
Contributions are sought for a special issue of the Australian Journal of Professional and Applied Ethics. The AJPAE is particularly interested in papers that address the following themes:
Spirituality and business ethics: Interest in spirituality within the workplace has grown exponentially in recent years – both from instrumental and normative perspectives. What have we learnt so far? How are the paradigms compatible with one another? How do we manage the demands of the different ‘spirits’: the spirit of capitalism, the spirit of Mother Earth, the spirit of religions, the spirit of Man, the spirit of Woman – amongst others?
Myths in business ethics: Dissatisfied with current trends in the field, a growing number of scholars ‘go back to basics’ and re-read original texts from philosophers, economists or early management theorists with hopes of clarifying assumptions most take for granted. What assumptions should be questioned? Which myths pervade the business ethics area? How did they form and develop? What could they tell us about ethics, business and people?
Business, Society and Policy: Business operates within a social and political context. At the same time, business also shapes that context. What are the relationships between business practices, societal expectations and public policy-making? How does business seek to influence public policy and public opinion (in the past, in the present)? How has that influence shaped social outcomes in areas, for example, of distributive justice and environmental sustainability? How can we make it better?
Papers submitted for publication in the journal will be blind refereed. Full details of the submission guidelines are available at: http://www.cappe.edu.au/publications/ajpae.htm#Information_for_Authors
Manuscripts should be submitted to the Guest Editor, Peter McGhee at firstname.lastname@example.org by 14 March 2012. Authors will be notified of the acceptance or otherwise of their submission by 16 April 2012. This special issue is scheduled to be published in the second half of 2012.
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Call for Papers: Oaths and Codes in Economics and Business
Deadline: March 1, 2012
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The Review of Social Economy
and the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, devote a conference and a special issue to professional oaths and codes. The conference will take place on 11 and 12 May 2012 in Groningen, The Netherlands. Invited speakers are John Boatright (Loyola University Chicago) and George DeMartino (University of Denver). A selection of papers presented at the conference, upon passing double-blind peer review, will be published in a special issue or Review of Social Economy. Guest editor is Boudewijn de Bruin (University of Groningen).
Submissions of extended abstracts are invited of around 1,000 words for conference presentations with a deadline of 1 March 2012. The topic is professional oaths and codes in the broadest sense of the word, including philosophical, economic, psychological, sociological approaches. Submissions, and inquiries, should be sent to Boudewijn de Bruin at firstname.lastname@example.org
and Wilfred Dolfsma, corresponding editor Review of Social Economy, at email@example.com
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Call for Abstracts: Western Hemispheric Integration Conference - Best Practices in Organizational Governance
Submission Deadline: February 15, 2012
More Information: Website
Conference Date: May 30-31, 2012
Location: University of Texas at El Paso
The Center for Multicultural Management and Ethics invites submissions of papers, multi-speaker symposium, or workshop. Submissions should present new material, distinct from published works. Submissions should be consistent with one or more of the general content areas listed below. A broad range of topic areas are invited for submission, and priority is given to those with clear relevance to best practices in any type of organization (such as businesses, government entities, and non-profit organizations) in the Western Hemisphere. Innovative submissions that highlight dialogues between theory and practice, different countries and cultures, different content areas, and different disciplines are encouraged.
Examples of relevant topics include: best practices in contracting and procurement, investigative journalism of organizational misconduct, challenges of sole source contracting and procurement, using audits to discover and prevent inappropriate behaviors, using employee training and hiring procedures to improve workforce integrity, etc.
Conference Theme Tracks
Best Practice Ethics in Organizations
Best Practice Governance Mechanisms
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.
Call for Papers: The Fifth ISBEE World Congress - Tradition and New Horizons: Towards the Virtue of Responsibility
January 31, 2012
July 11 -14, 2012
The ISBEE World Congress is held every fourth year from 1996. It has succeeded in attracting the best minds in the field of business ethics. The Congress provides a forum for business and academics to grapple with some of the most pressing ethical issues facing businesses all over the world, and the new horizons coming from business ethics research to fill a wide range of social expectations. The ISBEE Congress will be held in Warsaw, Poland, hosted by Kozminski University.
The 2012 Fifth ISBEE Congress will look to identify key directions for future research that address the complexity of challenges and possible solutions. It will serve as an inspiration-sharing platform around the vital area of responsibility. The main theme of the Congress is: "Tradition and New Horizons: Towards the Virtue of Responsibility".
ISBEE is calling for submissions to the 2012 Fifth ISBEE Congress. Visit the Conference website for complete details
Call for papers: European Business Ethics Network (EBEN) Research Conference 2012
Deadline: January 31, 2012
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Papers and abstracts must be submitted by 31 January 2012 to firstname.lastname@example.org and can be on any subject in business ethics linked to the main themes of the conference: accountability, transparency, sustainability.Authors are invited to interpret the themes widely to encourage a range of interesting contributions at the conference itself.
There will be a special stream on ‘research methods in business ethics’. The special edition of Business ethics: a European review will be based around submissions to this stream.Please submit papers and/or abstracts to email@example.com clearly indicating that your submission is intended for the special stream of research methods. If you can submit your abstract or paper before the final submission date, that will be all the more welcome.
Call for Papers: ARCS Fourth Annual Research Conference
: Jan 31, 2012
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This Yale Center for Business and the Environment (CBEY) and Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability (ARCS) conference will bring together scholars from a variety of disciplinary and methodological perspectives interested in advancing research on corporate sustainability. This is the fourth annual conference of ARCS, a consortium of universities that seeks to provide data, tools and networking opportunities to researchers who are developing a greater understanding of the opportunities and limits of policies and strategies to foster sustainable business. The conference builds on the successful Third Annual ARCS Conference hosted by the Wharton School last spring.
The conference welcomes unpublished working papers focused on business and sustainability (both social and environmental) from all disciplines and research areas. Submissions are encouraged from a wide range of perspectives and methods including empirical research, theory development, formal theoretical modeling, and experimental methods. Of particular interest to the organizers are papers that have implications for management and organizations. Papers drawn from organizational theory, strategy, operations, sociology, psychology and decision making, law, economics, political science, and other fields are within the realm of the conference.
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Calls for papers: Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE) Twenty-first Annual Meeting
Deadline: January 23, 2012
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The Twenty-first Annual Meeting, open to Association members and nonmembers, welcomes persons from various disciplines and professions for discussion of common concerns in practical and professional ethics. The meeting provides an opportunity to meet practitioners, professionals and scholars who share your interests. The Association for Practical and Professional Ethics was founded in 1991 to encourage interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching of high quality in practical and professional ethics by educators and practitioners who appreciate the practical-theoretical aspects of their subjects. The Association facilitates communication and joint ventures among centers, schools, colleges, business and nonprofit organizations and individuals concerned with the interdisciplinary study and teaching of practical and professional ethics. The Association is also the sponsor of the National Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl held at the Annual Meeting and the 10 Regional Intercollegiate Ethics Bowls held under its auspices.
This call invites individuals from all disciplines and professions interested in advancing scholarship, teaching and a general understanding of practical and professional ethics. The meeting is open to Association members and nonmembers alike. Submissions are invited on applied ethical issues in all fields (e.g., business, engineering, government, journalism, law medicine, science, etc.) as well as interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary issues that cut across professions (bioethics, environment, health care, higher education, research ethics, etc.). Submissions may include formal papers, panel presentations, roundtable discussions, case studies, and pedagogical demonstrations. In practice, one submission per person will be accepted. A book may be submitted for Author Meets the Critics and/or Lunch With and Author.
Call for Papers: ICCSR Conference
A Call for Papers has been issued for the ICCSR 10th Anniversary Conference to be held at Nottingham University Business School, UK,
on 26th & 27th April 2012
January 13, 2012
The conference will combine practitioner and academic keynote presentations and practitioner and academic panels which will address the broad question of CSR futures. Both academic researchers and practitioners are encouraged to respond to the call for papers.
Parallel streams will address more focused questions about CSR futures from such perspectives as Consumer Responsibility; Business and Development; CSR in Asia; CSR Context and Dynamics; CSR and Governance; CSR Impact; Leadership for Sustainability; Organisational Change for Sustainability.
There will also be a PhD seminar on 25th April.
Complete details at www.nottingham.ac.uk
Call for papers: Association for Nonprofit and Social Economy Research
January 9, 2012
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You are invited to submit proposals for individual papers, panels, or roundtable discussions on topics related to nonprofits, co-operatives, social enterprises, community economic development, and the social economy in Canadian, comparative, or international contexts. Proposals are particularly encouraged that fit into any of the following areas, broadly defined:
- Changing Role of Nonprofits and the Social Economy in an Uncertain World
- Co-operatives in 2012, the Year of the Co-operative
- Nonprofits in a Time of Cutbacks
- Social Enterprises, Social Entrepreneurship, & Social Innovation
- Community Economic Development & Community Organizing
- Volunteering & Citizen Engagement
- Collaborations, Partnerships & Mergers
- Communication, Networking & Social Media
- Governance & Management
- Research Methodologies & Community-University Research Partnerships
- Public Policy & Government Relations
- Theoretical Perspectives
Proposals of wider relevance are also accepted, which may not fit the categories listed above. We are particularly interested in papers, panels and roundtables involving collaboration between academics and practitioners.
Call for Papers: CBERN PhD Winter Research Meeting
December 19, 2011
A call for papers has been issued for the CBERN PhD Winter Research Meeting in Toronto from Friday, February 17 - Sunday, February 19, 2012.
Participants in the workshop must be registered in a PhD program at a Canadian institution, and working on a dissertation or substantial research project in business ethics, broadly construed.
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.
Call for submissions: The ACRN Young Scholar Research Paper Competition, 2011
November 15, 2011
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The Anti-Corruption Research Network (ACRN) would like to invite submissions from young researchers for its annual anti-corruption research paper competition. The anti-corruption research paper competition gives young scholars an opportunity to take up the challenge of filling important knowledge gaps in the field, present innovative approaches for measuring and understanding corruption and showcase new findings on what works and what does not in tackling corruption and ensuring sound governance.
The author of the winning paper will receive a travel stipend to participate at a research conference of her / his choice. The maximum value of this scholarship is 1500 Euros and it is not exchangeable for a cash reward.
How to Submit
by November 15, 2011, with the subject line “ACRN research paper competition”.
Call for Papers: Journal of Religion and Business Ethics
Submission deadline and more information: website
The Journal of Religion and Business Ethics is now actively seeking submissions for it's latest issue. If you have presentations, papers or articles dealing with an ethical analysis of business practices and/or economic structures from the perspective of a religious tradition or spiritual system, please consider the Journal's publication for your work.
To submit an article, follow the above link and click on the "Submit" button in the right hand menu. Be sure to have an abstract and author bio prepared ahead of time in order to make the submission process as smooth as possible.
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