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EBEN – ICAP: LEADING EMPLOYERS 2017

BUSINESS ETHICS THROUGH THE IMPLEMENTATION OF RULES AND PRINCIPLES

 

Antonis Gortzis Apollon Karakalas Gelina Karella Nikolaos Tsakonas Ioannis Filos Georgios Saris Costas  Sismanidis
President Vice-president Secretary General Treasurer Member Member Member

Business ethics is the implementation of the general principles of ethics in business conduct in order to balance creatively conducts and relations between the company, the shareholders, the employees, the citizen, the customer, the consumer and the general social and economic environment in which the company or the organization does business.

Consequently, the organization’s ethics can be described as a sum of rules of responsibility, control, transparency, sense, cooperation, consistency and coherence in all levels, from the profitability and quality of products and services to the ethics and professionalism of all the employees in general.

Therefore, business ethics does not only concern purely legal obligations, but it must be expressed through free choices of policy and initiatives of the company itself.

Business ethics concerns persons as well as business organizations and, more specifically, any form of action and expression as a natural choice and not necessarily as an obligation being dictated by legal rules.

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SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

On the other hand, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is an idea according to which companies –public and private– decide to contribute voluntarily to the actual improvement of society (employee, consumer) and the environment, with their activities, products or services by adding value to their corporate identity, by improving their reputation and by minimizing the possibility of a crisis.

Today, world crisis imposes faster movements in the domain of business ethics and social responsibility by determining specific principles of business conduct, standards and rules that transform corporate policy and operate as benchmarks or codes.

BENEFITS FROM THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PRINCIPLES OF BUSINESS ETHICS

  • Building trust and understanding among the stakeholders
  • Reinforcing customers’ faithfulness
  • Support and acquiescence of employees and other groups regarding the implementation of business strategy
  • Maintaining and improving corporate reputation
  • Offering support to the company during crisis
  • Understanding and increasing positive messages by representatives of the Press
  • Employees and associates behave as boosters of the positive messages of the company and as its ambassadors.

RESPONSIBLE MANAGEMENT EXCELLENCE MODEL

EBEN has created an innovative model, the Responsible Management Excellence Model (RME), which covers the two probably most important aspects of modern business life and Excellence, Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility.

RME WAS USED FOR THE FINAL SETUP OF DEX ETHICAL INDEX IN GERMANY

It is particularly important to point out that EBEN RME Model is closely related to the Greek culture, as it is based on Aristotle’s theory. It forms part of the group of the most important international business excellence models for the final setup of the new stock index, the DEX (ethical index), which will operate in the German stock exchange additionally to the existing known index (DAX). The new index will take into consideration the recently constituted “Fair Profit” economic model, which was based on EBEN model (RME Model) as well as on other known models and organized instructions contexts.

The model focuses on Standard Corporate Code, which refers to internationally acceptable rules or principles and which diffuses through the Corporate Ethics Code and the Corporate Code of Conduct.

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Corporate Governance Social Responsibility
“Corporate Overview of Means for Success” “Corporate Environmental & Social Successful Actions”

Companies that were Certified in 2016

GOLDEN AWARDS & PLATINUM AWARDS
(Alphabetical order)

  • ALLSEAS MARINE S.A.
  • ATHENIAN SEA CARRIERS LTD
  • NATIONAL BANK OF GREECE
  • ENTERPRISES SHIPPING & TRADING S.A.
  • EUROPEAN RELIANCE
  • INTRALOT S.A.
  • MARS Hellas
  • TSAKOS GROUP OF COMPANIES
  • VODAFONΕ-PANAFON Hellenic Telecommunications Company S.A.

 

BRONZE AWARDS
(Alphabetical order)

  •  ALERT SHIPPING AGENCIES LTD

BASIC MODEL FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM COMPANIES
(Alphabetical order)

  • National Bank of Greece Ombudsman
  • ENVITEC A.E.
  • FL CLOVER S.A.
  • SEFCO ZEELANDIA S.A.
  • SRH Marine Electronics S.A.

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EBEN – RME AWARDS 2017

2017

ETHICS, THE ECONOMY AND THE IDEA OF JUSTICE

The Board of the Hellenic Institute for Business Ethics, important representatives of the business world, members of the international academic community, members of EBEN GR and EBEN EUROPE as well as business and organizations executives with a significant activity and contribution to Social Responsibility and Business Ethics attended the 10th award ceremony of EBEN GR that took place at the Athens Lawn Tennis and Squash Club during the extremely successful EBEN Research Conference which was held at DEREE COLLEGE.

The President of EBEN GR, Mr Antonis Gortzis, pointed out to all the attendants that the work of EBEN GR (as a member of the great European network EBEN EUROPE) helps enterprises to implement systems that have a considerable impact on corporate sustainable growth and the wider social wellbeing. The event was greeted by Prof. Geert Demuijnck, President of EBEN Europe, who stressed the important contribution of business ethics to sustainability at an international level and the particularly successful presence of EBEN GR.

Next, the Secretary General of EBEN GR, Ms Gelina Karella, announced the names of the companies that were awarded for 2017.

These Companies are:

PLATINUM AWARDS (Alphabetical order)

  • ALLSEAS MARINE S.A
  • VODAFONΕ

GOLD AWARDS (Alphabetical order)

  • ATHENIAN SEA CARRIERS LTD
  • MINETTA INSURANCE
  • ENTERPRISES SHIPPING & TRADING S.A.
  • EUROPEAN RELIANCE
  • INTERMED S.A.
    (IOULIA & IRENE TSETI PHARMACEUTICAL LABORATORIES)
  • INTRALOT S.A.
  • TSAKOS GROUP OF COMPANIES

BRONZE AWARDS   (Alphabetical order)

  • ALERT SHIPPING AGENCIES LTD
  • ENVITEC A.E
  • SEFCO ZEELANDIA S.A

ALPHA BANK and ION S.A. received an honorary award for their contribution to the work of EBEN. Ms Anna Nikolaidis also received an honorary distinction.

There followed the presentation of the students’ competition that was sponsored by ALPHA BANK and the University of Nicosia. The best theses were evaluated and awarded by a Scientific Committee the head of which was Mr Ioannis Filos, deputy professor of Panteion University.

Ms VELI ARETI (ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI) came first and Ms NIKOLAIDIS ANNA (NATIONAL AND KAPODISTRIAN UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS) came second.

ALPHA BANK, the American College of Athens (DEREE COLLEGE) and ION S.A. were the sponsors of the event and the conference.

PANTEION University and ICAP GROUP were the supporters of the event and the conference and NAFTEMPORIKI was the media sponsor.

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European Business Ethics Network Greek Chapter – Research Conference

Call for contributions

European Business Ethics Network Greek Chapter

Research Conference

Athens, Greece | 6-8 Sept. 2017

Will take place at DEREE-The American College of GREECE

ETHICS, THE ECONOMY
AND THE IDEA OF JUSTICE

 Nowadays, both businesses and the society are confronted with a number of highly difficult developments. Many European economies are still affected by the global economic crises and despite the good education that is provided to the majority of citizens, the unemployment rates are remaining at a high level in most European countries. Additionally, as a result of global poverty and conflicts, the refugee crisis caught the European Union off guard and the strengthening of anti-immigrant, eurosceptic and extreme right parties all over Europe raises the question of the European democratic stronghold. Moreover, the exposed dramatic scale of tax fraud questions the integrity of businesses and individuals. And as if all this was not yet enough, Great Britain turns its back on the European Union, revealing the need for reformation of the European Institutions. 

The aim of the conference

Having these various crises in mind raises the question of how stability can be restored. What role can ethics, the economy and justice play in this situation? Which potentials do they have and where are their constraints? In particular, the concept of Justice as an essential component of sustainability is at the focus. According to Dower, justice is about realizing the same basic rights for all. Though, he claims that the global economy fails to realize justice and sustainability (Dower 2004). The aim of this Research Conference is to promote the exchange of knowledge and to propose solution approaches of how ethics, the economy and justice can contribute to a stable society.  

The following keywords might help to frame the subject:

  • Ethics and Economy
  • Different Theories of CSR
  • Global Justice | Institutional Justice | Individual Justice | Plato’s Justice
  • Workplace Justice | Businesses and Global Justice | Institutions and Justice
  • Ethics in a Global Economy | Essentials for a Just Economy and Society
  • CSR, Sustainability and Global Ethics | Justice as a Requirement for Sustainability

 

Deadlines:

§  21st of April (abstract)

§  19th of May (acceptance)

§  30th of June (full of short paper)

§  21st of July (final acceptance)

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References

Barker, D. (2016). Ethics and Social Justice. In: Searing, D. Searing, E. Practicing Professional Ethics in Economics and Public Policy.255-263. Springer Netherlands. 

Becker, C. (2011). The Structural Dimension of Sustainability Ethics. In: Becker, C. (ed.). Sustainability Ethics and Sustainability Research. 83-108. Springer Netherlands. 

Dower, N. (2004). Global Economy, Justice and Sustainability. In: Ethical Theory and Moral Practice , Vol. 7 (4), 399-415.

Enderle, G. (2016). How Can Business Ethics Strengthen the Social Cohesion of a Society? In: Journal of Business Ethics, published online, 1–11.  

Plato. The Republic. Vert. Allan Bloom. New York: Basic Books. 

Rawls, J. (1971). A theory of justice. Harvard University Press. Plato, 1968.

Schminke, M. Arnaud, A. Taylor, R. (2015). Ethics, Values, and Organizational Justice: Individuals, Organizations, and Beyond. In: Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 130 (3), 727-736.  

Singer, A. (2016). Justice Failure: Efficiency and Equality in Business Ethics. In: Journal of Business Ethics, published online, 1-19.  

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SUBMISSION PROCESS

ETHICS, THE ECONOMY AND IDEA OF JUSTICE

Conference in Athens, Greece, 6. – 8. September 2017

 Authors should submit the full papers by email to Mr John Filos (filosj@panteion.gr) & Mrs Letta Boura (info@eben.gr)

 For the submission the authors should send a file with a cover page with information about authors (name, affiliation, email, corresponding author) and a second page with the paper. It is not required to have a specific format for the full papers.

 The authors have the possibility to submit a draft (a short paper or a working paper) and then discussing in the conference an updated version.

 The draft should have the basic elements of the paper (research question, theoretical background, methodology, results or expected results, contribution). The minimum length of the draft version should be 3.000 words.

 The authors that want to participate in a special track should indicate it in the mail or in the cover page of the full paper.

 The final acceptance of the papers will be evaluated mainly in terms of improvement of the work based on the suggestions of reviewers.

 

Registration

Registration fees Early bird (until 30th June 2017) After 30th June 2017 and until 30th July After 30th July 2017 and until 30th August
EBEN Members EUR 300 EUR 330 EUR 360
EBEN Non-Members EUR 360 EUR 400 EUR 430
M.A. and Phd Students EUR 70 EUR 90 EUR 120
Accompanying person’s

EUR 100

 

How to register?

Registration for the conference should be done through the registration form available at Registration form.

This file must be send to  Mrs Letta Boura at info@eben.gr . The registration is confirmed only after the payment of the fees. 

-          All payments must be made in Euros and only by bank transfer:

ALPHA BANK

-          The name of account: 960.002320.003459

-          BIC SWIFT CRBAGRAAXXX

-          IBAN: GR2701 409600 960002320003459

ADDRESS 18538 A.MIAOULI 93 ,PIRAEUS in favor of EBEN GR

-          Reason of the payment:  Eben RC  Athens – Fee (Name of participant)

The registration will be confirmed only after receiving the copy of the payment sent by email to Mrs Letta Boura   info@eben.gr

There is no possibility to onsite registration.

The accompanying person’s fee includes: lunch in the site of the conference, social dinner and a tour of the city.

 

Conference Locations

6 – 8 September 2017 – Deree The American College of Greece

Accommodation:

Below are the hotels accommodation options that are available for booking for the duration of the EBEN research conference near to Athens City (Deree is about 10 km from the Hotel).

Busses will transfer to the Deree and back to the Hotel.

Best Western Ilissia Hotel www.ilisiahotel.gr 4* 

SINGLE CLASSIC  85 €
DOUBLE CLASSIC 95 €

The rates above are per room per night and include American Buffet

Breakfast

 

In case you are interested to book at this hotel and benefit from our special rates please follow the below instructions.

Booking Code AKT68917

Hotel Contact E-mail: ilisia@ath.forthnet.gr

 

 

Golden Age Hotel www.hotelgoldenage.com 4*

SINGLE CLASSIC 111€
DOUBLE CLASSIC 116€

 

The rates above are per room per night and include American Buffet

Breakfast

 

In case you are interested to book at this hotel and benefit from our special rates please follow the below instructions.

Booking Code AKT68917

Hotel Contact E-mail: sales@hotelgoldenage.com

 

 

Crowne Plaza Hotel www.cpathens.com 5*

SINGLE CLASSIC 130€
DOUBLE CLASSIC 140€

The rates above are per room per night and include American Buffet Breakfast

In case you are interested to book at this hotel and benefit from our special rates

please follow the below instructions.

Booking Code AKT68917

Hotel Contact E-mail: akafka@cpathens.com

 

 

Divani Caravel Hotel www.divanis.com 5*

SINGLE 150€
DOUBLE 170€

The rates above are per room per night and include American Buffet Breakfast

In case you are interested to book at this hotel  and benefit from our special rates

please follow the below instructions.

Booking Code AKT68917

Hotel Contact E-mail: eleftheriadou@divanis.com

 

(*) Your accommodation will be subject to hotel’s availability the day of your booking. In case the rooms have been sold out with this rate, the hotel will offer you a different rate, but still special one which will be valid only for the Congress.

In case you need any further assistance or information relevant to your booking, such as pre or post event accommodation, tours and excursions during your stay in Athens, please do not hesitate to contact our local travel agent:

www.aktinatravelgroup.com Contact details:  DIANA ELZAHABI     diana.elzahabl@aktinatravelgroup.com 

Tel.+30 2104221800 dir. Line: +302109002650

TRANSPORTATION

Travel from the airport to Athens city by taxi appr. 35 euro

By bus express 6 euro -By Metro 10 euro

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

 

ELENI LEONTSINI

 Eleni Leontsini is Assistant Professor of the History of Philosophy at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Ioannina, Greece and Departmental Erasmus Coordinator.

 She was born in Athens and grew up in Piraeus, Greece and Norwich, UK where she attended Blackdale Middle School (Norwich, East Anglia). She graduated with the grade ‘Excellent’ from Ionideios Pilot School of Piraeus and then read for her B.A. (4yr course) in the Sub-Faculty of Philosophy, Psychology and Pedagogy (specialization: Philosophy) at the Faculty of Arts of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. 

Before joining the University of Ioannina in 2012, she has taught philosophy at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Glasgow from 1998 to 2004. From 2000 until 2002, she also taught philosophy at the Departments of Philosophy of the University of Edinburgh and the University of St Andrews. 

Currently, she is also teaching philosophy at the Greek Civilization Undergraduate Programme of the Hellenic Open Universityand at the Postgraduate Programme (M.A. in History and History Didactics) of the Department of Primary Education of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

 

PANAGIOTIS PERROS 

Born in 1981 in the area of Plato’s Academy. Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology (University of Athens – 2003). Master’s degree in Ethics (University of Athens -2006). Social Science postgraduate studies (University of Leicester, UK – 2009). PhD Thesis in Philosophy: “Voluntary exit: the ethics of suicide” (University of Athens -2014). Publication of articles in Greek and International journals (2004-2016) and an “Introduction to Philosophy” handbook, for the Open University of Cyprus (2012). Participation in conferences and public seminars. Scientific Research Fellow in the Parliament of Greece, cooperating with the “Union of Centrists” parliamentary party (2015-2017). 

 

 

Official Program

ETHICS, THE ECONOMY AND THE IDEA OF JUSTICE 

6-8 SEPTEMBER 2017

 6th September Wednesday


8.15-8.30         Bus Departure from Hotels to DEREE 

9.30-10.00       Registration & coffee

10.00-10.30     Welcome Address
                          Anthony E. GortzisEben GR President
                          Prof Geert DemuijnckEben President
                          Thimios Zaharopoulos, Provost, The American College of Greece

10:30-11.15     Plenary Aristotle’s session
                        Ph Ms Helen LeontsiniAssistant Professor of the History of
                        Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, University of Ioannina, Greece

11.15-12.00   Plenary Plato’s session
                       Ph Panagiotis PerrosScientific Research Fellow in the Parliament of Greece

12.00-12.15      Q & A

12.15 -13.30     Light Lunch

 

13:15               Departure to Athens site visits:

  • Aristotle’s Lyceum
  • Plato Academy
  • Acropolis Museum

19:30               Free Evening
 

 

RC Academic Committee Chair: Assoc. Prof. John FilosPanteion University, Greece

RC Organizing Committee Chair: Anthony E. GortzisEben GR President

 

7th September Thursday

 

 

8.30 – 8.40       Bus Departure from Hotels to DEREE

 

 10.00 – 11.30                                                   PARALELL SESSION ‘I’

 

ARISTOTLE (AMPHITHEATER)
CHAIR: Emer. Prof. Nancy Papalexandris

1. Sustainable HR: A prerequisite for workplace justice.
Nancy Papalexandris

2. From income inequality to shared prosperity: The idea of justice in employment.
Harry J. Van Buren III

3. The Significance of the Ethical Component of Mentoring in HR Development.
Nick Dukakis, Efthymios Valkanos, John Filos

 

PLATO
CHAIR: Prof. I. Patsiotis

4. Broadening participation in maker projects: An action research approach
Bart Devoldere, David Langley

5. Fiduciary capitalism: Revisiting dialectics.
Neil Eccles, Delport P.T., M. Mataboge

6. The Failure of Capitalism as Business Ethics Problem.
Tobias Goessling

 

 SOCRATES
CHAIR: Prof Gianfranco Rusconi

7. What can we learn from Greek philosophers? Ethical training in contemporary business schools.
Grant  Michelson, Sandrine Frémeaux, Christine Noël-Lemaitre

8. Property owning democracy and the idea of justice in organizations.
Pedro Francés-Gómez

9. Education for leaders’ ethical competence
Iordanis Kavathatzopoulos

 

 11:30  – 12.00              Coffee Break

12.00 -14.00                                                    PARALELL SESSION ‘II’

 ARISTOTLE (AMPHITHEATER)
CHAIR: Prof. Geert Demuijnck

10. Ethical Economy: Ethics and Economics or Ethical Economy: A Framework for a research agenda in business ethics (Wirtschaftsethik).
Jacob Dahl Rendtorff

11. Ethical consumption and the couple decision-making process: An exploratory study.
Rabeson Landisoa, Laurent Bertrandias, Corina Paraschiv

12. Balancing between the conflicting interests of different stakeholders in research.
Ryoko Asai, Iordanis Kavathatzopoulos

13. Ethical decision-making and moral intensity in Finnish sport organizations: Examining the role of moral courage.
Elina Riivari, Suvi Heikkinen, Metti Mäkitalo

PLATO
CHAIR: Anthony Gortzis, EBEN GR President

14. Medieval Ahi Brotherhood in Anatolia and its effects to modern Turkish Business Ethics.
Arslen Mahmut

15. Cultural Business Ethics: A Social Theory.
Beschorner Thomas

16. The controversies surrounding the idea of ​​Justice, from the work of Alasdair MacIntyre. His influence in the Business Ethics area of ​​knowledge.
Ginés Marco, Silvia Moya

17. The Effectiveness of Global Organisational Ethics Systems in reducing Bribery and Corruption.
Segon M., Chris Booth

  SOCRATES
CHAIR: Prof. Michael Aßländer

18. Biblical answers for economic challenges today.
Bernadett Balassa

19. Reconciling the logics of social innovation and commercialization within the maker movement.
David Langley

20. Capital Market Offences in Malaysia.
Yoke Yue Kan

21. Demystification of social banks. From a conceptual model to a user guide.
Tatiana Jupiter

 

14:00-15.30                 Light Lunch

 

15.30 -17.30                      PARALELL SESSIONS III

 

ARISTOTLE (AMPHITHEATER)
CHAIR: Prof. Heidi von Weltzien Hoivik

22. What Went Wrong with CSR?
 Michael  Aßländer, Dipl.- Kffr. Stefanie Kast

23. Developing moral sensibility using works of literature: Shakespeare´s Othello – a case for teaching business ethics?
Heidi von Weltzien Hoivik

24. Corporate Influence on Policy-Making: An investigation of lobbying through the CSR professionals’ lens.
Theresa Bauer

25. Are CSR, ethics and sustainability drivers for corporate performance? The case of the European Companies.
Ioanna Serafeim

PLATO
CHAIR: Prof Tobias Goessling

26. Volkswagen and the failure of business ethics.
Tobias Goessling

27. Corporate scandals, million dollar bonuses, and fairness perceptions: Investigating the consequences for the business and society relationship.
Igor Blumberg, Nick Lin-Hi, Julia-Marie Degenhardt, Sven-Oliver Spieß

28. Ethical Dissonance: a Form of Ethical Behaviour Phenomena.
Benoit Cherré, Igor Volkov

29. Institutionalization of Corrupt Behavior within Organizations: the Mimetic Process.
Alireza Saify, Tobias Goessling, Joobin Ordoobody

SOCRATES
CHAIR: Assoc. Prof John Filos

30. Cyber Ethics in the era of Changes: Crucial Steps for Companies (Public & Private Sector) and Citizens to Protect Sensitive Data and Identity
Stamatis Passas

31. The effects of the work of Auditors on Economy and Justice
John Filos

32. Ethical Aspects of Data Protection & Use.
Paulina Moustaka

33. Social entrepreneurship in Greece: regulating business ethics through national legislation
Theodora Papadimitriou

17.30-18.00     Departure for the HOTELS

19.30-20.00     From Hotels to Gala Dinner at Tennis Club

20.00-23.00    Conference Gala Dinner
‘Responsible Management Excellence Model’ Awards by EBEN

 

8th September Friday

8.30 – 8.40       Bus Departure from Hotels to DEREE

10.00 -11.30                                                     PARALELL SESSION ‘IV’

ARISTOTLE (AMPHITHEATER)
CHAIR: Prof. Frances –Gomez

34. Global governance through multi-stakeholder deliberation as a driver of inequality.
John de Geus

35. Meta-governance of multi-stakeholder initiatives: how to institutionalize deliberative democracy?
Wil Martens, Bastiaan Linden

36. Corporate governance and bank strategy in a financial crisis framework
Maria – Eleni Agoraki, Konstantina Agoraki

PLATO
CHAIR: Dr  Richard Lacroix

37. Rich: “Consensus Models and the Demosophia Paradigm to Ensure Ethics and Justice in Boards Decision Making of Public Organizations.”
Richard Lacroix, John Bouris

38. Dealing with logic rivalry in professions: a MacIntyre Based approach.
Dick Vriens, B. Pas, B. van der Linden

39. Political Corporate Social Responsibility in Cyberspace.
Julia Roloff

SOCRATES
CHAIR: Dr Nick Tsakonas

40. Dealing with ethical situation: the role of Guilt and Shame for HR manager.
Benoit Cherré, Igor Volkov, Geneviève Hervieux

41. The willingness managers to be corrupt to achieve organisational goals: A comparative study.
Segon M., Chris Booth, Jeremy Pearce

42. Approaching the Ethics of Internal Auditors in the Greek public sector
Evangelia Pappa, George Vassiliadis 

11:30- 12.00    Coffee Break 

12.00 -13.30                       PARALELL SESSIONS V

ARISTOTLE (AMPHITHEATER)
CHAIR: Prof. Geert Demunick

43. The Causality Direction of the Corporate Social Responsibility – Corporate Financial Performance Nexus: Application of the Panel Vector Autoregression models and the Panel Ganger Non-Causality Tests
Woon Leong Lin, Jo Ann Hob, Siew Imm Nga, Chin Leea

44. The Power of a Parable
Jacek Sojka

45. The morality of Justice and the perception of Ethics from an administrative point of view.
Demetrios Kollias

 PLATO
CHAIR: Prof. Tobias Goesling

46. How should we explain irrational behaviors of the economic actor in the market?
Toru Umeda

47. Perceptions of CSR and its relationship to Ethics: Findings from a research in Greece
Varvara Velli, John Filos

48. The implications of international taxation and differences in countries’ tax systems in setting tax planning on an ethical basis
George Koromilas, Charalambos Tsousis 

SOCRATES
CHAIR: Dr  Richard Lacroix

49. Protection of the Natural and Man-Made Environment and Quality of Life vs Profit and Development without Ethics. Case studies from Greece.
Eleni Stamatiou, Richard Lacroix

50. Bio-Ethics, the Patient’s Social Justice, the Doctor’s Ethical dilemma in the use of innovative medical practices. A case study from a Greek Hospital
Richard Lacroix, Konstantinos Stamatiou

51. The role of tax ethics on tax-evasion and shadow-economy
Nikolitsa Rapti

13.30- 14.00       Closing speeches

14.00                   Light Lunch

 

 

 

ACADEMIC SUPPORTER

 

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PANTEION UNIVERSITY OF SOCIAL AND POLITICAL SCIENCES

 

ATHENS, GREECE

 

 

AUTHORS (INCLUDING CO-AUTHORS)

IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER (by Last name)

  1. Agoraki Maria – Eleni, Lecturer in Athens Economic University & in Panteion University, Greece ( article 36)
  2. Agoraki Konstantina,  PhD cand., University of Piraeus, Piraeus, Greece (article  36)
  3. Aßländer Michael S., Prof. Dr., Technical University Dresden, International Institute Zittau, Germany. (article 22)
  4. Bauer Theresa, Professor International Management, SRH Fernhochschule – The Mobile University, Germany. (article 24)
  5. Bernadett Balassa, PhD student, Széchenyi István University, Győr, Hungary. (article 18)
  6. Bertrandias Laurent, Université Toulouse III, France. (article 11)
  7. Beschorner Thomas, Professor, Chair and Director, Institute for Business Ethics, University of St.Gallen, Switzerland (article 15)
  8. Blok  Vincent MBA, Dr., Associate Professor in Sustainable Entrepreneurship, Business Ethics & Responsible Innovation, Management Studies Group, Associate Professor in Philosophy of Management, Technology and Innovation, Philosophy Group, School of Social Sciences, Wageningen University, Netherlands.
  9. Blumberg Igor, Chair of Business and Ethics, Dipl.-Kfm., University of Vechta, Germany. (article 27)
  10. Booth Chris, Dr., Graduate School of Business and Law, RMIT University, Australia. (articles 17, 41)
  11. Bouris John,  Professor of Management, Technological University of Athens, Greece (article 37)
  12. Buren III Harry J. Van, Jack and Donna Rust, Professor of Business Ethics, Anderson School of Management, University of New Mexico, U.S.A. . (article 2)
  13. Cherré Benoit, PhD., Professor of business ethics, School of management – UQAM (University of Québec in Montréal), Human resources and Organization Department Montréal (Québec), Canada. (articles 28, 40)
  14. Degenhardt Julia-Marie, Chair of Business and Ethics, University of Vechta, Germany. (article 27)
  15. Delport, P.T., Department of Department of Philosophy, Practical and Systematic Theology, University of South Africa, South Africa. (article 5)
  16. Dukakis Nick, PhD candidate, University of Macedonia, Salonica, Greece (article 3)
  17. Eccles, N.S., Professor, Institute for Corporate Citizenship, University of South Africa, South Africa. (article 5)
  18. Filos John, Assoc. Professor, Dept of Public Administration, Panteion University, Athens, Greece. (articles 3,31,47)
  19. Frémeaux Sandrine, Professor, Department of Management, Audencia Business School, France. (article 7)
  20. Geus John de, PhD program in Philosophy, Sofia University, Bulgaria – Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies, Kobe University, Japan. (article 34)
  21. Ginés Marco, Vice-Rector for Research and Teaching, Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy, Catholic University of Valencia, Spain. (article 16)
  22. Gómez Pedro Francés, Philosophy (Moral and Political Philosophy), Faculty Psychology (Campus Cartuja), University of Granada, Spain. (article 8)
  23. Gößling Tobias, Department of Organization Studies, Tilburg University, Netherlands. (articles 6, 26, 29)
  24. Heidi von Weltzien Høivik, Prof. Dr. phil., Dr. h.c., BI Norwegian Business School Department of Strategy and Logistics, Oslo, Norway. (article 23)
  25. Hervieux Geneviève, PhD., Psychologist and Professor of Organizational Behavior, School of management – UQAM,  Human resources and Organization Department, Montréal, Québec, Canada. (article 40)
  26. Jupiter Tatiana, MBA-Student, Coburg University of applied sciences and arts, Germany. (article 21)
  27. Kavathatzopoulos Iordanis, Upsala University, Sweeden (articles 9, 12)
  28. Kollias Demetrios, Graduate student, Panteion University, Athens, Greece (article 45)
  29. Köllen Thomas, Dr., IOP, University of Bern, Switzerland.
  30. Koromilas George, Tax Author and Tax advisor, Greece (article 48)
  31. Lacroix Richard, PhD., Post Doc cand. Panteion University, Athens, Greece (article  37, 49,50)
  32. Langley D.J. (David), Dr., Sr. research scientist, Strategic business analysis  (articles 4, 19)
  33. Linden B. van der, Dr., EDHEC Business School, France. (articles 35, 38)
  34. Mahmut Arslan, Prof.Dr., Turkey. (article 14)
  35. Marco Ettore, Ph.D. in Philosophy, Sociology and Law (University of Milan Bicocca), Master in Environmental Policy and Economics (University of Milan), Italy.
  36. Martens Wil, Dr., Institute for Management Research, Radboud University, Netherlands (article 35)
  37. Martin Dominic, Professor of Ethics School of Management University of Québec in Montréal, Canada.
  38. Mataboge, M. Department of Philosophy, Practical and Systematic Theology , University of South Africa, South Africa. (article 5)
  39. Metti Mäkitalo, University of Jyväskylä, Finland. (article 13)
  40. Michelson Grant, Professor, Dept of Marketing & Management, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. (art. 7)
  41. Moya Silvia, Philosophy Faculty, Anthropology and Social Work, Universidad Católica de Valencia, Spain. (art. 16)
  42. Moustaka Paulina, PhD candidate, Panteion University, Athens, Greece (article 32)
  43. Nick Lin-Hi, Prof. Dr., Chair of Business and Ethics, University of Vechta, Germany. (article 27)
  44. Noël-Lemaitre Christine, Dr., Director, Institute of Ergology, Aix-Marseille University,  France. (article 27)
  45. Ordoobody Joobin, … (article 29)
  46. Papadimitriou Theodora, PhD., Post Doc cand., Panteion University, Athens, Greece (article  33)
  47. Papalexandris Nancy, Emeritus Professor, Athens University of Economics and Business, Athens, Greece (article 1)
  48. Pappa Evangelia, PhD. Post Doc cand. Panteion University, Athens, Greece (article 42)
  49. Paraschiv Corina, Université Paris Descartes, France. (article 11)
  50. Pas B., Dr., Faculty of Management Science, Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands (article 39)
  51. Passas Stamatis, PhD candidate, Panteion University, Athens, Greece (article  30)
  52. Pearce Jeremy, Dr., Lincoln Business School, University of Lincoln, United Kingdom (article 41)
  53. Rapti Nikolitsa , PhD. Post Doc cand. Panteion University, Athens, Greece (article 51)
  54. Rabeson Landisoa, Lecturer in Marketing, EM Strasbourg Business School, France. (article 11)
  55. Rendtorff Jacob Dahl, Dr. Department of Social Sciences and Business, Roskilde University, Denmark. (article 10)
  56. Riivari Elina, PhD (Econ), Project Researcher, Management and Leadership, Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics Agora, University of Jyväskylä, Finland (article 13)
  57. Roloff Julia, Assoc. Professor, Head Centre for Responsible Business, Rennes School of Business, France. (art. 39)
  58. Saify Alireza, University of Tehran, Graduate, Iran (article 29)
  59. Segon Michael, Associate Professor, School of Business and Law, CQ University, Australia. (articles 17, 41)
  60. Serafeim Ioanna, PhD candidate, Panteion University, Athens, Greece (article 25)
  61. Sojka Jacek, Chair of EBEN Poland. (article 34)
  62. Spieß Sven-Oliver, Institute for Work and Organizational Processes (IWOP), Germany. (article 27)
  63. Stamatiou Eleni, PhD, Post Doc, Greece (article 49)
  64. Suvi Heikkinen, University of Jyväskylä, Finland. (article 13)
  65. Tsousis Charalambos, Graduate student, Panteion University, Athens, Greece (article 48)
  66. Umeda Toru, (article 46)
  67. Valkanos Efthymios, Associate Professor, University of Macedonia, Salonica, Greece (article 3)
  68. Vassiliadis George, PhD cand., Panteion University, Athens, Greece (article 42)
  69. Veli Varvara, PhD candidate, Panteion University, Athens, Greece (article 47)
  70. Volkov Igor, Ph.D., Professor of human resource management, Departement of industrial relations, UQO (University of Québec in Outaouais), Québec, Canada. (article 28, 40)
  71. Vriens D., Dr., Faculty of Management Science, Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands. (article 38)
  72. Yue Kan Yoke, Dr., CFA, Lecturer in Finance, Henley Business School, University of Reading, Malaysia. (article 20)

If any co-author’s name is missing or not properly described above, it will be corrected in the Conference Minutes

 Note: The authors/co-authors come from 19 different countries, covering all 5 continents (alphabetically):

Europe (Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Switzerland, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom)

Non Europe (Australia, Canada, Japan, South Africa, Malaysia)

 

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

ANTHONY E GORTZIS (EBEN GR PRESIDENT) (chair)

VASSIA COMIS(Executive Director, College Events & Special programs office of ,Human Resources & Campus  Services, The American College of Greece)

JOHN FILOS (Ass. professor in Auditing, Panteion Un. Of Athens ,EBEN gr Bod member)

APPOLON KARAKALAS ( V.P EBEN.GR)

GELINA KARELLA (Secretary  General EBEN gr BOD)

THEODORA PAPADIMITRIOU (City of Athens)

DIMITRIS PAVLAKIS (EBEN Ambassador)

HELEN PROUTZOU (Graduate  Hellenic Open University)

VARVARA VELI (PhD Candidate)

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

JOHN FILOS (Ass. professor in Auditing, Panteion Un. Of Athens ,EBEN gr Bod member) (Chair)

MARIA-ELENI AGORAKI (Visiting  Prof.in Finance ,Panteion Un. Of Athens)

MICHAEL ASSLANDER (Prof. of “Technical University Dresden -Germany)

GEERT DEMUIJNCK ( Prof.chez EDHEC Business School Lille France –EBEN President)

TOBIAS GOSSLING (Ass. Prof. of organization studies at Tilburg Univ. Holland)

GEORGE IATRIDIS  (Ass .prof. of Accounting & Finance ,Thessaly Univ.)

NANCY PAPALEXANDRI ( Prof. Emeritus in HR ,Economic & Business Un. Of Athens )

IOANNA PATSIOTI –TSACPOUNDIS  (Prof. of Philosophy in Deree college  )

MARIA-ELENI AGORAKI (Visiting  Prof.in Finance ,Panteion Un. Of Athens)

EFTIMIOS VALCANOS ( Ass. Prof.in Education &Social policy Univ.of Macedonia in Salonica)

 

ORGANIZING PARTNERS

DEREE -The American College of Greece

EBEN GR

 

 

 

Research Conference 2017

ETHICS, THE ECONOMY AND THE IDEA OF JUSTICE

Call for contributions
European Business Ethics Network Greek Chapter

Research Conference
Athens, Greece | 6-8 Sept. 2017

Nowadays, both businesses and the society are confronted with a number of highly difficult developments.

AMBASSADORS CLUB

Είναι μία αυτόνομη Ευρωπαϊκή Λέσχη που δημιουργήθηκε το 2015 με πρωτοβουλία του ΕΒΕΝ (ελληνικό παράρτημα) με ευρωπαϊκή προοπτική.

Στόχος του Α.C.E. ή αλλιώς των Άσων της Επιχειρηματικής ηθικής (sic) είναι να συμβάλλει στην αύξηση της παραγωγικότητας έργων κοινής ωφελείας μέσω της διάδοσης της ιδέας της επιχειρηματικής ηθικής έχοντας σαν βάση τις Αρετές του Αριστοτέλη .

Μέσο επίτευξης των στόχων μας είναι η συστηματοποίηση των τομέων κοινωνικής υπευθυνότητας και ο συντονισμός αυτών από έμπειρα μέλη του Α.C.E. ανά τομέα ώστε να ενεργοποιηθούν όσο γίνεται περισσότερες ενδιαφερόμενες εταιρίες και άτομα.

Ως αποτέλεσμα του συντονισμού και της διεύρυνσης της υποστήριξης των έργων, προσδοκούμε με την λειτουργία του εθελοντικού αυτού οργανισμού να επέλθει μέσω της ατομικής και επαγγελματικής προσπάθειας αύξηση της παραγωγικότητας προς όφελος της κοινωνίας.

ο Αριστοτέλης ορίζει την ηθική αρετή σαν μια έξη της ψυχής και κάθε άνθρωπος θα μπορέσει να θεωρηθεί ενάρετος μέσα από την πράξη που μαρτυρεί την ηθικότητα του. Ο άνθρωπος έχει τη δυνατότητα μέσα του να δεχτεί τις αρετές, αλλά τελειοποιείται με τον εθισμό. ο Αριστοτέλης δίνει στην έννοια της αρετής ανθρώπινο και πρακτικό χαρακτήρα. Κριτήριο αποτελεί ο ενάρετος άνθρωπος που οι συγκεκριμένες του πράξεις επιβεβαιώνουν αυτόν το χαρακτηρισμό. Η αρετή πρέπει να γίνει συνήθεια. Συνήθεια γίνεται με την άσκηση. Με την άσκηση και την επανάληψη και με βάση την ελεύθερη βούληση του, την προαίρεση ο άνθρωπος μπορεί να θεωρηθεί ενάρετος.

Με βάση τα παραπάνω σκοπός της λέσχης μας είναι ακριβώς αυτό, να ορίσουμε δηλαδή τα πεδία άσκησης μέσα από την καθημερινή μας πρακτική σε ατομικό , επαγγελματικό και κοινωνικό επίπεδο που θα αποτελέσουν τις λεωφόρους δράσης μας ως Πρεσβευτές Καλής Θελήσεως της Επιχειρηματικής Ηθικής.

Οι Πρεσβευτές καλής θελήσεως θα εκπροσωπούν για μια περίοδο τoυς παρακάτω τομείς βάσει των υφιστάμενων 14 «κανόνων καθολικού κώδικα see.g model» που περιγράφονται ακολούθως:

1. Ακεραιότητας, Ambassador of Integrity

2. Ευνομίας, Ambassador of Objectivity

3. Ανεξαρτησίας, Ambassador of Independence

4. Εμπιστευτικότητας, Ambassador of Confidentiality

5. Υπευθυνότητας, Ambassador of Accountability

6. Αρμοδιότητας, Ambassador of Competency

7. Βιωσιμότητας, Ambassador of Sustainability

8. Ανθρωπίνων δικαιωμάτων στην ασφαλή εργασία, Ambassador of Safety

9. Ανθρωπίνων δικαιωμάτων στην αξιοπρεπή εργασία,Ambassador of Dignity

10. Προστασίας Περιβάλλοντος, Ambassador of Environment

11. Οικολογικής Ευθύνης της Επιχείρησης Ambassador of eco Techologies

12. Επιχειρηματικής Αειφόρου Ανάπτυξης, Ambassador of Development

13. Προστασίας κατά της Διαφθοράς, Ambassador of Anticorruption

14. Επιχειρηματικής και Κοινωνικής Ευημερίας Ambassador of welfare

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(η φωτο από την Α’ συνάντηση των ACE στις 31.3.16)

Μέλη του εθελοντικού AEC είναι σε πρώτη φάση διακεκριμένα στο χώρο τους πρόσωπα και ανώτατα στελέχη εταιρειών που έχουν υιοθετήσει το μοντέλο see.g και οι οποίοι προτείνονται ως υπεύθυνοι των τομέων.

Η συγκεκριμένη ανάθεση δεν είναι μόνιμη αλλά κυκλική με σκοπό σε κάθε περίοδο δράσης κάθε πρεσβευτής να αναλαμβάνει μια νέα αποστολή σε ατομικό επαγγελματικό και κοινωνικό επίπεδο ώστε να δημιουργείται η «έξις» κατά την αριστοτελική έννοια.

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Κάρτα μέλους και σηματάκι πέτου

Χρήσιμα Links:

1) http://csrnews.gr
2) http://www.asfalisinet.gr
3) http://www.businessnews.gr

EBEN Newsletter Europe July 2015

Conference Ethics and Economy in the period of Aristoteles and Alexander the Great

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The conference focuses mainly into the “well-being” (to live by virtue of your life) of Aristotle whose principles are the basis of the business ethics model developed by our organization and will take place in Greece, April 14-17, 2016. The conference main topic will be: “The Economy in the Period of Aristotles and Alexander The Great (Ethos, Logic, Pathos)” but besides the event there will be also touring in the near area as well as to the museums of Pella and Aigai area (Vergina excavations = famous Macedonian tombs).
More details can be found on the conference website.

Globethics Academy –Online courses on ethics

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Globethics, the world largest ethics network and biggest online ethics library, has launched the Globethics Academy Course on Responsible Leadership on June 26. The Responsible Leadership consists of 14 lectures from a global and contextual perspective from all continents. It is founded on perspectives from a global network of persons and institutions committed to empowering ethical knowledge. More on the Academy Course

 

 

EBEN Newsletter Europe June 2015

Call for Papers & EBEN Research Conference 2015

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This year’s EBEN Research Conference will take place in Copenhagen, October 1- 3. The conference theme is “Philosophical Foundations of Business Ethics”.
The EBEN Research Conference will focus on the theoretical foundations of business ethics, and in particular on the philosophy of management. This implies identifying and discussing conflicts as well as agreement with regard to the philosophical and other foundations of business and management.
Call for Papers: deadline June 10 and all Special Tracks

 

EBEN Annual Conference 2015

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This year’s EBEN Annual Conference will take place in Istanbul, June 26-28, 2015, and is organised by the Hacettepe University. Theme of the EBEN conference will be Business Ethics, Peace and Environmental Issues.

All further details can be found on the conference website.

EBEN Gr Business Ethics Model: change of name

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Within our Business Ethics crisis at international scale and with Greece facing at the moment similar problems , EBEN Gr chapter created a business tool / model to help organizations adopting in their business environment Business Ethics and Business Excellence principles, principles that always should go hand in hand in daily business operations. Additionally EBEN Gr introduced successfully a relative award certification by the name Business Ethics Excellence (BEE).

In our annual review we noticed the need to provide a clear message to the business community rather than stating business ethics in general and in this context it was decided that the BEE model which to be renamed as SEE.G model stating the major areas of reference being Social, Environmental and Ethical Governance. However the awarded certificate was kept as “Bee” name making a paronomasia with our award symbol which is a bee ornament of the Minoan empire.

EBEN Gr is willing to provide the model know-how, free of charge, to all EBEN Chapters if they wish to promote it for the benefit of their business community. For these interested in a cooperation, please contact Anthony Gortzis, chairman of EBEN and president of EBEN Gr.

For more information, please visit www.eben-net.org

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