Research Conference 2017

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.

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)

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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