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


 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



§  21st of April (abstract)

§  19th of May (acceptance)

§  30th of June (full of short paper)

§  21st of July (final acceptance)

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

 Authors should submit the full papers by email to Mr John Filos ( & Mrs Letta Boura (

 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 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 . The registration is confirmed only after the payment of the fees. 

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


-          The name of account: 960.002320.003459


-          IBAN: GR2701 409600 960002320003459


-          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

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


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 4* 


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



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

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Golden Age Hotel 4*



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



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Crowne Plaza Hotel 5*


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

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please follow the below instructions.

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Divani Caravel Hotel 5*


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

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please follow the below instructions.

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(*) 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: Contact details:  DIANA ELZAHABI 

Tel.+30 2104221800 dir. Line: +302109002650


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

By bus express 6 euro -By Metro 10 euro




 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.



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). 



Draft program


6-8 SEPTEMBER 2017

Preliminary program of the conference (the timetables are approximate)

 6th September Wednesday

  • 8.15-9.30         From Hotel to DEREE bus transport
  • 9.30-10.00       Registration+ coffee
  • 10.00-10.30     Welcome Address
  •                            Eben President Geert Demuijnck–
  •                            Dr David G. Horner  President , The American College of Greece –
  •                           President Eben GR Anthony E. Gortzis
  • 10:30-11.15     Plenary Aristotle’s session –Ph Ms Helen Leontsini–
  • 11.15-12.00      Plenary Plato’s session  –Ph Panagiotis Perros
  • 12.00-12.15      Q & A
  • 12:15- 13.00    Light Lunch Box
  • 13:30-15.15     TΟUR to Aristotle’s Lyceum
  • 15:15-16.00     TOUR to Plato Academy
  • 16.30-19.30     TOUR ENDS AT ACROPOLE MUSEUM
  • 19:30               Free afternoon



7th September Thursday


08.30 – 09.45               From Hotel to DEREE bus transport

 10.00  - 11.30             PARALELL SESSIONS I



CHAIR: Emer. Prof Papalexandris N.

  • Sustainable HR: A prerequisite for workplace justice.
    Papalexandris Nancy
  • From income inequality to shared prosperity: The idea of justice in employment.
    Van Buren III, Harry J.
  • The Significance of the Ethical Component of Mentoring in HR Development.
    Dukakis Nick, Valkanos Efthymios


CHAIR: Prof.I .Patsioti Deree

  • Broadening participation in maker projects: An action research approach
    Bart Devoldere, David Langley
  • Fiduciary capitalism: Revisiting dialectics.
    Eccles, Delport P.T., Mataboge
  • The Failure of Capitalism as Business Ethics Problem.
    Goessling Tobias


CHAIR: Prof Gianfranco Rusconi

  • What can we learn from Greek philosophers? Ethical training in contemporary business schools.
    Michelson Grant, Sandrine Frémeaux, Christine Noël-Lemaitre
  • Property owning democracy and the idea of justice in organizations.
    Francés-Gómez Pedro
  • Justice through equality? Questioning organizational equality regimes from a Nietzschean perspective.
    Ryoko Asai, Iordanis Kavatahtzopoulos


11:30  - 12.00              Coffee Break

 12.00 -14.00                PARALELL SESSIONS II


CHAIR: Prof.Geert Demuijnck

  • Ethical Economy: Ethics and Economics or Ethical Economy: A Framework for a research agenda in business ethics (Wirtschaftsethik).
    Rendtorff Jacob Dahl
  • Ethical consumption and the couple decision-making process: An exploratory study.
    Rabeson Landisoa, Laurent Bertrandias, Corina Paraschiv
  • Balancing between the conflicting interests of different stakeholders in research.
    Kavathatzopoulos Jordan, Ryoko Asai
  • Ethical decision-making and moral intensity in Finnish sport organizations: Examining the role of moral courage.
    Riivari Elina, Suvi Heikkinen, Metti Mäkitalo


CHAIR: Anth. Gortzis EBEN GR President 

  • Medieval Ahi Brotherhood in Anatolia and its effects to modern Turkish Business Ethics.
    Arslen Mahmut
  • Cultural Business Ethics: A Social Theory.
    Beschorner Thomas
  • 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
  • The Effectiveness of Global Organisational Ethics Systems in reducing Bribery and Corruption.
    Segon M., Chris Booth


CHAIR: Prof Tobias Gossling

  • Biblical answers for economic challenges today.
    Balassa Bernadett
  • Reconciling the logics of social innovation and commercialization within the maker movement.
    Langley David
  • Capital Market Offences in Malaysia.
    Yoke Yue Kan
  • Demystification of social banks. From a conceptual model to a user guide.
    Jupiter Tatiana


14:00-15.30                 Light Lunch 

15.30 -17.30                      PARALELL SESSIONS III



CHAIR: Prof.Geert Demuijnck

  • What Went Wrong with CSR?
    Ablander Michael, Dipl.-Kffr. Stefanie Kast
  • The contract that establishes the firm: corporate agency by agreement.
    Giuseppe Danese
  • Corporate Influence on Policy-Making: An investigation of lobbying through the CSR professionals’ lens.
    Bauer Theresa
  • Are CSR, ethics and sustainability drivers for corporate performance? The case of the European  Companies.
    Ioanna Serafeim 


CHAIR: Prof. M.Asslander 

  • Volkswagen and the failure of business ethics.
    Goessling Tobias
  • Corporate scandals, million dollar bonuses, and fairness perceptions: Investigating the consequences for the business and society relationship.
    Blumberg Igor, Nick Lin-Hi, Julia-Marie Degenhardt, Sven-Oliver Spieß
  • Ethical Dissonance: a Form of Ethical Behaviour Phenomena.
    Benoit Cherré, Igor Volkov
  • Institutionalization of Corrupt Behavior within Organizations: the Mimetic Process.
    Saify, Tobias Goessling, Joobin Ordoobody 


CHAIR: Prof Filos J.

  • Political Corporate Social Responsibility in Cyberspace.
    Roloff Julia
  • Ethical Aspects of Data Protection & Use.
    Paulina Moustaka
  • Information-Technology and Business Ethics.
    Passas Stamatis
  • Social entrepreneurship in Greece: regulating business ethics through national legislation
    Papademetriou Theodora


  • 17.30-18.00     Back to the HOTELS
  • 19.30-20.00     From Hotels to Gala Tennis club
  • 20.00-23.00     Dinner conference Gala &

Responsible Management Excellence Model Awards by EBEN


8th September Friday

08.30 – 09.45   from Hotel to DEREE bus transport


10.00 -11.30                      PARALELL SESSIONS IV



CHAIR: PROF.Frances -Gomez 

  • Global governance through multi-stakeholder deliberation as a driver of inequality.
    Geus John de
  • Meta-governance of multi-stakeholder initiatives: how to institutionalize deliberative democracy?
    Martens Wil, Linden Bastiaan
  • Corporate governance and bank strategy in a financial crisis framework
    Maria – Eleni Agoraki 


CHAIR: Prof J.Filos 

  • Education for leaders’ ethical competence
    Iordanis Kavathatzopoulos
  • Managing Business Ambiguity: The In-transparency of Transparency.
    Vincent Blok
  • Dealing with logic rivalry in professions: a MacIntyre Based approach.
    Vriens Dick, B. Pas, B. van der Linden


CHAIR: Prof.I .Patsioti Deree

  • Dealing with ethical situation: the role of Guilt and Shame for HR manager.
    Benoit Cherré, Igor Volkov, Geneviève Hervieux
  • The willingness managers to be corrupt to achieve organisational goals: A comparative study.
    Segon M., Chris Booth, Jeremy Pearce
  • Ethics of Internal Auditors
    Pappa Evangelia



11:30- 12.00    Coffee Break


12.00 -13.00                       PARALELL SESSIONS V



CHAIR: Prof. Geert Demuinck

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


CHAIR: Prof. Tobias Goosling

  • How should we explain irrational behaviors of the economic actor in the market?
    Prof. Toru Umeda
  • The main contents of my sister’s project (or my old one)
    Veli Varvara – Rapti Nikolitsa


CHAIR: Prof. Filos J.

  • The Power of a Parable
    Jacek Sojka
  • Protection of the Natural and Man-Made Environment and Quality of Life vs Profit and Development without Ethics. Case studies from Greece.
    Richard Lacroix, Dr Eleni Stamatiou 

13.00- 13.45    Closing speeches

13:45                Light Lunch




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)


GELINA KARELLA (Secretary  General EBEN gr BOD)



HELEN PROUTZOU (Graduate  Hellenic Open University)

VARVARA VELI (PhD Candidate)


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

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

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



DEREE -The American College of Greece