The "Olympics of Business Ethics"
The ISBEE World Congress is often referred to as the "Olympics of Business Ethics" and attracts leading scholars and practitioners from around the world to examine comparative approaches to some of the most pressing ethical issues facing businesses and their stakeholders. It has been held every fourth year from 1996 in a location chosen not only for its practical accessibility but also its strategic importance to the global economy: 1996 in Tokyo, Japan, 2000 in São Paulo, Brazil, 2004 in Melbourne, Australia, 2008 in Cape Town, South Africa, and 2012 in Warsaw, Poland. In 2016, from July 13-16, the Sixth ISBEE World Congress will be hosted in Shanghai, China by the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (SASS) and its Center for Business Ethics Studies, and co-hosted by the Antai College of Economics and Management at Shanghai Jiaotong University, China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) and other organizations.
Scholars and other experts from around the world are invited to submit paper and panel abstracts that address the theme, "Ethics, Innovation, and Well-Being in Business and the Economy." (Please see below for further information on the World Congress theme.) The World Congress language is English; however, the plenary sessions will be in English and Chinese (Mandarin), with translation devices available. The abstracts will be peer-reviewed for relevance and rigor.
English-language submissions should be sent electronically to: email@example.com
Chinese-language submissions should be sent electronically to: firstname.lastname@example.org
November 15, 2015: Deadline for abstract submissions (500-1500 words)
January, 2016: Confirmation of acceptance to present at the ISBEE World Congress
May 15, 2016: Full papers expected
July 13-16, 2016: Sixth ISBEE World Congress
The following details are valid for both abstracts and full papers:
Electronic submission only. The text of all abstracts / papers must be double spaced. Abstracts should be 500-1,500 words. Full paper should be a maximum of 6,000 words. Abstracts/papers must have all these elements in order: Title / Summary / Keyword list / Body / References / Endnotes (if any). All tables and figures must be on separate pages at the end, numbered and with captions. In the main text of the summary / paper, all tables and figures must be referred to, and all must have call-outs [e.g: Figure 1 about here].
The accepted abstracts may be available on the Congress website, which can be accessed through ISBEE's website, www.isbee.org. A selection of best papers presented at the Congress may be published in ISBEE-branded publications.
The World Congress theme is Ethics, Innovation, and Well-Being in Business and the Economy and includes the sub-themes below. Further exploration of the theme is available at this LINK:
Concepts and metrics of "ethical innovation"
Key criteria for ethical innovation in business and the economy
Multiple forms of innovation in the workplace, of products and services, in dealing with resources
Under what conditions is the destruction of jobs through innovation (e.g., moving jobs overseas) unethical?
Under what conditions is environmental degradation through innovation (e.g., fracking) ethical acceptable?
Ethical assessments of innovation in information technology
Is hacking for the public interest ethically justified?
Ethical assessments of innovation in financial services
Under what conditions can innovative financial products strengthen the real economy?
Managerial responsibilities in evaluating product and process innovation
Ethical responsibilities of multinational corporation for driving innovation globally
Ethical duties of governments to promote innovation for public goods
Types of business engaging in "ethical innovation"
New economic or production systems, managerial systems/structures, and/or legal corporate structures which might prove to be most ethically innovative
New economic/cultural business movements which qualify as ethically innovative
Role of the humanities and religions to make innovation more ethical – if so, how exactly?
Innovation in business ethics research
Innovative business ethics teaching formats and methods
New directions in the philosophy of well-being and their implications for business
Human rights and well-being: conflicting demands/responsibilities for business?
Balancing present well-being with justice for future generations (i.e., sustainability)
Innovation in global poverty alleviation
Innovation in viable (or profitable) environmental sustainability
Ecological sustainability and business innovation