12 – 14 June 2014, European School of Management and Technology, Berlin, Germany
Business Ethics in a European Perspective
A Case for Unity in Diversity?
The German Network for Business Ethics (DNWE) is organising the annual conference for its European umbrella organisation (The European Business Ethics Network – EBEN). The conference will take place in Berlin from 12-14 June 2014; at the same time the DNWE will hold its annual meeting. Cooperation partner and venue of the event is ESMT European School of Management and Technology, located in the former headquarters of State Council of the GDR at Schlossplatz 1.
EBEN and its annual conference bring together academics from almost all European countries and also from beyond Europe. With its annual meetings the DNWE addresses practitioners from companies, associations, NGOs, political institutions and from the media. We expect participants from all continents, among them decision makers from the world of business, as well as multipliers from science and teaching.
At a time when the European project is facing big challenges, the EBEN Annual Conference 2014 will put questions related to economy and business ethics in a European perspective.
The economy has been the central driving force in the successful legal and economic EU integration process. What role should companies and other players take in further strengthening the cultural, social and economic integration process – if this is really desirable? What is Europe’s part in the creation of global standards in business and culture? Does a “Cultural Europe” already exist, one that influences approaches and action of European stakeholders on the world stage more than they are aware?
The question of unity and historically influenced diversity, natural in politics, has not yet been integrated in a total concept in the field of business ethics. Many questions are being discussed with no regard to the European dimension, focusing either only on the regional and national economy or on global economic relations. The EBEN Annual Conference will emphasize European topics, taking into account that the conference will be held directly following the election of the European Parliament.
Call for Papers – Special Tracks – Doctoral Academy
In order to deal with a. m. and many other questions interlinked with the ethical implications of the European unification process and its current ethical challenges, the major aim of the EBEN annual conference 2014 is to look critically at recent developments in the field of business ethics both from a theoretical and a practitioners’ perspective. We will highly value contributions which open up a new perspective on CSR and that foster critical discussion on this topic.
The detailed Call for Papers can be found here.
More information can be found here.