Fourth Conference on International Corporate Responsibility

16-18 November 2008

Sponsored by:
The Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development and
The Carnegie Bosch Institute for Applied Studies in International Management, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh

Hosted by:
Carnegie Mellon University – Qatar Campus and
The Center for International Corporate Responsibility, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh

Call for Papers
The Qatar Foundation and the Carnegie Bosch Institute solicit papers for a conference on International Corporate Responsibility to be held in Doha, Qatar. The conference is based on the theme that responsible business decisions today must take a global view that is sensitive to political, economic and cultural differences. The number of participants is kept small, to encourage lively discussion. Accepted papers are published in a proceedings book and presented (in summary form) by the authors in plenary sessions. A diversity of views and countries of origin is sought in the selection process.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • international codes of business conduct
  • respecting cultural assumptions and practices
  • defining and coping with corruption
  • reconciling relationship-based practices with Western-style transparency
  • marketing of harmful products
  • substandard labor practices
  • arms manufacture
  • intellectual property
  • gene prospecting
  • environmental issues
  • gender issues
  • human rights issues
  • the meaning and consequences of “economic development”
  • the global AIDS epidemic and other health issues
  • the role of the World Trade Organization and similar bodies
  • impact of international business on local cultures
  • instability of the global financial system
  • Western domination of media and popular culture
  • Three-page extended abstracts in English may be submitted by 15 June 2008. Abstracts should be submitted electronically if possible and otherwise in hard copy. Notification of acceptance will be made by 15 July 2008, and completed papers in English are due by 1 November 2008. Each invited participate will receive an allowance to cover expenses, plus waiver of the registration fee.

    Colleagues who do not wish to give a talk are also invited to attend. A registration fee will be assessed to cover conference expenses. Details may be found at the web site below.

    John Hooker, Jerome T. Holleran Professor of Business Ethics and Social Responsibility, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University

    Peter Madsen, Distinguished Service Professor for Ethics and Social Responsibility, Carnegie Mellon University

    Mohamed Dobashi, Associate Dean and Chief Operating Officer, Carnegie Mellon University – Qatar,

    Please send abstracts to:
    Bianca van Zundert
    Program Coordinator EECP
    Carnegie Mellon University – Qatar

    Conference web site:

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