Call for Papers: Ethical Implications for Business and Society of a Post-COVID Recovery - IVBEC 2022

Starts:  Oct 20, 2022 09:00 (ET)
Ends:  Oct 22, 2022 17:00 (ET)

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE THEME: Ethical Implications for Business and Society of a Post-COVID Recovery: Challenges, Opportunities and Impact

October 20-22, 2022 – Virtual Event


Hosted by St. John’s University & the Center for Global Business Stewardship, and co-sponsored by: DePaul University, Niagara University and Dublin City University

With the prospect of a post-pandemic recovery, questions are emerging around how we shape that recovery, and how we might reinvent the ways in which we conduct work, address societal ills and favor marginalized populations, all while respecting the norms of behavior that constitute an ethical society. While the pandemic has brought with it unprecedented challenges for our era, it has also served as a much-needed wake-up call to more directly tackle the seemingly intractable problems that fray the corners of the fabric of a civil society.

We focus the theme of the conference on the ethical effects of the Post-COVID recovery on markets, workers, consumers, and educators including, but not limited to issues related to: health and well-being; the Great Resignation; economic freefall or economic rebound; climate change; social justice and equity; human dignity; and, the common good. Keynote addresses by leaders of industry, higher education and NGOs, along with academic paper sessions and paper development workshops will be used to spur discussion amongst conference participants on critical ethical issues stemming from our experience of the post-pandemic age, which creates both challenges and opportunities for business and society.



We encourage proposals from academics, business professionals and young scholars that relate to the role that the pandemic has played in urging a just transformation of social systems in its wake, and recognizing the fundamental ethical questions that surface in effecting change. We also welcome proposals on broader ethical topics from scholars who have an interest in and commitment to the study and discussion of business and professional ethics.

We require a two to three-page proposal (Word or PDF formats) that may include one of the following:

  • An empirical, theoretical or pedagogical research paper, including meta-analytic approaches to understanding knowledge in the field;
  • A practical case study;
  • An emerging pedagogical approach to bringing questions of post-pandemic recovery to the classroom;
  • A panel session or symposium featuring business, NFP, and/or academic leaders who would discuss problems and challenges in fashioning policy responses to the pandemic and post-pandemic recovery


All submissions must indicate whether they are “Abstract only”, or “Full” papers, i.e., with an intention to submit a full paper to be considered for the “Patrick Primeaux Best Paper Award” by the designated deadline. Final proposals for inclusion in the conference will be selected through a blind referee process based on the quality of the submission and its relation to the broader theme of the conference. Authors must abide by the “rule of two”.



Following the conference, participants will be invited to submit finalized papers for publication consideration in the Review of Business, the Journal of Vincentian Social Action or the Journal of Religion and Business Ethics.



Abstract Proposals due*: June 15, 2022

Decision Date: July 15, 2022

Submission of Full Papers for Patrick Primeaux Best Paper Award: August 1, 2022

Registration and payment due: September 15, 2022

Conference Dates: October 20 – 22, 2022

Digital Proceedings Submission Due: November 16, 2022

Registration Fee: $50.00 (students with valid ID $25.00)

*E-mail Paper proposals/abstracts to

For questions, please email: (preferred)

Or call Victoria Shoaf at: 718-990-6459 or Linda Sama at: 718-990-7323

Further details on conference registration and highlights will be found at the IVBEC2022 website (under construction). We will send out an announcement when the website is live.



This conference was conceived as a natural extension of the basic mission and values of those institutions which share a commitment to the vision of St. Vincent de Paul and his dedication to education and service. Now celebrating its 29th Anniversary, IVBEC seeks to promote business ethics through excellence in academic research and the practical application of that research to business situations. The Vincentian Universities - DePaul, Niagara, St. John’s, and Dublin City University -- in conjunction with the Center for Global Business Stewardship (CGBS) at the Peter J. Tobin College of Business, St. John’s University -- join together to sponsor the IVBEC 2022 conference.


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