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Call for Paper EURAM 2019, Lisbona - Track T01_07 Philosophy in business ethics. Roots and paradigms for interpreting behaviours

  • 1.  Call for Paper EURAM 2019, Lisbona - Track T01_07 Philosophy in business ethics. Roots and paradigms for interpreting behaviours

    Posted 11-08-2018 18:04
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    Dear Colleagues,

    We are delighted to invite you to submit your paper to the track "01_07 - Philosophy in business ethics. Roots and paradigms for interpreting behaviours" in the B4S SIG presented at the European Academy of Management 2019 (Lisbona, 26-28th June).

    Kind regards

    Massimiliano M. Pellegrini

    Ph.D., MSc, BSc, FHEA

    Qualified Associate Professor in Organizational studies and Entrepreneurship

    Track coordinator in Entrepreneurship, MSc in Business Administration 

    Via Columbia 2, 00133 Roma

    University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy

    Past Chair of the Entrepreneurship Strategic Interest Group

    European Academy of Management - EURAM


    Massimiliano Pellegrini, University of Rome "Tor Vergata"; Guglielmo Faldetta, Kore University of Enna; Ignacio Ferrero, Universidad de Navarra; Edorardo Mollona, University of Bologna

    Long description:

    Even though there is a wide interest in business ethics, corporate social responsibility, and social issues for management, the actual debate often misses to reflect upon the normative aspect and the philosophical foundations of managerial behaviours. Academics and practitioners often discuss about the moral aspect of management and business actions, but they often lack a deeper moral reflection. Different approaches and interpretations of the meaning of moral behaviours should find deeper and well founded justifications by reflecting on different philosophical approaches for interpreting business and managerial behaviours.

    The call for a deeper reflection on the philosophical foundations of business ethics can raise many research questions, such as: What is the relation between business ethics and philosophy of management? What is the nature of the firm by a philosophical point of view? How different philosophical approaches can influence managers' behaviours? What is the role of corporations in society from a political philosophy point of view? What philosophy can say about the need for diversity management in organizations? What is the philosophical justification for corporate responsibility for environmental sustainability? How to manage the tension between the need for universal ethical principles and the need for taking into account cultural differences? If we accept ethical relativism and moral disagreement, may corporations cope with such a challenge though procedure and rules?

    The topic addresses all aspects of the philosophical foundations of management and business, both in theory and in practice. We welcome any kind of study that successfully applies and adopts philosophical paradigms and theories belonging to the field of philosophy to explain, interpret, and hopefully impact ethical behaviours in management and business. We are looking for novel or established approaches that can create more synergies between philosophical studies and managerial disciplines. We encourage scholars to identify and discuss both conflicts and agreement about philosophical foundations of managerial and business actions and behaviours. Both in terms of theoretical paradigms and methods of analysis employed we are open to a broad range of sub-topics, such as:

    • Consequential vs. Non-consequential Ethics;
    • Virtue Ethics
    • Realism and Pragmatism
    • Social and Political Philosophy in Management
    • Justification for corporate political activity
    • Ancient Philosophies and Management
    • Continental Philosophy and Management
    • Business and Human Rights
    • Philosophies of Diversity
    • Philosophy of Innovation
    • Organizational Aesthetics
    • Non-Western traditions (e.g. Taoism, Confucianism, Hinduism and Buddhism spiritualism)
    • Artificial Intelligence and business: philosophical critics and issues

    Keywords: Business ethics; Philosophy; Philosophy of management; Philosophical paradigms

    Possible Publication Outlets:

    Journal of Business Ethics

    Business Ethics: A European Review


    For more information contact:

    Massimiliano M. Pellegrini massimiliano.pellegrini@uniroma2.it

     or visit the EURAM B4S SIG website  

    Key Dates:

    Deadline for Paper Submission: 15 January 2019 (2 pm Belgian time)

    Notification of Acceptance: 20 March 2019

    Early Bird Registration Deadline: 18 April 2019

    Conference: 26-28 June 2019

    Massimiliano Pellegrini
    University of Rome "Tor Vergata"



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