Submissions are now invited for the 8th Annual ABEN Conference on Business Ethics, to be hosted by Massey University at their Albany campus in Auckland, New Zealand.

The theme for this year’s conference is Ethics and Sustainability in the Age of Disruption. A range of technological and organisational changes in recent years have significantly disrupted, and continue to disrupt existing ways of doing business around the world. While it could be argued that not all new technologies and innovations are disruptive, they can be beneficial in the long term and require creativity, initiative and objectivity. We consider the implications that such disruption has on efforts to promote ethics and sustainability within the business sphere, as well as how the imperatives of ethics and sustainability can themselves disrupt existing business practices.

We also welcome papers on broader topics, whether theoretical or empirical, including (but not limited to):

  • Maori and Indigenous ethics
  • Corporate social responsibility, sustainability, and irresponsibility
  • Artificial intelligence, disruptive technology and ethics
  • Managerial ethics
  • Critical business ethics
  • Business ethics education
  • Ethics in human resource management
  • Ethics of care (vs. ethics of justice)
  • Leadership and ethics


  • Marketing ethics
  • Religiosity, spirituality, and ethnicity
  • Accounting ethics
  • Business law and ethics
  • Ethics in finance
  • Complexity and complex adaptive systems
  • Managing wicked problems
  • Emergence vs. evolution
  • Knowledge-based organising

If you wish to make a submission for presentation at the ABEN Conference, please submit a 500-word abstract by 30 September 2018. Full papers may also be submitted, to be peer reviewed if required by your funding institution.

Papers and abstracts can be submitted by email to Associate Professor Gabriel Eweje at g [dot] eweje [at] massey [dot] ac [dot] nz.


Key Dates

Call for Papers – closed
Registration – closes 22 November 2018
Deadline for Submission of Papers – 30 September, 2018
Notification of Accepted Papers – 21 October, 2018
Early Bird Registration Closes – 12 November, 2018
Deadline for Presenters to Register – 12 November, 2018

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