“Ethics and Sustainability in the Age of Disruption”

We are pleased to announce that the 2018 ABEN conference will be held in Auckland, New Zealand from 9-11 December 2018, hosted by the School of Management (Albany Campus), Massey Business School, Massey University.

The ABEN Doctoral Workshop will be held on 9 December 2018 at Massay Business School prior to the Conference Proceedings.

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 conference will begin on the afternoon of 9 December 2018 with a Doctoral Workshop, followed by a Welcome Reception for all participants. Sessions for the delivery of papers at the 8th Annual ABEN Conference will be held on 10 and 11 December 2018.

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 31 August 2018. Full papers may also be submitted, to be peer reviewed if required by your funding institution.

Please submit your abstract and papers by email to Associate Professor Gabriel Eweje at g.eweje@massey.ac.nz. For key dates and registration fees, please click here.

To register for the conference, please click here.


ABEN Doctoral Workshop

The 8th ABEN Conference will start with a dedicated workshop for Ph.D. students, on the afternoon of 9 December 2018. Regardless of the stage of candidature, Ph.D. Candidates can expect to benefit from this professional development activity by discussing their work and trajectories for their development with experienced scholars in their field, as well as by networking with fellow candidates. Places for the workshop are limited and pre-registration is essential. Please contact Dr Julia Benkert at jbenkert@swin.edu.au with any queries or to register for the workshop.

We encourage all eligible PhD candidates and early career researchers to consider applying for the Jan Schapper Scholarship in Critical Business Ethics. For further details on the scholarship, please click here.


Important note on accommodation and transport

Auckland has become a popular travel destination, and December is peak tourism season, meaning that accommodation and transport options may book out ahead of season. Please take this into account when planning your travels and consider booking early. For accommodation options near Massey University and transport please click here to retrieve the travel guide.


Contact us

For all enquiries regarding registration or submission of papers, please contact Associate Professor Gabriel Eweje (G.Eweje@massey.ac.nz).

On behalf of the ABEN 2018 Conference Organising Committee:

  • Associate Professor Gabriel Eweje (Massey University)
  • Dr Andrew West (Queensland University of Technology)
  • Dr Heather Stewart (Griffith University)
  • Dr Julia Benkert (Swinburne University)

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