EBEN Annual Conference

2019 EBEN 32nd Annual Conference: The enterprise at the service of society in the 21st century

XXVII Congreso EBEN España: La empresa al servicio de la sociedad en el siglo XXI - Doctoral Workshop /Seminario de doctorandos

Dates: june, 12-14

Place: Salón de Actos, Universidad Católica de Valencia

Sede de Santa Úrsula

Carrer de Guillem de Castro, 94, 46001 València


E-mail: ebenac2019@gmail.com

Deadline for submissions has been extended to March 1


EBEN Annual Conference wishes to contribute to the field of Business Ethics, a unique academic field that, through multiple methodologies, aspires to contribute to addressing current challenges of our economic and social contexts. This Conference takes place as an international and interdisciplinary academic event that aims at high standards of academic rigor and also at a deep impact on responsible business practices.

Under the event title “The enterprise at the service of society”, this edition welcomes papers focused on the actual role of enterprises and public administrations as services (mainly regarding their ethical dimension and social responsibility) from a wide range of scientific perspectives: philosophy and theology, empirical social sciences, law and regulation, humanistic studies such as history and the arts, among others. The vocation of service is, self-evidently, rooted at the very core of the mere idea of public administration. Regarding the enterprise, at one time it was believed that assuring the profits for a firm was virtually the only responsibility of management, and all the firm’s activities should be directed toward this goal. But in recent times it is accepted that, without diminishing the importance of the profit, the enterprise has a broader role and responsibility towards society in general. “Society” here includes all groups or individuals with whom the firm has relationships, including the employees, stock-holders, customers, the community in which the enterprise is located and the larger community in which the firm operates.

In that way the topics addressed in the EBEN sessions in Viena and Tillburgin 2018 are continued: the challenge to re-invent capitalism harmonizing business and ethical approach in order to offer a service to society. The chosen topic for this occasion is also consistent with EBEN core values: to promote ethics and excellence in businesses, to increase awareness about ethical challenges in the global market­place and to enable dialogue on the role of business in society. We expect to contribute to building a new vision of service that places the centrality of the human being at the core of the definition and practice of the public and private service, as well as the centrality of service for the integral development of societies.

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Call for papers - general

We seek contributions that discuss the role of enterprises and Public administrations as service to the society from different theoretical perspectives, research approaches and in different empirical contexts. Besides, we invite practitioners to present current cases of challenges as well as best practices of business life.

We invite contributions to this debate that deal, amongst others, with the following issues:


1. Ethicalchallenges in strategicmanagement: new models and new realities in leadership

2. Social responsibility and persons

3. Human Rights at theenterprise

4. Foundations of businessethics

5. Humanizationfactors at theenterprise: themeaning of work in the 4th Industrial Revolution

6. Antidotesagainstcorruption

7. Reinvention and innovation

8. Public service and Administration

9. The legacy of Caritas in veritate

10. Experiences of teaching Business Ethics

11. Ethics and tourism, ethics and education

12. Ethics in accounting finance and banking


EBEN members are kindly invited to submit contributions about any area of Business Ethics and special tracks proposals.


Official languages: English and Spanish (English preferred)

The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 1st March 2019.


Special Issue

Full papers submitted within the deadline of May 1 2019 and presented at the Conference, may be considered for a Special Issue of Business Ethics: A European Review.

Authors who may wish their papers to be considered will submit their full papers by May 1 to the following e-mail address: ebenac2019@gmail.com

The papers will be subject to review by the academic committee of the Conference. Authors of selected papers will be invited to prepare a definitive version for submission for the Special Issue. Invitation will not amount to an acceptation for publication. These submissions will be subject to the ordinary review process of the Journal, at which time they could be rejected if found of insufficient scientific quality.  


Call for papers – Doctoral Workshop

Doctoral students are invited to submit an application for the participation in the Doctoral Workshop to be held in conjunction with EBEN AC 2019.  During the Workshop, doctoral students will be invited to share their current dissertation work-in-progress with their peers and with an international panel of research mentors invited to take part in the Workshop.

Prof. MarjoSiltaoja, (University of Jyväskylä School of Business and Ecnomics; member of the EBEN Ex-Com) will coordinate the workshop.

Deadline for submissions has been extended to March 1,2019


Key Dates

·                    01.02.2019: Submission of abstracts

·                    15.03.2019: Notification of acceptance

·                    30.03.2019: Start registrations

·                    01.05 2019: Full papersubmission

·                    01.05.2019: Deadline of EarlyBirdRegistration

·                    01.06.2019: Registrationdeadline

·                    12.-14.06.2019: 32nd EBEN AnnualConference / XXVIII Congreso EBEN España