Virtue Ethics in Business: Bridging the Interfaces Between Research, Teaching and Practice

2017 Academy of Management Conference Program

Saturday, Aug 5 2017 1:15PM - 3:15PM
at Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Marquis M302
Virtue Ethics in Business: Bridging the Interfaces Between Research, Teaching and Practice

  • No pre-registration is needed. Everyone is welcome.
  • It will also be the launch of the Springer Handbook of Virtue Ethics in Business and Management.

In line with the conference theme “At the Interface”, this PDW seeks to bring together members of the “Virtue Ethics in Business” community of scholars and other interested parties to share experiences and to strategize on how to bridge the gaps often found between research, teaching, and practice. The virtue ethics perspective is especially equipped to face this integration challenge because it is premised on the belief that individual human excellence (areté, the Greek word for “virtue”, meaning “excellence”) goes hand in hand with the excellence of institutions (including firms) and of society as a whole (Moore & Beadle, 2006); a human is thus ethical (or not) as a person in all his or her roles. We would therefore like to work towards realizing the full potential of this ethical, socioeconomic, organizational and political tradition of thought with more than 2000 years of history. The workshop begins with a general introduction to virtue ethics followed by interaction to clarify definitional issues and challenges. Next come three brief presentations focusing on the state of the art of virtue ethics in business applied to and bridging the domains of research, teaching and business engagement. These are followed by moderated roundtables that explore ways to bridge the gaps between research, teaching and practice. The workshop ends with the development of a vision to take the community forward through concrete projects such as grants and special issues. The PDW will be followed by the launch of the “Springer Handbook on Virtue Ethics in Business and Management”.

Organizer: Alejo José G. Sison; U. of Navarra;
Organizer: Dirk C. Moosmayer; The U. of Nottingham, China;
Speaker: Alejo José G. Sison; U. of Navarra;
Speaker: Rafael Eduardo Alcaráz Rodríguez; ITESM;
Speaker: Ignacio Ferrero; U. of Navarra;
Speaker: Germán Scalzo; U. Panamericana, Mexico;
Speaker: Richard S. Roque; SA Capital Limited, Hong Kong;
Speaker: Matthias Huehn; U. of Navarra;
Facilitator: Javier Ignacio Pinto-Garay; U. de los Andes;
Facilitator: Alejo José G. Sison; U. of Navarra;
Facilitator: Ignacio Ferrero; U. of Navarra;
Facilitator: Matthias Huehn; U. of Navarra;
Moderator: Dirk C. Moosmayer; The U. of Nottingham, China;
Distinguished Speaker: Barry Schwartz; Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley;
Speaker: Alicia Hennig; Harbin Institute of Technology at Shenzhen

Place: 
Atlanta
Date: 
Saturday, 5 August, 2017 (All day)
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