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The Society for Business Ethics is soliciting abstracts for dissertations completed between May 1, 2018, and April 30, 2019, to be considered for SBE’s Best Dissertation Award 2019. While dissertations must focus on business ethics, work from all disciplines is welcome. The purpose of the award is to recognize the dissertation that, in the judgment of the committee, most clearly demonstrates the potential to contribute to substantial advances in business ethics research and practice.


Those wishing to be considered for the award should submit a 10-page abstract. Prior candidates for the award are not eligible for reconsideration. From among the abstracts, three finalists will be selected and asked to submit full-length dissertations. The award winner will be announced at SBE’s Annual Meeting in August.


A complete submission will include these 3 separate attachments, all in PDF format without any identifying information in the source file:


  • (1) An abstract of not more than 10 double-spaced pages of text (including tables, figures, and appendices), standard margins throughout, Times New Roman 12-point or similar font.  (Any references provided can be in addition to the 10 pages of text.)  The author’s name, the advisor’s name, and the university’s name should not be mentioned anywhere in the abstract.
  • (2) A copy of the signature page, with university name, signatures, and date of completion, or similar official evidence of the date of completion.
  • (3) A title page with the author’s current mailing address, telephone number, fax number, and email address.  The title page must be sent as a separate file from the abstract.


Please note that the committee welcomes a variety of research approaches, including, for example, normative/philosophical and social science/empirical.


Submissions are due May 15, 2019, and should be sent to:


Dr. Celia Moore, Associate Professor, Management and Technology, Bocconi University, Milan

Chair, Society for Business Ethics Best Dissertation Award Committee