Month: January 2021

Letter from the Executive Director

Letter from the Executive Director | January 2021

From the Executive Director: Happy New Year, SBE!  2021 is off to a fast start, with several big announcements.  You will see more information on each of these in this newsletter, but I want to call your attention to a few items of particular note. First, SBE has opted to take our 2021 conference online.  […]

Conferences, Letter from the Executive Director

2021 Conference to be Held Virtually

Dear SBE Members and Friends, In light of the Academy of Management’s decision to take their own 2021 conference online rather than host it in Philadelphia, the budgetary challenges facing many of our institutions, and most importantly, the health and logistical risks posed by the ongoing pandemic, SBE has opted not to meet in person […]

Member News

Open Educational Resource: Making Choices in Online “Mini-Simulations”

“What would you do if your boss asked you to fudge the numbers in a report?” “What would you do if a colleague revealed they were lying to customers about product?” “What would you do if asked whether your company should install new, expensive pollution-abatement technology?” These sorts of questions are common in ethics and […]

Calls for Papers

Contesting Social Responsibilities of Business: Experiences in Context

Human Relations Special Issue Call for Papers Contesting Social Responsibilities of Business: Experiences in Context DEADLINE: 28 February 2022 Guest Editors Premilla D’Cruz, Nolywé Delannon, Lauren McCarthy, Arno Kourula, Jeremy Moon and Laura J. Spence Human Relations Associate Editor Jean-Pascal Gond INTRODUCTION The last decade has been marked by massive contestations related to the social responsibilities of […]


Workshop on Teaching Professional Ethics through Experiential Learning: The Georgetown Approach

June 2-3, 2021 | Virtual Workshop Teaching business ethics in an effective way presents a difficult challenge. Courses that focus on abstract philosophical ethics employ terminology and methodology that are not familiar to most business students. Yet courses that employ the strictly empirical methodology of the social sciences lack a truly normative core. Further, learning […]

Member News

Preethi Misha Successfully Defends PhD at Nottingham Business School

Preethi Misha, Society for Business Ethics member and Emerging Scholar and Founders’ award recipient (2018) successfully defended her PhD on November 20, 2020 at Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University. Dr. Misha’s PhD explored how unethical leadership trickles down from the top to the lower levels of the hierarchy. The dissertation consisted of two studies. The first […]

Member News

Introducing Tae Wan Kim, New Member of the Board of Directors

Congratulations to our newest member of the board of directors, Tae Wan Kim, associate professor at Carnegie-Mellon University. Tae Wan joined the Society in 2007, during his PhD program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. He was one of our Emerging Scholars in 2010, and has presented his work at our annual meetings every year […]

Member News

“ROTTEN” by Marc J. Epstein and Kirk O. Hanson

“ROTTEN: Why Corporate Misconduct Continues and What to Do About It” by Marc J. Epstein and Kirk O. Hanson Published January 2021 Marc J. Epstein and Kirk O. Hanson, Rotten: Why Corporate Misconduct Continues and What to Do About It, Lanark Press, Los Altos, CA, 2021.   Rotten is an “insiders’ account” of failed efforts […]

Member News

Gazi Islam named co-Editor-in-Chief at the Journal of Business Ethics

Springer Nature and the Editors-in-Chief of the journal are delighted to announce that Gazi Islam has been appointed as Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Business Ethics effective 1 January 2021. He replaces Ed Freeman who is stepping down at the end of 2020 after a five-year tenure and joins incumbent Co-editor-in-Chief Michelle Greenwood. Gazi is Professor […]

Calls for Papers

SBE Best Dissertation Award: Call for Submissions

SOCIETY FOR BUSINESS ETHICS BEST DISSERTATION AWARD Submissions due May 1, 2021   The Society for Business Ethics (SBE; is soliciting abstracts for dissertations completed between May 1, 2020, and April 30, 2021, to be considered for SBE’s Best Dissertation Award 2021. While dissertations must focus on business ethics, work from any academic discipline is welcome. The purpose of the award is to recognize the dissertation that, in the […]