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Society for Business Ethics 2024 Best Dissertation Award

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Submissions due May 1, 2024

The Society for Business Ethics (SBE; is soliciting abstracts for dissertations completed between May 1, 2023, and April 30, 2024, to be considered for SBE’s Best Dissertation Award 2024. 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 judgment of the committee, most clearly demonstrates the potential to contribute to substantial advances in business ethics research and practice. Recent winners of the award have focused on topics such as diversity in education, strategic questions around CSR, and the normative implications of monetary systems.

Those wishing to be considered for the award should submit a 10-page abstract. 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:

  • An abstract of not more than 10 double-spaced pages of text (including references, tables, figures, and appendices), standard margins throughout, Times New Roman 12-point or similar font. The author’s name, the advisor’s name, and the university’s name should not be mentioned anywhere in the abstract.
  • A copy of the signature page, with university name, signatures, and date of completion, or similar official evidence of the date of completion of the dissertation.
  • 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 1, 2024, and should be sent to:
Dr. Hannah Trittin-Ulbrich
Chair, Society for Business Ethics Best Dissertation Award Committee
Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany