Denis Arnold

Presidential Award for Service

George Brenkert

Presidential Award for Scholarly Achievement

The 2020 Annual Conference

Monday, August 3 – Friday, August 7, 2020

Thank you to all who attended the 2020 virtual conference. We enjoyed 80 concurrent papers, panels, or posters, submitted from 5 continents. We also celebrated 40 years of the Society for Business Ethics!

Although this year’s conference was held virtually, members were still able to engage one another in research, discussion, and community.


Future Conferences

Save the date for upcoming conferences!

2021 – July 30-August 1 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
2022 – August 5-7 in Seattle, Washington, USA



Thank You

Best Conference Paper Award Committee
Joanne B. Ciulla*, Rutgers University
Rosemarie Monge, University of St. Thomas
Sareh Pouryousefi, Ryerson University

Best Dissertation Award Committee
Ryan Fehr, University of Washington
Kendy Hess, College of the Holy Cross
Chris MacDonald*, Ryerson University
Emilio Marti, Erasmus University

BEQ Outstanding Article Award Committee
Jerry Goodstein, Washington State University (Emeritus)
Kelly Martin, Colorado State University
Juliane Reinecke, King’s College London

Presidential Achievement Award Committee (Service + Scholarship)
Bruce Barry, Vanderbilt University
Jeff Frooman, University of New Brunswick
Kirsten Martin, University of Notre Dame
Jeff Moriarty*, Bentley University
Alejo José G. Sison, University of Navarra
Danielle Warren, Rutgers University

Emerging Scholars Program Reviewers
Kendy Hess, College of the Holy Cross
Judith Schrempf-Stirling, University of Geneva

The Society for Business Ethics would also like to thank Florian Krause and Joé T. Martineau for leading the Emerging Scholars Program, and all the Emerging Scholars mentors who generously donated their time and expertise.

*Committee Chairs

Keynote Speaker

Scott Spencer

Making the Ugly Calls: How Google Approaches the Question of What Ads Are Allowed

Scott Spencer, Vice President of Product Management – Ads Privacy & Safety, Google


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Best Conference Paper Award of 2020


Julian Jonker, University of Pennsylvania
Price, Risk, and Exploitation


Lily Morse, West Virginia University,
Mike H. Teodorescu, Boston College,
Yazeed Awwad, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
Gerald Kane, Boston College
A Framework for Managing Fairer Machine Learning in Organizations


Miguel Alzola, Fordham University
The Best Argument for Corporate Character


Best Dissertation Award of 2020


Tania Jain, PhD, Saïd School of Business, Oxford University
Classroom Classism: Deconstructing Diversity Resistance in an Educational Organisation


Jihyeon Kim, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Amorality and Morality Penalties in Selection Decisions


Karim Ginena, University of Virginia
Exploring Right-Vs-Right Ethical Dilemmas: How Firefighters Experience and Manage Loyalty Tensions

BEQ Outstanding Article Award of 2019


Santiago Mejia
Weeding Out Flawed Versions of Shareholder Primacy: A Reflection on the Moral Obligations That Carry Over from Principals to Agents
BEQ 29(4), 519-544.


Robert C. Hughes
Paying People to Risk Life or Limb
BEQ 29(3), 295-316.


Vivek Soundararajan, Jill A. Brown, and Andrew C. Wicks
Can Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives Improve Global Supply Chains? Improving Deliberative Capacity with a Stakeholder Orientation
BEQ 29(3), 51-69.

BEQ Outstanding Reviewer Award 2020


Niki den Nieuwenboer, University of Kansas