FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Warm greetings from SBE! I hope that this is a hopeful time of year for you, as it is for me; with the end of the calendar year drawing into sight, possibilities for the next year begin to rise on the horizon.
First, thank you to everyone who attended, reviewed for, or otherwise contributed to the 2021 SBE Virtual Conference! The conference attracted 220 registered attendees: our sixth-highest total in the past twelve years. Program Chair (now SBE President) Kirsten Martin, and Treasurer Tim Mazur, were persistent and resourceful in organizing a topical and accessible conference in a virtual format. Florian Krause and Joé Trempe-Martineau not only organized the Emerging Scholars program, but also launched the new Junior Scholars Network. Brad Agle again organized his ever-popular teaching workshop.
A long list of Emerging Scholars reviewers and mentors … and awards committee members … made their indispensable contributions to our conference. And dozens of SBE members contributed their scholarship and / or their reviews, to once again comprise a vibrant forum advancing understanding of the issues of our time. You can see the Program of Record, and a list of award winners and finalists, on the conference webpage.
Second, the Call for Papers is now available for the 2022 SBE Annual Conference, August 5-7 in Seattle, Washington. You can find the CfP, a link to book a room at our conference hotel (The Motif), and (starting November 1) links to conference registration and the ScholarOne submission site on the SBE website. Submissions will be due by February 15, 2022. I am eager to see you all again, and enjoy the generative collegiality of the gathered minds of the Society.
Third, nominations are now being accepted for the upcoming election of the next member of the SBE Board of Directors. The elected candidate will serve as an at-large Board member from 2022 to 2023, the Secretary from 2023 to 2024, the Program Chair from 2024 to 2025 (i.e., for the 2025 Annual Conference), the President from 2025 to 2026, and the Immediate Past President from 2026 to 2027. Details of the Board’s responsibilities are established in Articles III and IV of the Society’s bylaws. Current SBE members are invited to submit nominations (including self-nominations) via email to the Executive Director of the Society (that is, myself), at email@example.com. Nominations will be accepted through October 15.
Fourth, SBE is also seeking our next Executive Director and Treasurer. You can see the position announcements posted on the SBE website, and linked from the newsletter below. Please encourage someone you know who would be a good candidate to apply; perhaps you are yourself that person! Expressions of interest are invited via email to the Executive Director of the Society (that is, myself), at firstname.lastname@example.org, and will be accepted through October 15.
Fifth, SBE is furthermore seeking members to serve on a new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) committee, as we consider how we might make SBE more welcoming to more people. The committee will make recommendations to the Board, and take the lead on implementing such recommendations. Current SBE members interested in serving on the DEI committee are invited to send expressions of interest via email to the Executive Director of the Society (that is, myself), at email@example.com, and will be accepted through October 15.
Finally, SBE wants to amplify your media mentions! Please forward any such mentions to firstname.lastname@example.org, and / or tag SBE in your LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook posts, and we will consider amplifying them over SBE media.
I am encouraged to see the people I know from SBE cited, quoted, published, interviewed, recognized, appointed, elected, and otherwise taken note of, in more places than I can count, in more languages than I can read. This is indeed a learned society, and I look forward to seeing and hearing you all in the months to come.
Best Regards – Jason
Dr. Jason M. Stansbury
Executive Director, Society for Business Ethics
James and Judith Chambery Chair for the Study of Ethics in Business
Associate Professor of Business