6th Annual Australasian Business Ethics Network (ABEN) Symposium

By May 9, 2016 News, Updates


Griffith University, Southbank, Brisbane December 5 and 6, 2016.

Supported by Griffith University – Griffith Centre for Sustainable Enterprise and International Business and Asian Studies Department

Brisbane, December 5 and 6, 2016.


Abstract and Full Paper Submission Deadline: 31 July 2016.

Submissions are now being invited for the 6th annual ABEN Symposium on Business Ethics (www.aben.org.au). The conference will begin on the evening of 4 December with a meet and greet. Sessions for the delivery of papers will run on the 5th and 6th of December.

The ABEN conference brings academics, critics and practitioners together to discuss and debate the nature, intent, effects and futures of business ethics in Australasia and beyond. It is a key forum in the region for reflective, engaged and philosophical work on business ethics. The location for this year’s conference is at Griffith University. The conference is linked with publication opportunities in business ethics and is very inclusive. We welcome submissions that explore business ethics from a range of theoretical, empirical and practical positions and perspectives.

This year, the theme is Business Ethics Theory in Practice. We are seeking to promote the link between theoretical developments in ethics and their application to a broad array of practical contexts. We thus invite papers that aim to articulate new approaches to moral judgments in business practice here and now, in globalized and diverse contexts. We also encourage the submission of papers that question, critique, support or encourage the role that businesses can or do play in making a genuine positive difference to sustainability and the reduction of human and social suffering.

The ABEN conference is taking place before the ANZAM Conference 2016, which is being held in Brisbane from 6 to 9 December (http://www.anzam.org/).

If you wish to make a submission for presentation at the ABEN Conference, please send a 500-word abstract, as an email attachment, to Heather Stewart at ABEN2016@griffith.edu.au by 31 July 2016. Full papers may also be submitted, to be peer reviewed, if required by your funding institution.

Registration for the conference is $A320 (registering before 30 September) and $A400 (registering after 30 September) for salaried persons; and $A220 (before 30 September) and $A300 (after 30 September) for those who are non-salaried. To register click on the following link: ABEN conference registration

If you wish to become an ABEN member, please visit www.aben.org.au or contact Rob Macklin (rob.macklin@utas.edu.au) or Cristina Neesham (cneesham@swin.edu.au).


Kind regards

Heather Stewart

On behalf of the ABEN 2016 Conference Organising Committee:

Heather Stewart (Griffith University)

Rob Macklin (University of Tasmania)

Wes Hamilton-Jessop (University of Sydney)