Pedro Arrupe Center for Business Ethics

Fellowship Opportunities: Professional Development Conference Announcements and Research Calls for Papers and Cases

This page lists both calls for papers for possible Arrupe Center Research Fellowships and for Professional Development Fellowship conference opportunities. Listed here are recommended seminars and conferences for which you can apply as an Arrupe Center Development Fellow; however, other conferences in which you may be interested are also eligible for consideration.

Presentations and/or papers at conferences are encouraged, but not required. The point of undertaking a Professional Development Fellowship is to learn about ethics and to integrate your learning's into your teaching and research. To apply for an Arrupe Professional Development Fellowship, click here to locate the specific fellowship guidelines and the application.

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Call for Submission: Society for Business Ethics Annual Meeting

We accept four types of submissions: scholarly papers, panels proposals, workshop proposals, and emerging scholar proposals. If you have questions or suggestions regarding the program please contact the Program Chair, Bryan Husted: Submit electronic copies of your paper or proposal, or worshop proposal at the following website: Only electronic submissions submitted at this website will be considered.

1) Paper Submissions: Papers should be double-spaced and use 12-point Times New Roman (or similar) type, and should be no longer than 30 pages (double-spaced). The manuscript itself must be suitable for blind review (prepared without a title page or any author identifying information in the text or notes). Authors should prepare a separate title page listing full contact information for all authors. The manuscript body and title page should be submitted as two separate documents. The first page of the manuscript should include the title and an abstract (abstracts must not exceed 150 words). Cover pages must also include the three-letter code based on the categories listed below.
2) Panel Submissions : These are thematically organized sessions intended to advance theoretical understanding, analyze the implications of recent business activity or public policy developments, or provide pedgogical guidance. Submissions should be in the range of three to six pages and should identify the chair and all proposed participants by name, address, phone number, and email address. Panel proposals should include a title, a clear statement indicating the rationale for the panel, the format to be used, and the contribution of each panelist.
3) Workshop Submissions: Workshops are interactive sessions where the attendees are participants and typically focus on scholarly development or pedagogy, although other types of submissions are welcome. Proposals should include a title and a clear statement indicating the rationale for the workshop, why your research and/or expertise qualify you to give this workshop, and how you would run the workshop. There should be no more than three workshop leaders.
4) Emerging Scholars Submissions : Ph.D. candidates may submit an abstract of between 750 and 1,000 words describing a research project in business ethics or related domains. Abstracts should include a short list of relevant citations and include a cover page with full contact information and affiliation. In addition to being able to present their ideas in a paper session, students whose papers are accepted will be invited to attend a half-day workshop with senior SBE mentors. Although a Ph.D. student may be an Emerging Scholar more than once, priority is given to those who have not previously been accepted into the SBE conference program as an Emerging Scholar.
Multiple submissions: In an effort to be more inclusive, and facilitate the participation of as many scholars as possible in the conference, individuals submitting paper proposals will be limited to one paper submission or one emerging scholar submission, but not both. (However, a PhD candidate who has submitted an abstract as an emerging scholar may be a co-author with another established scholar as lead author.) Scholars may also be included in up to two panel or workshop submissions for a total of three submissions. These rules may be relaxed space permitting on the program, and this will not prevent any program participant from also serving as a session chair appointed by the Program Committee.
To facilitate matching submissions with reviewers, paper submissions should also include a three-letter code according to the following (list at least one number from Theoretical Perspectives, Application Contexts, and Methodologies (e.g., T-6; A-4; M-1)). Submissions will be considered that do not "fit" any of these categories.

Theoretical Perspectives

T-1 Accounting Theory
T-2 Comparative ethics/ Pluralism
T-3 Consequentialism
T-4 CSR/corporate citizenship theory
T-5 Critical theory
T-6 Deontological ethics
T-7 Economics (micro or macro)
T-8 Feminism/Care ethics
T-9 Finance Theory
T-10 Legal studies
T-11 Marketing Theory
T-12 Organizational behavior/psychology
T-13 Organizational theory/sociology
T-14 Pedagogy
T-15 Political theory
T-16 Religion/Theology
T-17 Social contract theory
T-18 Stakeholder theory
T-19 Strategic management
T-20 Virtue ethics
T-21 Other
Application Contexts
A-1 Accounting
A-2 Business & human rights
A-3 Competitive practices
A-4 Corruption/Bribery
A-5 Corporate communications/
Transparency/Media relations
A-6 Corporate governance
A-7 Corporate reporting/accountability
A-8 Corporate social responsibility
A-9 Corporate/Industry self-regulation
A-10 Distributive/Procedural justice
A-11 Employment & labor issues
A-12 Entrepreneurship
A-13 Ethical decision making & behavior
A-14 Environmental Sustainability
A-15 Finance
A-16 International bus./ TNCs/Globalization
A-17 Industry specific issues
A-18 Information Technology/Internet
A-19 Legal/Regulatory issues
A-20 Marketing/Advertising
A-21 Organizational culture
A-22 Organizational ethics programs/initiatives
A-23 Small & medium sized enterprises.
A-24 Social/Ethical investing
A-25 Spiritualty/Religion in workplace
A-26 Teaching/Curriculum
A-27 Stakeholder Relations
A-28 Other
M-1 Analytical/Conceptual/
M-2 Case study (single case or comparative
M-3 Historical
M-4 Qualitative (e.g., interview, participant-
observer, ethnographic)
M-5 Quantitative data (experimental)
M-6 Quantitative data (field)
M-7 Quantitative data (measure development)
M-8 Other


Opportunity to contribute to books on "Fighting Poverty as a Challenge for Business and Management Education"

Book 1. Socially Responsive Organizations and the Challenge of Poverty

Greenleaf Publishing invites contributions to a forthcoming title, which will be the first in a series on Fighting Poverty as a Challenge for Business and Management Education. Editors: Milenko Gudic, CEEMAN (; Carole Parkes, Aston Business School (; and Al Rosenbloom, Dominican University (

Abstract Submission Deadline: January 11, 2013

Book 2. Responsible Management Education: The Challenge of Poverty

Book 2 will be collection of innovative teaching and program/module ideas to help faculty integrate the topic of poverty into their own teaching and gain support for the legitimacy of poverty as an important management education topic in their institutions. The call for papers for Book 2 will be discussed at the 2013 PRME Summit in Bled, Slovenia, on 25-27 September 2013 and disseminated in October 2013. Details and deadlines for submissions for this title will be communicated to authors at a later date.

Contact details

For further information, or to discuss ideas for contributions, please contact the Guest Editors: Milenko Gudic, CEEMAN (; Carole Parkes, Aston Business School (; and Al Rosenbloom, Dominican University (

Call for Papers: The International Association of Jesuit Business Schools (IAJBS) AND The Colleagues in Jesuit Business Education (CJBE)

This joint meeting will encourage discussion of the scholarship, pedagogy, and practice of sustainability under the following general themes:
  • Sustainability and Business Operations
  • Sustainability and Social Justice
  • Sustainability and Emerging Economies
  • Sustainability in higher education

This call for papers encourages submissions that cover the above topics, but will consider unique contributions from authors that specifically connect to the World Forum theme in other topical areas. Authors of accepted papers will have the opportunity to submit their articles for review and publication in the Journal of Jesuit Business Education (JJBE), as well as theJournal of Management for Global Sustainability.

Abstract Deadline: December 28, 2012

Submissions and other inquiries should be addressed to:

Dr. Scott R. Safranski at

Registration details and more information for the conference will soon be available at:

Call for Papers: Business and Society Special Issue -- Sustainable Development and Financial Markets

Guest Editors:

Timo Busch (tobusch@ethz@ch), Department of Management, Economics, and technology, ETJ, Zurich, Switzerland

Rob Bauer (, Maastricht School of Business and Economics, and the European Centre for Corporate Engagement (ECCE), Maastricht, The Netherlands

Marc Orlitsky (, The Pennsylvania State University-Altoona, Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA

To what extent and how can capitalist structures and processes foster, encourage, or facilitate business environmental responsibility? This question is a vigorously debated issue with a long history, particularly given the increasing influence of, and research on, sustainable investment. Sustainable investment is used as a generic term to describe investment strategies centered on long-term environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) criteria; thus seeking to contribute to sustainable development by integrating investors' financial objectives with restrictions on ecological and social issues or concerns (Eurosif, 2011; Hoffmann, Scherhorn, & Busch, 2004; Juravle & lewis, 2009; WEF, 2011).

To view the many research questions that this special issue may (but is not limited to) address, please contact Lisa Nelson (

Paper deadline: October 15, 2012

Manuscripts must be submitted electronically to Timo Busch (tobusch@ethz@ch). The submission should consist of two separate Word documents:

1.  a manuscript without title page and without author identification information of any kind and containing an abstract (about 100-159 words) and keywords (3/5)

2. a title page with full author contact information

Call for Papers: Midwestern Business and Economic Review

The Midwestern Business and Economic Review invites submission of original manuscripts and research by individuals in the public and private sector in the areas of economics and business administration. Of particular interest are topics dealing with issues relevant to Texas and the southwestern United States. Each manuscript submitted is anonymously reviewed by members of the Editorial Review Board and ad hoc reviewers, as needed. To meet the interest of a broad spectrum of the academic and business communities, readability and expository clarity are considered essential in the review process.

Manuscript Topics: Advertising and Promotion Management; Applied Economics; Business Education; Business Information Systems (MIS); Business Law; Public Responsibility and Ethics; Communication; Direct Marketing; Economic Education; E-commerce; Global Business; Health Care Administration; Labor Relations and Human Resource Management; Marketing Research; Marketing Theory and Applications; Nonprofit Organizations; Office Administration/Management; Operations Research/Statistics; Organizational Behavior and Theory; Organizational Development; Productions/Operations; Public Administration; Purchasing/Materials Management; Sales/Selling; Services; Small Business Entrepreneurship; Strategic Management Policy; Technology/Innovation; Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure; Transportation/Physical Distribution.

All manuscripts submitted for review must meet the following guidelines:

  • The manuscript should be double-spaced, with 1" margins and should not exceed 25 pages (including tables, figures, and references).
  • The first page should include the title of the article and an abstract not exceeding 100 words.
  • Endnotes are preferred over footnotes.
  • References should follow the American Psychological Association.
  • All tables and figures should be included on separate pages.

A cover letter should be included with the submission, containing the following:

  • Title of the manuscript
  • Name, degree, rank, and affiliation of each author
  • Contact information for each author (mailing address telephone number, and email address)
  • A brief biographical sketch of each author

Four copies of each manuscript must be accompanied by a PC-compatible electronic copy of the manuscript formatted in Microsoft Word or rich-text (RTF) formats. If an electronic copy is not submitted with the manuscript, one will be requested if the manuscript is selected for publication.

All manuscripts should be submitted to:

Editor, Midwestern Business and Economic Review, Dillard College of Business Administration, Midwestern State University, 3410 Taft Boulevard, Wichita Falls, TX 76308-2099.

Submission deadline: N/A

Call for Papers: Journal of Global Responsibility

The new Journal of Global Responsibility (JGR), launched in 2010, invites the submission of scholarly, research-based and theoretical articles, including reviews, empirically based arguments, theoretical explorations, and case studies.  The coverage of the journal includes, but is not limited to, the following topics:

  • Ethics
  • New mental models
  • Governance
  • Strategy
  • Public policy
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Human rights
  • Workplace spirituality
  • Employee/community engagement
  • Transparency
  • Resource management
  • Environmental impact
  • Organisational development
  • Change
  • Human resource management and development
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Innovation and creativity
  • Social marketing
  • Action learning
  • Management education
  • Cross cultural management
  • Organisational change
  • Leadership theory and leadership development.

Each paper is reviewed by the Editor Dr. Grant Jones, and, if judged suitable for this publication, is then sent to two referees for double-blind peer review. We could guarantee successfully reviewed papers publication in a forthcoming issue. 

Submissions to the Journal of Global Responsibility should be sent by e-mail to the Editor: Dr Grant Jones: 

More information and author guidelines can be found at: 

Submission deadline: N/A

Contact: Emily Hemus
New Launch Assistant Publisher
Emerald Group Publishing Limited 
Tel: +44 (0) 1274 785267



The Arrupe Center recommends and approves funding for the following conferences and workshops. Faculty wishing to attend another business ethics- or CSR-related conference may provide details in their Arrupe Professional Development Fellowship proposals.