7th World Congress of the International Society of Business Economics and Ethics

  • December 2023

    G²LM|LIC & BREAD Conference on Development Economics

    Nairobi, Kenya

    The IZA/FCDO Gender, Growth and Labor Markets in Low-Income Countries Programme (G²LM|LIC) and the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD) are pleased to announce a joint Conference on Development Economics .The conference will consist of presentations of advanced stage research by senior or junior researchers, and presentations of early stage research by junior researchers.

  • January 2024

    IZA/FCDO ONLINE Development Economics Course


    This course addresses the question of why fundamentally equal humans living in different countries enjoy very different standards of living. The aim of this course is to make the very latest research in economics on these issues accessible to anyone who is sufficiently curious about it. It is modeled after the award-winning undergraduate development course at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and, like its model, it is entirely based on research articles.

7th World Congress of the International Society of Business Economics and Ethics
July 22, 2022

Re-inventing Globalization: Community, Virtues and the Power of Purpose

The ISBEE World Congress lives from the personal exchange and encounters of participants from all over the world, the taste and sense of place, and the spirit of a vibrant community of scholars and practitioners. The ISBEE spirit comes to life especially in a physical meeting and it was decided that a virtual conference in 2021 will not fulfill that purpose

The successful vaccine developments are encouraging and will bring relief over the next few months. However, the situation around the world, especially in Europe and the United States, still raise significant concerns and air travel will continue to be severely limited in 2021. And even with rapid progress and ease of restrictions the lead time to organize a prestigious congress will be insufficient. Since the health and well-being of our members and participants is our first priority, we have therefore decided together with the organizing committee in Bilbao that the next ISBEE World Congress will take place in Bilbao, Spain, July 20-22, 2022.

A new call for papers has been published and can be found here.

Submissions are invited, but not limited, to the following themes: 

  • The changing geopolitical landscape and its implications for globalization
  • How can globalization be “re-invented”?
  • Global justice/in-justice 
  • Global business ethics
  • Cosmopolitanism in the 21st century 
  • The global/local-tension of norms and values 
  • The responsibilities of global corporations, including emerging country multi-nationals 
  • Fairness in the global economy 
  • Human rights and human flourishing 
  • Supply-chain integrity and modern slavery 
  • History and philosophies of globalization and their relevance 
  • The future of global civil society 
  • The ethical tragedy of climate change and challenges of intergenerational justice 
  • The role of SDG’s and their implementation 
  • The role of business in global poverty alleviation 
  • International development from a humanistic perspective 
  • The role of global values and virtues in creating better futures 
  • Global health challenges, corporate responsibility, and healthy futures 
  • Ethics in, and for, a post-pandemic world 
  • Trust in business and global economic systems 
  • Global governance and self-governance of global actors 
  • The shifting dynamics of global power and their ethical implications 
  • The role of local communities in creating a better world 
  • The rise of the purpose economy and its implications for globalization 
  • The role of B-Corps in a changing world 
  • Responsible leadership 
  • Global paradoxes and paradoxical management 
  • New forms of organizing and their contribution to the creation of a better world 
  • ‘Global’ business responsibility 
  • Are our ethical theories applicable to digital futures? 
  • Global AI and ethics 
  • Digital management and governance 
  • Global legitimacy and the social license to operate 
  • Social innovation and entrepreneurship 
  • The future of work
Scholars and practitioners from around the world are invited to submit paper abstracts and panel proposals to isbee.bilbao.2020@gmail.com 
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