Inter-Disciplinary Symposium on Business Ethics: “The challenges of capitalism for the common good”

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Date of event: 17 June 2014
Event ends: 17 June 2014
Start time: 08:35
End time: 19:30
Price: £70 for academics, £25 for PhD students and £40 for UoR/Henley Business School faculty
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Evaluate the relations between merchants and kings and the common good in social and economic history, and their relevance to current challenges of business ethics in a forward-thinking academic community.  Progress your theoretical meaning making regarding the history of social stakeholders since medieval times, applying virtue ethics in business to find beneficial new insights with this one-day symposium.

Venue: The ICMA Centre

Evaluate the relations between merchants and kings and the common good in social and economic history, and their relevance to current challenges of business ethics in a forward-thinking academic community.  Progress your theoretical meaning making regarding the history of social stakeholders since medieval times, applying virtue ethics in business to find beneficial new insights with this one-day symposium.

This event will be hosted  by the Centre of Social and Organisational Studies (CSOS), in Henley Business School in association with the Centre of Economic History, the University of Reading. The event is chaired by Dr Kleio Akrivou, Associate Professor of Business Ethics and Organisational Behaviour.

The distinguished speakers for this very special event span a range of related disciplines and include leading academics from the USA, mainland Europe and across the UK.

In the earlier part of the day Professor Agustín González Enciso, Professor Daryl Koehn, Dr Alisdair Dobie and Prof. Dr H. H. Hoppe will discuss the role of merchants and the common good in history,  relevance between European and Asian virtue ethics, and the evolution of self-interest and morality in medieval institutions and social classes, and morality and the common good through  the more recent evolution of entrepreneurship.

During the afternoon Professor Alejo José Sison, Professor Geoff Moore, Professor Ron Beadle and Dr Kleio Akrivou will discuss Aristotelian common good and applications in individual agent and institutional virtue in business, and wage labour capitalism. Professor Mark Casson will provide a synthesis of the accumulated knowledge, including insights from the day.

There will be ample opportunity for you to converse with the speakers in an open discursive forum.The symposium will conclude with a reception and drinks, offering you the chance to discuss your insights in further detail with fellow academics and research colleagues.

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Fees information: 

External Academic faculty - £70
Research students - £25
UoR / HBS faculty - £40 

Research students within the University of Reading may have the attendance fee waived upon request. Researchers should email commongood@henley.ac.uk with their request, copying in their supervisor.

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For further information please contact commongood@henley.ac.uk

 

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If you have any questions, please contact us by email at commongood@henley.ac.uk or by phone on +44 (0)118 378 8239.

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