The 8th World Business Ethics Forum

Conferences and Symposiums
Conference and Symposium

The 8th World Business Ethics Forum

CALL FOR PAPERS (Revised with a new submission deadline)


Emerging from Crisis through Socially Responsible and Ethical Business

14 – 15 June, 2023 | The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong



Keynote Speakers:

Prof Carl Rhodes

Dean, UTS Business School, University of Technology Sydney, Australia


Ms Akiko Takahashi

Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff to Chairman and CEO, Melco Group, Hong Kong

Poster_8th WBEF

WBEF Information

The upcoming 8th WBEF will be the latest in what had been a biennial series until the 7th WBEF in 2018. The first WBEF was held at Hong Kong Baptist University in 2006, and subsequent events have also been hosted by the University of Macau and The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong.

We shall continue in the tradition of previous events, by providing an open platform for academics and practitioners from around the world to discuss new concepts, engage in critical reflection, and share research findings within the broad field of business ethics.
The theme for the 2023 forum is “Emerging from Crisis through Socially Responsible and Ethical Business”. We invite the submission of research papers that advance our understanding of this broad theme for presentation at this Forum. Theoretical, empirical, and case based approaches are all welcome. Suggested topic areas include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Managing ethically under Covid-19, and other disruptive contexts
  • ESG, sustainability, CSV, CSR
  • Values-based approaches to corporate management (e.g., the Junzi corporation, trusteeship)
  • Ethical leadership, ethical reasoning and ethical decision making
  • Institutional safeguards (e.g., whistle-blower protection)
  • Contemporary ethical challenges in marketing (e.g., green consumerism versus “greenwashing”,integrity in consumer analytics, consumer protection)
  • Contemporary ethical challenges in accounting (e.g., carbon accounting, green governance, naturalcapital asset valuation)
  • Contemporary ethical challenges in economics and finance (e.g., fair competition, fairtrade, ethicalinvestments, green bonds, social impact investment)
  • Contemporary ethical challenges in HRM (e.g., inclusiveness, meaningful careers, quality ofworking life, assuring human rights of all employees)
  • Supply chain management ethics (e.g., green procurement and logistics)
  • Quality full papers will be selected for the three best paper awards.
  • A selection of full papers will be included in a special issue of the Asian Journal of Business Ethics(AJBE), which is scheduled for publication in December 2023. If you would like your full paper tobe considered for the special issue, please indicate “Concurrent Submission to the AJBE” on thecover page, and follow the style guidelines of AJBE. We are pleased to note thatAJBE has recently been accepted for SCOPUS, the authoritative abstract and citation database.
  • Submissions that authors indicate are intended for consideration by AJBE will initially be reviewedspecifically for the conference, and after presentation, the respective authors will be selectivelyinvited to make revisions before resubmitting their papers for an additional blind review processto screen and refine them for the special issue.
  • Opening date for all submissions: Thursday 1st December 2022 @ 00:01 (Hong Kong time)
  • Deadline for all submissions: Wednesday 8th March 2023 @ 23:59 (Hong Kong time) (Extended)
  • Expected notification of acceptance: Friday 7th April 2023 @ 17:30 (Hong Kong time) (Extended)

  • Early bird registration fee of US$ 350: payable by Friday 12th May 2023@ 17:30 (Hong Kong time)
  • Regular registration fee of US$ 400: payable by Monday 12th June 2023@ 17:30 (Hong Kong time)
  • On-site registration fee of US$ 450: payable on Wednesday 14th June 2023
  • Special discounted fee for currently enrolled Doctoral and other postgraduate students: US$ 100.
  • ALL HSUHK Staff: FREE.