Spirituality & Business Ethics

A Stream on “Spirituality & Business Ethics”
as part of the Symposium on Business Ethics, 7-10 May 2018, Athens, Greece
sponsored by the Athens Journal of Business & Economics,
the Athens Journal of Law and
the Athens Journal of Social Sciences

The Business, Economics and Law Division (BLRD) of the Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) is organizing a Stream on “Spirituality & Business Ethics” as part of the Symposium on Business Ethics, 7-10 May 2018, Athens, Greece sponsored by the sponsored by the Athens Journal of Business & Economics, the Athens Journal of Law & the Athens Journal of Social Sciences.

The aim of this stream is to discuss business ethics under the rubric of spirituality. Concepts like triple bottom-line, shared value, corporate citizenship, sustainability development goals, etc. presently are creating enough buzz across corporate corridors. Different names with a unifying theme—business also exists for a higher societal purpose (Freeman, 1984). Incidentally, Bouckaert and Zsolnai (2011, pp. 4-5) posit that spirituality is “an inner experience of deep interconnectedness with all living beings.” It entails moral values and appreciates the wholeness of the creation. Furthermore, business ethics is the rationalization of morality in business situations (Crane & Matten, 2010). Thus, business ethics has fundamental elements that are deep-seated in spirituality. However, spirituality is often cursorily mentioned in business ethics discussions. With this backdrop, we invite scholarly submissions in, but not limiting to, the following research themes: evolution of spirituality-based business ethics; spirituality-based business ethics and sustainable business; influence of spirituality-based business ethics on business systems like corporate governance, organizational culture, etc.; effect of spirituality-based business ethics on business objectives like stakeholder value creation; and the importance of spirituality-based business ethics in countries/cultures with religious importance. You may participate as presenter of one paper, chair or/and organizer of a session, or observer.

Fee structure information is available on https://www.atiner.gr/2018fees.

Special arrangements will be made with a local hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized: A pragmatic symposium (as organized in Ancient Athens but fine tuned to synchronous ethics), a special one-day educational island tour, a Mycanae and island of Poros visit, an Athens educational walking tour, an one-day visit to Delphi and an ancient Corinth and Cape Sounion visit. Details of the social program are available here.

Please submit an abstract (email only) to: atiner@atiner.gr, using the abstract submission form  by the 26 March 2018 to: Dr. Siddharth Mohapatra, Assistant Professor of Business Ethics, Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode, Kerala, India or Dr. Pratima Verma, Professor, School of Business, Alliance University, India. Abstracts should include the following: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Affiliation, Current Position, an email address, and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Decisions are reached within 4 weeks.

If you want to participate without presenting a paper, i.e. organize a stream, chair a session, review papers to be included in the conference proceedings or books, contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email  to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER (president@atiner.gr).

The Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) was established in 1995 as an independent world association of Academics and Researchers. Its mission is to act as a forum where Academics and Researchers from all over the world can meet in Athens, in order to exchange ideas on their research, and to discuss future developments in their disciplines.

The organizing and hosting of International Conferences and Symposiums, the carrying out of Research, and the production of Publications are the basic activities of ATINER.  Since 1995, ATINER has organized more than 400 International Conferences and other events, and has published close to 200 books. In 2012, the Association launched a series of conference paper publications (click here), and at the beginning of 2014, it introduced its own series of Journals (click here).

Academically, the Association is organized into seven Divisions and 37 Units.  Each Unit organizes at least an Annual International Conference, and may also undertake various small and large research projects.

Academics and Researchers are more than welcome to become members and to contribute to ATINER’s objectives. If you would like to become a member, please download the relevant form (membership form). For more information on how to become a member, please send an email to: info@atiner.gr.