News vom 26.07.2011
The International Association for Business & Society (IABS) is the common roof for the Anglo-Saxon business and economic ethics community. This year, the Annual Conference of the IABS took place in Bath, UK, 23-26 June 2011. IABS has established a workshop format that allows groups to meet during the conference in order to facilitate group-internal and external information exchange and discussion. IWBEE has organized two workshop sessions at this year’s conference.
In the first session, Jacek Sojka (From East to West: Cultural and Historical Influences on Business Ethics Education) addressed the relevance of culture for business ethics education. After that, Brad Agle presented a basic conception of business ethics education (BEE) and illustrated how it is put into practice at Mariott school of management in Utah, USA. Based on a review summary of a selection of business ethics textbooks mainly used in Germany by Albert Löhr (The Ethics of Business Ethics textbooks in Germany – A critical review), the second session focused on a discussion of different perspectives on business ethics and BEE.
The IABS conference has provided a very suitable framework for the IWBEE workshops. The next year’s conference will take place in Asheville, North Carolina, 14-17, June 2012.