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Global Jesuit Business Ethics Conference

Global Jesuit Business Ethics Conference

Global Jesuit Business Ethics Conference/CJBE 2019

For the third of three Jesuit global conferences on the teaching of business ethics, and for the 2019 meeting of the Colleagues in Jesuit Business Education (USA):

The Ethics of Disruption: New Technologies and New Governance Structures

July 11-13, 2019

Location: Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA USA

Registration is now open.

In partnership with The Gov. Jose B. Fernandez Jr. Ethics Center at the Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines (host 2017) and the Lassalle-Institute, Kanton Zug, Switzerland (host 2018).

 

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Ethics of Disruption: New Technologies and New Governance Structures 

Disruptive technologies are ones that by definition alter the way we live and do business. As a result, we face distinctive and underexplored questions in ethics and business. For example: How can meaning in work be preserved as jobs, tasks, and roles increasingly become automated? What rights do individuals have with respect to data collected about themselves? How can organizations increase the willingness of users to trust disruptive technologies (e.g. the willingness of patients to trust a robotic surgical system that may be more effective than a human surgeon)? How can we assess the trustworthiness of organizations promoting new technologies? How can our current understanding of property rights make sense of user data? How can we make sense of privacy and consent in the era of big data? And so on.

The purpose of this conference is in part to examine how the Ignatian tradition and Catholic Social Teaching can enrich the teaching of business ethics in general, and topics related to the ethics of disruption in particular.  But submissions need not all be from a Jesuit perspective. We welcome contributions from a wide variety of disciplinary perspectives including, but not limited to business ethics, strategy, organizational behavior, marketing, finance, law, engineering, neuroscience, public policy, entrepreneurship, philosophy, religion, history, psychology, sociology, anthropology, etc.

The conference is designed to be stimulating to both academics and practitioners interested in the ethics and business dimensions of disruptive technologies. Thus, the first day is devoted to afternoon visits by academics to two Silicon Valley businesses for discussions with executives.  The second day is devoted to a series of talks and panels featuring both leading Silicon Valley executives and academics. The third day is devoted to the presentation of academic papers on the concerns described in this call for papers.  The conference will end with a festive dinner on Saturday evening, July 13.

The conference is co-sponsored by the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University, the Colleagues in Business Education (CJBE - USA), and the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.  The previous two Jesuit global conferences on the teaching of business ethics were sponsored by The Gov. Jose B. Fernandez Jr. Ethics Center at the Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines (host 2017) and the Lassalle-Institute, Kanton Zug, Switzerland (host 2018).  While participation is sought from all parts of the world, we particularly encourage participation from North, Central, and South America.

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