Conference Theme: Ethics and Capitalism
Dublin City University (DCU) is delighted to host the 26th International Vincentian
Business Ethics Conference (IVBEC) from October 24th to October 26th, 2019 in Dublin,
Ireland. The conference is organised by the School of Theology, Philosophy, and Music
together with the Institute of Ethics and the Business School at DCU. As usual, the IVBEC
is interested in leading academics, business professionals and young scholars’
examination and reflection on current ethical issues affecting businesses, economic,
political and social life.
The theme of the 26th IVBEC 2019 conference is Ethics and Capitalism.
Capitalism, as an economic system, continues to spark many ethical, political, economic,
social and cultural debates. It is a system that is not solely confined to economics but has
ramifications for many aspects of democratic and family life around the world. However,
the connection between economic self-interest and the benefit of all remains a perennial
issue. As a subject, capitalism invites an interdisciplinary approach such as political theory,
social theory, theology, philosophy as well as ethics.
At this conference, there will be keynote addresses and parallel oral presentation sessions to
generate debate and discussion amongst conference participants on business ethics in general
and on the theme of capitalism in particular. We hope that this conference will provide an
opportunity to bring together scholars and practitioners from around the world to take time to
reflect on capitalism as an economic system from a business ethics perspective. The language for
the conference will be English.
Call for Papers
We encourage proposals from academics, business professionals and young scholars. Anyone
wishing to present a paper at one of the parallel sessions, should submit an abstract of 500
words max in a WORD document format via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 2nd, 2019.
We would like to invite papers that focus on, but are not confined to, some of the following
themes in relation to capitalism:
— Past, Present & Future Trends
— Governance & Regulation
— Philosophical/Theological Perspectives & Responses
— American & European & World Perspectives
— Corporate Social Responsibility
— Social Media & Internet of Things
— Politics & Social Theory
— Ethical Theories
Abstracts Due: April 2nd, 2019 Decision Date: 30th April 2019 Full Papers: August 6th, 2019
Submission Process for Abstracts