Inter-Disciplinary Symposium on Business Ethics & Business/Economic History:
“The Challenges of Capitalism for the Common Good”
This one day research symposium takes place at Henley Business School, the University of Reading on Tuesday 17 June 2014.
The symposium focuses on the evolution of relations and constructions of moral values in key social classes influencing the definition of common good, and how it affects the economy and society.
The first part of the day is a historical focus on the pre-modern, medieval and modern relations between merchants and kings and their relevance in current challenges of business ethics in a forward-thinking academic community. It explores competing and complementary perspectives on societal perceptions of virtue and morality. Distinguished speakers are Professor Agustín González Enciso, Professor Daryl Koehn, Dr Alisdair Dobie and Prof. Dr H. H. Hoppe.
The second part of the symposium critically reflects and extends current theory on organisational and individual virtue ethics to evaluate assumptions regarding how the firm is governed and managed, and the resulting habituated assumptions on its morality, work and agency of key internal firm stakeholders and individual agents. Speakers will offer thought on changes on the common good and the firm morality to address the current challenges of capitalism for the common good. In the second part of the symposium distinguished speakers are Professor Alejo José Sison, Professor Geoff Moore, Professor Ron Beadle and Dr Kleio Akrivou.
Finally, Professor Mark Casson will provide a synthesis of the accumulated knowledge, including insights from the day.
This event will be hosted by the Centre of Social and Organisational Studies (CSOS), in HenleyBusinessSchool in association with the Centre of Economic History, the University of Reading. The event is chaired by Dr Kleio Akrivou, Associate Professor of Business Ethics and Organisational Behaviour.
External Academic faculty – £70
Research students – £25
UoR / HBS faculty – £40
Research students within the University of Reading may have the attendance fee waived upon request. Researchers should email commongood with their request, copying in their supervisor.
For further information, please contact: commongood
Speakers’ Institutional Affiliations
Professor Agustín González Enciso, Professor of Early Modern History
Department of History and Institute of Enterprise and Humanism. University of Navarre, Spain.Professor Daryl Koehn, Opus College of Business, University of St Thomas; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Dr Alisdair Dobie, Stirling Management School, University of Stirling, UK
Prof. Dr. H. H. Hoppe; Emeritus Professor of Economics, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Distinguished Fellow, Ludwig von Mises Institute- Founder & President, Property and Freedom Society
Professor Alejo José Sison Galsim, Department of Philosophy, University of Navarre, Pamplona, Spain
Professor Geoff Moore, DurhamUniversityBusinessSchool, Durham University, UK
Professor Ron Beadle, Faculty of Business and Law, Northumbria
Dr. Kleio Akrivou, HenleyBusinessSchool, University of Reading, UK
Professor Mark Casson, HenleyBusinessSchool and School of Economics, University of Reading, UK