18 August 2020
Against the background of the COVID-19 pandemic, the team of the Chair of Business Ethics and Management presented their research results digitally at the annual European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS) Conference, the Academy of Management (AoM) Conference, and the Society for Business Ethics (SBE) Conference.
At the annual EGOS Conference (link), which was originally scheduled to take place in Hamburg and was largely co-organized by our colleague Prof. Dr. Daniel Geiger, Prof. Dr. Dirk Ulrich Gilbert and Dr. Maximilian Schormair (Trinity College Dublin) together with Prof. Luc Brès (Université Laval) moderated the Subtheme on “Challenges and Prospects of Democratic Organizing“, where 18 papers were presented.
Stephanie Schrage presented three papers at the EGOS Conference:
- Subtheme 9 on “Paradox Theory”: “Driving internal change by external means: The paradoxical mission of development NGO” in collaboration with Dr. Carolin Waldner (Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf)
- Subtheme 17 on “Sustainability Tensions”: “How National Business Systems Influence the Diffusion of Paradox Management Practices in Global Value Chains” in collaboration with Prof. Dr. Andreas Rasche (Copenhagen Business School) (paper honored with “Max Boisot Award 2019”)
- Paper Development Workshop (PDW) 6 on “Paradox Theory”: “How power relations shape the process of inter-organisational paradox handling: A comparative study of two value chains” in collaboration with Dr. Julia Grimm (University of Cambridge) and Prof. Jennifer Howard-Grenville (University of Cambridge)
Jordis Grimm presented her paper titled “Co-Constructing Decoupling and Recoupling: A Process Perspective on the sustainability standard DETOX” (in co-authorship with Prof. Dr. Dirk Ulrich Gilbert and Dr. Maximilian Schormair) in Subtheme 33 on “Multiple Lenses on the Complexity of Institutions” at the EGOS Conference. In addition, the paper was nominated as one of the best 15 papers in the Social Issues in Management (SIM) Division at the AoM Conference (link), where it was also presented. The underlying research was funded by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG).
Last but not least, Jakob Reuter together with Dr. Maximilian Schormair presented his paper on “Integrating Multiple Sustainability Objectives through Deliberation: The Case of Degrowth Businesses” in Subtheme 27 on “Hybridity and Beyond Exploring Alternative Organizational Approaches for Addressing Social Issues”.
At the SBE Conference, Stephanie Schrage and Prof. Dr. Dirk Ulrich Gilbert presented their paper on “Unveiling Ethical Conflicts of Digital Platforms - A Critical Analysis from the Perspective of Political Corporate Social Responsibility” in the track on “Concern for Societal Outcomes”.
Thus, the Chair was again very successful in contributing to the most important annual conferences also at this year’s digital gatherings.