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Transatlantic Normative Business Ethics Workshop

May 29, 2017 @ 1:15 pm - May 30, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

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The Zicklin Center, Wharton, University of Pennsylvania, the INSEEC Business School, and the Hoover Chair for economic and social ethics, UCL, are happy to announce the Transatlantic Normative Business Ethics Workshop, to be held in Paris on May 29-30, 2017. This workshop aims to bring together American and European scholars in normative business ethics and economic ethics for a series of focused scholarly exchanges. It provides room for short paper presentations followed by extensive feedback and comments, and will expose participants to cutting edge work in normative business ethics. The workshop also aims to facilitate interactions between the academic communities on both sides of the Atlantic, and provide opportunities for futures joint projects.

Paper authors

  • Sandrine Blanc (INSEEC),
  • Brian Berkey (Wharton),
  • Lee-Ann Chae (Wharton),
  • Rutger Claassen (Utrecht),
  • Nicolas Cornell (Wharton),
  • Geert Demuijnck (EDHEC),
  • Axel Gosseries (UCL),
  • Lisa Herzog (Munich),
  • Robert Hughes (Wharton),
  • Pierre-Yves Néron (ESPOL),
  • Eric Orts (Wharton),
  • Amy Sepinwall (Wharton),
  • Florian Wettstein (St Gallen)

Short papers for presentations will be pre-circulated and we will go directly into the discussion. All are welcome (attendance is free), but places are limited and registration is required. Please email [email protected] to register.


29th May 2017

13:15-13:30      Welcome

13:30-14:20      Shareholder Primacy and the All-Affected Principle, Axel Gosseries, Université Catholique de Louvain

14:20-15:10      Rethinking the Firm: Theories of the Business Enterprise, Eric Orts, Wharton

15:10-15:30      Coffee break

15:30-16:20      The Corporation in Liberal Democratic Thought, Rutger Claassen, Utrecht University

16:20-17:10      On Normativity in Business Ethics, Florian Wettstein, University of St. Gallen

17:10-17:20      Coffee break

17:20-18:10      An ethical appraisal of new financial tools, Geert Demuijnck, EDHEC

30th May 2017

8:30 – 9:00        Welcome

9:00 – 9:50        Breaking the Law under Competitive Pressure, Rob Hughes, Wharton

9:50- 10:40       The Wrong of Unfair Competition, Nico Cornell, Wharton

10:40-10:55      Coffee break

10:55-11:45      Constitutional Commodification, Amy Sepinwall (based on a paper by Eric Orts and Amy Sepinwall), Wharton

11:45-12:35      Boycotts, Justice and Democratic Values, Brian Berkey, Wharton

12:35-13:25      Lunch

13:25-14:15      Citizens Autonomy and Corporate Cultural Power: Contractualist Approach, Lisa Herzog, Hochschule für Politik München, TUM

14:15-15:05      Trust and Implicit Bias: Corporate Responsibility in Confronting Non-Actionable Discrimination, Lee-Ann Chae, Wharton

15:05-15:20      Coffee break

15:20-16:10      What Is So Special about Workers? Justice, Corporate Republics and the Democratization of the Firm, Pierre-Yves Néron, ESPOL

16:10-17:00      Information, Efficiency, and Labour Rights, Sandrine Blanc, INSEEC


May 29, 2017 @ 1:15 pm
May 30, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
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10 Rue Sextius Michel
Paris, 75015 France
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