School of Management UniSA (Adelaide, SA)

15-17 June 2016

AAPAE 2016 Annual Conference - Call for Papers

Conference Website -

Registration -

Conference theme:

Responsible Leadership and Ethical Decision-Making

AAPAE’s mission is to foster awareness of applied ethics as a significant area of concern in organisations and society. It serves as a meeting point for practitioners from various fields faced with ethical challenges in organisational life and academics with specialist expertise in the areas of professional and applied ethics. It welcomes contributions from all disciplines and areas, including business ethics, bioethics, legal ethics, medical ethics, media ethics, neuro ethics, political ethics, and sports ethics. AAPAE aims at promoting a climate in which different and differing views, concerns, and approaches can be expressed and discussed in a collaborative environment.

The AAPAE 2016 annual conference will be held in Adelaide and hosted by the University of South Australia. The overarching conference theme will be Responsible Leadership and Ethical Decision-Making, two interconnected areas which have seen a surge of research activities in recent years.

There is an emerging consensus that a key challenge for responsible leaders is to build and cultivate sustainable relationships with stakeholders, whether in business, politics, or other parts of society. Rather than a preconceived construct or predefined remedy to leadership failure and organisational ills, responsible leadership is seen emerging as a multilevel theory that connects individual, organisational, and institutional factors, including values, virtues, and ethical decision-making on the individual level; the interplay of social responsibility, stakeholder theory, and leadership on the organisational level; as well as contextual factors such as power distance, collectivism, and humane orientation that indicate the extent to which social concerns are part of cultural practices.

Papers on the general theme of Responsible Leadership and Ethical Decision-Making are encouraged but submissions from all relevant disciplines and perspectives are welcomed, including:

  • Behavioural ethics
  • Business ethics
  • Bioethics
  • Ethical constructs (e.g., moral intuition)
  • Teaching applied ethics
  • Ethical challenges in the 21st century
  • Media ethics
  • Academic Integrity
  • Ethics, sustainability and CSR
  • The role of emotions in ethical decision-making

The conference will start with a function in UniSA’s Kerry Packer Civic Gallery on 15 June 2016. Keynote speakers, presentations and panel discussions will be on 16 and 17 June. A conference dinner in one of Adelaide’s many great restaurants is scheduled for the evening of 16 June. Keynote speakers will be announced shortly.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions are welcome from academic faculty, doctoral students and professionals.

Details for registration for the 2016 AAPAE Annual Conference will be available soon. You may attend as a presenter or without presenting a paper.

The AAPAE has a standing arrangement with the journal, Research in Ethical Issues in Organizations (REIO), to publish selected papers from the AAPAE Annual Conference. Participants of the 2016 conference are strongly encouraged to submit their paper for publication in REIO.

Please send a 250-word abstract to the conference convener Dr Sunil Savur: [email protected].

Preliminary deadline for submitting abstracts (with titles) is 20 March 2016. Authors will be notified by 20 April 2016.

Please direct inquiries to [email protected].

Kind regards


On behalf of the AAPAE 2016 Organising Committee
(Thomas Maak, Howard Harris, Chris Provis and Sunil Savur)