[SydPhil] Call for papers

peter_bowden at usyd.edu.au peter_bowden at usyd.edu.au
Tue Oct 28 15:25:15 AEDT 2014

     Research in Ethical Issues in Organizations



Call for Papers: The End of Globalization and the Ethics of Organizations.


Michael Schwartz and Howard Harris for Research in Ethical Issues in


For decades applied ethicists have questioned the effects of globalization
on the ethical conduct of different organizations. Some of their concern has
been with global supply chains which might involve the use of sweatshops.
There have been various other concerns too such as foreign investments in
countries engaging in human rights abuses. And the effects of globalization
on disease: both the control of disease and also the spreading of disease.
There has of course been much else. Globalization has affected everything.  


Indeed, the prospect of globalization on the nation itself has also been
considered. Richard Rorty in a 1998 paper in Business Ethics Quarterly asked
what globalization would mean for American egalitarianism and Rorty was not
at all optimistic. Much of his pessimism regarding globalization was
reflected in a paper written recently by the ex-British Prime Minister,
Gordon Brown, who argued that Scotland's quarrel is not with the United
Kingdom but with globalization and that those voting "yes" were seeking to
shield themselves from the effects of globalization. 


Some, however, argue that historically much has changed and that
globalization is now in retreat. John Ralston Saul has in fact argued that
for close to ten years. Although many dispute that as did Eduardo Porter in
an article in The New York Times last month. Being realistic we do not know.
Nobody can. What we do however know is that historically things change. And
that might very well apply to globalization.  


Given that we seek papers which explore what the purported end of
globalization will mean for the ethics of organizations. As such we are
speculating about historical change and the ethical implications for
organizations - be they schools, universities, hospitals, armies, police
forces, businesses, welfare organizations, or any organization. We therefore
welcome for submission a wide range of contributions which explore these
issues. All we know is that the future will differ from the past. Regarding
that many forecast the end of globalization and we seek papers exploring
what that will mean for ethical issues in different organizations. Arguably
there is something counterfactual in this. But such counterfactual analyses
often expose realities which might emerge. 


Please submit completed papers which conform with the author guidelines
http://www.emeraldinsight.com/products/ebookseries/author_guidelines.htm  by
email to Michael Schwartz at michael.schwartz at rmit.edu.au before the 15th of
February 2015. All papers will be double blind reviewed. 



If you have any enquiries please do not hesitate to contact Michael Schwartz
(michael.schwartz at rmit.edu.au) or Howard Harris
(howard.harris at unisa.edu.au).





Peter Bowden ( Dr.) 

peter-bowden at usyd.edu.au 

"In the Public Interest" 



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