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Research Workshop "Ethics and Accounting"

The research  workshop "Ethics & Accounting" is a joint initiative of the Friede Springer Chair of Business Ethics and Management Accounting (Philipp Schreck) and the Chair of Economic Ethics (Ingo Pies). About 2-3 times a year we invite internationally renowned researchers to present their work in Halle or Wittenberg, in order to facilitate scientific exchange in management accounting as well as business- and economic ethics. Furthermore, faculty members have the possibility of individual conversations with the speakers.

We are looking forward to see many colleagues, doctoral candidates, and professors. Registration is not necessary. Shortly before the talks, details such as presentation title and abstract are provided by email and on this page.

is the contact person for this workshop series.

Upcoming Talks

Prof. Dr. Barbara E. Weißenberger (Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf)

Unternehmen und Gesellschaft: Warum die Gesellschaft Unternehmen braucht, was Unternehmen leisten und wie eine neue Agenda für das 21. Jahrhundert aussehen muss

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Barbara E. Weißenberger    is a Professor of Business Administration and the Head of the Chair of Accounting at Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf. In her research, she is most interested in how different results controls, action controls and/or people controls are integrated into comprehensive as well as effective management control systems. She also studies the impact of contextual factors, e.g., the need for ecological and social sustainability, compliance issues, or the digital transformation with in the finance function on the design of management control systems.

Previous Speakers

Prof. Dr. Nicolas Jacquemet (University of Paris)

Learning to Cooperate in the Shadow of the Law (January 20, 2021)

Dr. Peter Werner (Maastricht University)

Wage negotiations and strategic responses to transparency (December 16, 2020)

Ulf Schneider (Infineon)

The era of digital and social life behind the pandemic cliff (May 6, 2020)

Prof. Dr. Patrick Velte (Leuphana University of Lüneburg)

Carbon performance and disclosure: Governance-related determinants and their firms’ financial consequences (January 29, 2020)

Dr. Agne Kajackaite (Berlin Social Science Center)

"Poverty negates the impact of social norms on cheating" (December 5, 2018)

Prof. Dr. Dr. Steffen Roth (La Rochelle Business School)

"Deciding like a system: Luhmann for strategic management researchers" (October 24, 2018)

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Rainer Michael Rilke (WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management)

"Leading by example—How image concerns guide leaders to reduce dishonesty in groups" (June 13, 2018)

Prof. Dr. Eddy Cardinaels (Tilburg University, KU Leuven)

"Rejections, Incentives, and Employee Creativity: When Chocolate Is Better Than Cash" (June 6, 2018)

Prof. Dr. Christoph Lütge (Technical University of Munich)

"On Experimental Philosophy and Ethics" (April 18, 2018)

Prof. Dr. Alfons Balmann (IAMO—Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies)

"Can modern agriculture meet societal expectations?" (January 10, 2018)

Prof. Dr. Astrid Dannenberg (University of Kassel)

"Cheating under pressure" (November 15, 2017)

Dr. Paolo Perego (Erasmus University Rotterdam)

"Does new corporate disclosure add value? Textual attributes and assurance of Integrated Reporting" (November 8, 2017)

FH-Prof. Dr. Markus Scholz (Vienna University of Applied Sciences for Management & Communication)

"Beyond the Win-Win: Corporate Norm-Taking and Norm-Making" (October 25, 2017)

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Minnameier (Goethe University Frankfurt)

"Moral im ökonomischen Kontext: Eine systematische Verortung im Rahmen des Rational-Choice-Ansatzes" (April 19, 2017)

Prof. Dr. Lutz Preuss (University of Sussex)

"Paradoxical thinking: What is it and how can it help to address tensions in corporate sustainability" (January 25, 2017)

Prof. Dr. Hans van Oosterhout (Erasmus University Rotterdam)

"Authority and Democracy in Corporate Governance?" (December 7, 2016)

Prof. Dr. Isabella Grabner (Maastricht University)

"The complementarity between CSR disclosures and the use of CSR-based performance measures in CEO annual incentive contracts" (October 26, 2016)

Prof. Dr. Björn Fasterling (EDHEC Business School)

"Human Rights Due Diligence as Risk Management" (September 21, 2016)

Prof. Dr. Juliane Reinecke (University of Warwick)

"When Industrial Democracy meets Corporate Social Responsibility - A comparison of the Bangladesh Accord and Alliance as response to the Rana Plaza disaster" (May 11, 2016)

Prof. Dr. Siegwart Lindenberg (University of Groningen)

"Organizational dynamics: The interplay of mindsets, leaders, culture, and routines" (April 27, 2016)

Prof. Dr. Bernd Irlenbusch (University of Cologne)

"Adam's Legacy: Hiding Behind Fig Leafs" (January 20, 2016)

Dr. Andreas Ostermaier (Technische Universität München)

"Reciprocity and honesty in budgeting: An experimental investigation" (December 16, 2015)