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School of Business hosts 6th World Business Ethics Forum

12 Dec 2016

(From left) Professor Edward Snape, Dean of the School of Business, Dr Kee Chi-hing, Professor Zabihollah Rezaee, Professor Alex Nicholls, Professor Rick Wong, Dr KK Tse and Professor Allan Chan
(From left) Professor Edward Snape, Dean of the School of Business, Dr Kee Chi-hing, Professor Zabihollah Rezaee, Professor Alex Nicholls, Professor Rick Wong, Dr KK Tse and Professor Allan Chan

The School of Business is hosting the 6th World Business Ethics Forum (WBEF) from 11 to 13 December on campus. This year’s theme, “Making a Difference – Business Sustainability and Social Impact”, is engaging more than 100 scholars and practitioners from across the globe to share their insights into how to conduct business ethically and sustainably.

Speaking at the forum, Professor Rick Wong, Vice-President (Research and Development) of HKBU, said: “The purpose of the WBEF is to inspire and expand good practices and new development of sustainable business among multi-stakeholders, cohering with the School of Business’s long-time roots in the values of business ethics and integrity. It is especially significant for us to have this signature event this year when the University is celebrating its 60th anniversary.”

At this year’s forum, attended by delegates from 13 countries and regions, a total of 50 academic papers are presented with four Best Paper Awards and a Best Student Paper Award presented for outstanding contributions. The keynote and plenary speakers at the forum are: Professor Alex Nicholls, Professor of Social Entrepreneurship, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, UK; Professor Zabihollah Rezaee, Thompson-Hill Chair of Excellence, and Professor of Accounting, The University of Memphis, USA; Dr Kee Chi-hing, Chair of Fullness Social Enterprises Society of Hong Kong, and Adjunct Associate Professor of School of Business, HKBU; Professor Simon Ho, President of Hang Seng Management College; and Dr KK Tse, Founding Chair of Education for Good CIC Ltd, and Honorary Professor of the School of Business, HKBU.

The WBEF was co-founded by the business schools of HKBU and the University of Macau in 2006. Chaired by Professor Allan Chan, Associate Dean of HKBU’s School of Business and Editor-in-Chief, Asian Journal of Business Ethics, the 2016 WBEF is sponsored and supported by Hong Kong Professional and Educational Services Limited as well as various HKBU units including the Institute of Creativity (funded by the Hung Hin Shiu Charitable Foundation), the Centre for Applied Ethics and the Strategic Development Fund.

For details of the forum’s programme, please visit http://www.hkbu.edu.hk/~wbef.