23rd Australian Association for Professional & Applied Ethics (AAPAE) Annual Conference

When: 15–17 June 2016
Venue: University of South Australia, City West Campus, Adelaide, South Australia
Theme: Responsible leadership and ethical decision-making 


Hosted by the University of South Australia Business School, the 23rd AAPAE Annual Conference will be held in Adelaide, South Australia on 15–17 June.

This year, ‘Responsible leadership and ethical decision-making’ will be at the forefront of the agenda as the Conference’s theme, 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 organizational ills, responsible leadership is seen emerging as a multilevel theory that connects individual, organizational 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 organizational 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.

The conference will open with a cocktail reception and welcome address on the evening of 15 June. Keynote speakers, presentations and panel discussions will be held on 16 and 17 June. A conference dinner in one of Adelaide’s many great restaurants is scheduled for 16 July.

The keynote speakers and 2016 program will be announced shortly.

For enquiries please contact aapae2016@unisa.edu.au