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TSBE RESEARCH SEMINAR | The Ethics of Business Scholarship: Reflections On Our Own Practice



Start Date

11 Nov 2016 12:00 pm

End Date

11 Nov 2016 1:00 pm

Tasmanian School of Business and Economics research seminar series 2016

Presented by

Dr Michelle Greenwood, Monash University

Venue: Harvard Lecture Theatre 2, and via videolink to D131 (Newnham) and A119 (Cradle Coast)


Consider for a moment how you spend most of your working hours. How might you describe the fruits of your labours, the practice of your craft, to others…or perhaps to yourself? If we understand what we do in business scholarship, even in some measure, as the construction of knowledge that has potential to impact the lives of others, then we should undertake this endeavor with eyes wide open. Drawing from pragmatist ethics, I will argue that reflexive considerations of our research purposes and our subject positions are imperative to the placement of ethics as central to business research and publication.

Speaker biography

Michelle Greenwood is a senior lecturer in the Department of Management, Monash Business School, a founder of the Australian Business Ethics Network (ABEN), and Co-editor in Chief of the Journal of Business Ethics.

Her recent publications on the topic of knowledge production in business scholarship include the following:

  • Mir R., Willmott H. and Greenwood M. (2016) Philosophy in organization studies: Life, knowledge and disruption in Mir R., Willmott H. and Greenwood M. (eds) Companion to Philosophy in Organization Studies Routledge. pp. 1-11
  • Greenwood M. (2016) Approving and improving management journal ethics Journal of Business Ethics 137: 3 pp. 507-520

A light lunch will be provided in Level 4 Function Space, Centenary Building. Please RSVP to Jacqueline Fox for catering purposes.

For enquiries, please contact the Management seminar convenor, Sarah Dawkins.

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