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World Business Ethics Forum 2006

The School of Business of Hong Kong Baptist University and Faculty of Business Administration of University of Macau are pleased to announce CALL FOR PAPERS for the “World Business Ethics Forum” and the theme for this forum is “Does East Meet West?



  • Guanxi and Western networking - A Distinction Without A Real difference?

  • Family in Business Ethics - Source of or Barrier to good CSR?

  • What Have Future Generations Done For Us - Temporal Aspects of  Responsibility

  • Why Only Cigarettes - Should ALL Advertizing Warn of A Product's Downsides?

  • Has Corporate Governance Worked?

  • Capital and Citizens -- Are Some Stakeholders More Equal Than Others?

  • Windows on Windows on Windows on Windows - Should Software Be Built to Last Longer?

  • Trust Building in Business - Any Facts Yet Behind the Opinions and Paradigms?

  • Cross-cultural Differences and Business Ethics

  • Ethical issues in Emerging Markets

  • Ethics and Social Responsibility

  • Management Ethics

  • Equal Opportunities

  • Information System Ethics

  • Marketing Ethics

  • Entrepreneurship and Business Ethics

  • Accounting Ethics

  • Economic Ethics

  • Environmental Ethics

  • Finance and Ethics

  • Corporate Governance

  • Ethical Codes of Conduct

  • Religions and Values

Academic abstracts, reviews of major research areas and case studies by practitioners are encouraged. Proposals for special panels/sessions are welcome. Conference attendees will consist of both academicians and professionals.

Selected papers from the conference will be published in a special issue of Journal of Business Ethics.

Best paper awards will be given.     


Important Dates

Deadline for 2-page summary/full paper 15th May, 2006
Notification of accepted papers 15th June, 2006
Deadline for early-bird registration 31st July, 2006
Deadline for full paper / revised full paper (Note 1) 22nd August, 2006
Deadline for regular registration (Note 2) 15th September, 2006
Conference 1st-3rd November, 2006


Note 1: In order to allow time for the selection of Best Paper Award and to shortlist papers for the special issue of Journal of Business Ethics (JOBE), the deadline for submission of full papers/revised full papers is  22 August 2006 (Tuesday). The submission guidelines can be downloaded from the website at www.springer.com.  The final selection of papers for the special issue of JOBE will be done after the Conference.

Note 2: In order to allow sufficient time for printing the Programme and Proceedings, you need to register and settle the payment fee to confirm your participation.  The new deadline for registration and fee payment for authors who intend to have their full papers to be included in the  Programme and Proceedings is 15 September  2006 (Friday).    If you do not want your paper to be included in the Programme and Proceedings, please indicate it in the respective item on the registration form.  Please send the registration form  to the Conference Secretariat (University of Macau) by e-mail at ethconf@um.edu.mo or by fax at (853) 838-320 .




Keynote Speakers

Professor Alex Michalos

Editor in Chief, Journal of Business Ethics and Director of Institute for Social Research and Evaluation, University of Northern British Columbia, Canada

Professor Baocheng Liu

Director, Center for International Business Ethics, University of International Business and Economics, People's Republic of China



Distinguished Speakers (Day 1)

Prof. Ng Ching-fai, GBS

President and Vice-Chancellor
Hong Kong Baptist University

Mr. Moses Cheng, GBS, OBE, JP

Council Chairman of Hong Kong Baptist University and Founding Chairman of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors

Prof. Simon S.M. Ho

Dean of School of Business
Hong Kong Baptist University

Mr. Michael N. M. Choi, JP

Chairman of Land Power International Holdings Ltd.

Prof. Po-Keung Ip

Professor of Applied Ethics of National Central University, Taiwan

Mr. Raymond NG

Executive Director of Hong Kong Ethics Development Centre

Mr. Peter S. H. Wong

Chairman, Hong Kong Institute of Directors

Mr. Thomas Kwok, JP

Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited

Distinguished Speakers (Day 2)

Mr. David Hall

Head of Group Public Affairs (Asia)
HSBC Asia Pacific

Prof. Vivienne W. M. Luk

Head of Department of Management
Hong Kong Baptist University

Ms. Susanna Chiu

Senior Vice President
DVN (Holdings) Li

Mr. Joseph Lee, BBS, JP

Managing Director
Wofoo Plastics Limited

Prof. Lee Kam Hon

Professor of Marketing, Faculty of Business Administration, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Dr. Annie S. C. Wu, SBS. JP

Vice Chairman
Hong Kong Beijing Air Catering Limited

Distinguished Speakers (Day 3)

Mr. Stanley Au

Chairman of Bank Delta Asia, Founding Chairman of the Macau Institute of Directors and Member of Macau's Legislature

Mr. Grant R. Bowie

President and General Manager of Wynn's Resorts Macau

Ms. Ho Ioc San, Fanny

Chief of Cabinet
Commission Against Corruption (CCAC) of Macau

Dr. Ambrose So

Director of Sociedade de Jogos de Macau, S.A. and Member of the Economic Council / Cultural Consultative Council of Macau SAR Government



Event Schedule


Day 1 (HK)
Nov 1, 2006 (WED)

Day 2 (HK and Macau)
Nov 2, 2006 (THU)

Day 3 (Macau)
Nov 3, 2006


Opening ceremony
Keynote speech
Plenary session
Panel session

Plenary session in HK
Panel session in HK
Parallel sessions in HK

Keynote speech
Parallel sessions






Parallel sessions

Transport from HK to Macau

Parallel sessions
Plenary session
Closing ceremony


Cocktail session

Banquet in Macau

Cocktail session




Post-Conference Tour 

Due to insufficient number of enrolled participants, the One-day Post Conference Tour to Zhuhai will been replaced by a half-day Macau World Cultural Heritage Tour on November 4, 2006.

Details of the tour:

  • Pick up at appointed venue (08:30 a.m.)
  • Ruins of St. Paul, Monte Fort
  • Old City Wall, Walking Tour to Leal Senado Square
  • Macau Tower (Visit Level 58 + 61)
  • A Ma Temple
  • End of Tour, Drop off at appointed venue at (12:30 p.m.)

Date    :     4 November 2006

Fee     :     Free ( sponsored by Macau Tourism Department)

Quota  :     40 persons (first come first served)

Interested parties please click here to perform your online registration before  October 27, 2006.



Associação de Defenvolvinento de Economia Sustentável e
Tecnologia Criativa de Macau

Agência Comercial de Tecnologia e Gestão de
Particitaçõse Tsinghua, Limitada

Banco Nacional Ultramarino, S.A.

Companhia de Electricidade de Macau

CPA Australia Hong Kong China Division

Emperor Financial Services Group

KGI Asia Ltd.

Kowloon Motor Bus Charity
Foundation Ltd.

Macau Regency Group

Shangri-La Asia Limited

Shui On Construction and Materials Limited

The Association of International
Accountants - HK Branch

Wynn Resort (Macau), S.A.





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