4th International Workshop on
Organizational Justice and Behavioural Ethics

Workshop theme:
Culture, society and disposition at the intersection of justice and ethics

Keynote Speakers:
Kes van den Bos (Utrecht University)
Benign disinhibition: Freeing behaviour from constraints
Maureen L. Ambrose (University of Central Florida)

University of Edinburgh Business School, Edinburgh, Scotland
June 4-6, 2015

Organizing Committee:

Charmi Patel, University of Edinburgh Business School, Scotland

Chris Bell, Schulich School of Business, York University, Canada
Jonathan Crawshaw, Aston Business School, Aston University, United Kingdom
Russell Cropanzano, Colorado State University, United States
Marion Fortin, BSP Hamburg, Germany and CRM Toulouse, France
Thierry Nadisic, IESEG School of Management, LEM-CNRS, France

We invite researchers in behavioural ethics or organizational justice to participate in the 4th International Workshop on Organizational Justice and Behavioural Ethics (IWOJBE) to be held on June 4 – 6, 2015. The site of the conference is the University of Edinburgh in Edinburgh, Scotland.

The ongoing mission of the IWOJBE is to bring together a small and select group of researchers interested in the study of organizational justice and ethical behaviour in the workplace. The format is highly interactive and limited to a small group of scholars (max. 20) with no more than 12 papers being presented over the two days. The workshop themes can be explored through high-impact scholarly inquiry into the domains of corporate social responsibility, ethical decision-making, moral leadership, organizational justice, positive organizational behaviour, and related areas of study. The workshop will seek to provide a dynamic setting for mutual discussion, conceptual feedback, development of new research ideas, and building collaborative relationships. Submissions based on new theoretical ideas with at least preliminary findings are desirable, as are literature reviews and theoretical papers. Ideally, the work would still be in development in order to make the most of the workshop format, although more developed programs of study will also be of interest. The most important requirement is a willingness to share ideas and learn from one another.

The core theme of the workshop will be cultural, societal and dispositional influences on ethics and justice. Identifying the most important and relevant influences is of critical interest to the understanding of the particular and universal features of organizational justice and behavioral ethics research. Examples of research topics relevant to justice and ethics include but are not limited to:

• Situational, culture and dispositional effects on resource distribution norms
• The antecedents and consequences of workplace justice
• Ethical decision-making in organizations
• Social and societal influences on justice perceptions
• Cultures of honor, face or rights
• System justification beliefs, including belief in a just world

Submissions and Key Dates

28th February 2015: Submission of paper title and abstract of around 500 words.

15th March 2015: Notification of acceptance / rejection of abstracts

15th May 2015: Submission of final papers – full papers (15-20 pages) are invited, although given the nature and aims of the workshop, more developmental papers (8-10 pages) are also welcomed.

All submissions, and any other enquiries, should be done electronically and directed to Charmi Patel at For any further information please visit the workshop page on the IWOJBE website at

(No) Registration Fees

There is no fee for attending and presenting at the workshop. However, we ask all who have a paper accepted, and who intend to be present at the workshop, to formally register electronically via the website.