Linking Ethics, Social Responsibility and Sustainability: Challenges for Science and Practice
Continuing and expanding the goals of the previous four editions, the 5th Symposium on Ethics and
Social Responsibility Research-2019 aims to be a dynamic forum for scholars to share and discuss
advances in scientific understanding of the current challenges of ethics, sustainability and social
responsibility in organizational and societal settings.
Nowadays, people expect organizations to be accountable for the ethicality of their internal and external
processes, including the relationships with stakeholders, and they ask for a higher level of transparency
in decision processes affecting collective life. The same is true of the environmental and social
sustainability problems, which are increasingly important in public debate and in the concerns of
individuals and communities. Therefore, this Symposium aims at not only fostering dialogue between
scientists on theoretical models and empirical results but also debating policies, strategies, and practices.
Issues such as the relationship between organizational ethics and the strategies for sustainability will be
discussed at specific forums, involving practitioners and decision makers.
The participation of several researchers from national and international institutions is an important step
in the achievement of these aims. We are pleased to welcome colleagues from Portugal, Spain, UK,
France, Finland, Poland, Slovak, Brazil, Mexico, Taiwan, and USA. We believe that this diversity mirrors
the interest that sustainability, ethical and social responsibility issues have across the globe.
Several papers on these domains will be addressed during these two days. We are certain that there will
be many opportunities for productive debate and thoughtful discussion! Each received proposal was
blind reviewed to guarantee the relevance and quality of the works included in the program. We would
like to thank to all reviewers for their time and dedication. We are also grateful to the members of the
Best Paper Award for their time and dedication to the revision of the full papers submitted to this Award.