Friday, October 14, 2011

CFP: Religious Traditions and Business Behavior

The Center for Financial Policy at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business has issued a call for papers for a "Henry Kaufman Forum on Religious Traditions and Business Behavior," to be held in spring 2013. The forum will explore "two central questions in the relationship between the world’s major religious traditions and the business behavior of adherents to those traditions: First, what do the world’s major organized religious traditions . . . proscribe about business and financial ethics and behavior? Second, how and why have business and financial actors seriously compromised the leading religious traditions of their cultures?"
   The submission deadline for completed papers  is February 1, 2012. Please submit proposed papers as e-mail attachments to Those sending papers should also include a title page with an abstract, names of authors/affiliations, and contact information for the submitting author. Scholars will be invited to participate in two discussion sessions in College Park, Md., prior to the conference. Further instructions will be communicated to the scholars at the time of proposal selection.
   More information, including the complete call for papers, can be found on the Center's website.
   The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business received a $1 million endowment from the Henry & Elaine Kaufman Foundation to support a fellowship in business history, in affiliation with the school’s Center for Financial Policy. Long-time BHC member David Sicilia was appointed the first Henry Kaufman Fellow in Business History, effective July 1, 2010, through 2015.