Stiftung Haus Wienemann

Essay Competition – Business Ethics Award

Call for Participation

Especially in the era of globalization and internationalization, ethical values in economics are becoming increasingly important to consumers and companies alike. With the progressive development of a globalized world, problem areas of business ethics grow more complex, besides the general dilemma of how to connect economics and ethics and how to overcome their differences.  

The Chance for Science Network together with the foundation Stiftung Haus Wienemann are looking forward to honoring those authors with outstanding, creative and innovative scientific approaches in the field of business ethics. Since 1992, Stiftung Haus Wienemann has offered specialist lecture events in which renowned experts discuss selected current topics and fundamental issues in the field of business ethics. The award of the Essay Competition is endowed with €500 and is sponsored by the foundation.

Essays may contain succinct, innovative and creative scientific approaches to issues like personal responsibility and self-determination in the welfare state, intergenerational and gender equality, sustainability based on resource-saving principles, Corporate Social Responsibility, compliance, consumer ethics or equitable distribution. However, those are mere examples, essays may address other problem areas in the field of business ethics as well.


Apply for this Award


How to participate – the 3 steps

Step 1 – Turning in your Essay

Essays eligible for the competition should be no longer than 5 pages. Co-authored essays are accepted, the co-authors may submit a joint written essay and may share the award.

To be considered for the Award, the essay must be submitted until August 7, 2022 on the CfS website. Please find more information on the Essay Competition and the Chance for Science Conference on the website as well.

Step 2 – Reviewing Process and Selection

The winning essay is chosen by a panel of judges, consisting of an Ukrainian and a German scientist and a practicing economist or a representative of Stiftung Haus Wienemann. The selection will be based on the quality of the applicant’s submission.

The review panel will evaluate the essay submitted based on the following criteria:

  • creative approach to problem areas and complex challenges in the field of business ethics
  • innovative capability of the approach
  • practicability and originality of the approach

Step 3 – Award Ceremony and Discussion during the Chance for Science Conference 2022

The Award for the winning essay will be handed out during the Chance for Science Conference on September 8 and 9, 2022. The winning participant will receive a grant of €500 and the opportunity to present their work or project to the audience of the Conference during a discussion session.

The review panel is looking forward to your submissions!

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