12th -14th April 2012 / Istanbul




International Conference

Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility:

Ideals vs Realities


jointly organised by


IGIAD –Economic Enterprise and Business Ethics Association (İktisadi Girişim ve Is Ahlaki Dernegi), Istanbul


Durham Centre for Islamic Economics and Finance, SGIA & DBS, Durham University, UK

13th-14th April 2012

Venue: Istanbul University



Conference, 13-14 April 2012

Istanbul University, Main Building


First Day:

09.00-09.30 Registration

09.30 –10.30 Opening and the Key Note Speech


Key Note Speech:

Ethical Perspectives on the Global Financial Crisis and Policy Responses from the Viewpoint of Judaism, Christianity and Islam

By Mervyn K. Lewis



10.30 –11.00 Break

11.00- 13.00 Session I – Case Studies


     Corporate Social Responsibility and Stock Market Performance with a Perspective on Institutional Ownership:  A Comparative Study on Turkey and Malaysia

     Güler Aras & Jamilah Ahmad & Özlem Kutlu Furtuna


     Cross-Cultural Variations in Corporate Social Responsibility Practices: The U.S., South Korea and Turkey

     Altay Dikeç & Victor Kane &Jin Yong Park


     A Comparative Analysis on Work Values in Turkey and Selected European Countries

     Kadir Canatan


     Attitudes and Behaviours of Turkish and Kazakh Executives on Business Ethics

     Arman Nurmakhamatuly


13.00 – 14.30 Lunch

14.30 – 16.15 Session 2 – Comparative Case Studies


     Corporate Sustainability: Integrating Ethics in Corporate Governance Practices

     Rashidah Abdul Rahman & Zaleha Othman


     Ethical Decision Making Among Turkish Managers: Developing New Perspectives

     Şebnem Penbek & Gülem Atabay


     Social Responsibility Reporting: A Research on Turkey's Social Responsibility Reporting

     Deniz Özbay


     Examination of the Relationship Between Work Values and Business Ethics: A Study on Public and Private Sector Employees

     Serdar Bozkurt & Altan Doğan



15.30-16.00 Break


16.00 – 18.30 Session 3 – Case Studies: Islamic Finance and CSR


     Ethical and Social Responsibility Models for Islamic Finance

     Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki


     Success Factors of Ethic Banks in Germany Implications for Islamic Banking

     Rebecca Schoenenbach


     Islamic Financial Institutions, Corporate Social Responsibility and Stakeholders: A Quest

     Toseef Azid


     The Methodology of Product Development Needed for Islamic Banks Upholding Social Responsibility

     Abdulazeem Abozaid


     Islamic Ethics in Labour and Employer Relations

     Adem Esen



19.00 Dinner



Second Day

09.30 –10.15 Key Note Speech 2


Key Note Speech: Economics and Morality in Islamic Culture and Civilization

     By Sabri Orman


Key Note Speech: Moral Capital and Leadership

     By Alejo José G. Sison



10.15 – 11.15 Session 4 – Discursive Perspectives


     The Common Grounds of Islamic and Western Economics: Scientific Separatism or Mixed Consequentialism?

     Marie Claret de Fleurieu & Pierre-Charles Pradier


     Economics and Ethics in the Context of Class: A Comparative Perspective

     Şennur Özdemir


11.15 – 11.30 Break


11.30 – 13.00 Session 5 – Case Studies


     Engineering Business Ethics: Spiritual Economies in Southeast Asia

     Daromir Rudnyckyj


     Ethical Code of Conduct of Life Insurance Companies in Bangladesh: Policyholders’ Perspective

     Muhammad Z. Mamun


     The Perception of Business Ethics by University Students and Applications of Business Ethics of the Private and Public Sector Employees: The Case of Turkey

     Nihat Alayoğlu & Ali Osman Öztürk & Mehmet Babacan


13.00 -14.00 Lunch


14.00 – 16.00 Session 6 – Case Studies


     An Example of Student Projects for Applied Sustainable Social Responsibility:  From Individual Liability to Social Responsibility

     Saadet Uğurlu


     Corporate Social Responsibility within the Context of Purification or Morality: An Analysis of the Corporate Social Responsibility discourses on Web sites of Companies

     Ömer Torlak & M. Ali Tiltay


     The Relationship between Competencies of Virtuous Man in Business Life and Corporate Applications of Business Ethics: Istanbul

     Halil Zaim & Atif Açıkgöz


     A Research on Managerial Ethics Practices in Turkish Media Organizations

     Ali Bülent Kutvan


16.00-16.30 Break


16.30 – 18.30 Session 7 – Case Studies: Islamic Finance and CSR


     Corporate Social Responsibility in the Islamic Financial Institutions of Turkey

     Raif Parlakkaya & Suna Akten Çuruk


     Trust, Honesty and Transparency: Consumer Behavior of Islamic Banking Customers

     Seda Yılmaz


     Could Islamic Spirituality Elevate Financially Distressed Company? Lessons from Bank Muamalat Indonesia and Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad

     A. Riawan Amin & M. Luthfi Hamidi


     An Analysis on the Behaviour of Corporate Social Responsibility towards Profitability of Islamic Banks: Comparative Analysis between Turkey and Indonesia

     Akhmad Affandi Mahfudz


     Moral Justification of Interest-Free Banking Products (Murabaha, Teverruk and Ges)

     Servet Bayındır



18.30 – 19.00 Closing Session


19.00 Dinner