Call for Papers: Two Day Workshop on Corporate Tax Practice and Inequality


Call for Papers: Two Day Workshop on Corporate Tax Practice and Inequality: Thursday, June 25th, 2020 - 09:00 to Friday, June 26th, 2020 - 17:00 at Copenhagen Business School. See more information below.

Organised by:

CBS Sustainability and CBS Inequality Platform.

Date and place:

25th and 26th of June 2020
Copenhagen Business School, 2000 Frederiksberg, Denmark


Jointly organized by the Centre for sustainability and the Inequality Platform at Copenhagen Business School this workshop aims to bring together scholars from a variety of disciplines to explore issues that arise at the intersection of tax practice of multinational enterprises (MNEs) and business in society.
Scholars from the variety of fields that tackle either corporate sustainability or corporate tax practices do not ‘naturally’ meet for conversations, yet there are links between the various fields that could benefit from further dedicated exploration. Meanwhile, given the intensive media coverage of corporate tax practices and wider societal interest in the topic, much interesting research is underway to explore the linkages and other aspects of corporate tax practice that is relevant for the business in society agenda. 
With this background in mind, this workshop will gather together speakers (and workshop participants) who are already involved in, planning or have a keen interest in research on the linkages between corporate tax and sustainability issues. The workshop will include presentation of innovative proposals as well as space for more general conversations about potential future research streams, key concepts that could inform work at this intersection, and theoretical themes or methodological approaches that are relevant to this work.
It is our hope that the engagement between researchers from a variety of disciplines and with a variety of perspectives will generate new insights and add value to ongoing research that will enter the literature in the years to come.
The keynote speakers are Professor Reuven Avi-Yonah (University of Michigan) and Professor Lynne Oats (University of Exeter).
Participation is free of charge and includes registration, lunch, and refreshments. Participants are expected to cover their own transportation and accommodation costs. The number of participants is limited to 40 people.
Researchers interested in presenting their work should submit an outline of a research project (ongoing or planned), a paper, or abstract to CBS Sustainability ( no later than the 15th of February 2020 clearly marked “TAX & INEQUALITY WORKSHOP”. Notifications of acceptance will be sent in March 2020. Final papers/presentations from accepted participants to be submitted by 15th of June 2020.

Scientific committee for assessing paper proposals:
Jeremy Moon, Director of CBS Sustainability, Department of Management, Society and Communication, CBS, Denmark
Steen Vallentin, Academic co-director of CBS Sustainability, Department of Management, Society and Communication, CBS, Denmark
Sara Jespersen, Department of Management, Society and Communication, CBS, Denmark
Lynne Oats, University of Exeter Business School, UK
Reuven Avi-Yonah, University of Michigan Law School, US
Mattia Anesa, The University of Sydney Business School, Australia

Preliminary programme:

Day one – Thursday June 25th June 2020
9.00-9.30: Coffee & tea
9.30-9.45: Welcome and workshop aims by Mogens Kamp Justesen & Jeremy Moon
9.45-11.15: First panel of papers and discussion
11.15-12.00: 2nd panel
12-13.00: Lunch
13-14.30: 3rd panel
14.30-15.00: Coffee & tea
15-16.30: Key note presentation: Professor R. Avi-Yonah (University of Michigan)
Evening: Dinner

Day two – Friday June 26th June 2020
9-10.30: Key note presentation: Professor Lynne Oats (University of Exeter)
10.30-10.45: Coffee & tea
10.45-12.00: 4th panel
12-13.00: Lunch
13-14.30: 5th panel
14.30-15.00: Coffee
15-16.30: Panel – practitioners’ view with participation of private sector representatives (tbc)


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