Program The 24-month program of TADA includes four major activities. The 24-month program of TADA includes four major activities, distributed across two meetings per year (of four to five days each) of the whole group and possible forms of collaboration in small teams of students. TADA’s events will be hosted alternately at the University of St.Gallen and at partner universities in North America and Europe. TADA’s activities encompasses: Innovative research in business ethics Students will present their doctoral projects at each of the meetings. Based on a short paper submitted prior to each meeting, the presentations will be critically discussed amongst the students and with members of faculty. Each presentation will be commented on by another TADA student. The students are obliged to write “lessons-learned reports” after their presentations, highlighting the innovative aspects of each doctoral project. For each of our meetings, we will invite one distinguished scholar in business ethics. For these “meet the author” segments, students will read articles or books of the invited scholar, give short presentations about the scholar’s approach, make critical remarks, and discuss their perspectives with the invited professor. Given the fact that more and more doctoral students conduct their theses in a cumulative form (selection of articles), we will also conduct “paper development workshops”. In addition to topics such as picking the right journal, “dos and don’ts” of writing, information on “revise and resubmit” processes, etc., full papers drafts by the students will be discussed and feedback for improvement will be organized systematically. We plan to invite the editors-in-chief of important international journals to these sessions. Transdisciplinary learning An important aspect of TADA is to foster transdisciplinary approaches and to engage in intensive exchanges with CSR practitioners. With practitioners we do not merely mean CSR managers, CSR consultants, or other managers from the business world; instead, this group also includes representatives of NGOs, politicians, journalists, etc. At TADA’s corporate social responsibility practitioner’s workshops, the PhD students will have the opportunity to meet, discuss, and work on issues in business ethics with these practitioners. The workshops will include presentations of practitioners and discussion with students. Moreover, this part of the program will also consist of more interactive forms of transdisciplinary learning, such as working on (real) case studies, business simulations, role plays, debating, etc. Students will, for example, learn how to identify CSR issues for a real company, or how to launch a campaign for a specific NGO; media training will allow them to give an interview in front of a camera or to write contributions for newspapers; discussions with politicians and others will provide them with knowledge about political regulations in specific countries and specific industries. These different forms of teaching and learning will be realized in close cooperation with invited practitioners. The students will have very active parts in these workshops. Teaching business ethics It is assumed, intended, and evinced by past experience that a great number of TADA members will remain in academia and teach courses in business ethics later on in their career. Consequently, the project will prepare students for this task by including workshops on teaching business ethics. In practice-orientated formats, we will focus on methodical and didactical aspects. Students will be introduced to didactical concepts in general and methodical approaches in business ethics in particular. Based on this introduction, students will have more active parts while preparing short teaching cases/approaches (of about 45 minutes) that will be developed in small teams and discussed within TADA. TADA students and faculty members will equally profit from this part of the program. Interdisciplinary and international collaboration Fostering interdisciplinary and international collaboration between PhD students, the program will encourage its participants to organize “focus workshops” on selected business ethics topics that are of special interest to TADA members. Students should work in interdisciplinary teams of two to four students in order to develop, plan, and organize workshops on selected topics. They will invite both experts in their respective fields and other interested scholars (call for papers), and they will independently organize these events. TADA supports the students as mentors in this process. Students will be introduced to project management techniques, learning how to set up and manage (small) conferences. They will cooperate with TADA members as well as with external peers. TADA will closely cooperate with most the important academic association in business ethics, the Society of Business Ethics (SBE). It is planned to organize special sessions for TADA members at the annual meeting of the Society of Business Ethics. Here, selected TADA members will have the opportunity to discuss their projects with an international audience by presenting their projects in workshops and/or in poster sessions. We will also realize joint sessions with the emerging scholar program of the SBE. Another element to strengthen international collaboration will be the opportunity for a limited number of PhD students to realize short-term research stays of two months at one of the affiliated research institutes of this project. This will especially enable students undertaking empirical research in their respective countries to deepen their practical experience and knowledge of their host country. This could also be realized as internship at practice-oriented partner organizations (businesses, NGOs, or political organizations) in order to foster transdisciplinary exchange with CSR practitioners. The affiliated institutes and the partner organizations will provide students with office space and integrate their projects. TADA will provide limited financial resources for students in order to partly cover travel and accommodation costs that should be matched by the affiliated institutes, partner organizations, or other resources.