The production, sales and export of arms not only enables and intensifies armed conflicts worldwide but is also related to the number of refugees and displaced persons. This is an issue of social responsibility and business ethics of organisations and governments involved in the arms trade.
The issue is of equal importance to organisations dealing with refugees and their wellbeing and inclusion. There is generally a dearth of studies addressing the ethical aspect of the arms industry, particularly its impact on refugees.
In this presentation at a professional development workshop at the Academy of Management Conference (Anaheim 2016), Prof Syed discusses the implications of international arms trade for the current refugee crises.