2024 Responsible Research Summit


Hosted by Cambridge Judge Business School, Cambridge, UK

Sponsored by Cambridge Judge and Cornell University

In collaboration with RRBM

June 19 – 21 2024

Cambridge, UK


Objectives: The 6th annual Responsible Research Summit, to be hosted in person at Cambridge Judge Business School aims to advance responsible research for its credibility and societal relevance. The event will feature diverse keynote speakers from a wider research ecosystem (i.e., Universities, International Institutions, Companies), panel discussions focused on issues impacting academic scholarship, working sessions aimed at participants to commit to actionable engagement toward RRBM’s principles and vision as well as it will showcase award-winning examples of responsible research.

Target Group: The event is aimed at all members of the research ecosystem within business and management fields that are interested in pushing and promoting the agenda of responsible research that is both credible and socially impactful.

Location: The event will take place at Downing College, Cambridge with address: Howard Theatre, Cambridge CB2 1QF, United Kingdom

Registration Fee:  £150

Accommodation: Participants of the 2024 Responsible Research Summit are expected to arrange their own accommodation. See below accommodation options in the area.

Contact: Henry Tully or Anna Jirova

Agenda (subject to change)

9:00 – 17:00: Professional Development Workshop for doctoral and early career researchers

19:00 – 22:00: WELCOME RECEPTION

09:00 – 9:30: OPENING PLENARY

  • Gishan Dissanaike, Cambridge Judge Business School
  • Andrew Karolyi, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business

9:30 – 10:15: OPENING KEYNOTE

  • Christopher Marquis, Cambridge Judge Business School

10:30 – 11:15: PANEL 1: Inspiring Excellence: Showcasing Dare-To-Care Scholarship Winners and Judges’ Insights on Crafting Winning Submissions

Presentations by D2C Scholarships Winners & Panel discussion with Dare-To-Care judges and winners on what makes for a winning paper.

  • Masha Shunko, University of Washington Foster School of Business
  • Saonee Sarkar, Virginia Tech Pamplin College of Business

11:15-11:45: COFFEE BREAK

11:45-12:30: PANEL 2: Accreditation Bodies and Their Approach to Societal impact

  • Eric Cornuel, EFMD
  • Lily Bi, AACSB
  • Omid Aschari, UN PRME; University of St. Gallen 

12:30 – 13:30 : LUNCH

13:30-14:15 : PANEL 3: Increasing the Circle of Impact  (REF29 and Impact Cases)

  • Jennifer Howard-Grenville, Cambridge Judge Business School
  • Paul Tracey, Cambridge Judge Business School
  • Michael Barrett, Cambridge Judge Business School

14:30 – 15:30: PANEL 4: Disciplinary Diversity in Finance

  • Oğuzhan Karakaş, Cambridge Judge Business School
  • William H. Janeway, Cambridge Judge Business School
  • Laura Starks, McCombs School of Business
  • Patrick Bolton, Imperial College London
  • Elroy Dimson, Cambridge Judge Business School 

15:30 – 16:00: COFFEE BREAK

16:00 – 17:00 PANEL 5: Measurement of Responsible Research & AI

  • Masha Shumko, University of Washington Foster School of Business
  • Saonee Sarkar, Virginia Tech Pamplin College of Business
  • Susan Christoffersen, Rotman School of Management

17:15 – 17:45 The Future of Research Rankings at Financial Times 

  • Andrew Jack, Financial Times


19:00 – 22:00: DINNER

9:00 – 10:00: PANEL 6: Shaping the Future: Addressing Questionable Research Practices for Responsible Research

In an intensely competitive research environment, alongside the well-known “Publish or Perish” phenomenon in academia, the credibility of academic scholarship has been under threat. These challenges diminish confidence in the reliability of published research outcomes, fostering questionable research practices that can escalate to fraud in extreme cases. Recognising these issues, the panel aims not only to stimulate a discussion about those prevalent practices but also to take a forward-looking perspective, reinforcing the credibility of academic work, particularly in the digitalised scholarship.

  • Agnieszka (Aggie) Chidlow, University of Birmingham
  • Dennis Tourish, University of Sussex
  • Ben Martin, University of Sussex
  • Stewart McDonald, Sheffield University
  • Marta Halina, University of Cambridge

10:15 – 10:45: Overcoming Barriers to Responsible Research: Strategies and Commitments for Junior Scholars’ Success

Presenting findings of research on what are the barriers for junior scholars to conducting responsible research.

  • Masha Shunko, University of Washington Foster School of Business
  • Saonee Sarkar, Virginia Tech Pamplin College of Business




13:00– 13:15 CLOSING REMARKS

13:15 – 14:45: INFORMAL LUNCH

2024 Responsible Research Summit Steering Committee:

  • Jennifer Howard-Grenville*, Vice Chair of RRBM, Diageo Professor in Organisation Studies, Cambridge Judge Business School
  • Andrew Karolyi*, Chair of RRBM, Dean, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business
  • Agnieszka (Aggie) Chidlow, Secondee, Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), Chair in International Business at Birmingham Business School
  • John Doris, Professor of Ethics in Organizations and Life, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business
  • Peter Easton, Director of the Center for Accounting Research and Education, Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business
  • Oğuzhan Karakaş, Associate Professor in Finance, Cambridge Judge Business School
  • Chris Marquis, Sinyi Professor of Chinese Management, Cambridge Judge Business School
  • Vithala Rao, Deane Malott Professor of Management (Emeritus), Cornell SC Johnson College of Business
  • Saonee Sarker, Dean, Virginia Tech Pamplin College of Business
  • Masha Shunko, Associate Professor of Operations Management, University of Washington Foster School of Business

(* = Co-Chairs of the Summit)


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