FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Responsible Research in Business and Management (RRBM) is pleased to announce the appointment of eight distinguished individuals to its Working Board. These new members will serve a three-year term, bringing their extensive expertise and commitment to advancing responsible research in business and management.

The new members joining the RRBM Working Board are:

  • Lily Bi – President and CEO, AACSB International
  • Susan Christoffersen – Dean, University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management
  • Ibrat Djabbarov – Research Fellow, Imperial College London
  • Peter Easton – Academic Director, Center for Accounting Research and Education; Editor in Chief, Accountability in a Sustainable World Quarterly; University of Notre Dame
  • Andrew J. Hoffman – Holcim (US) Professor of Sustainable Enterprise, University of Michigan
  • Professor Morris Mthombeni – Dean, Gordon Institute of Business Science
  • Saonee Sarker – Dean and Richard E. Sorensen Chair, Pamplin College of Business, Virginia Tech
  • Masha Shunko – Associate Professor of Operations Management, Foster School of Business, University of Washington

“We are thrilled to welcome these eight exceptional individuals to our Working Board,” said Professor Andrew Karolyi, Chair of RRBM. “Their diverse backgrounds and dedication to responsible research will greatly contribute to our mission of fostering integrity and societal impact in business and management research.”

Dr. Sarker echoed Professor Karolyi’s enthusiasm for joining the board, stating:

“It is an honor to be a part of the Working Board of RRBM. As a researcher whose core work focuses on responsible digitalization and as a higher-ed administrator whose one of the primary initiatives is “Responsibility,” I am looking forward to learning from (and contributing to) RRBM’s mission and to draw attention to the humanistic outcomes associated with business and organizations.”

Additionally, the inclusion of Dr. Lily Bi, President and CEO of AACSB International in particular marks a significant milestone for RRBM. AACSB is a global nonprofit association that connects educators, students, and business to achieve a common goal: to create the next generation of great leaders. Dr. Bi’s participation underscores the critical importance of aligning business education with the principles of responsible research. Her involvement will further advance RRBM’s mission by integrating these principles into broader educational standards and practices globally.

“I am honored to contribute to  the success and growth of RRBM,” said Lily Bi, president and CEO of AACSB International. “I look forward to advancing RRBM’s vision of  impactful responsible research,  which closely aligns to AACSB’s mission to elevate the impact of business schools globally.”

Professor Karolyi summarized the importance of Lily Bi’s appointment to the RRBM Working Board by stating:

“We could not be more pleased to welcome Lily Bi to the working board of RRBM. We will benefit not only from Lily’s extensive prior professional experience in audit and technology innovation, but we will be able to reinforce the vital partnership with AACSB which she now heads and to amplify the impact of RRBM initiatives.”

In addition to welcoming new members, RRBM extends heartfelt gratitude and recognition to the five outgoing board members whose terms have concluded. Their contributions and leadership have been instrumental in advancing the goals and impact of RRBM.

We thank the following members for their dedicated service:

  • Jerry Davis, Gilbert and Ruth Whitaker Professor of Business Administration, Professor of Management and Organizations, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan
  • William H. Glick, H. Joe Nelson III Professor Emeritus of Management, Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University
  • Michael Haenlein, Professor, Marketing, ESCP Business School
  • Peter McKeirnan, Professor of Management, Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship, Strathclyde Business School, University of Strathclyde
  • Serguei Netessine, Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions; Senior Vice Dean for Innovation and Global Initiatives, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

“The tireless efforts and innovative thinking of our outgoing members have been vital to our success,” said Professor Karolyi. “We are deeply grateful for their service and the lasting impact they have made on advancing responsible research in their respective fields.”

RRBM is committed to promoting research that addresses significant societal challenges and contributes to the public good. The organization looks forward to the continued advancement of its mission with the fresh perspectives and expertise of its new board members.

For more information about RRBM and its initiatives, please visit www.rrbm.network.

About Responsible Research in Business and Management (RRBM):

RRBM is a global coalition of scholars, executives, and policy-makers dedicated to encouraging credible and useful research in the business and management disciplines. RRBM promotes research that balances rigor with relevance, contributes to positive societal change, and is aligned with ethical principles.

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