For the die-hard historians, here is a chronology of major events from summer 2014 to now.

July 17, 2014 Anne Tsui gave a talk on “socially responsible scholarship” at the 50+20 Conference, Hong Kong Poly University. Ulrich Hommel of EFMD was in the audience and invited Anne Tsui to write an article about the talk for Global Focus, the EFMD magazine.
September 2014 Ulrich asked if Anne would organize a group of leading scholars to develop solutions for the challenges of business school research. Anne expressed the need to involve AACSB in this project. EFMD agreed.
January 2015 The article “Reconnecting with the Business World: Socially Responsible Scholarship” was published in EFMD magazine Global Focus (volume 9, issue 01). 1
January 30, 2015 Ulrich and Anne completed a working document titled “ Socially Responsible Business School Research: A Vision and an Action Plan Toward a Science in Service of the World”. 2
Jan – June 2015 With assistance from colleagues, the team invited and recruited at least two leading scholars in each of these four disciplines: Finance (Franklin Allen, Maureen O’Hara), Marketing (Mary Jo Bitner, David Reibstein), Operation (Serguei Netessine, Chris Tang), and Management (Mats Alversson, Jerry Davis, Peter McKiernan, Howard Thomas, Anne Tsui) as well as four deans (Ingmar Bjorkman, Gerry George, Katrin Muff, and Xiaobo Wu) to join the project.
June 2015 Matthew Wood from EFMD joined the project team (replacing Ulrich); completed the 15th version of the working document (dated June 9, 2015). 3
August 10, 2015 Held the first team meeting in Vancouver, Canada (at the location of the Academy of Management meeting) hosted by EFMD. At this point, the project team had 18 members. A total of 12 members attended the meeting. Paul Adler (President, AOM), Dan LeClair and Patrick Cullen (both of AACSB) were special guests at this meeting. 4
November 2015 Launched the Delphi study: invited 35 authors who have published papers on questionable research practices and relevant issues to participate in two rounds of Delphi, opened-ended questions in the first round and structured questions in the second round.
January 27, 2016 Held second team meeting in Budapest, at the location of the EFMD Annual Deans and Directors meeting (hosted by Matthew Wood); attended by ten team members. Bill Glick, Chairman of the AACSB Board, attended as a guest.
January 31, 2016 Held third team meeting in Miami at the AACSB Annual Deans Conference (hosted by Dan LeClair) with eight members in attendance. Bill Glick and Sri Zaheer (Dean of Carlson School, University of Minnesota) were guests.
February 2016 Began writing the position paper; Ira Solomon (first Accounting scholar and dean) joined the team, and he subsequently invited Rashad Abdel-Khalik to join.
April 2016 Completed the Delphi study with 27 participants in two rounds of the survey. 5
May 31, 2016 Completed the first draft (dated May 31, 2016) of the position paper “A Vision of Responsible Science for Business Schools”.
August 1, 2016 Completed second version of the position paper (renamed to the white paper, dated August 1) based on feedback from team members.
August 8, 2016 Held the fourth team meeting in Anaheim (hosted by Dan LeClair); attended by 12 team members. Four more deans joined the team (Hongbin Cai, Xionwen Lu, Bernard Yeung, Sri Zaheer); Jonas Haertle of UNGC’s PRME joined as a new member. Mary Ann Glynn (AOM program chair) was a guest at the meeting.
September 2016 Began building the RRBM website with the main purpose to capture consultant’s comments on the white paper; invitations were extended to co-sign the paper and to join the RRBM community.
October 2016 Began presentation of the white paper at various conferences in China, Europe and USA and by October 2017, at least 15 presentations were made at Management (AoM, AIB, EURAM), Accounting (AAA), Marketing (AMA), and Operations (INFORM) in addition to AACSB, EFMD, CEMS and CIME conferences. 6
January 2017 Received approval to publish a special issue in the Academy of Management Discovery on the topic of “Sustainable Development for a Better World: Contributions of Leadership, Management and Organizations.” It encourages research on the UN’s SDGs. Three RRBM team members are on the guest editing team: Jerry Davis, Thomas Dyllick, and Anne Tsui. 7
January 2017 The paper “Why Care About Impact?” by team members Peter McKiernan and Bill Glick appeared in Global Focus (volume 11, issue 1). 8
February 5, 2017 Held fifth team meeting in New Orleans (hosted by Dan LeClair); attended by eleven team members.
February 2017 Jean-Alexis Spitz from EFMD joined the project to provide program and website support.
March 2017 Finalized the white paper for consultation (dated March 20). The paper was re-titled “A Vision of Responsible Research in Business and Management: Striving for Credible and Useful Knowledge”.  The 24 scholars and the four institutional supporters are listed as authors of the paper. 9
April 2017 RRBM website was ready; team members began inviting senior scholars in their disciplines to provide comments and offer support as co-signers.
May 2017 Team member Jerry Davis was appointed Associate Dean for Impact at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan.
July 2017 Reached out to the Center for Open Science organizers about collaboration with RRBM and the possibility of creating a “badge” for societal impact of research.
August 7, 2017 Held the sixth team meeting in Atlanta (hosted by Dan LeClair). Eleven team members attended the meeting with David Reibstein and Miguel Padro (for Aspen) participating via video-conference. The International Association for Chinese Management Research proposed an Award for Responsible Research in Management. The team approved this proposal.
September 20, 2017 The Call for Nominations for the IACMR Presidential Award for Responsible Research in Management was distributed to listservs of management professional associations. 10
September 31, 2017 Completion of white paper consultation with 85 sets of comments and 80 agreed to be co-signers from 70 universities in 21 countries, representing the major business disciplines.
October 15, 2017 Finalized the full version of the white paper for the scholarly community and a brief executive version for others. 11

RRBM website updated to host the white paper for reading, to comment, to debate, to pledge support, and to join community. The website also includes “Activities”, “Endorsers”, and “About Us” sections.

December 22, 2017 RRBM website was opened to public. Readers can view without registration. It has two versions of the position paper (the full version and the executive briefing),  a welcome statement, the Call to Action video and a “What’s New” side bar. An invitation to endorse the position paper and share best practices is present everywhere on the website.