Science for Better Business and a Better World

Our world is facing challenging tensions in all aspects of society: economic, political, technological, social, and environmental. All 195 member-states of the United Nations have pledged to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity within the next 15 years.1 http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable-development-goals/ The National Academy of Engineering encourages the profession to meet 14 grand challenges in the…

Chinese Business Deans’ Summit on Responsible Research

Chinese Business Deans’ Summit on Responsible Research   Based on news in the IACMR’s (www.iacmr.org) December 2019 issue of Bimonthly Briefing, and the Chinese websites of Peking University Guanghua School of Management, Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management, and Zhejiang University School of Management       Business and management schools worldwide should make…

Including Practitioners in Co-Creating Desirable Future

Including Practitioners in Co-Creating Desirable Future   Speaker: Dr Garima Sharma (Georgia State University)   Management research fails to impact practice because our focus is on evidence from the past that may not reflect practitioners’ current reality. Further, we use this historical evidence to predict the future. However, as the current crises has shown, often…

Bring Context Back In for Impact
Srilata Zaheer

When I was hired by the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management 29 years ago, my first assignment was to teach a course called “Business, Government, and the Macroeconomy.” It highlighted business’ and governments’ necessary interdependence and partnership, and the role of institutions in strengthening business and society.  It reinforced my belief that scholars…

More Resistance Than Expected
Some Ph.D. Program Directors Refuse to See the Responsible Research Initiative as an Opportunity
Katrin Muff

I had the opportunity to present the initiative as a keynote speaker at the EFMD Doctoral Programme Conference recently and was surprised by the degree of intellectual resistance to the idea. I had chosen a purposefully interactive presentation format, inviting the audience of Ph.D. Directors to reflect on their role in crafting programs that generate…