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Community for Responsible Research in Business and Management


28 founding members of the Community for Responsible Research in Business and Management (Listed in alphabetical order)

  1. Rashad Abdel-Khalik (accounting), University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, U.S.A.;
  2. Franklin Allen (finance), Imperial College, U.K.;
  3. Mats Alvesson (management), Lund University, Sweden;
  4. Mary Jo Bitner (marketing), Arizona State University; U.S.A.;
  5. Ingmar Bjorkman (dean, management), Aalto University, Finland;
  6. Hongbin Cai (dean, applied economics), Hong Kong University, China;
  7. Gerald F. Davis (management), University of Michigan, U.S.A.;
  8. Thomas Dyllick (sustainability management), University of St. Gallen, Switzerland;
  9. Gerald George (dean, entrepreneurship), Singapore Management University, Singapore;
  10. William Glick (management), Rice University, U.S.A.;
  11. *Jonas Haertle (head), United Nations Global Compact PRME;
  12. Ulrich Hommel (finance), EBS business school, Germany;
  13. *Dan LeClair (executive vice president), AACSB, U.S.A.;
  14. Xiongwen Lu (dean, marketing), Fudan University, China;
  15. Peter McKiernan (strategy), University of Strathclyde, Scotland;
  16. Katrin Muff (sustainability management), Business School Lausanne, Switzerland;
  17. Serguei Netessine (operations management), University of Pennsylvania, U.S.A.;
  18. Maureen O’Hara (finance), Cornell University, U.S.A.;
  19. *Claire Preisser (associate director), Aspen Institute Business & Society Program, U.S.A;
  20. David Reibstein (marketing), University of Pennsylvania, U.S.A.;
  21. Ira Solomon (dean, accounting), Tulane University, U.S.A.;
  22. Chris Tang (operations management), University of California, Los Angeles, U.S.A.;
  23. Howard Thomas (strategy), Singapore Management University, Singapore;
  24. **Anne S. Tsui (management), University of Notre Dame, U.S.A.;
  25. *Matthew Wood (director of operations), EFMD;
  26. Xiaobo Wu (entrepreneurship), Zhejiang University, China;
  27. Bernard Yeung (dean, strategy), National University of Singapore, Singapore;
  28. Sri Zaheer (dean, entrepreneurship), University of Minnesota, U.S.A.

* Institutional supporters

** Corresponding author (atsui@nd.edu)



85 senior scholars and leaders, representing multiple business disciplines (including 30 school, university and business leaders) from 75 institutions in 21 countries, provided valuable suggestions that greatly improved the paper during the six-month consultation period, April to September 2017. The names and affiliations of the full list of co-signers are on the “co-signers” page of the website.