June 30, 2019

5:00 pm-8:30 pm     Opening Session: Invitation to an Amazing Journey

Location: “Het Nieuwe Instituut”, Museum for Architecture, Design and Digital Culture

Facilitator: Jerry Davis, University of Michigan

Co-facilitator: Pursey Heugens, Rotterdam School of Management


July 1, 2019

8:30-9:00 am            Introduction Session: Gathering Momentum for Action

Session Facilitator: Ruth Bolton, Arizona State University


9:00-10:30 am         Session 1: Contributing to a Better World through our Research

Session Facilitator and Speaker: David Reibstein, The Wharton School

Session Co-facilitator: Patricia Dechow, University of Southern California

Small Group discussion questions

  1. What are the opportunities for change?
  2. What the anticipated barriers or resistance points?
  3. What ideas to overcome the strongest resistance; both big ideas and small wins?


10:50-12:00             Session 2: Visioning Business Research in 2030

Session Facilitator: Anne S. Tsui, University of Notre Dame

Session Co-facilitator: Maurizio Zollo, Imperial College London

Small Group discussion questions:

“Imagine” in 2030,

  1. What type of research is being published in your school, in your journal, or discussed in the conferences?
  2. How are scholarly contributions being measured and rewarded?
  3. What kind of research success is being celebrated?


12:00-1:30 pm         Lunch: Theme: Responsible Research Exemplars

Session Facilitator: Wilfred Mijnhardt, Rotterdam School of Management

Session Co-facilitator: Jean-Alexis Spitz, EFMD



Stephanie Bryant, AACSB

Ulrich Hommel, EFMD


Responsible Research Presentations:

Leonard Berry, Texas A&M University

Jeffrey Hales, The University of Texas at Austin

Jennifer Howard-Grenville, University of Cambridge

Marcin Kacperczyk, Imperial College London

Beril Toktay, The Georgia Institute of Technology


1:30-3:00 pm            Session 3: Measuring Progress in Responsible Research

Session Facilitator and Speaker: Richard Lyons, University of California, Berkeley

Session Co-facilitator: Tony Travaglione, University of Newcastle Australia

Small Group discussion questions:

  1. Responsible research metrics: What are the 3-5 best metrics already in use? What could be developed over the short term, e.g., 1-2 years, and what would that development take?
  2. Societal impact metrics: Thinking longer term, what kinds of metrics can we imagine becoming feasible by, say, 2030, and what dimensions of wider societal impact are among the most important under-covered ones?


3:30-5:00 pm            Session 4: Navigating the Transition toward Responsible Research

Session Facilitator: Michael Toffel, Harvard Business School

Session Co-facilitator: Zhixue Zhang, Peking University

Speaker: Pursey Heugens, Rotterdam School of Management

Small Group discussion questions:

  1. What ideas can we try (pilot) by my stakeholder group (journals, schools, associations and accreditation agencies, senior scholars), focusing on “What I as a dean/editor/senior scholar, etc., can do?”
  2. What approaches or methods can we use to introduce the pilot idea to each stakeholder group (faculty for schools; editorial board for journals, association leadership team; senior scholars).
  3. What are the advantages, benefits, or rewards of being “change leaders”?


5:00- 6:00 pm          Moving Forward: Gathering and Advancing

Session Facilitator: William (Bill) Glick, Rice University

Session Co-facilitator: Jerry Davis, University of Michigan

Reflection Panel:

Caryn Beck-Dudley, Santa Clara University

Robert Bloomfield, Cornell University

Eli Jones, Texas A&M University

Qiao Liu, Peking University

Kjell Nyborg, University of Zurich

Linda Price, University of Oregon

Thomas Robertson, The Wharton School

Luk Van Wassenhove, INSEAD


6:00-8:00 pm            Closing Dinner: The Promises and Challenges of Academic-Practitioner Collaboration in Knowledge Co-creation and Impact-Driven Business Research

Session facilitator: Maurizio Zollo, Imperial College London

Fireside Speaker: André Van Heemstra, Former Global Head of HR at Unilever, Current Chair of the Supervisory Board of Leiden Asia Centre