Call for Papers

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The RME Research Conferences are by tradition open for co-design to all academics involved in responsible management education, and to school representatives who want to learn and develop knowledge about the transformation of business schools and universities, and to help achieve Agenda 2030. By tradition, all international business schools are invited to contribute.

Stakeholders such as PRME Working Groups, PRME Regional Chapters and PRME Champion Groups are encouraged to take advantage of the event and have their annual meeting at the conference. Other stakeholders, and research and practitioner communities from ethics, sustainability, humanities, corporate social partnership fields are most welcome.

Contributed papers will attempt to cover specific problems in the same areas. The topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:

  • Multistakeholders engagement for Agenda 2030: individual and organizational collaboration to address the complexity of the SDGs: We encourage scholars to investigate collaborations and cross sector partnerships in relation to overall sustainability for People-Planet-Prosperity Peace and partnering (Tulder, 2018; Lu, Nakicenovic, Visbeck, Stevance, 2015).
  • Multistakeholders engagement for Agenda 2030 (challenges): Stakeholders are a socially constructed phenomenon (Fineman and Clarke, 1996; Winn, 2001). Individuals cannot be assumed to be part of one single group, they often belong to more than one group (Crane and Livesey, 2003; Winn, 2001; Gao and Zhang, 2001).
  • The complexity of defining stakeholders: Sustainability and the Agenda 2030 are complex and dynamic (Waddock et al, 2015; Van Tulder, 2018). We encourage authors to look at wicked problems and how multistakeholder engagement contributes to dealing with wicked problems, to look at systems theory and wicked problems and partnership necessity, how can we learn from partnering practice to increase its effectiveness (van Tulder, 2017)
  • Complexity of the Agenda 2030: Sustainability and the Agenda 2030 are complex and dynamic (Waddock et al, 2015; Van Tulder, 2018). We encourage authors to look at wicked problems and how multistakeholder engagement contributes to dealing with wicked problems, to look at systems theory and wicked problems and partnership necessity, how can we learn from partnering practice to increase its effectiveness (van Tulder, 2017)
  • Collaboration for the Agenda 2030 (results): We invite researchers to explore how organizations support the operationalization and implementation of the SDGs and the Agenda 2030: innovations, studies, new types of leadership and mana

Content updated 2019-04-03

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