Business and Society Research Seminar 2017

Business and Society Research Seminar 2017

8-9 June, 2017
IÉSEG School of Management
Lille Campus, France

The objective of this two-day “Business and Society Research Seminar” (formerly “CSR Research Seminar”) is to bring together doctoral students, emerging scholars and more experienced academics to present and discuss their research projects and receive feedback. We will explore commonalities as well as differences in each other’s’ research approaches and themes in an inspiring, sociable and convivial academic setting.

Donwload the BSS Program – June 7th Donwload the BSS Program – June 8th & 9th

Keynote Speech and general theme of the 2017 edition

This year’s keynote speaker will be Jeremy Moon, Velux Professor of Corporate Sustainability at the Copenhagen Business School Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (cbsCSR), for a plenary session focused on the main theme of this 2017 edition on Corporate Social Responsibility in Uncertain Times.

In the face of damage or shocks to the current socio-political and economic system, businesses and their multiple constituencies are faced with increasing social, environmental and political challenges. In these uncertain times, novel efforts across the CSR, sustainability and social innovation agenda by different types of business related actors are required to lead to a redefinition of the responsibilities, roles and opportunities for businesses and their constituencies to foster the emergence of meaningful, renewed forms of prosperity.

Further Research themes

Beyond the main theme of this year’s seminar and considering the interdisciplinary orientation of the event, we encourage submissions by scholars sharing a common interest for and working on topics related to business and society relationshipscorporate social responsibilityorganizational sustainability and social innovation and originating from various organization-related research fields including business ethics and philosophy, management and organization studies, strategy, marketing, accounting, finance and sociology.

Organizing Committee

  • Valérie Swaen, Louvain School of Management, Belgium & IÉSEG School of Management, France
  • Frank de Bakker and François Maon, IÉSEG School of Management, France
  • Céline Louche, Audencia Business School, France
  • Christel Dumas, ICHEC Brussels Management School, Belgium
  • Benjamin Huybrechts and Virgnie Xhauflair, HEC Liège, Belgium.
  • Annick Castiaux and Sophie Pondeville, University of Namur, Belgium

Scientific Committee

More than 25 experienced researchers in the field are invited to attend the two-day seminar.

Confirmed guests already include Guido Berens (Rotterdam School of Management), Frank Boons (University of Manchester), Lies Bouten (IÉSEG School of Management), Itziar Castello (Carlos III University of Madrid), Frederik Claeye (Catholic University of Lille), Guillaume Delalieux (Sciences Po Lille), Arno Kourula (University of Amsterdam), Jeremy Moon (Copenhagen Business School), Luc Van Liedekerke (University of Antwerp), Christian Vogtlin (Audencia Business School) and others.

More information on additional confirmed guests will be communicated soon.