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Join us August 5 for a PDW on B Corps!

  • 1.  Join us August 5 for a PDW on B Corps!

    Posted 9 days ago
    2020 Global B Academics Paper Development Workshop Call for Papers
    Nuts and Bolts of Research on B Corps: Empirical Methods and Research Designs
     
    August 5, 2020
    Virtual Event
    4 pm – 9 pm London Time
    11 am – 4 pm New York Time
    8 am – 1 pm San Francisco Time

    Dear Colleagues,

    Please join us for the 2020 Global B Academics Paper Development Workshop. This paper development workshop is a virtual event that is in lieu of our Annual Global B Academics Roundtable.

     Research on Certified B Corporations and Benefit Corporations (B Corps), has grown manifold in the past few years. With a strong mission to pursue social good, B Corps offer opportunities to examining important questions related to sustainability and the sustainable development goals, entrepreneurship, equity and diversity, and corporate social responsibility, among others. The many layers in the B Corp phenomenon, ranging from a comprehensive certification mechanism to Benefit Corporation legislation have attracted a wide array of research questions and continue to inform theories related to institutions, social movements, social evaluations, certifications, and categorization. Further, as avant-garde social enterprises that are also for-profit businesses, B Corps offer an important new context for entrepreneurship scholars to test mainstream theories and push new boundaries of understanding.

     In responding to the increasing plurality of research on B Corps, this paper development workshop aims to help the research community define and push boundaries of B Corps research, especially as related to empirical methods and research design.

    We have extended the registration deadline to Aug 3. You can find the full agenda here: http://www.bacademics.org/events.html

    A few highlights:
    1. Keynote by Ben Anderson, Co-CEO B Lab
    2. Update on B Corps Standards and Assessment by Dan Osusky, Director of Standards, B Lab
    3. Chris Marquis will share insights from his latest book Better Business: How the B Corp Movement is Remaking Capitalism
    4. Oana Branzei, Suntae Kim, Nancy Kurland, Michael Conger will share the opportunities and challenges in using B Corp data. This panel will be moderated by Joel Gehman
    5. B Corps and Benefit Corporations will share their journeys in Impact Story Rooms

    I hope you join us!

    Joel



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    Joel Gehman
    University of Alberta
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