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Call for Papers: 2020 Global B Academics Paper Development Workshop

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    Posted 07-03-2020 12:09
    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 invite your submissions for this workshop. You can submit a long abstract (1000-1500 words) of a working paper or a research idea (500-750 words).

    Submission deadline: July 15, 2020
    Decisions announced: July 22, 2020
    Registration deadline: Aug 1, 2020

    Submit your abstract here

    In addition to roundtable discussions on working papers/research ideas, we have invited accomplished scholars and journal editors to take stock of the vibrant research in this area, showcase compelling research approaches, and discuss challenges and opportunities ahead. We also have Ben Anderson, Co-CEO, B Lab US & Canada, and Dan Osusky, Director of Standards, B Lab, sharing their insights. You don't have to submit a long abstract/research idea to join the workshop.

    See the full agenda here: http://www.bacademics.org/events.html

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    Joel Gehman
    University of Alberta