The Academy of Business in Society (ABIS, formerly EABIS) and Grenoble Ecole de Management are pleased to announce the 2014 Doctoral Summer School for PhD and DBA students focusing on social innovation. We are particularly interested in exploring the ways in which innovations can serve to create better and more integrated social, environmental and economic outcomes for business and society. This will be interpreted in the broadest sense to include not only obvious examples as eco-friendly innovations which can enhance environmental sustainability but also any form of innovation which can help to create a better and more harmonious world including key social challenges of our age such as injustice in emerging economies, underemployment and unemployment, inequalities, global climate change, aging populations, access to healthcare and the monopolization of wealth by a handful of individuals. 

The Summer School is linked to a special issue of the Journal of Management Development focused on “Business and Sustainability: Innovating for a Better World”.  The authors of the best contributions from the Summer School will be encouraged to submit a full paper to the journal which will be subject to the normal reviewing process. We will also welcome submissions from the wider research community. Selected papers will be expected to make an empirical and or theoretical contribution.

The Summer School is a great opportunity for PhD and DBA students to set the agenda for interdisciplinary research initiatives, explore research methodologies appropriate to the field of business in society, benefit from the advice and feedback of senior researchers, and network with peers from around Europe and beyond. In this context, the summer school aims to play a part in fostering progress in research on ethically oriented innovation and entrepreneurship. By building on the success of previous Summer Schools, the event will follow a similar format of mentoring, networking, presentations and plenaries. In addition there will be roundtable events on getting published, getting a foot on the academic career ladder, meet the editors, access to a special issue and other publication opportunities.




September 5th 2014
Deadline for revised version of the abstract (optional)

June 30th 2014
Deadline for abstract submission

July 12th 2014
Notification of acceptance

July 25th 2014
Registration Deadline  




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