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Call for Papers at 21st ABIS Annual Colloquium 2022

Academics, progressive businesses and international organizations like ABIS have been calling for an “expanded” role of business in society for decades (most recently at the Value Creation Roundtables co-organized by ABIS). As a result, sustainability is now a mainstream term and has taken central stage on the agenda of most businesses.

This is demonstrated by the rise of voluntary commitments (e.g. the 2019 Business Roundtable’s announcement redefining the purpose of a corporation), net-zero and net-positive initiatives, developments on ESG metrics and sustainability reporting standards.

The main outcome of the event will be a set of principles serving as guideposts for business in the stakeholder capitalism era. We believe the development of a principle-based approach will help all kind of companies to strengthen their social license to operate and to transition from traditional business-as-usual towards more sustainable, resilient and future-proof models.

By attending the event you will:

  • Understand emerging trends and implications of stakeholder capitalism
  • Unlock innovative business models with wider societal benefits
  • Disseminate and learn about examples, case studies and research results
  • Interact in dialogues between practitioners and academics
  • Draw up a list of key principles for business to apply in practice

In order to strengthen the dialogue between practitioners and academics on the topic and make sure that key insights reach applied audience who take business decisions everyday, we are inviting the submission of papers and cases which will be presented on Day 1 of the event and further submitted for publication.

We invite academic researchers and practitioners to submit contributions on:

  • Stakeholder engagement in existing and new business models
  • Stakeholder value approached and models
  • Sustainable value creation
  • Social value, fair trade and ethical business models
  • Integrating business and ethics
  • Purpose-driven businesses
  • Co-creation of value
  • Business model innovation
  • Business models, management structures and incentives

The deadline for submission is 13 November 2022.