Call for Abstracts: The 5th Sustainability, Ethics and Entrepreneurship (SEE) Research Conference

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The Sustainability, Ethics, and Entrepreneurship (SEE) Conference draws on knowledge from diverse disciplines. These include but are not limited to studies on sustainability, social & sustainable entrepreneurship, business ethics, firm - community ties, environmental impacts, and resource management. www.seeconf.org  

The goal of the conference is to lead the advancement and accumulation of knowledge about SEE-related topics. Thus, the SEE Conference is a platform for featuring edgy research, ideas and theories, while fostering collaborative efforts, and building a worldwide network of scholars who advance the state of knowledge about SEE-related research. 

Abstract Submission Guidelines

The organizers invite submissions of empirical research (including ethnographic and qualitative research) and conceptual studies. We are particularly interested in radical, controversial, and “edgy” projects; novel, useful, and non-obvious research that challenges dogmas and is highly revelatory, even if not fully grounded in well-studied or well-validated theory.

Abstracts should not to exceed two single-spaced pages and limited to 1,250 words that address a broad array of subjects on the topics of sustainability, ethics, and entrepreneurship (including social and impact entrepreneurship, corporate social responsibility, business ethics, sustainable supply chains, etc.). Those selected by a double-blind review process will be asked to present their research. See a sample of topics at the end of this document.

Submitting an abstract signifies a commitment that at least one of the authors will participate in the conference if the abstract is accepted. Submitting an abstract also represents a commitment that the featured ideas are original and come from unpublished working papers.

Abstract Submission Deadline: January 24, 2016

Authors should submit their abstracts at https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/SEE2016/

Professional Development Workshop (PDW)

Participants: Assistant Professors and Ph.D. students are invited to apply for the PDW that is sponsored by the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal (SEJ) and the Kauffman Foundation. It features addresses from senior scholars, discussions by journal editors, and paper development sessions with experienced mentors. A generous $700 stipend from the Kauffman Foundation to PDW participants will cover the registration cost for PDW and the conference.

PDW Submission Deadline: March 1, 2016

Applicants should submit a full manuscript (up to 40 double-spaced pages) and a CV to: Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

- How does strategy differ when firms are not constituted as vehicles of private wealth accumulation but are owned by    communities of members or government?

- How do companies repair their relationships with customers after activists tarnish their reputation?

- How, when, and under what conditions do companies know that they are truly sustainable? Is there a finish line?

- Under what conditions can firms integrate social and environmental responsibility efforts with their business model while continuing to maximize shareholder value?

- How and when a business might seek sustainability to achieve competitive advantage?

- What can scholarship in supply chain management do to advance research, theory, and practice related to the design and implementation of sustainability, business ethics, and corporate social responsibility?

- In a capitalist system, wealth and value are measured in monetary units: what is social value, how is social value measured, and how do social value and economic value interact and shape each other?

- Free markets and competition have brought many benefits (e.g., the average individual material wellbeing has improved markedly, even if the variance is distressing). How does this increasing but uneven material prosperity relate to human wellbeing, sustainability and entrepreneurship?

- How does market competition affect the fabric of trust and social value within and between different organizational forms?-

- How does one gain better understanding of sustainable and ethical entrepreneurship?  

- What are most useful conceptual models and empirical analysis of the antecedents, consequences, and contingencies associated with the processes of sustainable and ethical entrepreneurship?

- What is the role of ethical behavior in the growth, survival, and sustainability of new ventures?

- What are the roles of economic and institutional systems in motivating ethical and sustainable behaviors?

Deadlines & Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline: January 24, 2016

PDW Submission Deadline: March 1, 2016

Abstract Acceptance Notification: March 4, 2016

Registration Opens: March 1, 2016

Preliminary Program Published:  April 4, 2016

Events:

PDW May 15 – 16, 2016

Conference May 16 – 18, 2016

For more information visit http://seeconf.org or contact:

Dan Bruder, SEE Conference Director

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Jeff York, PDW Director

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