The 14th Annual ARCS Research Conference was held on June 5-8, 2022 at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy. The conference chair was Anne Jacqueminet, Assistant Professor in the Management and Technology Department of Bocconi.

With 123 participants, including faculty and PhD students, the conference was small enough to allow younger scholars plenty of opportunity to engage with leaders in the field.  57 papers were presented. The keynote speaker this year was Andrea Shemberg, Chair of the Global Business Initiative on Human Rights.

This year the Emerging Sustainability Scholar Award was presented to Omar I. Asensio, Assistant Professor in the School of Public Policy at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His research focuses on the intersection of big data and public policy, with applications to energy systems and consumer behavior, smart cities, and machine learning in transportation and electric mobility. His work uses statistical and computational tools to advance our understanding of how large-scale civic data and experiments can be used to increase participation in civic processes, while addressing resource conservation and environmental sustainability.

The conference hosts chose several scholars to receive awards for outstanding papers, and conference attendees voted for two People’s Choice Awards. Full details on all paper awards can be found on our Awards page.

The conference also offered the opportunity to recognize the exceptional service of the outgoing ARCS President, Tom Lyon, who received an Outstanding Leadership Award, and to hear from the incoming ARCS President, Caroline Flammer.

The 15th Annual Research Conference will be hosted by the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia Rosslyn, VA, on June 5-8, 2022.

ARCS would like to extend its gratitude and thanks to all those who attended this year, and whose commitment over the years have made ARCS the success it is today.