Accelerating Researcher-Practitioner Collaborations in Sustainability Research

HEC Paris

1 Rue de la Libération
78351 Jouy-en-Josas
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October 1112, 2019

HEC Paris Society and Organizations (S&O) Center and the Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability (ARCS) will be hosting the first annual Focused Workshop Program with the theme of Accelerating Researcher-Practitioner Collaborations in Sustainability Research. This workshop will take place on October 11-12, 2019 in the center of Paris. Topics will include employees motivation and sustainability, the sharing economy, the circular economy, financing sustainability and governance for sustainability, with a special focus on PPPs and inclusive economy, B-Corps, experimental research with firms, RCT within firms, and qualitative comparative analysis within firms.

Participants are responsible for their own travel and lodging. Some participants will be staying at the Hotel Saint Christophe at 17 Rue Lacepede, but participants are welcome to stay where they please.

Program 

Friday, October 11, 2019 

12:00 – 12:30 pm Workshop Registration
12:30 – 1:30 pm Workshop Welcome and Networking Lunch

Rodolphe Durand (HEC Paris) & Bénédicte Faivre-Tavignot (HEC Paris)

1:30 – 02:00 pm “Troubleshooting”: Collection of Open Questions
2:00 – 03:00 pm

Academic Session

 

“Insights from Academia”

1) Financing Sustainability

“Beyond “One Size Fits All” Collaborative Shareholder Engagement on Sustainability Issues: Insights from a Configurational Analysis” by Jean-Pascal Gond (Cass Business School), Rieneke Slager (University of Groningen), Santi Furnari (Cass Business School) & Kevin Chuah (London Business School)

2) Governance for Sustainability & Organizational Design for Sustainability

“Cross-Sector Collaboration as a Vehicle for Corporate Sustainability: Evidence from Climate Change Projects” by Jonathan Doh (Villanova Business School), Mirko Benischke (Rotterdam School of Management) & Peter Tashman (University of Massachusetts Lowell)

3) Communication of Sustainability

Communication of Sustainability” by Magali Delmas (UCLA) & Yvonne Yock (UCLA)

4) Sustainability and Employee Motivation

“The Relationship between Participation in a Company-Led Volunteer Program and Employee Outcomes” by Salma Nassar (University of Chicago Booth School of Business), Christina Hachikian (University of Chicago Booth School of Business) & Ally Batty (University of Chicago Booth School of Business)

5) Circular Economy

“The Circular Economy: Bringing the Human into the System for a More Effective Model” by  Emma Barnosky (UCLA), Magali Delmas (UCLA) & Marieke Huysentruyt (HEC Paris)

3:00 – 4:00 pm Roundtable Discussions on the Five Topics and Debrief
4:00 – 4:30 pm Coffee Break
4:30 – 05:00 pm

Best Practice and

Case Study Session

“Insights from Practice”

1) Best Practices: Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships

“Mapping forms of Researcher–Practitioner Partnerships in Circular Economy” by Emmanuel Raufflet (HEC Montréal) & Manon Boiteux (HEC Montréal)

2) Collaborations in Practice: B Corps in the Context of Barcelona

“Governance Models for Sustainability: B Corps and Cross-Sector Partnerships” by

Eduardo Ordonez-Ponce (Althabasca University) & Veronica Devenin (Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez Business School)

5:00 – 6:00 pm Roundtable Discussions on Best Practices and Debrief
6:00 – 07:00 pm Cocktail Event
7:00 – 09:00 pm Dinner

 

Saturday, October 12, 2019

8:30 – 09:00 am Welcome Coffee
9:00 – 09:15 am Workshop Summary and Interim Results
9:15 am – 9:45 am

Methods Session

“Research Methods Exposed”: Tools to study Sustainability Issues in Companies

1) Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA)

Jean-Pascal Gond (Cass Business School), Rieneke Slager (University of Groningen), Santi Furnari (Cass Business School) & Kevin Chuah (London Business School)

2) Experimental Research (Natural Experiments)

Salma Nassar (University of Chicago Booth School of Business), Christina Hachikian (University of Chicago Booth School of Business) & Ally Batty (University of Chicago Booth School of Business)

3) Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)

Emma Barnosky (UCLA), Magali Delmas (UCLA) & Marieke Huysentruyt (HEC Paris)

9:45 – 10:45 am Roundtable Discussions and Debrief
10:45 – 11:00 am Coffee Break
11:00 – 11:45 am General Discussion and Future Outlook
11:45 – 12:00 pm Workshop Conclusion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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