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2021 Global B Academics Research Roundtable Call for Papers and Conference Registration

  • 1.  2021 Global B Academics Research Roundtable Call for Papers and Conference Registration

    Posted 08-18-2021 11:44

    The 2021 Global B Academics Research Roundtable program is at . We accept manuscript submissions via the portal by the end of August 30, Eastern Time.


    "Crossing Disciplinary and Geographical Borders to Advance Research on B Corps"

    Wednesday, September 29, 2021 – Virtual Event

    8 am – 1 pm San Francisco  | 11 am – 4 pm New York  | 4 pm – 9 pm London


    Manuscript submission deadline: August 30, 2021

    Peer review assignments announced: September 1, 2021

    Peer review assignments due: September 10, 2021

    Paper presentation decisions announced: September 13, 2021

    Conference registration deadline: September 25, 2021


    Certified B Corporations and Benefit Corporations (B Corps) have become a global phenomenon, 15 years in the making. The ideals and attributes of B Corps have attracted researchers worldwide in a range of disciplines such as accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, ethics, finance, law, marketing, sociology, and political science.


    To reflect the increasing plurality and vitality of studies in this area, the theme of this year's workshop is cross-disciplinary, global, academic conversations. Through this effort, B Academics aims to showcase the dynamic research terrain, strengthen works in progress, and foster the generation of research ideas and collaboration opportunities.


    This Research Roundtable will be held via a virtual platform on September 29, 2021, featuring a keynote speech, an information-sharing session with B Lab, a panel discussion, a paper showcase session, and breakout group discussion sessions. We will facilitate pre-meeting and after-meeting participant engagements including conducting peer reviews and exchanges of ideas and information.


    Manuscript submissions should be in the form of a long abstract of a working paper (800–1500 words). Authors who submit manuscripts commit to provide written open peer reviews (200 words for each paper) for a maximum of two other manuscripts. Approximately six papers will be selected for live presentation at the paper showcase session. Conference attendance is open to all interested researchers and practitioners and is not contingent on submitting a manuscript.


    Please direct any questions about the event to Ke Cao at or Feel free to contact any other Organization Committee member as well.


    2021 Global B Academics Research Roundtable Organization Committee



    As an entrepreneurial academic association, the B Academics has been on a magnificent rising path to fulfilling our teaching, research, and societal engagement missions. We are deeply thankful for the help from our organizational sponsors, including Scoocs (listed at ). Their financial and service support allows us to lower our membership fees and pursue further excellence in our work. We welcome inquiries about additional sponsorship opportunities. For this matter, please contact B Academics President Jessica Yinka Thomas at

    Ke Cao
    Assistant Professor
    Wilfrid Laurier University
    Waterloo ON