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AOM PDW on B Corps and sustainable businesses - Deadline to register: June 15th

  • 1.  AOM PDW on B Corps and sustainable businesses - Deadline to register: June 15th

    Posted 05-28-2024 10:57

    OM PDW 2024

    "Institutional Leadership and Policy Innovations for Purpose-driven Business:

    Exploring the Case of B Corp movement"


    August 10th, 2024


     Chicago, Illinois, USA

    Marriott, Salon A - 5th Floor

    Submission Deadline: June 15th

    Link for submission: link

    Sponsor: ONE



    Chairs: Leonardo Boni, Emily Landry, Martina Pasquini, Garima Sharma

    The ONE Division will sponsor a Paper Development Workshop (PDW) titled "Institutional Leadership and Policy Innovations for Purpose-driven Business:Exploring the Case of B Corp movement" at the 2024 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management in Chicago, USA.

    Participants will have the chance to receive developmental feedback from the following list of scholars with a specific expertise in the field of the B Corp movement, but also in the field of sustainability strategy, management, and measurement. The faculty mentors include:



    Leonardo Boni, Polytechnic of Milan, School of Management

    Emily Landry, Washington and Lee University,

    Martina Pasquini, IE Business School,

    Garima Sharma, Kogod Business School, American University,




    Leonardo Boni, Polytechnic of Milan, School of Management

    Ke Cao, Wilfrid Laurier University

    Todd Schifeling, Fox School of Business and Management

    Cristian Loza Adaui, THI Business School




    Garima Sharma, Kogod Business School, American University


    Round Table Facilitators:


    Leonardo Boni, Polytechnic of Milan, School of Management

    Gorgi Krlev, ESCP Business School

    Martina Pasquini, IE Business School

    Kunyuan Qiao, Cornell University


    The PDW is structured in two sections: the first section will be dedicated to a panel discussion, in which panelists will introduce B Corp research and present past and ongoing research trends involving the role of institutions for the governance of purpose-driven ecosystems such as that of B Corp movement. Panelists and Discussant will converse about potential research trajectories involving B Corps, measurement systems, and institutions preserving the integrity of sustainable development. Specifically, scholars will explore the role of institutional leadership and policy innovations for purpose-driven assessment schemes by highlighting the field of B Corps and the role of B Lab, the institution that oversees the B Corp certification assessment. Panelists may concentrate on the following question: how institutions can support the diffusion of purpose-driven businesses? Is the case of B Lab for the B Corps and benefit corporations the model to follow? What alternative models are emerging? The final part of this section will be dedicated to Q&A with the audience.


    The second section of the PDW is dedicated to participants who have submitted short papers. The admitted participants will receive feedback from the Round Table Facilitators and other participants. The Round Table Facilitators represent different backgrounds and methodological expertise, but all share interests, experience and ongoing research activities about the B Corp movement. The organizers will develop themes for each round table so that participants sharing similar interests will be grouped together.




    Registration is required for Part 2 of the workshop. To register, participants must submit:     

    a short (maximum 4,000 words) paper or project related to B Corps or benefit corporations structured as follows:

    o   title page

    o   abstract

    o   introduction

    o   literature and theoretical framework 

    o   data

    o   results or expected results

    o   potential contributions

    -       please indicate the stage of the project and the type of feedback that would be most helpful to you


    Please submit the paper at the following (link), by June 15th, 2024. Please note that you need to be registered for the AOM conference in order to participate in this PDW.


    Questions? Please contact the organizers: Leonardo Boni, leonardo.boni@polimi.itEmily, Martina Pasquini,, Garima Sharma,


    Participants will be notified about the acceptance of their submissions by July 1st, 2024

    Leonardo Boni, Ph. D.
    Assistant Professor 

    Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering, Politecnico di Milano

    TIRESIA Research Centre, Politecnico di Milano


    Technology and Innovation REsearch on Social ImpAct
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