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Calling for Abstracts for AOM (Deadline Extended): NEW PATHWAYS FOR BUSINESS AND HUMAN RIGHTS (BHR): EXPLORING BOUNDARIES, INTERCONNECTIONS AND ACCOUNTABILITY

  • 1.  Calling for Abstracts for AOM (Deadline Extended): NEW PATHWAYS FOR BUSINESS AND HUMAN RIGHTS (BHR): EXPLORING BOUNDARIES, INTERCONNECTIONS AND ACCOUNTABILITY

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    NEW PATHWAYS FOR BUSINESS AND HUMAN RIGHTS (BHR):
    EXPLORING BOUNDARIES, INTERCONNECTIONS AND ACCOUNTABILITY
    84th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AOM 2024)
    9-13 August 2024
    Chicago, IL, USA
    Preconference Workshop Scheduled for Friday August 9, 13:30-15:30, Marriott in Salon F
     
    We would like to invite you to participate in our business and human rights workshop running at AOM this year, to provide inspiration and feedback to academics at all stages in their careers, on ideas and new projects linked to business and human rights (BHR) research.
    BHR is a fast-growing space in the business and society field, and this workshop aims to explore the most pressing issues and provide guidance on emerging research agendas in BHR, with a view to how our research can generate important societal impact.
    The workshop involves two elements:
    1.      Q&A panel with BHR research experts (open session*).  Leading BHR experts (including Andrew Crane, Elisa Giuliani, Jette Knudsen, Tricia Olsen, Harry Van Buren and Michelle Westermann-Behaylo) from different countries will kick-off the session, sharing their perspectives on pivotal issues shaping the boundaries of BHR research.  The purpose here is to identify interdisciplinary connections and promising new pathways for BHR research.  The audience will participate in a Q&A session to discuss BHR topics and identify priorities for a future BHR research agenda. 
    *Note: All welcome, no pre-registration required.
     
    2.    2.  Research feedback roundtables (session for registered participants**).  Participants will be given feedback from experts on their projects.  There will be interactive research development roundtables designed for all scholars, including PhD students, early and later career academics, who want expert feedback on a research idea.  Participants will be asked to submit a two- or three-page abstract of their business/human rights research topic prior to the conference. The abstract can be related to early ideas, a work in progress or a project that is part of the Academy program. During the workshop, the pre-registered participants will be organized into small groups/tables, led by two research experts to ensure participants receive extensive feedback and a diversity of opinion. 
    **Note: Participants will register in advance by signing up here and submitting an abstract for matching with mentors.
    Mentors include (indicative list):
     
    Antonella Angelini, University of Geneva
    Andrew Crane, University of Bath
    Elisa Giuliani, University of Pisa
    Samantha Goethals, SKEMA Business School
    Michael Johnson Cramer, Ithaca College
    Jette Knudsen, Tufts University
    Jeremy Moon, Copenhagen Business School
    Rita Mota, ESADE
    Tricia Olsen, University of Minnesota
    Kathleen Rehbein, University of Marquette
    Harry Van Buren, University of Tennessee
    Michelle Westermann-Behaylo, University of Amsterdam

    Who should apply: We welcome participants from all areas of academia with links to business and human right issues, and from all stages of their careers, from PhD students and early career researchers to academics further into their careers.  BHR here is broadly defined, applies to all kinds of business and society settings, and covers a variety of aspects such as governance, regulation, supply-chain, accounting, reporting, human rights abuses and controversies, industry initiatives, due diligence, remedy, gender, discrimination, law, privacy, etc.  Further we welcome all types of research, conceptual and empirical, qualitative and quantitative!