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Invitation: Academy of Management Meeting PDW on Sustainable Capitalism

  • 1.  Invitation: Academy of Management Meeting PDW on Sustainable Capitalism

    Posted 07-06-2018 03:00
    Edited by Tracey Dodd 07-09-2018 03:46

    You are invited to register for the below Professional Development Workshop 


    Sponsor: ONE

    Other divisions that may be interested: ENT, OMT, BPS, SIM, TIM

    When & Where: 3:30 to 5:00 pm, Saturday Aug. 11th, Clark Marriott Ballroom, Marriott Chicago Downtown - Magnificent Mile



    Love it or loath it, capitalism is here to stay as the dominant economic system of our times.  Scholars have long debated the impact of capitalism on the environment and society.  For instance, Hart (1995) and Porter and Kramer (2011) argue that profits and protection of natural environment and social interests are mutually dependent. However, corporate scandals and environmental and societal harm in the pursuit of profit continue to be the bane of capitalism. 

    Inspired by the AOM 2018 theme of Improving Lives, this PDW explores whether the environment and society must suffer for profit.  Are Porter and Kramer (2011) right?  Is there a way forward -a concept of creating shared value-in which the triple bottom line of profit, the planet, and people meet?  Could new models of capitalism provide the way forward to right the wrongs of the past, restoring environmental degradation and improving community functioning?  Will this grand challenge spur the next wave of innovation and entrepreneurship?  Or is this all just a load of hogwash? 

    PDW participants will have the opportunity to explore these questions with a panel of esteemed and emerging scholars. Through an interactive session, panel members will share their perspectives, highlight emerging research and practice priorities, and answer audience questions related to their own work, including papers under development.



    • Ed Freeman (U. of Virginia)
    • Stuart Hart (U. of Vermont)
    • Laura Spence (U. of London)
    • Desirée Pacheco (Portland State University)
    • Sukhbir Sandhu (U. of South Australia)

    Places are limited.  We hope you can join us! 

    Please register via: https://aom.org/annualmeeting/registration/pdw/


    Dr Tracey Dodd, Research Fellow
    Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre
    The University of Adelaide
    Adelaide AUSTRALIA 5005
    Ph : +61 407 165 676