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December 04, 2012 | Comments 0

Call for Papers Available for ARCS 5th Annual Research Conference

By Erika Herz

Erika Herz

The 5th Annual ARCS Research Conference will be hosted by the Haas Center for Responsible Business and the Berkeley-Haas School of Business, Mon. April 29 - Wed. May 1 in Berkeley, California, USA. Paper submissions are due January 21st.

The Call for Papers seeks submissions of unpublished working papers focused on business and sustainability issues (both social and environmental) from all disciplines and methodologies. The conference program will feature a wide range of perspectives and methods including empirical research, theory development, formal theoretical modeling, and experimental methods. Of particular interest are papers that have implications for management, organizations and policy. Papers drawn from organizational theory, strategy, operations, sociology, psychology and decision making, law, economics, political science, and other fields are within the realm of the conference.

Examples of suitable topics include non-market strategy, climate change management, sustainability reporting and disclosure, green supply chains, green marketing, sustainable finance, renewable energy investments, business/NGO partnerships, sustainable mobility, social dimensions of sustainability, cleantech innovation, green entrepreneurship, sustainable natural resource management, and "base of the pyramid" development strategies.

In addition to being considered for full-length paper presentations and research sketches (five minute egg-timer sessions), doctoral students have two additional opportunities to present and receive feedback on work:

1) Research Roundtables are designed to offer doctoral students one-on-one oral feedback on work in progress from senior scholars in the field. Students can opt for feedback on (1) research questions and hypotheses, or (2) research methods. Tables organized around research questions will emphasize breadth and engage faculty members from multiple disciplines; tables organized around methods will emphasize depth, and engage faculty members with deep knowledge of specific approaches.

2) Poster Session, which allows participants to present work in an informal setting during the cocktail hour before dinner.

The ARCS Conference will be preceded on April 29 by The ARCS Forum, a roundtable discussion for scholars and business leaders focused on how sustainability research can best inform business practice. The conference will begin with a pre-dinner reception on April 29th, and conclude mid-afternoon on May 1st.

For information contact ARCS Managing Director, Erika Herz, at herze@darden.virginia.edu. See also the ARCS web site Conferences page for updates, as well as for past conference programs.

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