Berlin Extension - Humboldt University
Strategic Social Responsibility: Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives

Friday, September 16, 2016


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Timothy Devinney
University of Leeds
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Joachim Schwalbach
Humboldt-University Berlin

Registration Fees

Now - Sept. 1 After Sept. 1
Member US$ 85 US$ 105
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Humboldt-University Berlin

Humboldt-University Berlin (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) is one of the leading higher educational institutions in Germany and is situated in the unique and historical city of Berlin. This institution followed the precepts of the great educational reformer Wilhelm von Humboldt when it opened in 1810 and pioneered many new academic disciplines. Weathering the onslaughts of the 20th century, it has returned to that reforming zeal and offers around 260 degree courses taught by some 2,170 academics to 35,000 students.

Berlin Extension Registration


This extension is aimed at providing an opportunity for scholars interested in the topic of strategic social responsibility as related to the corporation, individual, government & non-governmental enterprise.  The purpose of the event is to generate new research ideas based on multi-disciplinary perspectives with the intent of expanding the domain of research on a topic of particular interest to a broad cross-section of the SMS community.  The orientation is purposely structured to bring in thinking that goes beyond the corporate side of social responsibility (CSR) to encompass other organizations and stakeholders and to do so in a manner that relates the topic to its strategic purpose – be that profit based, social welfare based, or politically based.  The day will be organized around panels and discussion focusing on core phenomena based themes (e.g., the practice of governance and CSR), emerging areas of research (e.g., strategy research and climate change), areas of overlapping disciplinary interest (e.g., peace, politics and the multinational corporation), and methodological innovations (e.g., behavioral experimentation & Bayesian modelling) necessary to effectively and meaningfully study the strategic aspects of social responsibility.

Tentative Program

9:00 – 9:15 Welcome to Humboldt-University Berlin and Introductions

9:15 – 10:45 Keynote: “Strategic Social Responsibility; Various Perspectives”

10:45 – 11:15 Break

11:15 – 12:15 Panel and Open Discussion

12:15 – 13:15 Lunch

3:15 – 14:45  Keynote: “Strategic Social Responsibility. Financial and Governance Perspectives”

14:45 – 15:00 Break

15:00 – 16:00 Open and Roundtable Discussion: “Integrating Strategic Social Responsibility into Strategic Management”

16:00 – 16:15 Break

16:15 – 17:15 Open Discussion and Reporting from Roundtables

17:15 – 17:30 Concluding Remarks and Next Steps

19:00 – 21:00 Dinner

Keynote Speakers

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Ruth Aguilera
Northeastern University
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Robert Eccles
Harvard University
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Edward Freeman
University of Virginia
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Ans Kolk
University of Amsterdam
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Georg Kell
Arabesque Partners