Online Extension

This SMS Extension will be hosted on October 22 from 13:00 to 17:00 UTC on the Google Meet platform. Registrants for the extension will be emailed information about how to participate in the event in early October. 

Registration for the extension will be $15 USD. 

Strategy for a Sustainable and Responsible World

Thursday, October 22, 2020
13:00 - 17:00 UTC

Today’s interconnected and technology-driven business world requires that firms engage in stakeholders’ growing challenges and expectations to understand, identify, and tackle societal, community, and ecological impact. These challenges and expectations inescapably imply a deep dive into a new business paradigm that embraces a broader set of values, novel approaches, and renewed lens through which to pursue economic, social, and environmental sustainability. Therefore, firms are summoned not only to develop sustainability-oriented innovations and mold sustainable business models, but also to fully amalgamate them in their strategies, organizational processes and structures. In so doing, firms can improve their management of business risks and opportunities whilst enhancing long-term social and environmental sustainability.

The growing impact of these advancements and the exponential rate of adoption of these new practices have stirred up the discussion on the importance to dig deeper into the core issues connected with the themes of sustainability and responsibility. More specifically, the strategy domain is feeling its requirement to investigate the inner nature of sustainability, as well as their antecedents, processes, and implications for firms within and across industries, platforms, and ecosystems.

In order to support such stimulating conversation within the vibrant academic community of strategy, we're coordinating an SMS Extension with the support of the University of Rome LUMSA. This SMS Extension aims to advance fertile and lively conversation on evolving theories and practices of strategic sustainability and managerial responsibility. The event speaks to scholars who are interested in issues such as: sustainability as strategy for competitive advantage or, as a practice for survival; sustainable business models to leverage and compete effectively within industries, platforms markets and ecosystems; the drivers, processes, and outcomes of strategic sustainability and responsibility; the role of innovation as a key factor for supporting economic, social, and environmental sustainability.


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Sharon Alvarez
University of Pittsburgh
picture of Giovanni Battista Dagnino
Giovanni Battista Dagnino
University of Rome LUMSA
picture of Ivan Montiel
Ivan Montiel
City University of New York
picture of Guido Palazzo
Guido Palazzo
University of Lausanne
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Robert Phillips
York University
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Violina Rindova
University of Southern California
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Anastasiya Zavyalova
Rice University

Extension Organizers

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Anna Minà
University of Rome LUMSA
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Sergio Paternostro
University of Rome LUMSA


13:00:  Introduction & Welcome: Anna Minà
13:10:  Panel 1: Speakers' presentations
14:10:  Q & A
14:30:  Virtual coffee break
15:00:  Panel 2: Speakers' presentations
16:00:  Q & A
16:20:  Conclusion & Farewell: Sergio Paternostro