The PhD Sustainability Academy is an annual event for PhD candidates, hosted by The Richard Ivey School of Business at The University of Western Ontario. The Network for Business Sustainability sponsors a $500 Best Paper Award.
The 2012 theme is Theories and Paradigms for Sustainability. We will explore, engage and encourage: the emergence, growth and diffusion of theories for researching and teaching sustainability; past, present and future paradigms for sustainability work in academe and practice; and ways to multi-dimensionalize our thinking and action for a more sustainable world. We will rethink sustainability using multiple lenses, push our understanding on systemic/intractable problems we collectively face, and enrich our theoretical and empirical analyses of individual, organizational, societal, and eco-system life.
The PhD Sustainability Academy includes interactive paper development workshops with four guest faculty:
Tima Bansal, Richard Ivey School of Business, The University of Western Ontario
Bobby Banerjee, Research School of Business, University of Western Sydney
Joshua Margolis, Harvard Business School, Harvard University
Andy Spicer, Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina
Oana Branzei is the Ivey faculty and host.
Fire-side chats hosted by ARCS founders Marian Chertow and Mike Toffel, practitioner-led panels and theme specific site visits will help strengthen the relevance and impact of the research.
The deadline for submissions is August 30, 2012. Please include a blinded manuscript (following the AMJ style guide for empirical studies and the AMR style guide for theoretical papers), accompanied by a cover-page with author details, a two-page executive summary (up to 1000 words), a 150 word abstract, a 150 word bio, and a recent photo. Email your full submission to Oana Branzei, email@example.com.
Invitations will be sent out by September 30, 2012. Participants are selected based on a double-blind selection process. Reviewers include ARCS founding members and PhD Sustainability Academy faculty and alumni.
All local expenses are covered by the Beryl M. Ivey Fund. Invited participants are responsible for their own travel.