PPT Slides: Textbook Principles of Responsible Management

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Opportunities @AOM: Publishing on Responsible Management

AOMWe would like to bring to your attention three calls / events related to publishing research on learning and education for sustainability, ethics and responsibility related to the Academy of Management Annual Convention in Atlanta:
1. Feedback Opportunity: AOM Paper Development Workshop on “Responsible Management Learning and Education”.
2. Networking Opportunity: AOM PDW “Responsible Management Education in Action: Doing High Quality Research” with editors of business ethics and education journals.
3. Publication Opportunity: Call for submissions to the Journal of Business Ethics special issue on “Responsible Management Learning: Change and Innovation for Sustainability, Responsibility, Ethics”.

Please find more detailed descriptions below:

1. As part of the Academy of Management meeting in Atlanta, this year’s “2017 Management Education and Learning Writers Workshop” will host a subsection on “Responsible Management Learning and Education” (RMLE) to account for the increased interest in the field of sustainability, ethics and responsibility. Manuscripts addressing issues of sustainability, ethics, or responsibility in the context of management education will be reviewed and commented by academics with editorial experience in both SRE and management education.

In order to participate in this workshop, submit your manuscript (early stage work and developed manuscripts are both fine) to mgmtedlearnwritersworkshop@gmail.com and provide “RMLE Writers Workshop Submission” as subject line of the email. Submission deadline is June 20. This workshop also provides an opportunity to meet editors and get feedback on potential submissions to the special issue mentioned in 3. below. The event is scheduled for Friday, Aug 4 2017 5:15PM – 7:15PM at Hilton Atlanta in Crystal Ballroom A,F.

2. We also want to bring to your attention to the AOM PDW “Responsible Management Education in Action: Doing High Quality Research” (Friday, Aug 4 2017 2:45PM – 4:45PM at Hilton Atlanta in Galleria 6). This workshop invites scholars interested in research on sustainable, ethical and responsible management education to meet authors and editors of journals that are interested in publishing high quality research in the field. In the workshop, authors share their experience in publishing RMLE related work in business ethics or management education journals, followed by comments of the journal’s editor; this is followed by round table discussions in which PDW participants can engage with authors and journal editors. Confirmed editors for this session include William (Bill) Foster (incoming editor of AMLE – Academy of Management Learning & Education), Michelle Greenwood (co-editor of JBE – Journal of Business Ethics), Jean M. Forray (co-editor of JME – Journal of Management Education), and Todd Bridgman (co-editor of ML – Management Learning).

3. Finally, we would like to inform you about a call for papers for a Journal of Business Ethics special issue on “Responsible Management Learning: Change and innovation for sustainability, responsibility, ethics”. Edited by Oliver Laasch and Dirk C. Moosmayer (both Nottingham University Business School China, and both involved in the two above events), Elena Antonacopoulou (University of Liverpool, UK) and Stefan Schaltegger (Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany). The special issue focuses on learning of the practicing manager and the connections that learning for sustainability, responsibility and ethics have with organisational change and innovation. The call for paper is available at http://static.springer.com/sgw/documents/1606110/application/pdf/Special+Issue_Laasch+et+al_Responsible+Management+Learning+-+Change+and+Innovation+for+Sustainability%252c+Responsibility%252c+Ethics.pdf

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Invitation Fourth RME Research Conference, Curitiba Brazil

Conference Flyer

Please join the fourth edition of RME Conference “New Research Questions for Advancing the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals”, supported by the Principles of Responsible Management (PRME), UN.

Date: 13th-14th, September, 2017, Curitiba, Brazil.

Information: rmeconference.com

Contact: contact@rmeconference.com

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JBE Call for Papers, “Responsible Management Learning”

Journal of Business Ethics Contributions wanted to the Journal of Business Ethics special issue titled “Responsible Management Learning: Change and Innovation for Sustainability, Responsibility, Ethics”, co-edited by Oliver Laasch, Dirk Moosmayer, Elena Antonacopoulou, and Stefan Schaltegger. This special issue is aimed at fostering and extending the debate by profiling research that studies how managers in their organizational environments learn for sustainability, responsibility and ethics, and how such learning relates to dynamics of innovation and change. The full call is available on the Journal of Business Ethics website here.

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Update Responsible Management Education Literature Base


IMG01832-20110729-1428After years of responsible management education practice development, we now see an increasing attention to publishable and published research. The Responsible Management Literature Base aims to support responsible management research and practice by providing an up-to-date compendium of responsible management (education) publications. The Literature Base may either help authors to position their work in the existing literature, or practitioners to ground their practice in research. A document is included if it refers to responsible management, responsible management education, or the Principles for Responsible Management Education in their respective title. A source is not included if it refers to contents that are peripheral and little relevant understandings of responsible management (education) as framed in the context of practices related to the Principles for Responsible Management Education network. An example for a source that would not be included is Gardner’s book “Monitoring forest biodiversity: Improving conservation through ecologically-responsible management”. If you know a source that qualifies for inclusion, but which is not on this list yet, please let us know here. The list is updated on a regular basis.

The Literature Base

-Updated on 5th of March 2017-

Alcaraz, J. & Thiruvattal, E., 2010. An interview with Manuel Escudero, The United Nations’ Principles for Responsible Management Education: A global call for sustainability. Academy of Management Learning & Education, Volume 9(3), pp. 542–550.

Alcaraz, Jose., Marcinkowska, M.W., and Thiruvattal, E., 2011. The UN-principles for responsible management education: sharing (and evaluating) information on progress. Journal of Global Responsibility 2(2), pp. 151-169.

Araç, S. K. & Madran, C., 2014. Business school as an initiator of the transformation to sustainability: A content analysis for business schools in PRME. Social Business, 4(2), pp. 137-152.

Blasco, M., 2012. Aligning the hidden curriculum of management education with PRME: An inquiry-based framework. Journal of Management Education, 36(3), pp. 364-388.

Burchell, J., Murray, A. & Kennedy, S., 2014. Responsible management education in UK business schools: Critically examining the role of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education as a driver for change. Management Learning, 46(4), pp. 479–497.

Carteron, J.C., Haynes, K., Murray, A., 2014. Education for sustainable development, the UNGC PRME initiative, and the sustainability literacy test: Measuring and assessing success. SAM Advanced Management Journal 79 (4), pp. 51-58.

Cornuel, E. & Hommel, U., 2015. Moving beyond the rhetoric of responsible management education. Journal of Management Development, 34(1), pp. 2-15.

Csuri, M., Laasch, O., Nahser, R. & Weybrecht, G., 2013. Inspirational guide for the implementation of PRME: Learning to go beyond. Sheffield: Greenleaf.

Doherty, B., Meehan, J. & Richards, A., 2015. The business case and barriers for responsible management education in business schools. Journal of Management Development, 34(1), pp. 34-60.

Dyllick, T., 2015. Responsible management education for a sustainable world: The challenges for business schools. Journal of Management Development, 34(1), pp. 16-33.

Ennals, R., Springer. Responsible management: Corporate social responsibility and working life. New York: Springer.

Forray, J. M. & Leigh, J. S., 2012. A primer on the principles of responsible management education intellectual roots and waves of change. Journal of Management Education, 36(6), pp. 295-309.

Forray, J., Leigh, J., & Kenworthy, A. L., 2015. Special section cluster on responsible management education: Nurturing an emerging PRME ethos. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 14(2), pp. 293-296.

Global CompactCompact, 2007. The Principles for Responsible Management Education, New York: United Nations.

Godemann, J., Haertle, J., Herzig, C. & Moon, J., 2014. United Nations supported principles for responsible management education: Purpose, progress and prospects. Journal of Cleaner Production, Volume 62, pp. 16-23.

Goodpaster, Kenneth E., T., Maines, D., Naughton, M. & Shapiro, B., 2017. Using UNPRME to teach, research, and enact business ethics: Insights from the Catholic identity matrix for business schools.” Journal of Business Ethics [DOI 10.1007/s10551-017-3434-5].

Gudic, M., Parkes, C., and Rosenbloom, A., 2016. Responsible management education and the challenge of poverty. Sheffield: Greenleaf.

Haski-Leventhal, D., Pournader, M. & McKinnon, A., 2016. The role of gender and age in business students’ values, CSR attitudes, and responsible management education: Learnings from the PRME international survey. Journal of Business Ethics [DOI 10.1007/s10551-015-2936-2].

Hibbert, P. & Cunliffe, A., 2015. Responsible management: Engaging moral reflexive practice through threshold concepts. Journal of Business Ethics, 127(1), pp. 177-188.

Hilliard, I., 2013. Responsible management, incentive systems, and productivity. Journal of Business Ethics, 118(2), 365-377.

Laasch, O. & Conaway, R. N., 2015. Principles of responsible management: Glocal sustainability, responsibility, ethics. Mason: Cengage.

Laasch, O. & Conaway, R. N., 2016. Responsible business: The textbook for management learning, competence and innovation. 2nd ed. Sheffield: Greenleaf.

Laasch, O., & Moosmayer, D. (2015). Competences for responsible management education: A structured literature review. CRME Working Papers, 1(2).

Lavine, M. H. & Roussin, C. J., 2012. From idea to action: Promoting responsible management education through a semester-long academic integrity learning project. Journal of Management Education, 36(3), pp. 428-455.

Lenn, J. D., 2015. Reviews Principles of Responsible Management: Glocal Sustainability, Responsibility, and Ethics by Oliver Laasch and Roger N. Conaway, 2015. 558 pages, paperback. Stamford, CT: Cengage Learning. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 14(2), pp. 299-301.

Louw, J., 2014. Paradigm change or no change at all? A critical reading of the UN Principles for Responsible Management Education. Journal of Management Education, 39(2), pp. 184-208.

Maloni, M. J., Smith, S. D. & Napshin, S., 2012. A methodology for building faculty support for the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education. Journal of Management Education, 36(3), pp. 312-336.

Mocny, F. & Laasch, O., 2010. Inspirational guide: Implementing the PRME in executive degree programs, New York: United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education.

Moosmayer, D., 2015. Inspirational guide for the implementation of PRME. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 14(2), pp. 303-306.

Murray, A. et al., 2014. Inspirational guide for the implementation of PRME: UK and Ireland edition. Sheffield: Greenleaf.

Nhamo, S. & Nhamo, G., 2014. Assessing progress in implementing UN PRME: International perspectives and lessons from South Africa. Problems and Perspectives in Management, 12(1), pp. 95-108.

Nonet, G., Kassel, K. & Meijs, L., 2016. Understanding responsible management: Emerging themes and variations from European business school programs. Journal of Business Ethics, 139(4), pp. 717–736.

Ogunyemi, K., 2012. “Responsible management: Understanding human nature, ethics, and sustainability. New York: Business Expert Press.

Painter-Morland, M., 2015. Philosophical assumptions undermining responsible management education. Journal of Management Development, 34(1), pp. 61-75.

Perry, M. & Win, S., 2013. An evaluation of PRME’s contribution to responsibility in higher education. Journal of Corporate Citizenship, Volume 49, pp. 48-70.

Principles for Responsible Management Education, 2012. Inspirational guide for the implementation of PRME: Placing sustainability at the heart of management education. Sheffield: GSE research.

Rasche, A., & Escudero, M. (2009). Leading Change the Role of the Principles for Responsible Management Education. Zeitschrift für Wirtschafts-und Unternehmensethik, 10(2), 244-250.

Rasche, A. & Gilbert, D. U., 2015. Decoupling responsible management education: Why business schools may not walk their talk. Journal of Management Inquiry, 24(3), pp. 239-252.

Rimanoczy, I. (2016). Stop teaching: Principles and practices for responsible management education (PRME Book Collection). New York: Business Expert Press.

Sharma, R., Csuri, M. & Ogunyemi, K., 2017. Managing responsibility: A sourcebook for an alternative paradigm. New York: Business Expert Press.

Sobczak, A., & Mukhi, U. (2015). The role of UN Principles for Responsible Management Education in stimulating organizational learning for global responsibility within business schools: An interview with Jonas Haertle. Journal of Management Inquiry, [DOI 1056492615618027].

Solitander, N., Fougère, M., Sobczak, A. & Herlin, H., 2012. We are the champions: Organizational learning and change for responsible management education. Journal of Management Education, 36(3), pp. 337-363.

Sunley, R., & Leigh, J. (2016). Educating for responsible management: Putting theory into practice. Sheffield: Greenleaf.

Tripathi, S. K., Amann, W., & Kamuzora, F. R., 2013. Developing responsible managers for new generation organizations: Why existing business education system needs humanistic shift? IBA Jounal of Management and Leadership, 5(1), 56-63.

Verbos, A. K. & Humphries, M. T., 2015. Indigenous wisdom and the PRME: Inclusion or illusion?. Journal of Management Development, 34(1), pp. 90-100.

Verkerk, M. J., Leede, J., & Nijhof, A. H., 2001. From responsible management to responsible organizations: The democratic principle for managing organizational ethics. Business and Society Review, 4(106), pp. 353-379.

Waddock, S., Rasche, A., Werhane, P. H. & Unruh, G., 2010. The Principles for Responsible Management Education: Where do we go from here?. In: D. Fisher & D. Swanson, eds. Got ethics? Toward assessing business education. Charlotte: Information Age Publishing, pp. 13-28.

Wankel, C., & Stachowicz-Stanusch, A. (2014). Principles for responsible management education: A pathway to management education for integrity. Organization and Management, 1(B), pp. 37-59.

Young, S., & Nagpal, S. (2013). Meeting the growing demand for sustainability-focused management education: A case study of a PRME academic institution. Higher Education Research & Development, 32(3), pp. 493-506.

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Download PPT Slides for Responsible Business Textbook

Please feel free to download the power point slides for ‘Responsible business: The textbook for management learning, competence and innovation’ by Oliver Laasch and Roger Conaway, through the links below:




















For more information on the book, please have a look at this earlier post here. If you would like to adopt the book for your course or training, please contact Academic Liaison and Book Sales Manager Neil Walker at Greenleaf Publishing for further information.

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Wanted: Responsible Management Community Champions

'Managing Responsibly Group' on LinkedinThe Center for Responsible Management Education aims at facilitating responsible management learning globally. One of the most important learning environments are communities of practice. The open ‘Managing Responsibly Network’ group on LinkedIn is an initiative co-constructing a global community of responsible management practitioners online.

The ‘Managing Responsibly Network’ is a global group of people interested in practicing sustainability, responsibility and ethics on the job. While the group is open to anyone, many members are current or former participants of the massive open online course ‘Managing Responsibly: Practicing Sustainability, Responsibility and Ethics’.

We are currently looking for volunteers interested in responsible management who would like to contribute in the role of Responsible Management Community Champions and to become Practicing Fellows of the Center for Responsible Management Education. Community Champions are professionals who foster the development of the Managing Responsibly Network as a virtual, global community of learning for sustainability, responsibility and ethics and of practitioners who make a difference in the non-virtual world. This may include a variety of activities:

  • Share relevant and topical media, such as, videos, reports, surveys, online courses.
  • Suggest and facilitate discussion on concrete tasks, problems and challenges of managing responsibly.
  • Spark reflection, discussion and conversation among members through provocative ideas.
  • Share or organize engagement opportunities online and in the real world (e.g. webinars, conferences, workshops).
  • Share responsible management jobs related to sustainability, responsibility and ethics.
  • Get connected with group members and invite new members to strengthen and grow the network.
  • Motivate other members to become Responsible Management Community Champions as well!
  • Be creative to strengthen and co-construct an impactful community of practicing learners in other ways.

Funmi Ade an international development consultant and an alumni of the Managing Responsibly MOOC is the first out of hopefully many Responsible Management Community Champions to come:

Funmi Ade is an international development consultant with expertise in strategy and management consulting, currently based in UK.  With cross- sector experience, she works mainly with social enterprises, small and medium businesses, directly or through donor funded projects.  Using change management techniques, she ensures growth, profitability and sustainability to clients, she has experience of the Middle – East, Asia and Africa.  A qualified tutor she delivers senior management and transformational leadership courses to public, private and voluntary organizations.  She runs a social enterprise aimed at gender equality, bringing innovation into the delivery of support and advisory services, to women owned micro businesses.  Her interest is bringing sustainability into enterprise architecture and supply chains, while ensuring processes are efficient and optimized to reduce resource waste.  Her work in addition includes that with corporate entities, on a contractual basis. An avid blogger, a mentor, has sat on many Boards and committees, with objectives in enterprise, social inclusion, youth and regeneration.  She conducted book reviews for her professional institute.  Currently a Fellow of the Institute of Consulting, Ms. Funmi Ade may be contacted at adefunmi@outlook.com

If you are interested in becoming a Responsible Management Community Champion, please get in touch with Oliver Laasch or with Funmi Ade.

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‘Doing RME Research': Status Quo and Quo Vadis?

researcherquerOver 600 member organizations of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative have made a commitment to “engage in conceptual and empirical research that advances our understanding about the role, dynamics, and impact of corporations in the creation of sustainable social, environmental and economic value” (PRME Principle 4, ‘Research’). Much research is framed as part of long established fields like corporate social responsibility, corporate sustainability and business ethics. However, an emerging stream of research explicitly refers to Responsible Management Education (RME). A proposal for a professional development workshop at the 2017 Academy of Management Meeting takes stock of RME research to establish an appreciation of the status quo and asks the question about the future of such research: Quo vadis? To read the full document, please click on the following reference: Laasch, O., Moosmayer, D., (2017), Responsible management education in action: Doing high quality research.

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PRME Virtual Collection of AMLE Articles

Academy of Management Learning and Education Cover

The leading management education journal Academy of Management Learning and Education (AMLE) has recently made available a Principles for Responsible Management Education Virtual Collection. The collection consists of a wealth of articles published in the journal that are about responsible management education or relevant to it. To access the collection, please click here.


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‘Responsible Business’ Textbook with Greenleaf Out Now

Responsible Business: The Textbook for Management Learning, Competence, Innovation

Responsible Business: The Textbook for Management Learning, Competence, Innovation

The textbook ‘Responsible Business’ in support of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education Initiative is out now. While the first edition of this book was heavily content-focused, this second edition has been edited to make the extensive and deep content more accessible. This includes shorter chapters, competence-based exercises and topical cases. It has been written to serve the needs of classes such as business and society, sustainable business, business ethics and corporate social responsibility. However, it is equally relevant as a handbook and self-study resource for business practitioners. Find the full book outline, reviews, and the possibility to order review copies on the Greenleaf Website.



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