Responsible Management Learning and Education Literature Base

Background

IMG01832-20110729-1428The Responsible Management Learning and Education Literature Base aims to support responsible management research and practice by providing an up-to-date compendium of responsible management (learning and education) publications. The Literature Base may help authors to position their work in the existing literature or practitioners to ground their practice in research. A publication is included if it refers to responsible management, responsible management learning and education, or to 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 (learning and education) as framed in the management and organization field. 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. This list is updated on a regular basis.

The Literature Base

-Updated on 15th of July 2018-

Abrams, F. W. (1951). Management’s responsibilities in a complex world. Harvard Business Review29(3), 29-34.

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.

Arruda Filho, N. (2017). The agenda 2030 for responsible management education: An applied methodology. The International Journal of Management Education15(2), 183-191.

Asirvatham, S., & Humphries-Kil, M. (2017). Feminist reflections on life in (im) balance, career praxis, and the PRME. The International Journal of Management Education15(2), 126-137.

Beddewela, E., Warin, C., Hesselden, F., & Coslet, A. (2017). Embedding responsible management education–Staff, student and institutional perspectives. The International Journal of Management Education15(2), 263-279.

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.

Blewitt, J. (2017). Review of “Educating for responsible management: Putting theory into practice”. Journal of Management Education, 36(3), pp. 395-396.

Borges, J. C., Ferreira, T. C., de Oliveira, M. S. B., Macini, N., & Caldana, A. C. F. (2017). Hidden curriculum in student organizations: Learning, practice, socialization and responsible management in a business school. The International Journal of Management Education15(2), 153-161.

Buckingham, J. & Venkataraman, N. (Eds.) (2016). Managing responsibly: Alternative approaches to corporate management and governance. London: Routledge.

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.

Davila-Gomez, M. A. , & Crowther, D. (2012). Human dignity and managerial responsibility: Diversity, rights, and sustainability. Farnham: Gower Publishing.

Moosmayer, D. C., Waddock, S., Wang, L., Hühn, M.P., Dierksmeier, C. & Gohl, C. (2018). Leaving the road to Abilene: A pragmatic approach to addressing the normative paradox of responsible management education. Journal of Business Ethics, [DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-018-3961-8]

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. (2014). 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.

Gentile, M. C. (2017). Giving Voice To Values: A global partnership with UNGC PRME to transform management education. The International Journal of Management Education15(2), 121-125.

Global Compact Compact (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].

Greenberg, D. N., Deets, S., Erzurumlu, S., Hunt, J., Manwaring, M., Rodgers, V., & Swanson, E. (2017). Signing to living PRME: Learning from a journey towards responsible management education. The International Journal of Management Education15(2), 205-218.

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

Haertle, J. & Miura, S. (2014). Seven years of development: United Nations-supported principles for responsible management education. SAM Advanced Management Journal, 79(4), 8-17.

Haertle, J., Parkes, C., Murray, A., & Hayes, R. (2017). PRME: Building a global movement on responsible management education. The International Journal of Management Education, 15(2), 66-72.

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].

Hervieux, C., McKee, M., & Driscoll, C. (2017). Room for improvement: Using GRI principles to explore potential for advancing PRME SIP reporting. The International Journal of Management Education15(2), 219-237.

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.

Karakas, F., Sarigollu, E., & Manisaligil, A. (2013). The use of benevolent leadership development to advance principles of responsible management education. Journal of Management Development32(8), 801-822.

Kolb, M., Fröhlich, L., & Schmidpeter, R. (2017). Implementing sustainability as the new normal: Responsible management education–From a private business school’s perspective. The International Journal of Management Education15(2), 280-292.

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.

Millar,  J. & Koning,  J. (2018) From capacity to capability? Rethinking the PRME agenda for inclusive development in management education. African Journal of Business Ethics, [DOI: 10.15249/11-2-163]

Millar, J., & Price, M. (2018). Imagining management education: A critique of the contribution of the United Nations PRME to critical reflexivity and rethinking management education. Management Learning, [DOI 1350507618759828].

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.

Moratis, L., (2013). A tale of two standards on responsible management education. Journal of Global Responsibility4(2), pp.138-156.

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.

Nonet, G., Kassel, K., & Rodhain, F. (2015). How do Business Schools support
internal innovation and work on their strategy and their reputation? The case of
responsible management. Journal of Innovation Economic & Management, 17(2), 69–
98.

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.

Parkes, C., Buono, A. F., & Howaidy, G. (2017). The Principles for responsible management education (PRME): The first decade–What has been achieved? The next decade–Responsible management Education’s challenge for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The International Journal of Management Education, 15(2), pp. 61-65.

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.

Prandini, M., Vervoort P., & Barthelemess, P. (2012) Responsible management education for 21st century leadership. Central European Business Review, 1(2).

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.

Rive, J., Bonnet, M., Parmentier, C., Pelazzo-Plat, V., & Pignet-Fall, L. (2017). A contribution to the laying of foundations for dialogue between socially responsible management schools. The International Journal of Management Education15(2), 238-248.

Rosenbloom, A., Gudić, M., Parkes, C., & Kronbach, B. (2017). A PRME response to the challenge of fighting poverty: How far have we come? Where do we need to go now?. The International Journal of Management Education15(2), 104-120.

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,  25(4), pp. 431-437.

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.

Storey, M., Killian, S., & O’Regan, P. (2017). Responsible management education: Mapping the field in the context of the SDGs. The International Journal of Management Education15(2), 93-103.

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.

Tyran, K. L. (2017). Transforming students into global citizens: International service learning and PRME. The International Journal of Management Education15(2), 162-171.

Verbos, A. K. (2016). Embedding the PRME into business law classes. Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice, 16(4), pp. 11-24.

Verbos, A. K., Henry, E., & Peredo, A. M. (Eds.) (2017), Indigenous aspirations and rights: The case for responsible business and management. Greenleaf Publishing PRME Series. Oxford, UK: Routledge.

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

Verbos, A. K. & Humphries, M. T. (2015). Amplifying a relational ethic: A contribution to PRME praxis. Business and Society Review, 120(1), pp. 23-56.

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.

Wersun, A. (2017). Context and the institutionalisation of PRME: The case of the University for the Common Good. The International Journal of Management Education15(2), 249-262.

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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AOM PDW Invite: Responsible Management Education in Action

AOM2018ThemeWe are looking forward to seeing you at the fifth anniversary event of our Responsible Management Education in Action professional development workshop. The workshop will take place at the AOM annual meeting, Saturday, Aug 11 2018 8:00AM – 10:00AM at Hyatt Regency Chicago in the room Comiskey. For details, please have a look at the AOM meeting program, or at the full PDW proposal document by clicking here.

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Call: Responsible Management Research Conference in Cologne

Please find the call for contributions here: https://www.international-csr.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/5th-RME-conf_Call-for-contributions.pdf

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Kahoot Quizzes on Principles of Responsible Management


Kahoot Screenshot

Let’s Kahoot!

Kahoot! is a game based classroom response system played by the whole class in real time. Multiple-choice questions are projected on the screen. Students answer the questions with their smartphone, tablet or computer. Kahoot! can be used for class work, group work, self-study and many other educational purposes. It’s extremely easy to use and requires little to no time of preparation: just click on the links below and play!

Everyone here on the team for the second edition of the “Principles of Responsible Management: Glocal Sustainability, Responsibility, and Ethics” textbook has been working non-stop to finalise edits on the book before the deadline. In the meantime, we’ve designed 15 interactive quizzes for responsible learning and education. We’ve been running them in classes now for six weeks trialing them and so far they’ve proven to be really fun AND a great way to test that students are actually doing the reading and, more importantly, understand what they’re reading. For any questions or comments about the quizzes please don’t hesitate to contact us using the contact form. -Have fun playing! Alexandra Barrueta-

Links to Quizzes

Context of Responsible Management (Chapter 1)

Responsible Management (Chapter 2)

Sustainability (Chapter 3)

Responsibility (Chapter 4)

Ethics (Chapter 5)

Strategy (Chapter 6)

Entrepreneurship (Chapter 7)

Organization (Chapter 8)

Operations (Chapter 9)

Supply Chain Management (Chapter 10)

Human Resources (Chapter 11)

Marketing (Chapter 12)

International Business and Management (Chapter 13)

Accounting and Controlling (Chapter 14)

Finance (Chapter 15)

 

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How to “Do” Biomimicry in Business and Management

Taryn Mead

Abstract: This article describes the three major categories of “doing biomimicry” in a business context: Technological, organizational, and systems building. It is an introduction to Dr. Taryn Mead’s new book “Bioinspiration In Business and Management: Innovating For Sustainability”, published recently in the Principles for Responsible Management Education book collection.

Context: Doing Biomimicry

Through my years as a biomimicry consultant and as a management researcher, this one particular phrase kept coming up again and again that struck me. My clients and interviewees frequently said that they wanted to “do biomimicry”. When I first got into the discipline, this was very confusing. What, exactly, was the “doing” all about?  The foundation of biomimicry is that nature has been designing well-adapted, sustainable solutions for life on earth for 3.8 billion years and there’s a lot that humans can learn about design and innovation from the other species that we share our planet with.  This basic concept has been translated into thousands of contexts around the globe.  During my consulting years, I learned that for many designers, architects, engineers, and business people, the “doing” of biomimicry meant using the methodology created by the Biomimimicry 3.8 (formerly the Biomimicry Guild). But then as I entered the research-based phase of my career, again, the statement became elusive. If users are setting out to “do biomimicry”, how do they know if they’ve done it?

As I compared and contrasted the existing literature with my interviewees’ perspectives and my own, it became clear that it wasn’t enough to strive to “do biomimicry”. This phrase was only loosely relevant in a corporate world of innovation management, stage-gated research processes, and cultures driven by design thinking. This language needed a more structured framework to be integrated into existing organizational cultures and innovation management processes. Most companies were trying to make things and build things and change their cultures.

Concept: Three Categories of Business Biomimicry

After hearing the perspectives of more than 70 interviewees and comparing with the existing literature on innovation management, I modified a model that resonated well with the embeddedness of systems thinking and more traditional innovation models. The three major categories of “doing biomimicry” in a corporate context can be described as technological, organizational, and systems building. Technological innovation is pretty straight forward – products, processes, materials, etc. – the stuff of the world. Organizational innovations refer to the way a company delivers value, manages operations, creates new business models, and develops their corporate cultures. Systems-building innovations are outward looking towards the larger socioecological and socioeconomic context of the organization and include a wide variety of stakeholders beyond the organization.

Figure 1. Three Categories of Business Biomimicry

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In my case study research, there were applications at each of these levels, with varying degrees of success and impact. Somewhat obviously, those organizations who were already more committed to sustainability found bio-inspired innovation a much easier sell internally.  However, even some of the greenest companies struggled with defining exactly what success meant in their biomimicry innovation process. Many of them were looking for low-hanging fruit to demonstrate that the method could be applied within their organizations. However, after going through a process, they struggled to define what success looks like. How close to the natural model is close enough to be biomimetic?

As a researcher, I didn’t feel it was my place to try to define what success means for each organization or innovation attempt.  The debate about what qualifies as biomimicry is on-going in a few different professional and academic circles.  However, the stories that I aim to tell are insights into how various organizations describe their experiences with biomimicry, what tools and approaches they use, and what supports and inhibits their success. This is the essence of my PhD research and my recent book: “Bioinspiration In Business And Management: Innovating For Sustainability”.  My primary objective is to make the practice of bio-inspired innovation practical, approachable, and accessible for the busy manager who wants to know how this approach might be relevant to them within their everyday working life.

Application: Biomimicry in Business and Management

This book is directed at the business professional who has an interest in bioinspiration, but limited technical knowledge and time to dedicate to learning.  While the concept of “learning from nature” is compelling and many find it personally fulfilling, this book is not a guide to observing nature or methodology for biomimetic design.  It is rather a high level overview of what a manager might need to know to begin implementing biomimicry in their organization. This research-guided glimpse into the world of bio-inspired innovation emphasizes the many ways that nature can influence how we view business, innovation, and management for more effective, sustainable solutions.  It also offers guidance for how to leverage our organizations as sources of positive impact on socioecological systems.

The first chapter is dedicated to “The Basics”, providing an introduction to the theory of bioinspiration and why we should look to nature for solutions to our daily challenges.  The rest of the book focuses on innovations for sustainability at multiple levels – within management, operations, product development, and the global context.    Another chapter is dedicated to the various tools available and troubleshooting implementation in various cultures.  After ten years as a bio-inspired innovation consultant, I’ve moved on from the initial allure of this practice and what remains in my message is a frank discussion of what works and where the existing tools, practices, and methodologies fall short.  My research has focused on innovation management and sustainability-oriented innovation to frame the biomimicry experience and these are central to the framing of the book.

More…

This book could serve as a core textbook for a course on nature-inspired innovation, to be supplemented with additional readings.  It’s currently being used as a text for a longer 10-week master’s level course entitled “Nature-Inspired Innovation and Design” offered through Western State Colorado University in Gunnison, CO.    If you are management professional, this book is accessible, practical, and easily digestible within a few hours. A preview is available on Google Books:  https://books.google.com/books/about/Bioinspiration_in_Business_and_Managemen.html?id=bjpDDwAAQBAJ

More complete and academic findings will also be publicly available in my PhD thesis/dissertation entitled: “Factors Influencing the Adoption of Nature Inspired Innovation in Multinational Corporations” completed at the University of Exeter, UK in 2017.

If you have interest in developing a course for your university or would like to discuss the subject of the book, Taryn Mead can be reached at tarynlmead@gmail.com.

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Reviews “Principles of Responsible Management” Textbook

PRME Text Book

“The outcome is more than a single dish; it is more like a rich buffet of ideas that offers a menu of the conventional and the new in a variety of sauces, both tasty and intriguing” -Academy of Management Learning and Education Review Paper (2015) by D. Jeffrey Lenn, George Washington University

“This will be an important textbook . . . I would select this for the required textbook for courses I teach.” -Robert Fleming, National University of Singapore

“Principles of Responsible Management is the book that many of us have been waiting for–a remarkable tour de force that integrates responsible management with all of the key disciplines involved in successfully managing the modern enterprise. Its comprehensive coverage and timely emphasis on the responsibilities inherent in each of the management functions, combined with both a global (actually, ‘glocal’) and historical perspective on how these functions fit together, make it an invaluable classroom and managerial resource for anyone interested in managing for a better future.” -Sandra Waddock, Boston College

“This is a real game changer, we have to design a course around it!” -Anonymous professor at the AOM annual convention 2014

“This book achieves an exquisite synergy of structure and content that reminded me of the metaphor of the duck. When you see a duck gliding on a lake, it all seems effortless and smooth; but underneath the surface the duck is powerfully paddling to move against the current.  The writing style and logical structure of the book, combined with the pedagogical resources that make the text so accessible, provide the reader a smooth gliding experience: it is that kind of engaging textbook that invites us to read it back to back, effortlessly. But when we are ready to go deeper, under the surface, we can more fully appreciate all the work that is going on: not only the work that the authors put into offering us a wealth of knowledge and avenues for further investigation, but the energy they give us to move forward with that work ourselves.” -Regina Bento, Merrick School of Business, University of Baltimore

“I have enjoyed actually teaching from your book and from your PPTs. I learned much and so did the students!!” -Donald Huisingh, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

“I think you have found a real niche in the market of 100s of text books. I am teaching a course on Sustainable Global Business starting on Monday, and I could not find another text book with an emphasis on Sustainability.” -Rob Marjerison, Wenzhou-Kean University

“This publication is long overdue! Oliver Laasch and Roger Conaway have taken a giant stride towards realizing responsible management. Their approach leads us to believe that we have almost achieved that goal. However, it is time for fundamental change in the choice of materials and production processes. Let’s be creative, innovative and beneficial for environment and society. Merely being responsible is boring!” -Michael Braungart, Rotterdam School of Management 

“The expectation on ‘what to follow’ is set on the first page with the box “You will be able to . . .” and the rest of the chapters are very well structured according to these aims. The structure, as well as the central theoretical arguments in each chapter, develop very logically and the coherence of each chapter is maintained very well.” -Beth M. Ritter, North Carolina State University

“I’ve now worked my way through most of Principles of Responsible Management.  It is an impressive achievement (high quality work).  Frankly, I’m a little intimidated by the amount of work that must have gone into it.”  -Brent Beal, University of Texas, Tyler

“Overall, this book fulfills a need of our time and highly recommended for all stakeholders.” -Subhasis Ray, Xavier Institute, India

“A must have book: The concepts are contextualized whilst the pages are full of short examples of its application by organizations. At the end of each chapter it is shown a section of key-words, as well as an exercise list and two interviews covering the academic and corporate reality, respectively….Engaging and developing responsible management in organizations is possible… this book shows, with competence, how to get there.” - Amazon Customer “Ideia Sustentavel”. Full review here.

 

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“What is RMLE?” Webinar Recording & Presentation

Webinar Responsible Management Learning and Education (RMLE) The recent Webinar ‘What is Responsible Management Learning and Education’, presented by Oliver Laasch, attracted 163 registered participants from 17 countries. Out of these, 86 attended (53%). The lively discussion led to 34 questions covering, among others, conceptual considerations, hands-on advice on materials, and pedagogy, as well as course design.

The event was produced by Prof. Regina Bento, sponsored by the Management Education and Development (MED) division of the Academy of Management and the University of Baltimore Merrick School of Business. It was the kick off to a regular MED webinar series covering topics of interest and of topical relevance for a global audience.

  • For full background information please click here.
  • The presentation slides as pdf can be downloaded here.
  • The full webinar recording including presentation and Q&A is available on YouTube here.
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What is responsible management learning and education? (Webinar)

The Management Education and Development (MED) division of the Academy of Management is delighted to invite you to an interactive video webinar on Responsible Management Learning and Education (RMLE).

Topic: ‘So: what is responsible management learning and education?’ Main themes of research and practice

This live, interactive video webinar will bring together academics and practitioners from around the world to discuss the latest topics in responsible management learning and education. Participants who are new to the field are most welcome and the webinar will help them get engaged and up-to-date.

We are particularly keen to involve doctoral students, junior faculty and international scholars and practitioners who may not have easy access to the Academy annual meeting.

The webinar is free, and you can participate using any electronic device (computer, tablet, phone, etc.) 

When: January 11, 2018 (Thursday) – 11-11:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time

(To accommodate participants in a wide range of time zones)

Free Registration:  https://ubalt.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rns05yg7Tr6KW1GzAkNdeQ

Speaker: Oliver Laasch (Nottingham University Business School China)

Oliver is a long-standing contributor to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative. He edits the responsible management education book collection; has coordinated UN working groups; and founded the Center for Responsible Management Education (CRME). Oliver serves on the editorial board of Academy of Management Learning and Education and has edited related special issues for the Journal of Business Ethics as well as for the Journal of Management Education.

Sponsor: Management Education and Development (MED) division of the Academy of Management; Miguel Olivas-Luján (Clarion University of Pennsylvania – MED Chair)

Host: Murray Dalziel (Dean, Merrick School of Business, U. of Baltimore)

If you have any questions, please contact Eusebio Scornavacca, Lisa Stickney, or Regina Bento.

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Chinese Translation of ‘Principles of Responsible Management’ Book

Principles of Responsible Management Chinese After having been published as Spanish and Portuguese translations, the textbook Principles of Responsible Management: Glocal Sustainability, Responsibility, and Ethics authored by Oliver Laasch and Roger Conaway has now been published in Mandarin Chinese by Peking University Press. The full information is available clicking here.

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JBE Virtual Special Issue: Responsible Management Learning

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The following text has been replicated from the landing page of the Journal of Business Ethics, where it had been published for six weeks from the 22nd of August on:

This collection of articles related to Responsible Management Learning is selected from previously published papers at the Journal of Business Ethics. It is aimed at inspiring contributions to a future special issue at the journal (submission deadline March 31, 2018) titled “Responsible Management Learning: Change and Innovation for Sustainability, Responsibility, Ethics” (the call for papers can be found here).

The five articles in this virtual special issue can be divided into two sets of papers. The first set outlines the emerging conceptual image of responsible management and how it relates to managerial lives in organizations. Nonet et al. (2016) inductively generate an image of what responsible management means, through the perceptions and aspirations of business school students. Hilliard (2013) actively move away from the academic context, by highlighting the difference between theories of responsible management and responsible management as it is applied in organizations. Hibbert and Cunliffe (2013) take the argument one step further by proposing moral reflective practice to reduce the disconnect between knowledge and practice of responsible management.

A second set of papers, foregrounds central conceptual assumptions about the nature of responsible management learning. Osagie et al. (2016), on the one hand, express the need for learning a variety of interrelated competences that together make a competent responsible manager. Setó-Pamies and Papaoikonomou (2015), on the other hand, convey the idea that responsible management learning has to address intertwined aspects of sustainability, responsibility and ethics. We hope reading these sets of papers will provide conceptual anchor points for informing and positioning contributions to the special issue on responsible management learning.

Oliver Laasch, Dirk Moosmayer, Elena Antonacopoulou, Stefan Schaltegger

Journal of Business Ethics Special Issue Editors “Responsible Management Learning: Change and Innovation for Sustainability, Responsibility, Ethics”

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