Hosted by the Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) at the George Washington University, Indiana University, and the Georgia Institute of Technology, this virtual conference will take place from 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, May 20 and Friday, May 21.
Stephanie Wang, Indiana University
Robert Orttung, George Washington University
John McIntyre, Georgia Institute of Technology
Keynote Speakers and Panelists
Thursday, May 20
Panel 1: Organizational Sustainability Initiatives – Multinationals vs. Entrepreneurs
This panel will discuss the scholarly findings on organizational sustainability initiatives by MNCs and by entrepreneurs, challenges of conducting scholarly research on organizational sustainability initiatives, and opportunities for international business scholars and entrepreneurship scholars to collaborate to study this topic.
- Ans Kolk, University of Amsterdam
- Jeffery McMullen, Indiana University
- Karl Sauvant, Columbia University
- Jonathan Doh, Villanova University
Keynote 1: Building Inclusive Supply Chains – Implications for MNCs
Panel 2: Corporate Social and Environmental Innovation
This panel will focus on issues such as how disasters influence innovation, how can corporations, researchers, and communities collaborate to develop new technology to improve living conditions, and how can multinational companies develop new models in collaboration with communities to ensure sustainable business models that support local values.
- Tom Marsik, University of Alaska Fairbanks
- Luis Ballesteros, The George Washington University
- Astrid Ogilvie, University of Colorado Boulder
- John McIntyre, Georgia Institute of Technology
Friday, May 21
Panel 3: Corporate Sustainable Development - Developed vs. Emerging Markets MNCs
This panel will address the theoretical implications for corporate sustainability development based on analyses of developed-market and emerging-market MNCs and will propose ideas for future research on this theme.
- Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra, Northeastern University
- Ivan Montiel, Baruch College
- Bryan Husted, Tecnológico de Monterrey
- William Newburry, Florida International University
Keynote 2: Policy Implications for Corporate Social Sustainability Practices
- Sarianna Lundan, University of Bremen and Aalto University
Panel 4: What Do Practitioners Say?
- Panelists TBD