Please join us for the 2020 Global B Academics Paper Development Workshop. This paper development workshop is a virtual event that is in lieu of our Annual Global B Academics Roundtable.
Research on Certified B Corporations and Benefit Corporations (B Corps), has grown manifold in the past few years. With a strong mission to pursue social good, B Corps offer opportunities to examining important questions related to sustainability and the sustainable development goals, entrepreneurship, equity and diversity, and corporate social responsibility, among others. The many layers in the B Corp phenomenon, ranging from a comprehensive certification mechanism to Benefit Corporation legislation have attracted a wide array of research questions and continue to inform theories related to institutions, social movements, social evaluations, certifications, and categorization. Further, as avant-garde social enterprises that are also for-profit businesses, B Corps offer an important new context for entrepreneurship scholars to test mainstream theories and push new boundaries of understanding.
In responding to the increasing plurality of research on B Corps, this paper development workshop aims to help the research community define and push boundaries of B Corps research, especially as related to empirical methods and research design. We have extended the registration deadline to Aug 3. You can find the full agenda here: http://www.bacademics.org/events.html A few highlights: 1. Keynote by Ben Anderson, Co-CEO B Lab 2. Update on B Corps Standards and Assessment by Dan Osusky, Director of Standards, B Lab 3. Chris Marquis will share insights from his latest book Better Business: How the B Corp Movement is Remaking Capitalism 4. Oana Branzei, Suntae Kim, Nancy Kurland, Michael Conger will share the opportunities and challenges in using B Corp data. This panel will be moderated by Joel Gehman 5. B Corps and Benefit Corporations will share their journeys in Impact Story Rooms I hope you join us!Joel