The HEC Paris Society and Organizations (S&O) Center and the Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability (ARCS) organize the 2019 ARCS Workshop on “Accelerating Researcher-Practitioner Collaborations in Sustainability Research” that will take place in the Collège des Bernardins, Paris on 11-12 October 2019.
Accelerating Researcher-Practitioner Collaborations in Sustainability Research
Collaborations between researchers and practitioners are needed to address sustainability issues on a global scale. This workshop seeks to bring together high-level scholars and practitioners to foster new connections and inspire joint collaborations.
- Employees Motivation and Sustainability
- Sharing Economy
- Circular Economy
- Financing Sustainability
- Governance for Sustainability
Special focus on
- PPPs and inclusive economy
- Experimental research within firms
- RCT within firms
- Qualitative Comparative Analysis within firms
Workshop, Venue, and Preliminary Program
This workshop will take place at Collège des Bernardins (20, rue de Poissy, 75005 Paris) in the center of Paris. It starts on October 11 with an informal networking lunch, followed by presentations of various research projects and methods, plenary and breakout sessions, as well as an informal dinner and cocktail networking event. On October 12, the workshop will continue with morning sessions for academics and practitioners to synthesize prior discussions and reinforce new collaborations. Coffee and snacks will be provided.
Workshop Participants and Guest Speakers
Part of the workshop includes guest speakers from both practice and academia who will share their perspectives on the various challenges and best practices in researcher-practitioner collaborations.
Local Workshop Organizers
Headed by Rodolphe (Rudy) Durand (Founder and Academic Director of the S&O Center) and Benedicte Faivre-Tavignot (Executive Director of the S&O Center), the S&O Center is an interdisciplinary organization whose members research and teach on the contemporary societal challenges that organizations face.
Since November 2016, the S&O Center coordinates a collaborative researcher-practitioner effort called the Movement for Social * Business Impact (MS*BI). The MS*BI movement consists of research liaisons with firms such as Danone, Schneider Electric, Groupe Renault, Sodexo, and Veolia, to advance sustainability in a scientifically rigorous manner. Building on this experience, the S&O Center is keen to help spread the benefits of this researcher-practitioner collaboration model, produce research targeting leading scholarly journals, and shape practice sustainably.
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