2021 Global B Academics Research Roundtable Call for Papers and Conference Registration

Posted for Ke Cao

The 2021 Global B Academics Research Roundtable program is at https://bacademics.org/events/2021-research-roundtable/ . We accept manuscript submissions via the portal https://bit.ly/RRoundtable2021 by the end of August 30, Eastern Time.

"Crossing Disciplinary and Geographical Borders to Advance Research on B Corps"

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 – Virtual Event

8 am – 1 pm San Francisco | 11 am – 4 pm New York | 4 pm – 9 pm London


Manuscript submission deadline: August 30, 2021

Peer review assignments announced: September 1, 2021

Peer review assignments due: September 10, 2021

Paper presentation decisions announced: September 13, 2021

Conference registration deadline: September 25, 2021

Certified B Corporations and Benefit Corporations (B Corps) have become a global phenomenon, 15 years in the making. The ideals and attributes of B Corps have attracted researchers worldwide in a range of disciplines such as accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, ethics, finance, law, marketing, sociology, and political science.

To reflect the increasing plurality and vitality of studies in this area, the theme of this year’s workshop is cross-disciplinary, global, academic conversations. Through this effort, B Academics aims to showcase the dynamic research terrain, strengthen works in progress, and foster the generation of research ideas and collaboration opportunities.

This Research Roundtable will be held via a virtual platform https://scoocs.co/ on September 29, 2021, featuring a keynote speech, an information-sharing session with B Lab, a panel discussion, a paper showcase session, and breakout group discussion sessions. We will facilitate pre-meeting and after-meeting participant engagements including conducting peer reviews and exchanges of ideas and information.

Manuscript submissions should be in the form of a long abstract of a working paper (800–1500 words). Authors who submit manuscripts commit to provide written open peer reviews (200 words for each paper) for a maximum of two other manuscripts. Approximately six papers will be selected for live presentation at the paper showcase session. Conference attendance is open to all interested researchers and practitioners and is not contingent on submitting a manuscript.

Please direct any questions about the event to Ke Cao at research@bacademics.org or kcao@wlu.ca. Feel free to contact any other Organization Committee member as well.

2021 Global B Academics Research Roundtable Organization Committee

As an entrepreneurial academic association, the B Academics has been on a magnificent rising path to fulfilling our teaching, research, and societal engagement missions. We are deeply thankful for the help from our organizational sponsors, including Scoocs (listed at https://bacademics.org/about/sponsorships/ ). Their financial and service support allows us to lower our membership fees and pursue further excellence in our work. We welcome inquiries about additional sponsorship opportunities. For this matter, please contact B Academics President Jessica Yinka Thomas at president@bacademics.org.

Ke Cao
Assistant Professor
Wilfrid Laurier University
Waterloo ON

This 2021 B Academics Research Roundtable will be held virtually on September 29, from11 am -4 pm, Eastern Time. Conference registration closes on September 25. Registration is free for B Academics members. Event-specific registration fees range from $10-40 USD. The conference agenda and registration portal are at https://bacademics.org/events/2021-research-roundtable/

Research Roundtable participants will be able to hear about the current conversations about B Corps from a fantastic slate of speakers, panellists, and manuscript authors, partake in discussions and debates, and build connections with fellow researchers and practitioners in an amicable and supportive setting.

The virtual meeting experience on the SCOOCS (www. scoocs.co) platform and Zoom will be similar to that of the 2021 Academy of Management Annual Meeting. SCOOCS has provided service for the 2021 Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability (ARCS) Research Conference and the 2021 Network for Business Sustainability (NBS) Sustainability Centres Community (SCC) Workshop, among many other events.

With best wishes,

2021 B Academics Research Roundtable Organization Committee