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Call for Abstracts on Corporate Governance for EGOS Milan July 2024

  • 1.  Call for Abstracts on Corporate Governance for EGOS Milan July 2024

    Posted 12-03-2023 16:31

    Call for Abstracts/Sub-theme 72: The New Crossroads of Boards of Director's Work: Taking on Grand Challenges and Evolving Ecosystems

    40th EGOS Colloquium (July 4-6, 2024)

    University of Milan-Bicocca, Italy.


    Marilieke Engbers, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands m.j.e.engbers@vu.nl

    Jill A Brown, Bentley University, Boston, USA jbrown@bentley.edu

    Erik van de Loo, INSEAD, France & TIAS, Singapore erik.vandeloo@insead.edu


    Our sub-theme invites submissions on the expanding roles of boards of directors in addressing societal concerns, including, but not limited to issues like providing and protecting for human mental and physical health in society, addressing issues of national security, taking on grand challenges like climate change and global peace, and providing norms surrounding the use of artificial intelligence and digital technologies. We welcome papers with all kinds of methods and from multiple disciplines.

    Below is a list of relevant, but not exhaustive topics and questions related to the sub-theme:

    • What are the responsibilities of corporate boards and other governance overseers in the crossroads of business and society?

    • How do social movements, corporate political activists, the media, and other stakeholders shape the roles of corporate overseers?

    • How have new organizational forms (hybrid organizations, blockchain) influenced corporate governance and vice versa?

    • Moving beyond agency, what leadership theories and frameworks help shape an organization's board decision-making practices, especially in light of newer technology and an increasingly connected world?

    • How has board decision making changed (or not changed) in light of increasing uncertainty and the grand challenges posed by society?

    • How might boards address the ethical tensions inherent in tackling some of these grand challenges?

    Deadline: Tuesday, January 9,2024, 23:59:59 CET

    Submission Information:  https://www.egos.org/2024_Milan/SUB-THEMES_CfPs

    Jill Brown
    Hieken Professor of Business Ethics
    Bentley University
    Waltham MA
    (781) 891-2407