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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jill A Brown, Bentley University, Boston, USA email@example.com
Erik van de Loo, INSEAD, France & TIAS, Singapore firstname.lastname@example.org
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