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Call for Papers and Workshops

Posted 4.19.2006

Get involved in the Business as an Agent of World Benefit Global Forum!

We're looking for research papers, essays, integrative research reviews, conceptual frameworks, and defining case studies from all management disciplines; papers that are empirical, conceptual or narrative-based. We invite papers and proposals from professors, students, executives, managers and leaders in the field of practice.  A peer-review process will select submissions for presentation at the Forum, with outstanding papers considered for a state-of-the-art book as well as for a special journal issue.

Innovative, state-of-the-art workshops on the strategic aspects of sustainable value creation, including management methods for advancing business as an agent of world benefit, are also invited. Especially welcome are real-life profiles of CEOs, managers, companies, and public-private partnerships which have dared to view social and global challenges not as burdens but as business opportunities, new sources of innovation, and the basis for long-term fiscal success.

Please submit a 500-word (maximum 1-page) abstract of your proposed paper or workshop session to by May 15, 2006—or sooner if possible. Your abstract must clearly identify your topic area, conceptual frame, question(s) and methodology. In addition to the abstract, please include:
  1. Your contact information: name, title, organization, address, phone, and e-mail address.
  2. Your response to the following question: Assume that anything imaginable is possible. If the deliberations at this conference could really make a difference in the world, which four people would you most like to see at the conference? Consider people from anywhere in the world, from any profession or discipline. Consider people from both theory and practice, and especially those who bridge theory and practice? List the names of up to four people and include a sentence on why you think each would greatly add to the discussion along with as complete contact information as you can provide.

You will be notified by June 15, 2006 as to whether your proposed paper, session, or workshop has been selected for inclusion at the Forum. Authors of successful proposals will be invited to submit a paper or workshop materials and join in the deliberations and dialogue. The Forum will be held October 23rd-25th 2006 at Case Western Reserve University, in Cleveland Ohio, USA. For more information on this exciting opportunity as well as university and company partnership or co-sponsorship opportunities, please visit


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