: August 15, 2011
: November 2-4, 2011
This year’s conference will be held November 2-4, 2011 in Portland, Oregon, USA. This unique Conference brings together sustainable economy thought leaders and educators, and includes both practitioner and academic forums.
The Center for Global Leadership in Sustainability in the School of Business Administration at Portland State University is pleased to announce the 5th annual International Conference on Business & Sustainability. This year’s conference will be held November 2-4, 2011 in Portland, Oregon, USA. This unique conference brings together sustainable economy thought leaders and educators, and includes both practitioner and academic forums.
2011 Conference Theme: Authenticity
What is the state of corporate trust in the world today? What competitive advantage will be gained by those who successfully repair and earn public trust in today’s recovering marketplace? In the wake of the global financial crisis, business executives and thought leaders are clear that restoring trust is critical to fueling economic recovery and generating future value. Increasingly, global CEOs and entrepreneurs alike are elevating the role of sustainability as a central business strategy. Sustainability-inspired campaigns and strategies, however, are only as credible as the tangible initiatives and top-level commitments that underpin them. The 5th Annual International Conference on Business & Sustainability will explore authenticity as a business imperative from perspectives ranging from product design to brand integrity to performance measurement to corporate strategy.
The conference begins the evening of Wednesday, November 2nd with an academic networking and welcoming reception. Thursday, November 3rd features industry speakers in an interactive format, including innovative business leaders in sustainability and social enterprise from national and international organizations, and culminating with a social hour reception. Friday, November 4th opens with a keynote breakfast and continues with academic paper presentations.
Information for Contributors
Individuals from academia, business and government are invited to submit research papers, research abstracts, and proposals for workshops, panels, and symposia that contribute to advancing sustainability. We encourage papers that are multidisciplinary in nature.
Authors may submit either 1) a research paper that will undergo a blind review by two referees or 2) a non-refereed research abstract of 300 words maximum. All submissions should be submitted following the detailed instructions provided below. Abstracts of papers accepted and presented will be published in the conference proceedings. The submission of a research paper or research abstract means that the authors certify that the research is not copyrighted and it has not been accepted for publication in a journal. Further, authors certify their intent for at least one author to register for and attend this meeting to present the paper or abstract.
Again this year, several panels of instructors with experience teaching sustainability in business schools will provide guidance and materials relevant to their disciplines. These panels will provide educators interested in teaching sustainability with tools and techniques for building sustainability issues into their classes. Academic papers relating to the following topic areas are invited from academia, industry, and non-profit organizations. All disciplinary perspectives, especially multidisciplinary approaches, and research methods are welcome. A wide range of papers will be considered, including but not limited to conceptual, empirical, experimental, and case studies.
The submission deadline for refereed research papers is August 15, 2011
. Only completed papers or 5-10 page works-inprocess will be accepted for review. Papers will be subject to double-blind review. The submission deadline for non-refereed research abstracts and teaching-related works is also August 15, 2011. Please send an electronic copy of the papers, abstracts or teaching-related works to Mellie Pullman at firstname.lastname@example.org
Notice of acceptance or rejection will be sent out by September 2, 2011. All presenters are expected to register for the conference. In addition, registration is required for the paper or abstract to be included in the proceedings. For further information or questions regarding this conference please go to the conference website at: www.sba.pdx.edu/sustainabilityconference11