2022 Conference: Rethinking Responsibility during Disruptive Times

The conference on Organisational Responsibility “Rethinking Responsibility During Disruptive Times” took place remotely on April 22, 2022, at the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada.

Program details for April 22, 2022.

8:00 am Conference opening


8:15 am Public Accountability in Megaprojects: A Study of the Olympic Games (K DeMott, Stockholm School of Economics)

8:45 am Real effects of institutional investors’ transparency – Evidence from the climate reporting to the UN PRI (C Wolff, University of Munster)

9:15 am The morality of informality: Exploring binary oppositions in counterfeit markets (J Bothello, Concordia University)

9:45 am Break

10:00 am Session 2. CRISES IN CONTEXT

10:00 am Organizational Irresponsibly in Times of Financial Crisis and Consumer Financial Spinning (O Mesly, ICN School of Business)

10:30 am How inclusive HRM practices can help organizations act responsibly during crises? A new theoretical model (K Abdellaoui, National School of Business and Management)

11:00 am Rethinking corporate climate responsibility (M Hadziosmanovic, Concordia University)

11:30 am Break

01:00 pm Session 3. RESPONDING TO CRISES

01:00 pm After Action Review and co-construction of an organizational responsibility (N Zaghmouri, S Garidi, Reims Champagne-Ardenne University)

01:30 pm Perpetual reinvention of critical response (I Somlai, University of Victoria)

02:00 pm Duty of care or not: two years after the beginning of pandemic, the lessons learned of public and international institutions (C Coulombe, Université du Québec à Montréal)

02:30 pm Closing Remarks

Note: All times are in local times, Montreal, Canada

The conference.  This one-day international conference brought together academics and professionals from various disciplines to rethink organizational responsibility during times of crisis. What does it mean for organizations to act responsibly during a crisis (e.g., in terms of processes they put into place, people they involve, changes they make or do not make)? How can organizations prepare to be able to act responsibly in future crises? How can the organizations deal with the fall-out of a crisis to ensure they act responsibly? This conference seeks to encourage and outline answers to these questions by promoting conversations about responsibility in organizations during times of crisis.

There was no registration fee for the conference.

Contact. For any questions about the conference, please contact the conference team at ResponsibilityJMSB@gmail.com

More about the John Molson School of Business at: www.concordia.ca/jmsb

More about Concordia University at: www.concordia.ca

The conference was generously supported by the RBC Professorship in Responsible Organizations and the Lawrence Bloomberg Research Chair.

Last updated: Jun 8, 2022.

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