European Science Foundation (ESF) Exploratory Workshop on Business and human rights
ESF Exploratory Workshop on
'Business and Human Rights: Bringing management and law together in research through a European research platform'
Frederiksberg (Copenhagen), March 19-21, 2014
Associate Professor Karin Buhmann, Roskilde University, Department of Communication, Business & Information Technologies (CBIT) / Copenhagen Business School, Department of Intercultural Communication and Management
Professor Andreas Rasche, Copenhagen Business School, Department of Intercultural Communication and Management
By bringing together scholars in human rights law, business ethics and organizational studies the workshop will form the basis for future academic collaboration through the establishment of a European Research Platform on Business & Human Rights. The Platform will coordinate and promote research, research development and funding, teaching to bring the human rights dimension into management education, and publications to share emerging knowledge on the implications of human rights for management.
Day 1 - Introduction and identification of key themes and issues
|13:00-13:15||Introduction by conveners|
|13:15-13:30||Presentation by ESF rapporteur|
|13:30-14:30||Participants introduce how business & human rights and management are currently addressed in their research and how they see potential and challenges for further integration, including further development of the ‘platform’|
|14:30-15:30||Key note speech, Dr. Michael Addo, Senior lecturer, Exeter University (UK), member of the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights: ‘How understanding human rights matters to business management’|
|17:00-17:30||Groups report back|
|17:30-18:30||Plenum discussion of objective and activities of European Research Platform on Business & Human Rights for the purpose of future development and funding|
Day 2 - Focus: applying research in teaching
|09:00-10:00||Inspirational talk by Professor Kai Hockerts, Academic Director of Responsible Management Education at CBS|
|11:30-12:15||Groups report back|
|13:15-14:15||Talk by Professor Jeremy Moon, CBS and the International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility, Nottingham University Business School: 'Approaching organisational aspects of Human Rights & Business from the perspective of ‘implicit’ and ‘explicit’ CSR' (TBC)|
|14:15-15:45||Plenum discussion of how interdisciplinary research on business & human rights and management may be brought to strengthen research-based teaching at academic institutions|
Day 3 - Focus: research, publications and wrap-up
|09:00-10:30||Plenum discussion of publication options and strategy|
|10:45-12:30||Discussion and drafting of next steps for the research Platform to generate collaboration|
|13:30-16:00||Detailed planning of follow-up activities|
|16:00||Final coffee, workshop closes|
Registration and further information
A limited number of seats for selected program items are open to the public.
Please contact Associate Professor Karin Buhmann (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information.