European Science Foundation (ESF) Exploratory Workshop on Business and human rights

The ESF Exploratory Workshop on "Business and Human Rights: Bringing management and law together in research through a European research platform". The workshop’s objective is to explore needs and opportunities for interdisciplinary research, academic publications and teaching in the emerging field of Business & Human Rights and its management implications.

 
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 13:00 to Friday, March 21, 2014 - 17:00

 

 

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

 

Covened by

Associate Professor Karin Buhmann, Roskilde University, Department of Communication, Business & Information Technologies (CBIT) / Copenhagen Business School, Department of Intercultural Communication and Management

And

Professor Andreas Rasche, Copenhagen Business School, Department of Intercultural Communication and Management

Purpose

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.

Prelimenary program

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’
15:30-15:45 Coffee
15:45-17:00 Group discussions
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
19:00- Dinner

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
10:00:10:15 Coffee
10:15-11.30 Group discussions
11:30-12:15 Groups report back
12:15-13:15 Lunch
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
15:45-16:00 Coffee
16:00-18:00 Wrap-up
20:15- Dinner

Day 3 - Focus: research, publications and wrap-up

09:00-10:30 Plenum discussion of publication options and strategy
10:30-10:45 Coffee
10:45-12:30 Discussion and drafting of next steps for the research Platform to generate collaboration
12:30-13:30 Lunch
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 (kbu.ikl@cbs.dk) for further information.

Workshop location

CBS, Porcelænshaven 18 B, ground floor, room PH18b – S.023.

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