The 25th World Forum of International Association of Jesuit Business Schools; Colleagues in Jesuit Business Education (CJBE)

Country: India

City: Bhubaneswar

Abstr. due: 25.01.2019

Dates: 21.07.19 — 24.07.19

Area Of Sciences: Economics and management; Sociology;

Organizing comittee e-mail: sporth@sju.edu

Organizers: Xavier University; International Association of Jesuit Business Schools; Colleagues in Jesuit Business Education (CJBE)

 

The 25th World Forum of IAJBS, celebrating its Silver Jubilee, has included ‘Flourishing’ as an integral part of the conference theme as the perspectives on ‘Flourishing’ provide a wider canvas to draw the images of sustainable development which have hitherto been limited to economic growth and profit. As Aristotle opines, ‘flourishing requires a life with other people,’ and it is essential for achieving ’natural excellence and happiness,’ the hallmark of true development. The concept of flourishing is also used to include, besides human flourishing, ecological flourishing. Since ‘flourishing requires a life with people’ and nature, the growing culture of innovations should be used as a thread to weave the web of life. In a hugely networked world, it is possible to advance the cause of flourishing. Innovations act as necessary conditions accelerating the process of achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. Though the SDGs put equal thrust on planet, people, profit, prosperity and peace in the centre of development agenda, profit has assumed the dominant position. As a result, world is witnessing unprecedented social and economic inequality and ecological and political crises.

We call for papers presenting empirical research results, case studies, business practices, and pedagogical knowledge that are related to these general interests. The subthemes and the topics are:

Philosophy and Principles

  • Perspectives on Flourishing
  • Magis and Sustainability
  • Innovation in social, ethical and ecological responsibility
  • Discovery and Recombination for Innovation
  • Disruptions for Innovations

Jesuit Business Education

  • Business Education for a Flourishing World
  • Disruption and Innovation in Management Education
  • Students of Business Schools: Seekers of job Vs. Seekers of Happiness
  • Innovations in Functional Areas: Operations, Marketing, Accounting, Finance, and People Management
  • Jesuit Focus: Business Education versus Management Education

Technology

  • Technological Disruptions
  • Technology and Competition
  • Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
  • Social Shaping of Technology
  • Technology and crisis in Social Relationships

Regional and Global Sustainability Approaches

  • Principles and Practices of Flourishing: Experiences and models from different cultures and continents
  • Water for Flourishing World
  • Sustainability Reporting
  • Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Solidarity and Circular Economy as Alternatives

Transition Strategies for Sustainable Community Systems

  • Relationships for Sustainable Communities
  • Institutions for Deeping Relationships
  • Sustainable Agricultural Systems
  • Organizational Design for Sustainability
  • Sustainable Governance

Conference Web-Site: https://www.ignited.global/conferences/25th-annual-iajbs-world-forum-1st-cjbe-asia-regional-meeting