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The dates for Responsible Business Research Seminar 2018: 14.-15.3.2018!

Tervetuloa Vastuullisen liiketoiminnan tutkimuspäiville 15.-16.3.2017 Tampereelle!


Past events

Vastuullisen liiketoiminnan tutkimuspäivät / Responsible Business Research Seminar, 16.–17.3.2016

Important dates for 2016: 

September 2015           Call for papers

16.–17.3.2016              Responsible Business Research Seminar, University of Tampere Seminaariohjelma (pdf-tiedosto)

Keynote puheenvuorot 2016:

Charles Cho, Professor of Social and Environmental Accounting, ESSEC Business School, France: Managing Stakeholder Conflicts: Organized Hypocrisy and Sustainability Reporting. Esitys pdf-muodossa.

Maria Sillanpaa
, Founding Director, Sustainability Advisory Group: Sustainable development – an obligation or an opportunity. Esitys pdf-muodossa.


Business and Society Seminar Tue 19.5.2015

Welcome to Business and Society seminar Tue 19.5.2015 at 12–18.00, School of Management, University of Tampere. This seminar is targeted especially for PhD students and post-doctoral researchers. The seminar is open to all interested in business and society, corporate responsibility, stakeholders, business ethics and corporate sustainability issues. The seminar is organised by the RESPMAN Responsible Management Research Group at the School of Management, University of Tampere.

Call for papers. We welcome both theoretical and empirical paper presentations and a variety of methodological choices. Extended abstracts (max. 1500 words) should be emailed to anna.l.heikkinen (a) latest 30.4.2015.

Faculty. The faculty at the seminar include professor Kathleen Rehbein, Marquette University, associate professor Johanna Kujala, professor Matias Laine, researcher Hannele Mäkelä, the RESPMAN Responsible Management Research Group and other faculty at the School of Management, University of Tampere.


Research Seminar on Sustainability May 30, 2015

School of Management, RESPMAN Research Group and Sustainable Development Research Network at University of Tampere welcome you to
RESEARCH SEMINAR ON SUSTAINABILITY May 30, 2016, at 13.15–16.30, Pinni A 5025.

Programme (pdf)


Responsible Business Research Seminar 11-12.3.2015

The third national Responsible Business Research Seminar was organized 11-12.3.2015 in Tampere by the RESPMAN Research Group. The seminar programme can be found hereYritysetiikka published an article about the seminar (in Finnish).

Research seminar on Responsible business 12-13.3.2014

The second national Responsible Business Research Seminar was jointly organized by the RESPMAN Reseach Group and EBEN Finland ry. The seminar programme can be found here. Yritysetiikka published an article about the seminar (in Finnish).

Research seminar on Responsible business 14.3.2013

A first national conference "Responsible Business Research Day" jointly organized by the RESPMAN Reseach Group and EBEN Finland ry was held in Tampere on 14.3.2013. The program of the conference can be found here: Preliminary program.

A new Master's Degree Programme on Responsible Business organised by the RESPMAN Research Group started in Autumn 2012!

Workshop on Business and Society Research, July 3, 2012

WORKSHOP ON BUSINESS AND SOCIETY RESEARCH, organized by the RESPMAN Research Group, will be held at the University of Tampere on July 3rd, 2012, at 12-17:30. It will take place at the School of Management, Pinni A, 5th floor, room 5025.
The guest lecture; Playing on two checkerboards: Reputation effects and resource complementaries between corporate social responsibility (CSR) and corporate political activity (CPA); will be given by Professor Kathleen Rehbein from the Marquette University.

Summary of research results published in the Finnish Work Environmend Fund web page (In Finnish).

Vastuullisella johtamisella pitkäaikaiseen menestykseen (Työsuojelurahasto)

Doctoral Workshop on Stakeholder Thinking, June 14, 2011

A doctoral workshop on stakeholder thinking will be arranged on June 14, 2011 at the University of Tampere. For more information, contact Anna Heikkinen (anna.heikkinen(a)

Guest lecture by Prof. R. Edward Freeman "Responsible Capitalism", June 14, 2011

June 14, 2011, at 15.15–16.30, Paavo Koli -auditorium, Pinni A building, University of Tampere

You are warmly welcomed to attend a guest lecture “Responsible Capitalism” by Professor R. Edward Freeman from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.

Elis and Sigen Olsson professor R. Edward Freeman is academic director of the Business Roundtable Institute for Corporate Ethics and a University Professor at the University of Virginia. Freeman is perhaps best known for his award-winning book “Strategic Management: A Stakeholder Approach”, originally published in 1984. His book, “Managing for Stakeholders: Survival, Reputation and Success”, was published in 2007 and his new book, “Stakeholder Theory: The State of the Art”, was published in 2010. He is the author or editor of more than 20 volumes in the areas of stakeholder management, business strategy and business ethics as well as more than 100 articles in a wide variety of publications. At its 2010 annual meeting, the Society for Business Ethics gave its “Outstanding Contributions to Scholarship Award” to Freeman, noting that there were more than 12,000 citations to his work on stakeholder theory. For more information, please see the University of Virigina website.

The event is part of a doctoral workshop on stakeholder thinking. The workshop and the event are organised by RESPMAN Research Group at the School of Management, University of Tampere.

Everybody welcome! Cocktails are served after the lecture at 16.30–17.00. For more information: Professor Johanna Kujala,

EBEN Research Conference 2010. From Theory to Practice - How does business ethics matter? June 14–16, 2010, Tampere, Finland

The Annual Research Conference of the European Business Ethics Network (EBEN) was arranged June 14–16, 2010 in Tampere, Finland. The theme of the conference was From Theory to Practice - How does business ethics matter? With this theme the conference focused on research into the reasons why organizations should take business ethics seriously, by concentrating on the motivations, consequences and implications of business ethics. As well as ongoing theoretical discussions, interested was placed on contributions that examine how business ethics is understood, applied, and enforced in practice.

The conference was arranged in collaboration by the RESPMAN Research Group at the University of Tampere, the University of Jyväskylä School of Business and Economics, and the Finnish Chapter of EBEN. The conference was targeted for academics and practitioners interested in responding to the need to investigate, discuss and understand how, why, when and where business ethics matters.

In addition to an interesting conference addressing the motivations, consequences and implications of business ethics, delegates and accompanying persons were offered an attractive social programme with a welcoming reception at the City Hall and a conference dinner at the Finlayson Palace restaurant, known for traditional Continental cuisine and surrounded by a beautiful park.

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