Calling for Responsible Research

How can business scholarship contribute to a better world?

The Community for Responsible Research in Business and Management (cRRBM), a virtual global community of 24 senior business scholars from 23 universities around the world, is releasing a position paper that proposes ways that business and management research can contribute to a better world. The cRRBM is supported by AASCB International, the European Foundation for Management Development, Aspen Institute’s Business and Society Program, and the U.N.’s Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME) group.

The paper imagines a future in which business schools contribute to societal well-being, help alleviate some of the world’s most challenging problems, guide businesses toward responsible economic performance, collaborate with business and governmental leaders, and produce research that is a model of “responsible science.” The paper has gained the support of 84 co-signers, including scholars from 73 institutions in 21 countries, who helped refine the ideas outlined in the paper.

The group invites business scholars worldwide to join the discussion and contribute their ideas for ways to create an ecosystem for responsible research. The goal, say cRRBM representatives, is to ensure that management research becomes a force for social change.

Read the paper at rrbm.network.