Responsible Business Research Conference 2024

13 – 14 March 2024
Hybrid seminar, Tampere University / Zoom

About the conference

12th Annual Responsible Business Research Seminar

What does corporate responsibility mean in today’s society? How do responsible and ethical aspects appear in different business models and business environments? How can we conduct research about these aspects and develop them further?

The Responsible Business Research Seminar is organised in order to increase the visibility and to promote research on business responsibility, sustainability and ethics in Finland. In 2024, the seminar is organised for the 12th time in a hybrid format. Languages of the seminar are Finnish and English.


Robert Phillips – Keynote speech 13.3.2024

Robert Phillips is George R. Gardiner Professor in Business Ethics and Director of ​the Centre of Excellence in Responsible Business at York University’s Schulich School of Business (Toronto). He has served as Gourlay Professor of Ethics in Business, at Trinity College, University of Melbourne, and as visiting professor at LM Thapar School of Management (Punjab) and Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (Shanghai). He has published over 50 scholarly articles appearing journals such as the Journal of Business Ethics, Strategic Management Journal, Philosophy of Management, and the Academy of Management Review, among others. He is the author of Stakeholder Theory and Organizational Ethics (2003). His research interests include stakeholder theory and historic corporate responsibility. He ​serves as Consulting Editor at Journal of Business Ethics and has held leadership positions in the Academy of Management, the Strategic Management Society, the International Association for Business and Society, Philosophy of Managment, and is past president of the Society for Business Ethics.


The Research Seminar encourages the networking of researchers and aims at advancing responsible business to become an important research field in Finland. The Research Seminar offers an opportunity for researchers in the field to present their research projects and results as well as to share ideas and experiences of doing research.

We invite presentations from all fields of business responsibility, sustainability and ethics. Potential topics are listed below. Please find further information and submit your presentation in the Call for Papers tab.

Business-nature-society relations
Circular economy
Ethical leadership and workplace wellbeing
Responsibility in business and management
Social accounting and CSR reporting
Social entrepreneurship
Stakeholder interaction and engagement
Sustainability in business
Value creation and sustainable business models

Important dates:
11.2.2024 Deadline for abstracts (200 words)
27.2.2024 Notification of accepted abstracts, conference program published
27.2.2024 Deadline for registration (participation at the university)
11.3.2024 Deadline for registration (online participation)
13.–14.3.2024 Responsible Business Research Seminar


The seminar is free of charge and open for all.

Warm welcome!

RESPMAN Research Group

RESPMAN Research Group conducts research on the relationships between business, society and the nature from different perspectives, including responsible management, firm-stakeholder interaction, corporate responsibility and sustainable development. The group was established at 2006 and currently we operate at the Faculty of Management and Business, Tampere University. For more information, visit our website here.

Financial support of the Foundation for Economic Education is gratefully acknowledged!