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Responsible Business Research Seminar 2022

16 – 17 March 2022
Hybrid seminar, Tampere University / Zoom

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The 11th Annual Responsible Business Research Seminar will be held 15.–16.3.2023 at Tampere University.

About the conference

10th 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 2022, the seminar is organised the 10th time. Due to the COVID-19 situation, it will be held in a hybrid format. Languages of the seminar are Finnish and English.


The keynote speakers 2022:

Wed 16.3.2022
Frank de Bakker
Frank de Bakker is a full professor of corporate social responsibility at the Department of Management & Society at IÉSEG School of Management in Lille, France. He is interested in business and society interactions, especially in how activist groups operate vis-a-vis firms, what strategies and tactics they use over time to evoke institutional change on issues of corporate social responsibility and in how firms respond to these challenges. In Lille, he is co-ordinating ICOR, the IÉSEG Centre for Organizational Responsibility and a member of the LEM-CNRS (9221) research laboratory. In addition, he is one of the co-editors of Business & Society.

Thu 17.3.2022
Erika Heiskanen
Erika Heiskanen speaks about ethics at work, ethical leadership and also wrongdoing in the work context on a positive note, looking for solutions and ways forward. She is a founding partner of Juuriharja Consulting Group and has worked broadly with different organisations in different sectors, supporting their growth and ethical development for the past 20+ years, so there are plenty of real life examples to share. Her seminal book on ethical leadership was published in 2007.


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.

Value creation
Sustainable business models
Ethical leadership and workplace wellbeing
Stakeholder interaction
Responsible business and corporate social responsibility
Social accounting and CSR reporting
Social entrepreneurship
Business-nature-society relations
Circular economy
Sustainability in business

Important dates:
25.2.2022 Deadline for abstracts (200 words) Submit here
4.3.2022 Notification of accepted abstracts, conference program published
9.3.2022 Deadline for registration (participation at the university)
14.3.2022 Deadline for registration (online participation) Register here
16.–17.3.2022 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!