Responsible Business Research Seminar 2023

15 – 16 March 2023
Hybrid seminar, Tampere University / Zoom

About the conference

11th 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 2023, the seminar is organised for the 11th time in a hybrid format. Languages of the seminar are Finnish and English.


Irene Henriques – Keynote speech 15.3.2023

“Playing in the CSR Sandbox:  Harnessing the Power of Shared Value Creation”

Irene Henriques is a Professor of Sustainability and Economics and Area Coordinator of Economics at the Schulich School of Business, York University in Toronto, and former Co-Editor of Business & Society. She is an Affiliate Research Scholar for the Rutgers Institute for Corporate Social Innovation (RICSI) and serves as representative at large to the Board of Governors for the Academy of Management, the largest professional organization in the field of management with over 18,000 members. Her research interests span economics, stakeholder management and sustainability. She has published numerous articles in leading economic and management journals including the American Economic Review, Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Management and Journal of Management Studies.  Irene has served as Chair of the Organizations and the Natural Environment Division of the Academy of Management and the Strategy Division of Administrative Sciences Association of Canada. She has also served as Chair of the Joint Public Advisory Committee to the US, Canadian and Mexican Environment Ministers under NAFTA (the Commission for Environmental Cooperation). Her book, Salvaging Corporate Sustainability, with Michael Barnett and Bryan Husted was recently published by Edward Elgar Press.

Olli Pyyhtinen – Keynote speech 15.3.2023

“The Recycling Paradox: On Conflicting Modes of Valuing Waste”

Olli Pyyhtinen is Professor of Sociology at Tampere University, Finland, and the founder of Relational Studies Hub (RS Hub). He is the author of for example More-than-Human Sociology (Palgrave, 2015), The Simmelian Legacy (Palgrave, 2018), and The Gift and Its Paradoxes (Routledge, 2014). Currently, Pyyhtinen is leading two projects on waste and the circular economy, WasteMatters (ERC Consolidator Grant, 2022-2027) and DECAY (Academy of Finland 2022-2026), and a project of contemporary gift practices (Kone Foundation, 2021-2024).


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:
17.2.2023 Deadline for abstracts (200 words)
3.3.2023 Notification of accepted abstracts, conference program published
8.3.2023 Deadline for registration (participation at the university)
13.3.2023 Deadline for registration (online participation)
15.–16.3.2023 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!