• Date and time: Monday 9 September 2024, 9.30am
  • Location: Church Lane Building, Campus West, University of York (Map)
  • Audience: Open to staff, students (postgraduate researchers only)
  • Admission: Free admission, booking not required

Event details

‘Tackling Grand Challenges: Informing progress and shaping change in business and society’

Call for Abstracts

The Centre for Evolution of Global Business and Institutions (CEGBI) as part of the School for Business and Society (SBS), University of York, invites you to participate in the 2024 Summer Conference.

The conference provides an interdisciplinary forum for research and teaching across the school and beyond, to promote dialogue, discuss work in progress with an interdisciplinary audience, and to support research and teaching collaboration on topics associated with tackling ‘Grand Challenges’ in business and society. Possible topics include: ‘grand challenges’ in business: strategies for innovation and resilience; Societal impacts of 'grand challenges’: From local to global perspectives; Policy and technology solutions for ‘grand challenges’; Information and knowledge management in addressing ‘grand challenges’; Corporate social responsibility and ethical leadership; Sustainable business models and practices; Collaborative initiatives for societal change; Interdisciplinary
approaches to tackling ‘grand challenges’. Papers with other topics not directly related to the theme of the conference are also welcome.

Themes for teaching, learning and scholarship may include: Equality diversity and Inclusivity; Innovative teaching, learning and curriculum development; Examples of good practice embedding academic and employability skills into modules/programmes; Examples of academic staff working with student as co creators/partners in learning; Tackling the big issues in teaching and learning ie AI and the implications for teaching, learning and assessment; Entrepreneurship and sustainability; Any other developments within the theme of scholarship and teaching innovation whether campus based or online.

Keynote Speaker: Anna Coote, Principal Fellow, New Economics Foundation

Abstract submissions up to 200 words can be uploaded on the following website platform by 17:00 hours, Monday, 10/06/2024.

Deposit your abstract here

While papers and panels focused directly on the theme are most welcome, any other research topics that are ongoing by colleagues in the school are also welcome. All members of staff in the School for Business and Society (SBS) are invited to participate, as well as all PhD students, and associate members, both internal and external to the university. Contributions are also welcome from researchers from other departments at the University of York with broad interests related to the interdisciplinary theme of the conference.

The conference will take place in the Church Lane Building and is free to attend. Refreshments, lunch and a drinks reception at the end of the conference will be provided.


Dr Zoë Irving, Professor Teresa da Silva Lopes, Dr Gill Bishop