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JFBS 9th Annual Conference 2019 

"CSR/Sustainability in Management Education "

■Date: September 5th - 6th, 2019 
■Venue: Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan

■Theme: CSR/Sustainability in Management Education
The emergence of Corporate Social Responsibility as a key area of study can be seen as one example whereby the educational setting has helped to promote both researchers and practitioners with new mindset. Sustainability can be seen as a ‘provocation’ to traditional management education, which arguably has been limited in its capacity to address complex global social issues, despite such issues being increasingly important and visible in the business world. The potential of Sustainability is that it offers a mode of critique and renewal, suggestive of a new vision for management education that takes business schools beyond ‘management training’ and opens up broader social discourse. Thus, it is not so much that within the curriculum ethics, responsibility and sustainability must represent a defined set of learning elements within a syllabus, but that together can provide a more holistic approach to contemporary complex issues and debates. The rise in interest in sustainability can in part be pegged to growing calls for universities and business schools to educate more socially responsible and ethically aware graduates. AACSB requires business schools to demonstrate a commitment to address, engage, and response to current CSR issues through their policies, curriculum and researches. However this is less understood in Japanese universities and business schools. In a globalized ear the teaching of business ethics, CSR and sustainability in business schools has come to be a dedicated response to both local and global concerns and the rise of significant new agendas in collaboration with companies, international initiatives.

In looking across disciplines and in being attuned to both historical and contemporary debates and practices, the JFBS Annual Conference 2019 we will critically explore issues around CSR/Sustainability Management Education, covering the following topics (but not limited to):
- Adaptation and implementation of CSR and Sustainability in management
  education and corporate training program;
- Mapping and matching Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs) in teaching
  and training;
- Challenges in embedding CSR/Sustainability into management and its values;  
- Examination of barriers and challenges in curriculum development and
- The role of external bodies (e.g., NGOs, Int’l Initiatives, AACSB, UN Global
  Compact, PRME) and collaboration with them in promoting CSR/Sustainability
  Management Education;
General topics on Business and Society are also welcome!

Call for Paper (Research/Case Study) 

Please submit a A4 one page proposal for a single paper and add three keywords (either in English or Japanese) to


Deadline for Submission May 31, 2019 ・An A4-size sheet (approximately 800 words) proposal with the theme and 3 keywords
・Please send the proposal to
Result Notification June 30, 2019