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Doctoral Candidates Invited to Submit Papers for Bentley University Next Generation Workshop on Environmental, Social and Governance Issues, Deadline February 15, 2012


Doctoral Candidates Invited to Submit Papers for Bentley University Next Generation Workshop on Environmental, Social and Governance Issues, Deadline February 15, 2012


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Bentley University announces a call for submissions to doctoral candidates to submit papers for consideration in the fourth annual Next Generation ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) Workshop, held in conjunction with the Bentley Global Business Ethics Symposium the week of May 20, 2012. Three competitively selected doctoral students will join the following three internationally recognized experts in ESG-related research: Shawn Berman, associate professor of management and Bill Daniels Ethics Fellow, University of New Mexico’s Anderson School of Management; Andrew Hoffman, Holcim (U.S.) Professor of Sustainable Enterprise, University of Michigan; and Kathy Rehbein, associate professor of management, Marquette University. The deadline for submissions is February 15, 2012.

Students and experts will work together to promote research in the ESG area, and will have the opportunity to participate in the internationally recognized Bentley “Teaching Business Ethics” workshop. Applications are welcome from students in disciplines including management, accountancy, political science, philosophy, economics, environmental studies, information systems and sociology, among others.

Additional guidelines include:

  • Participants must be currently enrolled in a doctoral program, preferably in their second or third year, and their research must be ESG-related.
  • Students should submit a 5,000- to 7,000-word paper, which will be evaluated by a conference coordinating committee. It should be single-authored and a “work in progress.”

The selection will be based on relevance to the conference focus, quality of research, practical relevance and clarity of research description. Selected students will be awarded an expense stipend for travel and participation.

Submissions must be emailed by February 15 to Cynthia Clark, director of the Harold S. Geneen Institute of Corporate Governance, at

For more information, visit:

The Next Generation Workshop is co-sponsored by the State Street Foundation and the Harold S. Geneen Institute for Corporate Governance.

BENTLEY UNIVERSITY is one of the nation’s leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader – one with the deep technical skills, broad global perspective, and high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. Our rich, diverse arts and sciences program, combined with an advanced business curriculum, prepares informed professionals who make an impact in their chosen fields. Located on a classic New England campus minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers. The Graduate School emphasizes the impact of technology on business practice, in offerings that include MBA and Master of Science programs, PhD programs in accountancy and in business, and customized executive education programs. The university enrolls approximately 4,100 full-time undergraduate, 140 adult part-time undergraduate, 1,430 graduate, and 43 doctoral students. Bentley is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; and the European Quality Improvement System, which benchmarks quality in management and business education. For more information, please visit


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