Undoubtedly, sustainability and socially responsible development – addressing economic, social, and environmental challenges simultaneously and interdependently – are increasingly important issues in global research, and sustainability science has emerged as a critical tool in advancing knowledge and increasing the realization of a sustainable society. Although much has been written on the subject, there are still white spaces that need to be filled with groundbreaking research. Therefore, we would like to encourage a cross-cutting and interdisciplinary discussion of the challenges and conditions for sustainable and socially responsible development (individual, group, organization, region, economy, world, etc.) in the network of socio-economic relations. Conceptual, methodological, and research papers using quantitative, qualitative, or mixed approaches are welcome. Since sustainability issues are context-dependent, submitted papers should make a significant contribution to understanding the role of networks of socio-economic relations in the context of:
28-30 September, 2023
We also invite papers that would develop indicators and measures of sustainable and socially responsible action in the network of socio-economic relations in various contexts, as well as other closely related topics. The focus on the network of socioeconomic relations in this conference stems from the fact that sustainable and socially responsible development is also socially mediated and requires cooperation among different stakeholder groups, as well as an effective governance system.
Track Chair: Professor WSB Merito University Jacek Borzyszkowski
Sustainable tourism is part of the concept of sustainable development, and its basic assumptions are related to reducing the negative impact of tourism on the environment and local culture. It considers the needs of both the residents of a destination and tourists. Our goal is to solicit articles addressing contemporary and significant issues of tourism and its sustainability, both globally, regionally, and locally, including but not limited to the relationship between tourism and the environment and local community; forms of sustainable tourism; best practices for implementing sustainable tourism; overtourism; sustainable tourism in the post-pandemic period.
Track Chair: Professor Bogdan Nogalski
The dynamically changing world economy in the so-called new normal creates new needs both in theoretical models of management and practical considerations related to the perception of the business. This is particularly important in the current economic crisis caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the effects of which are already visible in most developed countries, including Poland. It is important to find and/or use existing management paradigms, the study and codification of which will provide a platform for business development and growth in the convention of sustainable or crisis-resilient business. In this approach, it becomes most important to find such a balance or state of resilience that will ensure the company’s survival in the market while achieving business efficiency that guarantees the construction of its long-term value. The issue requires extended research and scientific consideration.
Track Chair: Professor WSB Merito University Ryszard Miler
Taking into account, on the one hand, the progressive warming and climate change and their effects, on the other hand, the need to maintain the sustainable operational readiness of logistics supply chains for the challenges of a VUCA world, it is highly advisable to implement solutions that can reduce anthropopressure. EU directives (e.g., fit for 55) indicate the goal of reducing CO2 emissions, which could eventually lead to zero emissions by 2050. This identifies a cognitive gap – the lack of standards and references for methods implemented to reduce emissions in logistics processes in the broadest sense. Therefore, papers within this track should look for scientific solutions for achieving a high level of competitiveness in an economy based on innovative, green logistic operations.
Track Chair: Professor WSB Merito University Jagienka Rzesny-Cieplinska
Cities are engines of economic growth and contribute significantly to global GDP, but also to global greenhouse gas emissions. Urban development has brought a series of imbalances. It makes city governments responsible for implementing transformation strategies to meet the challenges
of increasing urbanization, demographic changes,
and new environmental requirements. It is therefore crucial to plan and manage the expansion of cities
by promoting economic growth and competitiveness while maintaining social cohesion and environmental sustainability. Urban development can be sustainable and can generate inclusive prosperity. Deep inequalities among urban areas around the world underscore the importance of research on sustainable urban development. Strengthening the preparedness and resilience of cities is key to responding to future crises.
Track Chair: Professor Malgorzata Rozkwitalska
The education sector and human capital are crucial
in the transition to sustainable organizations, societies, and economies. This track invites papers that examine and expand knowledge
on education, social learning, and unlearning
for sustainability, CSR in education and learning activities, cultural, social, and organizational changes in society and/or business in the context
of sustainability, green leadership, including green servant leadership, proactive employee development for sustainability, and knowledge management
in the context of sustainability.
Track Chair: Professor WSB Merito University Marcin Kalinowski
Track Chair: Professor WSB Merito University Jacek Jaworski
Sustainability performance plays a key role
in the strategies of modern companies. This means the implementation of new and diverse practices, mechanisms, and tools in the activities
of the enterprise. This process is one of the leading research problems of accounting. At the same time, the effectiveness of these tools is of interest
to corporate finance. We want to invite papers that critically review and develop theory, methodology, and practice in (i) the measurement of corporate sustainability and environmental practices and their disclosure in integrated reporting, (ii) management control and performance measurement
for sustainability, (iii) the role of the CFO and controller in measuring and evaluating sustainability.
Track Chair: Professor Stanislaw Rudolf
The aforementioned thematic tracks do not exhaust the scope of sustainability in the broadest sense, hence the conference includes an additional track.
It should accommodate those papers that deal with sustainability but do not fit into the other tracks.,
e.g. sustainable (participatory) governance, sustainability-based business models, entrepreneurship ecosystems, green innovation, etc.
|Type of participation||Early bird (before August 20, 2023)||Regular (after August 20, 2023)|
|Publishing full paper/abstract + presentation||275 EUR||375 EUR|
|Listener only; 2nd paper|
publishing/presenting; Ph.D. students
|200 EUR||300 EUR|
|Gala dinner for accompanying person||50 EUR||55 EUR|
|Optional full-day tour − payable to the tour operator||60 EUR||65 EUR|
|Optional 3-hour tour − payable to the tour operator||10 EUR||15 EUR|
|Publishing full paper/abstract + presentation||200 EUR||300 EUR|
|2nd paper publishing/presenting; Ph.D.|
students; publishing full paper without
|150 EUR||250 EUR|
Publication information to be announced, Publisher: WSB Merito University Gdansk
Both submissions containing only abstracts or abstracts and full papers will be accepted!
The tentative program for the conference is as follows:
Thursday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., September 28, 2023
Conference Plenary Session
Optional 3-hour Tour
Friday, 9 a.m.-11 p.m., Septmeber 29, 2023
Track Sessions/Meet Editors/Paper Development Session
Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., September 30, 2023
Optional Full-Day Tour
|Professor Malgorzata Rozkwitalska||University Coordinator of the Scientific Disciplines "Management and Quality Sciences" and "Economics and Finance"|
|Professor WSB Merito University Artur Kozlowski||Vice-Rector for Science and International Cooperation|
|Professor WSB Merito University Jagienka Rzesny-Ceiplinska||Editor-in-Chief of the WSB Journal of Business and Finance|
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