Business faculty joins global network for responsible research

Highlight-RRBMMemorial’s business faculty has joined a global network of business schools and partners committed to responsible research practices that aim to create a better world.

The Faculty of Business Administration became the second business school in Canada to join the Responsible Research in Business and Management (RRBM) network, which includes 64 schools and partners around the world.

Twenty-two members are located in North America with only two being in Canada; the other is the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University.

The RRBM is dedicated to responsible science that produces credible knowledge useful for addressing problems important to business and society.

“Everything that we do aligns with RRBM’s principles, from innovative programming that develops business leaders who champion new ways of doing business to rigorous research practices that provide real-world solutions to today’s business challenges,” said Dr. Isabelle Dostaler, dean.

Relevant initiatives include introducing Canada’s first master of business administration in social enterprise and entrepreneurship (MBA-SEE) in 2018, launching the Centre for Social Enterprise in 2017 (in partnership with the schools of Music and Social Work), and creating the Faculty of Business Administration Advisory Board Research Impact Award in 2018, which celebrates research that has significant impact on teaching, business practice, public policy and the larger community.

Several researchers have also delved into the world of social enterprise, including Dr. John Schouten, Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in social enterprise.