SUB BYO lunch seminar series

Welcome to the seminar series of Sustainability in Business (SUB) in Management Department, Aalto University School of Business.

This seminar series provides a monthly forum for all interested to discuss topical research in social and environmental issues in management.

The one-hour sessions take place at Main building (Runeberginkatu 14-16) room C338-339  during lunch time, unless another location is specified in the program. Buy Your Own lunch (=BYO). We get lunch together at restaurant Proffa.

Discussion dates & topics in Fall 2018
Friday 7.9. 12.00-13.00

Frederick Ahen. The wicked side of sustainable food innovations: Genetically modified food ‘politricks’ and scientific fascism vs rational contrarians.

Friday 28.9. 12.00-13.00

Marja Svanberg. Racism and anti-business sentiments: A bad apple does not spoil the bunch.

Friday 02.11. 11.30-12.30

Lunch with Mia Raynard. Vienna University of Economics and Business.

Thursday 22.11. 12.00-13.30

Myrto Chliova. Moving from small to big wins: Tensions in the evolution of participatory organizing within the context of a displacement crisis.

Friday 30.11. 12.00-13.00

Lunch with Björn Mitzinneck. University of Groningen.


Discussion dates & topics in Spring 2018
Friday 9.2. 12.00-13.00

Laura Salmivaara and Leena Lankoski. Promoting sustainable consumer behaviour through the activation of injunctive social norms: A field experiment in 19 workplace restaurants.

Thursday 12.04. 12.00-13.00

Patrick Shulist. With a little help from (where I see) my friends: The microspatial dynamics of learning amongst Ghanaian self-employed.

Friday 27.4. 12.00-13.00

Marleen Wierenga, Jarkko Levänen, Sara Lindeman. Entrepreneurial innovation processes: Adding a spatial dimension to Effectuation Theory. 

Wednesday 09.5. 12.00-13.00

Nancy Bocken (University of Lund). Circular business model design and experimentation:  lessons learned and future research. 


Discussion dates & topics in Fall 2017
Wednesday 4.10., 12.00-13.00

Itziar Castello. Vicious and Virtuous Circles of Aspirational Talk.

Friday 13.10. 11.00-12.00

Juntunen, Halme, Korsunova, Rajala. Leveraging the sustainability of innovations with deviant stakeholders.

Thursday 23.11. 13.00-14.00

Louna Ansari. On Discursive Reconciliation of Sustainability Logics.

Monday 27.11. 12.00-13.00

Samuli Patala, Laura Albareda, Minna Halme. Understanding the principles of polycentric governance in circular economy practices.

Monday 04.12. 12.00-13.00

Aurélie Toivonen. Accept, reject, or negotiate? Understanding responses to the removal of institutional voids.


Discussion dates & topics in Spring 2017
Friday 03.02. 12.00-13.00

Sofia Villo, Saint-Petersburg State University. Stakeholder concern as managerial issue.

Friday 10.02. 12.00-13.00

Dalia D’Amato, University of Helsinki. Circular, green and bio economy as sustainability narratives.

Friday 17.02. 12.00-13.30

Juliane Reinecke, Warwick University. Doing research at the intersection of organisation studies and sustainability.

Friday 31.03. 11.30-13.30

Reading circle with Mikko Jalas at 11.30.-12.30, BYO lunch
Article: Zehavi & Brezvits. 2017. Distribution sensitive innovation policies: Conceptualization and empirical examples, Research Policy. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2016.11.007
Updates from Minna Halme at 12.30 -13.30, BYO dessert
Topic is cross-disciplinary sustainability organizing development at Aalto level

Friday 05.05. 12.00-13.00

Reading circle with Minna Halme on the article Bansal & Song. 2015. Similar but not the Same: Differentiating Corporate Responsibility from Sustainability, AOM Annals. https://doi.org/10.5465/annals.2015.0095

Friday 19.05. 12.00-13.00

Itziar Castello. Emotional regulation in framing processes, or how Californians got to live a plastic-free life.


Discussion dates & topics in Fall 2016
Friday 21.10. 11.15-12.15

Tatu Lyytinen & Jarkko Levänen. Incorporating circularity into business models: a comparative case study of institutional implications on recycling companies.

Friday 11.11. 11.30.12.30

Jennifer Goodman & Jukka Mäkinen. Corporate Social Responsibility and Irresponsibility: A Political Perspective.

Friday 18.11. 11.15-12.15

Jennifer Goodman co-authoring with Daniel Arenas, and Laura Albareda. Understanding Internal Conflict in Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives.

Friday 09.12. 11.45-12.45

Ines Peixoto. Paper on the biofuels market.

Friday 16.12. 9.00-10.00

Samuli Patala. Organizing open sustainability: the role of intermediaries in circular economy practices.