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 that is just next door.

Discussion dates & topics in Spring 2018
Friday 9.2. 1200-1300

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. 1200-1300

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

Friday 20.04. 1200-1300

Eugenia Rosca (Tilburg University). Sustainable models of development for Base of the Pyramid – Frugal innovation in the context of circular economy.

Friday 27.4. 1200-1300

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

Friday 09.5. 1200-1300

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


Discussion dates & topics in Fall 2017
4.10., Wednesday, 1200-1300

Itziar Castello. Vicious and Virtuous Circles of Aspirational Talk.

13.10., Friday, 1100-1200

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

23.11, Thursday, 1300-1400

Louna Ansari. On Discursive Reconciliation of Sustainability Logics.

27.11., Monday, 1200-1300

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

04.12., Monday, 1200-1300

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, room C-331 (main building)
Juliane Reinecke, Warwick University. Doing research at the intersection of organisation studies and sustainability
Friday 31.03., 11.30-13.30, Co-create space C-338-339 (main building)
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., 09.00-10.00

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