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Interdisciplinary Events Series

Interdisciplinary Event Series
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Elevating Interdisciplinary Research

Interdisciplinary approaches and translational research are important in advancing actionable insights to solve real-world problems. In pursuit of high impact research, the Fox School is introducing a cross-disciplinary theme for departmental seminars. By exploring a thematic area across departments and showcasing different perspectives in scholarship, the Translational Research Center (TRC), in partnership with the Office of Research and Doctoral Programs, aims to bring together scholars with common interests and increase opportunities for interdisciplinary research. For the 2019-2020 academic year, the research theme is “Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability.”

Celebrating Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability in Research and Education

In a socially conscious society, consumers expect businesses to be responsible partners in preserving the environment, acting in an ethical manner and contributing to their community. Research provides insight and best practices for incorporating CSR into a company’s strategy, understanding the benefits and burdens of sustainability regulation and serving an informed consumer. The Fox School is proud to host leading scholars in their fields to drive conversations that will further research initiatives in these topic areas.

2019 Impact Summit

Join the Fox School of Business at the 2019 Impact Summit, where researchers, deans, senior executives and public policy leaders will convene to deliberate on how business schools can make a greater impact on business practice, policy and in the community at large.

Building on the success of the 2018 Editor’s Summit, the Fox School is spearheading an initiative to develop clear ways of defining and measuring the impact of business scholarship, discuss pathways for building business schools’ capacity of intentional and consistent translational research, and share insights quickly between academia, industry and society.


Gautam Ahuja

Landew Professor of Management

Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management

Cornell University

Ron Anderson


Fox School of Business

Temple University

Erin Arvedlund


Philadelphia Inquirer

Jean Bartunek

Robert A. and Evelyn J. Ferris Chair

Carroll School of Management

Boston College

Brent Beardsley

Chief Strategy Officer


Elizabeth Cowley

Deputy Dean

University of Sydney

Henrik Cronqvist

Vice Dean

University of Miami

Jerry Davis

Associate Dean for Business and Impact

Ross School of Business

University of Michigan

Craig Ey


Philadelphia Business Journal

Garret A. FitzGerald

Director of the Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics

Perelman School of Medicine

University of Pennsylvania

Tarun Khanna


Harvard Business School

Harvard University

Dan LeClair

Chief Executive Officer

Global Business School Network

Joanne Li


College of Business

Florida International University

Will Mitchell

Anthony S. Fell Chair in New Technologies and Commercialization

Rotman School of Management

University of Toronto

Paul A. Pavlou

Senior Associate Dean

Temple University

Harbir Singh

Vice Dean for Global Initiatives

Wharton School of Business

University of Pennsylvania

Rajendra Srivastava


Indian School of Business

Bernard Yeung


NUS Business School

National University of Singapore

2018 Editors Summit

This summary of the 2018 Editors’ Summit highlights five of the event’s main themes.

2018 Editors Summit: Jason Shaw

Jason Shaw answers: What can we do to produce impactful research?

2018 Editors Summit: Andrew Karolyi

Andrew Karolyi answers: How can researchers measure impact?

2018 Editors Summit: Alain Verbeke

Alain Verbeke answers: How should business schools think about research impact?

2018 Editors Summit: Jay Barney

Jay Barney answers: How do research and theory affect business practices?

2018 Editors Summit: Mary Barth

Mary Barth answers: What is the relationship between industry and research?

2018 Editors Summit: Tyson Browning

Tyson Browning answers: What value does academic research provide to business?

2018 Editors Summit: V. Kumar

V. Kumar answers: How do journal editors think about the practical impacts of research?

2018 Editors Summit: Constance Helfat

Constance Helfat answers: How can researchers get their insights in front of business executives?

2018 Editors Summit: TL Hill

TL Hill answers: How can researchers work with business executives?

2018 Editors Summit: Dan LeClair

Dan LeClair asnwers: What does translational research in business schools mean?

2018 Editors Summit: Arun Rai

Arun Rai answers: How can an academic journal encourage and publish research that impacts business industry?

2018 Editors Summit: Paul Pavlou

Paul Pavlou answers: How does the executive doctorate in business administration program translate research insights to industry practice?