Reshaping capitalism for a sustainable world
We live in an interconnected world that faces great challenges in shaping its FUTURE. In response, we must find new ways to stimulate sustainable economic growth by creating new jobs and economic opportunities for all, serving society, protecting the environment and strengthen the global response to climate change. At the same time, we must learn to adjust to the pandemic’s ‘new normal’ and to cope with new threats that may arise in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, such as economic, financial and health crises, cyber threats, and large-scale humanitarian crises. To address these challenges, we must initiate a fair dialogue among all stakeholders and groups involved. These include scholars, private and public companies, other organisations, and policymakers at the national and supranational levels. Let’s work together to blur the boundaries between research and practice and find solutions for reshaping capitalism, in a context of pluralism of ideas, multiculturalism, diversity, and inclusion. Let these solutions transcend national boundaries and the narrow goals of each interest group.
The dialogue must address, openly and courageously, any dichotomies among the views of these stakeholders in regard to the timing and means for reshaping capitalism. We can learn from one each other, share ideas and engage collectively in the development of new knowledge that concerns, but is not limited to: new, sustainable paths to innovation that combine social innovation, digital innovation, artificial intelligence and human creativity; new entrepreneurial approaches that combine social entrepreneurship and financial entrepreneurship; new corporate governance practices across the world that address the competing demands of the numerous stakeholders of the Boards and the ability of companies to withstand a crisis; new approaches to strategy & corporate finance that help corporations to balance between their global approaches and their markets’ local needs; new, innovative and sustainable HRM practices and leadership styles in different cultural contexts; new business models aimed at creating economic, social and environmental value and sustainable patterns of consumption; new business practices and public policies throughout the world that seek to improve the wellbeing of our society, the health of our people, the future of our planet, and the strengths of our businesses, financial markets and industries.
In order to adopt a transdisciplinary approach that transcends the boundaries between sciences and combines academic work and professional practice, we expect that proposals will come from scholars from various cultural and academic backgrounds – management sciences, social sciences, environmental sciences, health sciences, communication, education, ICT or other related sciences.
We invite you to join us in Montreal, a multicultural and well-connected ‛smart’ city, to assist in the creation of a new trend in action-oriented research by adopting a holistic view of the creation of new knowledge by transdisciplinary thinking that transcends boundaries between sciences – whether management science, social science, environmental science, health science, communication, education, ICT or other related sciences.