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Playing with FIRe: Dr. Teehankee highlights responsible business and management research in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The Fourth Industrial Revolution, consisting of many promising emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and robotics, to name a few, has also brought a different level of complexity to the world today. One of which is the conduct of business and management research in the era of the FIR.

During a plenary session in the 6th National Business and Management Conference, De La Salle University Full Professor Dr. Benito Teehankee highlights responsible business and management research in the era of the FIR.

The FIR is a confluence of emerging technologies such as the Internet of Things, big data, blockchain, artificial intelligence, and robotics, among many others. Klaus Schwab, the founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, emphasizes that “the Fourth Industrial Revolution will affect the very existence of our human experience”.

Following this fast-paced development, Dr. Teehankee elucidates that a “responsibility turn” or shift in the conduct of business and management research must take place. In a position paper titled “A vision for responsible research in business and management: Striving for useful and credible knowledge”, Dr. Teehankee shares several challenges that need to be addressed, as well as the solutions and current initiatives taking place.

To move forward, Dr. Teehankee suggests prioritizing research that enable business practice to be a positive agent for human and social development and look at how benefits from the FIR can be optimized and its potential harms mitigated. Promoting a critical and ethical view towards big data and business analytics are also suggested by Dr. Teehankee.

DLSU CBRD, PAoM hold 6NBMC

The DLSU Center for Business Research and Development (CBRD), in partnership with the Philippine Academy of Management (PAoM), held the 6th National Business and Management Conference (6NBMC) last November 9 to 10 at DLSU – Manila.

The theme for the 6NBMC is “Sparking a digital economy: The use of technology in business and management for innovation, inclusivity, and integration”. Its main goal is to discuss and assess recent developments in technology and how this impacts the conduct of business and management.

Apart from the digital economy, other themes and areas were also included in the conference such as social entrepreneurship, new business models, resilience building in disaster-vulnerable environments, and sustainable tourism. These are conducted through plenary sessions with industry practitioners and the academe, research parallel sessions, capability building sessions, and round table discussions.

Among the distinguished speakers during the keynote address and plenary sessions include DLSU Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation Dr. Raymond Girard Tan, BPI Direct BanKo Inc. President Mr. Jerome Minglana, DLSU Full Professor Dr. Benito Teehankee, Hungry Workhorse President Mr. Reynaldo Lugtu Jr., and Grab Philippines Country Marketing Head Ms. Cindy Toh.

On the other hand, among the professors who conducted the capability building sessions include Associate Professor Dr. Gerardo Largoza for “Experimental Design for Business Research” and Asia-Pacific Social Science Review Editor Dr. Romeo Lee for “Effective Work Habits in Research and Publishing”.

Now on its sixth year, the NBMC serves as a platform for faculty members and graduate students of Philippine business schools to engage in scholarly research and undergo a presentation and critique of their ideas. It also attempts to establish linkages and networks so as to spur collaboration in different areas such as humanistic management, social entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial leadership, and disaster resilience, to name a few.

IHMA, Fordham University, De La Salle University launch Humanistic Management Book Award

The International Humanistic Management Association (IHMA), in collaboration with Fordham University and De La Salle University’s Center for Business Research and Development – Business for Human Development Network, opens nominations for the Humanistic Management Book Award for scholarly contributions in the field of humanistic management.

In order to qualify, the award must “advance thinking on better humanistic management” with regard to the following:

• The protection of dignity (human and all life), i.e. The role of intrinsic value in the organizing process, the role of human dignity within the managerial context, the role of dignity of life in general and its relevance for better organizing practices
• The promotion of well-being (common good), i.e. the role of life-conducive managerial processes to organizational success, the measurement of quality of life outcomes with regard to organizational management, the shifts in mindset/practices/institutions required to achieve flourishing.

The IHMA awards honor contributions that are conceptually rigorous, novel, and / or empirically strong. For the scholarly award, the IHMA values novel conceptual contributions that help build organizing and management theory. The award recognizes impactful writings that can influence organizations and management practice.

For the policy award, the IHMA recognizes work that builds on the foundational ideas of dignity protection and well-being promotion. It also brings forth propositions for policy and eco-system design. The IHMA’s PhD-related awards and recognition classify as scholarly contributions.

Process: Nominations including self-nominations can be submitted  by May 31, 2018.

To nominate and for more info: https://tinyurl.com/ybks6sbr

DLSU partners with CBSUA for 5th National Business and Management Conference

   

De La Salle University (DLSU) and Central Bicol State University of Agriculture (CBSUA), in collaboration with the Philippine Academy of Management (PAoM), successfully held the 5th National Business and Management Conference (NBMC 2017) on November 17-18, 2017 at the Avenue Plaza Hotel, Magsaysay Avenue, Naga City, Camarines Sur. The theme of this year’s conference is: “Grassroots: Towards responsible management and sustainable business practices”.

Br. Armin A. Luistro FSC, President of De La Salle Philippines (DLSP) and President of the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), was the conference’s keynote speaker. In his presentation titled “Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”: the Role of Philippine Business and Academia”, Luistro talked about the PBSP’s long-term program that utilizes a multifaceted approach aimed at moving the poorest Filipino families from survival to subsistence to self-sufficiency. The goal is to eradicate extreme poverty in 2030.

The conference’s other plenary speaker was Dr. Feorillo Petronilo A. Demeterio III, Director of the DLSU University Research Coordination Office (URCO), who talked about “Building a Research Culture in Philippine HEIs: Opportunities and challenges”. He presented several models that Philippine universities can use as a model for promoting research in their respective institutions.

Spearheaded by the DLSU Center for Business Research and Development (CBRD), the conference attracted business and management faculty members and graduate students from colleges and universities all over the Philippines. CBRD worked closely with the following CBSUA administrators: CBSUA President Dr. Georgina J. Bordado, Vice President for Research and Development Dr. Josephine F. Cruz, and College of Economics and Management Dean Ms. Cresilda Caning.

 

4th NBMC tackles responsible management and sustainable business

 

De La Salle University, Ateneo de Davao University, and the University of San Carlos, in collaboration with the Philippine Academy of Management, held the 4th National Business and Management Conference last July 22 to 23, 2016 at the Ateneo de Davao University.

The conference, which carried the theme “Tackling local, national, and regional challenges through responsible management and sustainable business,” was inspired by the business sector’s call for responsible management and sustainable practices amidst issues simultaneously arising from local, national, and regional setting, such as the ASEAN integration. The conference recognized how leaders and managers of organizations are forced to revisit their strategic plans and operations and called for cross-sector collaborations and building stronger ecosystems.

The conference’s keynote speaker was Ms. Jeannie Javellosa, co-founder of ECHOstore, GREAT WOMEN, and ECHOsi Foundation, who talked about how the ECHOsi Foundation promotes women entrepreneurship across the country. Featured plenary speakers included DLSU School of Economics Full Professor Dr. Myrna Austria, who talked about “The Philippines in the AEC: Challenges and Opportunities”; RVR College of Business Full Professor Dr. Benito Teehankee, who tackled “Building actionable knowledge for responsible management and sustainable business practices: The role of critical realism”, and Mr. Stephen A. Antig, Executive Director of the Pilipino Banana Growers and Exporters Association, who talked about efforts of the industry to become globally competitive.

Is there room for responsible management and sustainable business in a borderless world?

This was the question that the 2nd National Business and Management Conference (NBMC) sought to answer through a presentation of different researches and papers by faculty members, researchers and graduate students coming from different universities in Luzon and Visayas.  The 2nd NBMC was held last October 17-18, 2014 at the Andrew Gonzalez Hall, De La Salle University, and tackled various topics related to the theme “Responsible management and sustainable business in a borderless world”.

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