Leeds Professor Receives the ARCS Emerging Sustainability Scholar Award

June 07, 2016 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
June 7, 2016 - Jeffrey York, assistant professor of management and entrepreneurship at the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder, was recognized with the ARCS Emerging Sustainability Scholar Award at the 8th annual ARCS Research Conference May 18-20, 2016. The Center for Education on Social Responsibility (CESR) at the Leeds School hosted the event.

The chair of the ARCS Nominations Committee, Frank Wijen, explained that the award is given to an "untenured, emerging scholar in the area of corporate sustainability who is likely to make significant contributions to the advancement of scholarship and practice through a body of work that is rigorous, impactful, and which speaks across disciplines."

"This year's slate showed a number of particularly strong candidates. Jeffrey has shown to be a versatile scholar, engaged in a variety of research types theory development, qualitative studies, and large-N work and has performed salient research at the nexus of sustainability and entrepreneurship, demonstrating insightfully how entrepreneurs drive environmental stewardship."

Loannis Loannou, assistant professor of strategy and entrepreneurship at the London Business School, also received the award.

Not only was York honored with an award, he also chaired the conference which brought together 80 scholars, students and practitioners from a variety of disciplinary and methodological perspectives interested in advancing research on corporate sustainability.

Participants came from North America, France, Denmark, Italy, the Netherlands, the UK, Singapore and Japan. "The thing I'm perhaps most pleased about is that over 40% of the participants were new to ARCS. I think this is a great sign that the ARCS community is growing and open," York said.

ARCS President Magali Delmas remarked, "The conference was a great success. The papers were of excellent quality; the audience provided stellar comments; the panel discussions were thought provoking; and the evening events were a lot of fun!"

The ARCS Board of Directors voted to elect Guy Holburn (Ivey Business School, University of Western Ontario) and Jeffrey York (Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado) to the ARCS Executive Committee.

In addition, several awards for scholarly contributions were presented at the conference as well as awards for ARCS outstanding papers, based on their potential impact on management practice and rigor of analysis.

The next ARCS Conference will be held at the Rotterdam School of Management at Erasmus University. The Conference Chair is Frank Wijen, Associate Professor of Strategic Management.

About the Alliance for Research on Corporate Responsibility (ARCS)
ARCS is a partnership among academic institutions created to provide data and networking opportunities to facilitate research on corporate sustainability.
Learn more at http://corporate-sustainability.org/about/

About the Leeds School of Business
The Leeds School of Business is a top ranked business school offering undergraduate, MBA, MS and PhD business programs. Students learn from world-class faculty surrounded by an innovative, entrepreneurial and global business environment.
Learn more at: http://www.colorado.edu/business/

About the Center for Education on Social Responsibility (CESR)
The Center for Education on Social Responsibility (CESR) integrates business ethics, corporate social responsibility and sustainability throughout the undergraduate and graduate curriculum at Leeds. The center focuses on developing socially conscious, values-driven business leaders to manage the ethical challenges of a global economy.
Learn more at: http://www.colorado.edu/business/CESR

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