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Incorporating Social Responsibility and Sustainability into IHRM Teaching


About this event

In this webinar participants will learn how to incorporate social responsibility and sustainability into the design and delivery of international HRM (IHRM) courses. We will start by clarifying the “what” and the “why” of infusing responsibility and sustainability principles into IHRM curricula: What are we talking about? And why does it matter? In this part of the webinar we will discuss how to best conceptualize social responsibility and sustainability in the context of IHRM and look at existing frameworks that can be used to guide students’ learning around what is needed to tackle global sustainability challenges. We will further discuss why is it critical to design IHRM strategies and practices that promote sustainability and social responsibility – and why it is important to educate students, executives and HR leaders about how to best accomplish this. The remaining time will be devoted to the “how”-question: Which pedagogical approaches and learning activities work for different students? What are suitable readings, cases, and exercises? And how to make the learning stick?

Date and Time:

  • Dec 7 - 8:30am - 9:30am PST (Vancouver, Seattle, San Francisco)
  • Dec 7 - 11:30am - 12:30pm EST(Toronto, Boston, New York, Miami)
  • Dec 7 - 4:30pm - 5:30pm GMT(London)
  • Dec 7 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm CET (Vienna, Berlin, Paris, Zagreb)
  • Dec 8 - 12:30am - 1:30am CST (Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Taipei)
  • Dec 8 - 1:30am - 2:30am JST (Tokyo, Kyoto)
  • Dec 8 - 3:30am - 4:30am AEDT (Melbourne, Sydney)
  • Dec 7 - 4:30pm - 5:30pm (UTC).

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As an international partnership, the IHRM series welcomes speakers from all over the world and multiple time zones. This session will be recorded to share with registrants who are not able to attend the live session.

Registration: The event is free and open to anyone who is interested, but you must register to receive the link for attending.


About the speakers

Günter K. Stahl is Professor of International Management and Director of the Center for Sustainability Transformation and Responsibility at WU Vienna. Prior to joining WU, he served for nine years on the faculty of INSEAD and held visiting appointments at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Busi­ness, the D'Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University, the Wharton School of the Univer­sity of Pennsylvania, and Hitotsubashi and Waseda Universities, among others.

Günter's current research interests include grand societal challenges and their implications for international business, the cultural and institutional drivers of corporate responsibility and sustainability, sustainable human resource management, and global mobility and migration. His research has been published in leading academic journals, profiled in a wide range of media outlets including Forbes, Wall Street Journal and Financial Times, and been recognized by prestigious awards including the Carolyn Dexter Award of the Academy of Management and the JIBS/ Palgrave Macmillan Decade Award.

Günter is also an accomplished teacher who has won numerous Best Teacher awards and has been involved in consulting and executive teaching for a variety of industrial and professional services companies, as well as for organizations in the non-profit sector. The fourth edition of his co-authored book (with V. Pucik, I. Björkman, and P. Evans), titled “The global challenge: Managing people across borders”, focuses on how to promote sustainability through the effective management of people and culture.

About this series

This event is part of an IHRM Webinar Series, organized by the Centre for Global Workforce Strategy at Simon Fraser University (Canada), the Center for International Human Resource Studies at the Pennsylvania State University (USA), Pennsylvania Western University (USA), and ESCP Business School and RIT Croatia (Europe).

Previous installments of the IHRM Webinar Series are available online on our YouTube Channel.