IRCASE - International Research Chair in Art and Sustainable Enterprise
ICN Business School - International Research Chair in Art and Sustainable Enterprise (IRCASE)
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Creativity, Art
and Sustainable Enterprise"

June 12, 2014 (2-5 PM)
ICN Business School
Room 253

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Research collaborators

 

 Nancy Adler - McGill University, Montreal, Canada (Ph.D.)

Dr. Nancy J. Adler is the S. Bronfman Chair in Management at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. She conducts research and consults worldwide on global leadership and cross-cultural management. She is a productive author of over 125 research articles and publications for business leaders, as well as 10 books and edited volumes. Her recent books are International Dimensions of Organizational Behavior (5th ed., 2008), with over a half million copies in print, and From Boston to Beijing: Managing with a Worldview (2002). Nancy J. Adler is also a visual artist. The most recent exhibition of her paintings, “Reality in Translation: Art Transforming Apathy into Action” was held at The Banff Centre. Top

 
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 Ariane Berthoin Antal - WZB Berlin Social Science Center Berlin

Prof. Dr. Ariane Berthoin Antal is the Program Leader of Artistic Interventions in Organizations in the research unit "Cultural Sources of Newness", at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center Berlin (WZB). Since 2002 she is also a distinguished Research Professor, International Affiliate Faculty, Audencia Nantes School of Management (France) and honorary professor for intercultural management at the Technical University Berlin. Ariane Berthoin Antal is one of the leading European researchers in the field of “Artistic Interventions in Organizations” and “Organizational Learning”. Her current research builds on her previous work in the areas of organizational learning, organizational culture, intercultural management, corporate social responsibility. She has published widely on these topics in English, German and French.

Since obtaining her doctorate at the Technische Universität Berlin she has held several research positions in the field of organization and innovation. She was Associate Professor for International Management and Organizational Behavior at the Tel Aviv International School of Management (TISOM), Israel and she served as the founding director of the Ashridge International Institute for Organizational Change (IOC-Ashridge), France. Top

 
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Prof. Dr. Ariane Berthoin Antal
Research Unit "Cultural Sources of Newness"
WZB Berlin Social Science Center
Reichpietschufer 50
10785 Berlin, Germany

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 Ricardo Dal Farra - Department of Music, Concordia University

Dr. Ricardo Dal Farra is Associate Professor at the Music Department of Concordia Univ. and Acting Director of Hexagram-Concordia, Montreal, Canada. He has been director of the Multimedia Communication program at the National Ministry of Education, Argentina; Senior Consultant at Amauta - Andean Media Arts Centr in Cusco, Peru; Associated Researcher to the Music Technology and Innovation Research Center at De Montfort University, UK; coordinator of DOCAM - Documentation and Conservation of the Media Arts Heritage international research alliance; and consultant and researcher at UNESCO, France, for its Digi-Arts program. His new media works and electroacoustic compositions have been presented in over 40 countries and featured in 20 international recording editions. He developed the largest available collection of electroacoustic music by latin american composers at The Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science and Technology ( http://www.fondation-langlois.org/html/e/page.php?NumPage=556 ) and currently available at the Cinémathèque québécoise. Dal Farra serves on the Editorial Board of Leonardo (The MIT Press, US) and Organised Sound (Cambridge Univ. Press, UK). During 2011 he organized three successul conferences at Concordia: CLIEC - Concordia Live and Interactive Electroacoustic Music Colloquium ( http://cliec2011.hexagram.ca/ ); UVM - Understanding Visual Music ( http://uvm2011.hexagram.ca/ ); and Balance-Unbalance ( http://balance-unbalance2011.hexagram.ca/ ). This last one brought artists together with scientists, economists, philosophers, sociologists, engineers, management and policy experts with the intent of engendering a deeper awareness and creating lasting intellectual working partnerships in solving our global environmental crisis. Following Balance-Unbalance , Ricardo is currently developing a project with the Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre to work on the possibities of art as a catalyst, collaborating with humanitarian actions in dealing with environmental challenges. Top

 
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Department of Music, Concordia University, Molson Building, 8.255, 1450 Guy St., Montreal

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  ricardo@dalfarra.com.ar
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 Marianne Esders - Leuphana University, Luneberg, Germany

Marianne Esders ist seit Februar 2007 als wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am CSM. Von 2000 bis 2003 studierte sie an der Nijmegen School of Management International Business Administration und schrieb dort ihre Bachelorarbeit über „Nationale Innovationssysteme“. Im Anschluss daran absolvierte sie einen Master of International Business Administration an der Hamburger Universität für Wirtschaft und Politik und erlangte einen Master in European Studies and International Business an der John Moores University Liverpool. Hier setzte sie sich unter anderem mit der Corporate Social Responsibility - Thematik auseinander und untersuchte in ihrer Abschlussarbeit die Umsetzung der europäischen CSR-Rahmenbedingungen im Mitgliedsstaat Deutschland mit speziellem Fokus auf die Pharmaindustrie. Top

 
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MiBA, M.A., Scharnhorststr. 1, C11.420, 21335 Lüneburg, Germany
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+49.4131.677-2236; +49.4131.677-2236;
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 Dr. Miguel Angel Gardetti - Center for Studies on Sustainable Luxury, Argentina

Miguel Angel Gardetti Ph.D. He has been the head of the Center for Study of Corporate Sustainability (IESC) since its foundation in 2002. He was the founder of the Sustainable Textile Center and the Center for Study of Sustainable Luxury. He is head professor in MBA and master's programs both in Argentina and abroad. He was the creator of the Best Performance in Sustainable Luxury in Latin America Award (at present evolving towards the Award in Sustainable Premium and Luxury at a global level). He developed also several publications in the area of ​​sustainable luxury and the sustainable textiles and fashion. He was a member of the United Nations Global Compact Promoting Group in Argentina and a member of its governance body - the Board of the Argentine Chapter of The Global Compact - for two consecutive terms. He was also part of the task force that developed the “Management Responsible Education Principles” of the United Nations Global Compact. He has also coordinated tasks for the Inter-American Development Bank, the International Finance Corporation (private sector arm of the World Bank), the Netherlands Development Organisation, the United Nations (New York), and the World Resources Institute (USA). Actually he is interested in the relation of art, sustainability, textiles and fashion and luxury. Top

 
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Center for Studies on Sustainable Luxury
Av. San Isidro 4166, PB "A" - C1429ADP Buenos Aires, Argentina

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  mag@lujosustentable.org
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 Dr. Minna Halme - Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland, Ph.D. Economy (Invited)

Dr. Minna Halme is professor of corporate responsibility at Helsinki School of Economics (HSE). Her current research focuses on business models for sustainable services and sustainability implications of the base-of-the-pyramid (BOP) approach. She has worked with a number of European and national research projects on sustainable household services, sustainable tourism, actor networks, responsible organization cultures, and sustainable business strategies. She has been in a leading position in two multi-country EU-funded research projects and is presently heading a national project on material efficiency services to industry. She teaches Corporate Responsibility at Master's, doctoral and executive MBA courses in Finland, Sweden, and South Korea, and cooperates with the industry in action research projects, management training and consulting. Top

 
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Aalto University School of Economics
P.O. Box 21210, FI-00076 Aalto, Finland
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+358 9 431 38650; +358 50 529 2682 (mobile)
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 Ralph Kerle - Chairman, Creativity Skills Training Council

I am a globally respected thought leader and educator on creative leadership, creativity and innovation. My official appointments include Council Member of the Creativity Association of Asia, a Chinese Government initiative; member of the Australian Federal Government's Roundtable Review Panel on the OECD Innovation Strategy; Chair of the AGSM Roundtable on Leadership, Creativity and Innovation, a Leader in the US Creative Problem Solving Institute and a Fellow of the US-based think tank, the Center for Cultural Studies & Analysis and a former Board Member and a member of the International Committee of the US Creative Education Foundation; My academic appointments include Programme Director at the AGSM Executive Education Programme, University of NSW, Sydney Australia, faculty adjunct at the Banff Centre, Banff, Canada as an Innovation Coach in their Leadership Development Programme and an International Thought Leader in their Leadership Learning Lab and a member of the Advisory Board of Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management and Technology, Utter Pradesh, India. I am a former Associate Director of the Sydney Theatre Company; a drama graduate of The University of Melbourne, the Victorian College of the Arts Faculty and hold a Masters Degree in Creative Industries. Top

 
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 Dr. Pierre Guillet de Monthoux - Copenhagen Business School

My first field of research was strangely enough industrial markets after which i shifted to the study of enterprise and action in classical political economy. Then I was fascinated by the tension between freedom and norms and its relevance to understanding the emergence of the industrial institution of standardization. It seemed that industrial economy could be regarded as an aesthetic affair and that such a perspective might be informed by Kantian philosophy especially the third Critique of Judgement. It then appeared rather obvious that art might provide an illustrative shortcut to grasping what creative management might be about and how leadership in industry and successful artists have traits in common. My proposition for both research and teaching goes; Art is a way to come closer to creativity in organizations and aesthetics is the philosophical approach best suited to articulate how it works! Top

 
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 Kim Poldner - University of St. Gallen, Switzerland

Kim Poldner (The Netherlands, 1978) holds a BA in art/fashion design and an MA in organizational studies. She works as an ecopreneur, researcher and writer always related to trends and sustainable development since 2000. Her focus is the ethical fashion movement. In 2003 she started YOI (www.yoi.nu) an organization promoting hiphonest fashion. YOI was the first to open an eco fashion store in The Netherlands in November 2005. Since 2007 she has been working with ModaFusion in Brazil in realizing Ethical Fashion Show in Rio de Janeiro. In June 2008 she launched www.ecofashionworld.com, the comprehensive guide on all things eco fashion in the world. She is currently pursuing her PHD in eco fashion and new business models at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. Top

 
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 Dr. Matt Statler - Stern School of Business, New York University

As the Richman Family Director, Matt leads and coordinates business ethics and social impact programming for Stern's Undergraduate College, including the four-course Social Impact Core Curriculum as well as a range of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. Before joining Stern, Matt served as the Director of Research for NYU's Center for Catastrophe Preparedness and Response (CCPR), where he was responsible for coordinating the research activities of the Center's multiple projects, while conducting original research focused on crisis and disaster management. Matt served from 2006-2008 as the Associate Director of NYU's International Center for Enterprise Preparedness (InterCEP), where he conducted research and coordinated special projects focused on how businesses can become more strategically prepared for disasters and other crises. Before joining NYU, Matt served as Director of Research at the Imagination Lab, a nonprofit Swiss foundation. In that role, he designed and facilitated strategy processes for major corporate, non-governmental, and educational organizations, while guiding a multidisciplinary research team that produced dozens of academic publications. Previously Matt had worked in A.T. Kearney's Nonprofit Practice, and as Managing Director at Weberize, an internet consulting firm. Matt's educational background includes BA's in Philosophy and Spanish Literature from the University of Missouri, Columbia. He spent one year at the University of Heidelberg as a Fulbright Scholar, and then obtained a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Vanderbilt University. Written with the support of the Mellon Foundation, his dissertation examined the role of repetition in education and focused specifically on the philosopher's allegorical return to the cave. His organizational research has appeared in a number of academic journals and edited volumes, including the Oxford Handbook of Organizational Decision Making (Oxford University Press, 2008), and his most recent book publication is Everyday Strategic Preparedness: The Role of Practical Wisdom in Organizations (Palgrave Macmillan UK, 2007). Top

 
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 Eric W. Stein, Ph.D. - Penn State Great Valley School,

Eric Stein is a leader, strategist, entrepreneur, educator, jazz musician and author of "The Ideas Method: Nurturing Creativity, Innovation and Performance" (ideasmethod.com).

Dr. Stein has worked several years as an Associate Professor of Management Science and Information Systems at the Penn State Great Valley School of Graduate and Professional Studies. His areas of research and expertise are organizational memory, learning, human expertise, decision support, business design, creativity and improvisation, business ethics, and high tech venture development. He served as the director of the New Ventures and Entrepreneurial Studies MBA concentration for several years. 

Dr. Stein has published in the Journal of Management Information Systems, The International Journal of Expert Systems, Organization Science, The International Journal of Information Management, Information Systems Research, The Journal of Business Ethics, and Expert Systems with Applications among others, and serves as a reviewer for several management and M I S journals and conferences. Articles of general interest on business, energy and technology have appeared in the   Delaware County Times (PA) .

In addition, he serves as a Councilman in the Borough of Media, PA and is President Pro Tem.  His primary roles are as liaison to the business community and the EAC (Environmental Advisory Council), Chair of the Information Technology Committee, and as a member of Finance and Community Design committees.  He runs his own management consulting practice (Barisoft LLC) and has developed new ventures including Chorehub.com and E3Garden.com. Dr. Stein has a Ph.D. in Managerial Science from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in Physics from Amherst College. Top

 
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Sha Xin Wei, Ph.D. - Director of Arts, Media + Engineering at ASU

Sha Xin Wei, Ph.D., is the Incoming Director of Arts, Media + Engineering at ASU. He is currently Canada Research Chair in media arts and sciences, and Associate Professor of Fine Arts at Concordia University in Montréal, Canada. Since 2001 he has directed the Topological Media Lab, an atelier-laboratory for the study of gesture and materiality from computational and phenomenological perspectives. Dr. Sha's research concerns ethico-aesthetic improvisation, and a topological approach to morphogenesis and process philosophy. With the TML, Sha creates responsive environments for ethico-aesthetic improvisation. Sha's art research includes the TGarden responsive environments (Ars Electronica, Dutch Electronic Art Festival, MediaTerra Athens, SIGGRAPH), Hubbub speech-sensitive urban surfaces, Membrane calligraphic video, Softwear gestural sound instruments, the WYSIWYG gesture-sensitive sounding weaving, Ouija performance-installations, Cosmicomics Elektra, eSea Shanghai and the IL Y A video membrane, and Einsteins Dreams time-conditioning instruments. Sha collaborated with choreographer Michael Montanaro and the Blue Riders ensemble to create a stage work inspired by Shelley's Frankenstein, with experimental musicians, dancers and responsive media. Sha co-founded the Sponge art group in San Francisco to build public experiments in phenomenology of performance. With Sponge and other artists, Sha has directed event/installations in prominent experimental art venues including Ars Electronica Austria, DEAF / V2 The Netherlands, MediaTerra Greece, Banff Canada, Future Physical United Kingdom, Elektra Montréal, and eArts Shanghai. He has also exhibited media installations at Postmasters Gallery New York and Suntrust Gallery Atlanta. These works have been recognized by awards from major cultural foundations such as the Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science and Technology; the LEF Foundation; the Canada Fund for Innovation; the Creative Work Fund in New York; Future Physical UK; and the Rockefeller Foundation. Dr. Sha's particular areas of research include the realtime, continuous mapping of features extracted from gestural instruments (such as woven or non-woven fabrics) into parameters modulating the continuous synthesis of video, sound, and physical or software control systems. This technical work supports the expressive improvisation of gesture in dense, palpable fields of sound, video and structured light, and animated materials. Sha Xin Wei was trained in mathematics at Harvard and Stanford Universities, and worked more than 12 years in the fields of scientific computation, mathematical modeling and the visualization of scientific data and geometric structures. In 1995, he extended his work to network media authoring systems and media theory coordinating a 3 year long workshop on interaction and computational media at Stanford. In 1997, he co-founded Pliant Research with colleagues from Xerox PARC and Apple Research Labs, dedicated to designing technologies that people and organizations can robustly reshape to meet evolving socio-economic needs. MIT Press will publish Dr. Sha's book, Poiesis, Enchantment, and Topological Matter in Fall 2013. Top

 
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Yong Liu - College of Management and Economics, Tianjin University, China

Dr. Yong Liu is an Associate Professor at the college of Management and Economics of Tianjin University in China. He was rewarded as the “1,000 talents” of Tianjin municipal government, Canada-China Scholar Exchange Award (2013) and Eurasia-Pacific Uninet Scholarship Award (2013). He conducts research and consults on environmental management and public policy. He is a productive author of over 40 research articles and publications for environmental management and low carbon management, as well as 2 books. His recent research is Barriers to the adoption of low carbon production: A multiple-case study of Chinese industrial firms (Energy policy, 2014). Yong Liu was also a ballet dancer and is enthusiast for Chinese traditional drawing . Top

 
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College of Management and Economics, Tianjin University, No. 25 Building- A, Weijin Road, Nankai District, Tianjin, China, 300072.

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yonghopeliu@sina.com; yonghliu@tju.edu.cn

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