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PhD Examination in Nottingham

Posted on May 17, 2014 at 4:10 PM

I had a chance to return to my former place of work, the International Centre for Corporate Social Responibility at the Nottingham University Business School (where I was a founding member from 2002-2004). I had the pleasure of examining the PhD thesis of Laurence Vigneau on the topic of ‘The interpretation and integrati...

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Dirk Matten in Sydney, Australia

Posted on March 1, 2014 at 10:25 PM

I took up a Vistiing Professorship at the University of Sydney Business School for February 2014. I delivered a couple of talks including
  • "Contesting the value of ‘Creating Shared Value’, Balanced Enterprise Research Network (BE...
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World Economic Forum: Guest at the Executive Roundtable Dinner - Focusing Capital on the Long-Term

Posted on January 29, 2014 at 12:45 AM

At the 2014 World Economic Forum in Davos I was invited as a guest to the "Executive Roundtable Dinner - Focusing Capital on the Long-Term" co organised by Toby Heaps (CEO Corporate Knights), Dominic Barton (CEO McKinsey) and Mark Wiseman (CEO Canada Pension Plan Investment Board). The dinner brought together 40 senior executives and thought leaders around the topic of shifting investment focus toward more long term ownership.

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World Economic Forum: Judge at the 'Business for a Better World MBA Case Competition'

Posted on January 28, 2014 at 1:10 PM

On Friday, 25 January 2014, the final round of presentations of the Corporate Knights-Schulich ‘Business for a Better World Case Competition’ took place at the World Economic Forum 2014 in Davos Switzerland.

The Business for a Better World Case Competition is a partnership between Corporate Knights, the company for clean capitalism, and the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto. This international MBA competition has a prize pool of more t...

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Speaking at the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week

Posted on January 21, 2014 at 8:55 AM

Today I gave two talks at the Abu Dhabi Sustainability week. The first talk was looking at Social Innovation and Sustainability and the second looked at the future of CSR. I was here on invitation of one of my former MBA students at Royal Holloway, Sandra Anani, who works now for the

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New book by Dirk Matten published

Posted on January 16, 2014 at 2:45 PM

The book is an anthology of the corporate citizenship literature. It provides the most comprehensive set of readings on recent developments in the wider debate on business responsiblities in wider society from an academic perspective. For more details check the publisher's website.
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White Paper on CSR in the junior mining sector launched

Posted on November 26, 2013 at 3:55 PM

Together with Impakt Consulting, I have been working on a postition paper on the specific issues junior mining companies are facing. The paper is now out and for download freely available here.

Mintzberg at Schulich

Posted on November 26, 2013 at 3:30 PM

Henry Mintzberg (5th from the left), with host Dirk Matten (1st from left) and Schulich PhD students

Henry Mintzberg, one of the most famous management ‘gurus’ (The Economist), visited the Schulich School of Business last Saturday (11/23/13). He shared with faculty, PhD students and instructors some of his experi...

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Schulich School of Business No 1 in the world

Posted on September 27, 2013 at 4:55 PM

The Schulich School of Business has been ranked top in the 2013 Green MBA ranking by the magazine Corporate Knights! 


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