Leading Business School Research With Impact

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May 30
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This webinar will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

Join us for an inspiring panel discussion on business school research. Honorees from this year’s Influential Leaders explore important questions related to producing timely, relevant research with value to business and society: What makes research impactful? How is impact measured? How can the research process evolve to best facilitate impact? After the panel discussion, moderated by the board chair of Responsible Research in Business and Management, audience participants can engage in Q&A.

Panelists/Influential Leaders

Anup SrivastavaAnup Srivastava, Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary

Anup Srivastava is a professor and holds the Canada Research Chair in Accounting, Decision-Making, and Capital Markets at the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business. He is one of the world’s foremost researchers, speakers, and thought leaders on financial accounting for modern technology corporations. Financial reporting and valuation models were primarily created for twentieth-century companies whose key assets included factories, buildings, land, and inventory. In contrast, twenty-first-century tech companies value innovations, patents, brands, algorithms, and human capital. Srivastava’s research reflects this shift. His work provides new insights that can guide directors, policymakers, accountants, and others in adjusting their practices to fit the emerging challenges and opportunities of the technology transformation.  


Kezban Yagci SokatKezban Yagci Sokat, Lucas College and Graduate School of Business, San Jose State University

Kezban Yagci Sokat is an assistant professor of business analytics at San José State University, a research associate at the Mineta Transportation Institute, and a member of Human Rights Working Group. Her research focuses on using decision analytics and management sciences to alleviate human suffering in the areas of public health, humanitarian operations, and human trafficking. She aims to create awareness, inform decision- and policymaking, and increase the quality of life for all, especially those who are victims of humanitarian crises and crimes. While meeting these aims, Yagci Sokat wants to achieve efficient, effective, and equitable problem-solving.

Vanina FarberVanina Farber, IMD

Vanina Farber serves as the elea professor of social innovation and the dean of the EMBA program at the International Institute for Management Development (IMD). Farber’s research focuses on the supply and demand of social innovations, emphasizing both social entrepreneurship and impact investment. Central to her work is the integration of private sector engagement for impact, challenging traditional views that set impact and returns as opposites. Farber’s contributions not only define the contours of the impact economy but also actively shape its trajectory by presenting a path forward for both academia and practitioners.


Andrew Karolyi, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business

Andrew Karolyi is the Charles Field Knight Dean of the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business at Cornell University. He is also the Harold Bierman, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Management and a scholar of investment finance with a specialization in the study of international financial markets. Karolyi has published extensively in journals in finance and economics and has published several books. He has led various executive education programs in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia, and is actively involved in consulting with corporations, banks, investment firms, stock exchanges, and law firms. He is chair of the board of directors of Responsible Research in Business and Management (RRBM) and vice chair of the UN's Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME).


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