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BC3-UPV Seminars: “Building Organizational Capacity for Sustainable Innovation”

May 24, 2017 @ 12:00 am - 1:00 pm

BC3-UPV/EHU Seminars
“Building Organizational Capacity for Sustainable Innovation”

Dr. Sanjay Sharma
Dean and Professor of Management,
Grossman School of Business, University of Vermont (USA)


An overview of the phenomenon of organizational sustainability, of major research streams in this domain, and a framework to guide capacity building for sustainable innovation in organizations.


Prof. Sanjay Sharma
Dean and Professor of Management, Grossman School of Business, University of Vermont, USA

Dr. Sanjay Sharma is the Dean of the Grossman School of Business at University of Vermont. Prior to Vermont, he was the Dean of the John Molson School of Business in Montreal and the Canada Research Chair in Organizational Sustainability. His expertise is in the area of helping organizations develop internal motivations and the capacity to reconcile their economic, social and environmental performance and generate competitive advantage via sustainable business models in developed and developing nation contexts. He is a pioneer in research on corporate sustainability and he has published eight books and over 60 articles on this topic. His publications are in journals such as Academy of Management review, Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Marketing, and Academy of Management Executive. His latest book “Competing for a Sustainable World” was a runner up for the Best book award at the Academy of Management in 2015 and he was awarded the “Distinguished Scholar Lifetime Achievement Award” by the Organizations and the Natural Environment Division of the Academy of Management in 2016. Before pursuing an academic career, Sanjay was a senior manager and CEO with multinational corporations for 16 years.

Lecturer´s personal webpage


Referenced papers

  • Sharma, S. 2014. Competing for a Sustainable World: Building Capacity for Sustainable Innovation. Greenleaf Publishing, UK. ISBN: 13:978-1-78353-224-7
  • Sharma, S. 2002. “What really matters: Research on corporate sustainability.” In Sharma, S. & Starik, M. (eds.) Research in Corporate Sustainability: The Evolving Theory and Practice of Organizations in the Natural Environment: 1-29.. Edward Elgar Academic Publishing, Northhampton, MA.

Bizkaia Aretoa Conference Hall, Room Arriaga (Second floor), Avda Abandoibarra 3, Bilbao, May 24, 12:00

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May 24, 2017
12:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Bizkaia Aretoa Conference Hall
Avda Abandoibarra, 3
Bilbao, Spain

Financiado por el Ministerio de Ciencia Innovación y Universidades y la Agencia Estatal de Investigación,
a través de la Convocatoria: Maria de Maeztu 2017 (BOE 21/10/2017) siendo la referencia de nuestro expediente: MDM-2017-0714

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