Workshop on Ethical Investment and Corporate Social Responsibility

A research workshop on Ethical Investment and Corporate Social Responsibility, sponsored by ICRODSC, was held at the University of Sydney, with the aim of bringing together fund managers, those involved in screening companies, corporate managers, stakeholder groups and academics to discuss ethical investment and its connections to corporate social responsibility.

The symposium attracted interest from the Journal of Business Ethics and the Australian Accounting Review, with both commissioning special issues based on the symposium themes.


Workshop on Publishing

The aim of this workshop was to discuss ways in which researchers can successfully develop a publishing strategy and prepare publishable papers. It had presentations, small group discussion, as well as comments from Professor Hari Tsoukas (Alba, Greece, and Editor-in-Chief of Organizational Studies) and David Grant (University of Sydney), both of who have extensive publishing and editorial experience.


Workshop on Knowledge Management

Building on the work of Hari Tsoukas (Alba, Greece, and Editor-in-Chief of Organizational Studies), this workshop examined what a social constructionist view of knowledge involves and explored the implications of this approach for both research and teaching.


Workshop on Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

This workshop brought together consultants, practitioners and academics to discuss the technological and cultural impacts of ERP implementation on Australian business.

Speakers included:

  • Len Augustine (SAP Australia),
  • Bryce Thompson (Accenture),
  • Damien Deguara (Ernst & Young),
  • Rainer Vogel (DA Consulting Group),
  • Ross Kuhn (University of Sydney), and
  • Fred Bertram (ANZ).

The final session comprised a panel discussion with contributions from Professor Michael Vitale, Australian Graduation School of Management, Simon Benjamin, IBM and Jeff Stewart, Dairy Farmers.