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Operating Doctoral Programmes in the Service of Society: ‘Sustainability’

Online, September 4-5, 2023
in two sessions

  • The first online session on September 4, 2023 at 14.00 – 17.00 CET/CEST (Belgium time) and
  • The second online session on September 5, 2023 at 14.00 – 17.45 CET/CEST. (Belgium time)

Monday, 4 September 2023

14:00 – 14:15Welcome addressProf Dimitris Assimakopoulos, EDAMBA President
14:15 – 15:30Keynote speechProf. Gerardine Doyle
University College Dublin

‘Interdisciplinary societal challenges: Health, inequality, and sustainability’

Prof. Dr. Gerardine Doyle is a Professor of Accounting and Taxation, Director of
the prestigious Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, and Associate Dean at
the College of Business at University College Dublin (UCD), where she previously
served as the Head of the Accountancy Subject Area. Dr. Doyle obtained her BSc
(Honours) degree from UCD and became a qualified chartered accountant and
chartered tax advisor with KPMG. For her doctoral studies, she researched “The
Emergence of Accounting Innovations: A Health Care Setting,” under the guidance
of Professor Ted O’Leary. Dr. Doyle’s current research interests encompass various
subjects including accounting, medicine, public health, and taxation.

A key motivation driving Gerardine’s work is to deliver societal impact by engaging
in societal-challenge orientated research to influence national and international
policy with special emphasis on health and tax policy.

Read more about her research: https://people.ucd.ie/gerardine.doyle
15:30 – 16:00Break
16:00 – 17:00General AssemblyMembers of EDAMBA

Tuesday, 5 September 2023

14:00 – 15:00Keynote speechProf. Dr. K.E.H (Karen) Maas
Erasmus University

‘Sustainable Accounting’

Prof. Dr. Karen Maas is an Endowed Professor of Accounting and Sustainability at
the Open University of the Netherlands and academic director of the Impact Centre
Erasmus (ICE). She holds a Ph.D. in Economics, with a focus on Corporate Social
Performance, and has acquired vast market experience in impact measurement
working with NGOs, private corporations, and financial organizations. Dr. Maas’s
extensive research covers fields such as Impact measurement, Sustainability, Social
enterprises, and Impact Investing and has been published in many international
academic journals. She serves as a board member of the International Association
of Business in Society (IABS), the Sustainable and Environmental Management
Accounting Network (EMAN), the Sustainable Finance Lab, and the Sustainable
Pension Investment Lab in The Netherlands. Read more about her research:
15:00 – 16:30Thesis Competition
Award Ceremony
Presentation: François Collet, EDAMBA General Secretary
16:30 – 16:45Break
16:45 – 17:45Keynote speechProf. Dr. László Zsolnai
Corvinus University of Budapest

‘University of Anthropocene’

Prof. Dr. Laszlo Zsolnai is a Professor and Director of the Business Ethics Center at
Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary, and an Associate Member of
Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford, UK. He also serves as president of the
European SPES Institute in Leuven, Belgium. He has been a guest
professor/visiting scholar at University of Cambridge, University of Oxford,
University of California at Berkeley, Georgetown University, University of
Richmond, Concordia University Montreal, University of St. Gallen, Bocconi
University Milan, and the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study. Dr. Zsolnai’s
research fields include business ethics, sustainability, and spirituality. He published
35 books and more than 300 papers. Read more about his research: http://laszlo-zsolnai.co

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