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AOM Showcase Symposium: Business and Human Health Grand Challenges

  • 1.  AOM Showcase Symposium: Business and Human Health Grand Challenges

    Posted 25 days ago
    AOM Showcase Symposium (Session 231)

    Prescribing a Business Research Agenda to Address Human Health Grand Challenges


    Friday, August 5, 5:00 PM-6:30 PM Seattle Time
    Seattle Convention Center Room 2A & Virtual (Hybrid)

    See symposium details HERE

    Is health everyone's business? Business and health are intrinsically connected. From occupational health with its emphasis on the well-being and productivity of the workforce to community health issues that address the health of consumers and surrounding populations, business can only thrive if their stakeholders enjoy good health and well-being. Yet business scholars have mainly paid attention to the health of internal stakeholders such as employees and executives and the management of healthcare organizations through public health policy and regulations.

    This symposium intends to open a place for discussion of the role of business in tackling human health challenges and the impact of business on the health of external stakeholders, including consumers and communities. Furthermore, this symposium will be a springboard to propose a research agenda for business and management scholars interested in health and the advancement of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for not only SDG 3 on Good Health and Well-being but also related SDGs such as SDG 2 on Zero Hunger and SDG 13 on Climate Action.

    In light of the symposium theme, we will also briefly introduce a Business & Society call for papers for a special issue on "Health is Everyone's Business: Embodying Business-Health Research."

    Paper Presentations:
    1. Coproducing Social Impact Through a Community-Empowered Human Resource Model
    Andrea Maria Prado, INCAE Business School
    Andy Pearson, INCAE Business School
    Silvia Dorado, U. of Massachusetts, Boston
    Ying Chen, U. of Rhode Island

    2. Health-Washing in Business
    Remy Balarezo, U. de Piura
    Ivan Montiel, City U. of New York, Baruch College

    3. Evaluating the Impacts of Corporate Health Initiatives
    Bryan W. Husted, Tecnológico de Monterrey
    Irene Henriques, York U.
    Lilia Raquel Rojas-Cruz, Tecnológico de Monterrey

    Discussants:
    1. Jill A. Brown, Bentley U. – Business obligations to health challenges
    2. Fred D. Ledley, Bentley U. – Establishing bridges between business and public health
    3. Judith Schrempf-Stirling, U. of Geneva – A social connection approach to health challenges
    4. Harry J. Van Buren III, U. of St. Thomas – Commercial determinants of health

    Organizer: Junghoon Park, City U. of New York, Baruch College

    We look forward to seeing you at this symposium!

    Best wishes,
    AOM Business-Health Symposium Team
    AOM Business-Health Symposium Promotion