Responsible Research in Business and Management
We have joined the Responsible Research for Business and Management (RRBM).
As a natural step forward in the Schools efforts in delivering societal impact and embedding ethics, responsibility and sustainability in business education, in May 2021, we have joined the Responsible Research for Business and Management (RRBM), a global network of business schools and partners dedicated to responsible research practices for better business and a better world.
The RRBM network, initially developed by a group of 24 leading scholars, has developed into a much larger community with many partners, including Advanced Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), Aspen Institute‘s Business and Society Program, Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative (GRLI), and over 100 business schools worldwide. The School of Business is the second business school in Scotland to join the RRBM network, preceded only by the University of Strathclyde Business School.
The RRBM is dedicated to inspiring, encouraging and supporting credible and useful research in the business and management disciplines.
It focuses on a vision of a future in which business schools and scholars worldwide have successfully transformed their research toward responsible science, producing useful and credible knowledge that addresses problems important to business and society.
This partnership further strengthens our mission to produce high quality research and knowledge exchange which stimulates enterprise and innovation in the local and global community and has a positive impact on our stakeholders, society and the environment. Our vision and core values are already well aligned with RRBM’s principles, so this partnership is a natural fit. It allows us to be a part of a global community that aims to make a positive difference by undertaking research that is credible, useful and a force for good.
The partnership also aligns with the School’s existing PRME membership focused on embedding ethics, responsibility and sustainability into all of the School’s activities, as well as with our accreditation ambitions currently focused on Advanced Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation. Just as RRBM, AACSB believe that business can be a force for good in the society and integrate their focus on positive societal impact throughout their standards.
RRBM is a very important movement within business education that aims to address the crises of integrity and credibility of science and to refocus the business research ecosystem from research oriented toward scholarly impact to research that has societal relevance. It makes a call to action for directing research toward achieving humanity’s highest aspirations and sets out a vision for 2030 where business and management schools are widely admired for their contributions to societal well-being. Seven principles of responsible research guide the RRBM community in realising this vision.
This new partnership is a further demonstration of the School of Business's commitment to playing a positive role in the Dundee local community, but also nationally and globally. We are proud to be part of this important initiative.