2009 Faculty Pioneer European Awards
The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education partners with the European Academy of Business in Society (EABIS) to recognize European Faculty Pioneers. This year's winners are:
Associate Professor in the Department of Social Sciences,
Head of Research at the Institute of Social Innovation,
Daniel Arenas is Assistant Professor of the Department of Social Sciences at ESADE Business School. He holds a PhD and a MA from the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. His research interests focus in the area of business ethics and corporate social responsibility, and has published also in the fields of political theory and aesthetics.
He's well-published early in his career, some highlights include co-authoring: “The Role of NGOs in CSR: Mutual Expectations Among
Stakeholders” in the Journal of Business Ethics, “Do Employees Care about CSR? A Typology of Employees According to their Attitudes” also in the Journal of Business Ethics, and “Business in Society and the Emerging Global Governance Paradigm” in Corporate Governance.
Full Professor of Sustainable Management; Research Director
of the Business School, Head of Strategy and Marketing Section
University of Amsterdam Business School
Ans Kolk is a professor at the University of Amsterdam Business School. Her areas of research, teaching and publication are in CSR and environmental management, particularly in relation to multinational corporations' strategies and international policy. She is a prolific researcher; she has published in a range of international journals and prestigious publications, including: The Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of World Business, Harvard Business Review, The Journal of Business Ethics, The European Management Journal, and many more. Besides presenting papers at scholarly conferences around the world, she's also organized two conferences herself: 1) with Carnegie Mellon University in the United States, she organized an international conference on corporate responsibility that was held in Amsterdam in 2004, and; 2) the academic portion of the Amsterdam Global Conference of Sustainability and Transparency in 2008. She is one of the primary drivers of bringing the sustainability agenda into the area of International Business and Management.
LUC VAN WASSENHOVE
Professor of Operations Management
The Henry Ford Chaired Professor of Manufacturing
Academic Director, INSEAD Social Innovation Centre
Van Wassenhove is a professor at INSEAD and the Academic Director of INSEAD's Social Innovation Centre. His research and teaching are concerned with operational excellence, supply chain management, quality, continual improvement and learning. His recent research focus is on closed-loop supply chains (product take-back and end-of-life issues) and on disaster management (humanitarian logistics). He publishes extensively in Management Science, Operations Research, and in many other academic as well as management journals (Harvard Business Review, California Management Review). He is the author of many prize-winning teaching cases and regularly consults for major international corporations. Professor Van Wassenhove was nominated Fellow of the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) in 2005 and received the OR Gold Medal from the European Association of Operational Research Societies (EURO) in 2006.