10th Responsible Management Education Research Conference


Sustainable and Responsible Management:

A decade of Integrating Knowledge and Creating Societal Impact through Innovation and Entrepreneurship


The 10th RMER Conference hosted by Iscte Business School is a forum intended to engage multiple stakeholders in a dialogue around Agenda 2030 and beyond and enhance further collaborations in responsible management education and research, and sustainable business practices to advance the SDGs.


This year marks the 10thJubilee anniversary of RMER Conferences.  Across a decade of achievement, RMER Conferences have explored the complexities and global challenges involved in the transition to more sustainable production and consumption patterns. Different agents, including companies, nonprofits, governmental entities, organizations, consumers, and society at large, need to work together to effectively advance the 2030 Agenda and beyond. Through multidimensional and multidisciplinary dialogue and knowledge sharing among management educators in conversation with other stakeholders have advanced responsible management education and learning. As the challenge remains, further dialogue on how economic restructuring and social transformation on the journey to a more sustainable world is still needed.


The main goal of the global 10th RMER Conference is to bring together the responsible management education community and its stakeholders to drive societal impact through innovative and entrepreneurial ways that are grounded in the six PRME principles of purpose, values, method, research, dialogue and partnerships.


This continues the RMER tradition of holding inspirational, multidisciplinary and multicultural events that contribute to mutual sharing and learning among management educators and other stakeholders – all in service of creating positive societal impact through innovation and entrepreneurship.


Questions of special interest to be addressed include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • What have we accomplished in the last decade of responsible management education? Where should we be heading?
  • What are the implications of developing entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial capabilities for sustainable businesses, economic restructuring and societal transformation?
  • How can management education and learning in social, economic and environmental responsibility transform and innovate organizations?
  • How can we integrate knowledge and create impact through innovation and entrepreneurship?
  • What strategies can be used for advancing responsible management education, research and learning?
  • How can innovation and responsible entrepreneurship, including social entrepreneurship, be encouraged?
  • How to help management educators and students cross disciplinary boundaries and engage with non-managerial disciplines to effectively deal with complex issues and challenges?
  • How to foster dialogue and partnership with other individuals, groups, organizations and other stakeholders towards creating positive societal impact?
  • How do business schools need to adapt educational approaches to tackle sustainability related business challenges?


We cordially invite you to participate in the debate about how diverse stakeholders can successfully engage, collaborate and partner towards achieving a more responsible management education for a better world.

Conference Dates:

26 September         PRME-Related Meetings and Workshops and Conference Opening

27 September         Conference and Social Dinner

28 September         Conference and Closing Ceremony


Conference Venue:       

Iscte Business School, Iscte - University Institute of Lisbon

Lisbon, Portugal


Important Dates:

20 January       
Call for conference track proposals opens - Call for tracks - 10th RMER
20 February Deadline for track proposals (closed)
02 March

Call for contributions (extended abstract) opens 

+ Info: Call for Contributions 10th RMER 2023 - new deadline

08 May

New deadline for authors’ submissions of contributions (extension)
09 June  Notification of submission acceptance (extension)
30 June  Deadline for author registration
18 August Deadline for early-bird registration (extension)
04 September Deadline for regular registration

Call for Contributions 10th RMER 2023 - new deadline

Please fill in the conference contribution submission form.


TRACK 01. Action and Impact-Oriented Research and Innovative Learning Strategies to Enhance Poverty Alleviation through Entrepreneurship and Innovation that Advance Sustainable and Responsible Management

This track aims to encourage empirical research, conceptual papers, cases, pedagogical examples and other forms of scholarship that triangulate/emphasize entrepreneurship and/or innovation for poverty alleviation. Note that there are two sub-tracks: (1) Impact-oriented research or (2) teaching and learning strategies.  Paper contributions should indicate the most appropriate sub-track.

Full description - Track 01

TRACK 02. Circular Economy to Create Societal Impact – Innovative Teaching Methods and Approaches in Management Education   

This track discusses about the role of circular economy in business administration and management programs curricula as well as the best ways for integrating them across study programs.

Full description - Track 02

TRACK 03. Collective Action for Transformative Movements: Projects, Ecosystems, Civil Society, and Public Policies

This topic aims for multidisciplinary studies that study, describe, or analyze any level of collective action for transformative movements. Papers should approach social change or innovation through collective action. This topic inquiries how collective action promotes transformative actions that can arise from communities, projects, social movements, organizations, and governments.

Full description - Track 03

TRACK 04. Emotional Intelligence for Sustainable Development in Management Education

The aim of this track is to explore how emotional intelligence can be integrated into courses, modules and programs of business schools to prepare current and future leaders to contribute to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The track intends to discuss past and current practices as well as stories of success and failure, in order to further integration of emotional intelligence for sustainable development in business schools.

Full description - Track 04

TRACK 05. Futures Thinking & Entrepreneurial Education – Supercharging education for sustainable development

This track aims to push the entrepreneurship curriculum's barriers and advance the entrepreneurial education field by embracing and fostering futures skills and literacy. Additionally, this track will provide attendees with state-of-the-art insights into best practice examples on how to rethink current curricula and pedagogical methods.

Full description - Track 05

TRACK 06. Interdisciplinary Simulations and Role-play for Responsible Management

This track aims to highlight the value of taking an interdisciplinary approach to climate education with a special focus on role-play and simulations.

Full description - Track 06

TRACK 07. Micro-Credentials for Responsible and Sustainable Management Education – The Next Frontier for the Generating Societal Impact 

This track aims to gather scholars and experiences concerning the development and implementation of micro-credentials for sustainable management education.

This track aims to explore and discuss the state of the art of research concerning micro-credentials for sustainable management education across institutional settings.

Full description - Track 07

TRACK 08. Micro-Foundation of Flourishing of Sustainable and Responsible Management 

This track aims to explore what micro-foundation factors impact entrepreneurs on either taking a proactive and prosocial role in sustainability transitions or, on the contrary, resisting social change. This track aims also to attract contributions to share insights on the flourishing of sustainability and the flourishing of business from various disciplinary backgrounds.

Full description - Track 08

TRACK 09. Borderless Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship 

The track aims to address the lack of data and knowledge about the representation of diversities and the implementation of inclusion programs within innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystems. The notion of a border as a boundary or barrier can extend beyond geographical contexts and include socio-cultural separations, linked to economic-demographic indicators. Women, African and Afrodescendent are underrepresented within social innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystems, at various levels: founders, investors and ecosystem’s enablers teams. The digital shift and the pervasive presence of platforms in the startup life cycle and venture pipeline support processes that drive business transformation and social innovation.

The track aims to address the main challenges and solutions identified by research and projects addressing the empowerment of social innovation and entrepreneurship across and beyond borders.

Full description - track 09

TRACK 10. Positive Impact of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Rural Areas

This track highlights studies, best practice, requirements, or examples on entrepreneurship in rural areas to impact these regions positively. According to the UN Sustainable Development Goals the track demonstrates that a responsible entrepreneurship by providing innovative solutions will contribute to economic prosperity, social justice, or environmental protection.

Full description - Track 10

TRACK 11. Putting Impact Front and Centre: Creative i5 Pedagogies for Responsible Leadership

This track, convened by members of the PRME i5 Expert Pedagogy Group, showcases innovative examples of PRME i5 (Impactful 5) pedagogies applied in practice, ones that successfully engage with sustainability and responsible management by surfacing students' personal values, connecting with real world problems and that culminate in authentic assessments. Furthermore, we seek novel, creative and engaging approaches to presenting.

Full description - Track 11

TRACK 12. Social Entrepreneurship: Opportunities, Challenges and Implications

The track aims to address the implications, challenges and opportunities of social entrepreneurship for responsible management especially in a business context. Despite the recognised importance of the role of social entre- and intrapreneurship for transformation for sustainable development, only few scholars have investigated key questions regarding how and why social entrepreneurship happens and what the specific capabilities of social entrepreneurs are.

Full description - Track 12

TRACK 13. Societal Impact of Sustainable Consumption in a Hyperconnected World

This track aims to stimulate knowledge sharing between scholars and practitioners of different fields, for a better understanding on the educational, economic and socio-cultural challenges ahead. It presents an opportunity to increase research impact, by providing expert feedback, connecting theory with practice, and fertilizing interdisciplinary collaboration for moving forward on SDGs achievement.

Full description - Track 13

TRACK 14. Towards New Approaches Regarding the Relationship Between Business Education and the Corporate World in the Iberian Context and Beyond

This track aims to provide a meeting point for discussion on the challenges, opportunities, difficulties, strategies, and best practices of business education for fulfilling the changing demands of the corporate world in the Iberian context and beyond.

Full description - Track 14

TRACK 15. General Track

This track aims to receive submissions in various areas that directly or indirectly relate to the main conference theme or different issues, challenges, opportunities and solutions that are connected with the advancement of the SDGs, sustainable development, societal impact and the role of entrepreneurship and innovation, as well as with the new approaches to and practices of responsible leadership education that are needed for the changemakers of tomorrow.

Conceptual or empirical research papers, along with works in progress and/or proposals for innovative research designs that lead to new insights or challenge established frameworks about the issues involved are highly welcome for this track, as well as case studies illustrating creative solutions and innovative practices in business, management education, policy-making and/or the respective partnerships among different stakeholders.

Depending on the paper submission concentration, the accepted papers for the General Track might be grouped into different thematically focused sub-tracks.


The venues of the RMER Conferences, a joint project PRME Regional Chapter DACH and the PRME Anti-Poverty Working Group, rotate among PRME DACH Chapter institutions and those from the global community of the PRME Anti-poverty Working Group members. The previous nine RMER Conferences, their themes and venues included:

  1. 2014: The Future of Responsible Management Education, Chur, Switzerland
  2. 2015: Inclusive Business, Cairo, Egypt
  3. 2016: Linking SDGs and Responsible Management Education at Universities, Krems, Austria
  4. 2017: New Research Questions for Responsible Management Education and Advancement of SDGs, Curitiba, Brazil
  5. 2018: Leadership Development for Advancing the SDGs, Cologne, Germany
  6. 2019: Multi-stakeholder Engagement for the Agenda 2030, Jönköping, Sweden
  7. 2020: The promise of digitalization and artificial intelligence: Implications for responsible management education and moving forward with the SDGs, Chur, Switzerland
  8. 2021: Poverty and Prosperity: Implications for Advancing the SDGs, 2030 Agenda and Responsible Management Education in a Post-Pandemic World, Suzhou, China
  9. 2022: Societal Impact through Entrepreneurship & Innovation: Responsible Leadership Education for the Changemakers of tomorrow, Innsbruck, Austria
Christian RMER
patricia - RMER
ana fonseca - RMER
Lisa - RMER

Christian Baumgartner

Head of Major Sustainable Tourism & International Development

Fachhochschule Graubünden

Chur, Switzerland

Ana Patrícia Duarte

Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources Group Coordinator

Integrated Researcher


Lisboa, Portugal

Ana Sofia Fonseca

Management Coordinator

Audax - Iscte

Lisboa, Portugal

Lisa Fröhlich


Professor of Strategic Supply Management

DACH Chapter

Cologne, Germany

milenko -RMER
ana - RMER

Milenko Gudic

Founding Director

Refoment Consulting and Coaching

Belgrade, Serbia

Alfred Rosenbloom

Professor Emeritus, Marketing & International Business

Brennan School of Business

Illinois, USA

Ana Simaens

Associate Dean for Engagement and Impact

Assistant Professor of Strategy, Responsibility and Sustainability

Iscte Business School

Lisboa, Portugal


Conference Registration

The 10th RMER Conference will be held as an on-site event in Lisbon, Portugal from the 26 to the 28th of September 2023.

Registration here

Conference Fees

All participants, presenting authors, track chairs, or moderators will need to register and pay the conference fees. PRME members pay the full registration fees to attend the RMER Conference. By attending the 10th RMER Conference, you consent to photos, videos, etc. being taken for reproduction and distribution for educational, news or promotional purposes.

The following dates and rates apply for participating in the 10th RMER Conference:

  • Standard Fee registration up to September 4th: 400 EUR
  • Extension Early Bird Fee up to August 18th: 300 EUR
  • Student Fee: 100 EUR
  • Conference Dinner: EUR 50
  • Registration Deadline Authors: June 30th

The conference fee includes Welcome Reception, admission to all sessions and conference workshops, coffee breaks and lunches. Conference fees do not include the conference dinner on 27 September 2023 (50 EUR per person). We do not offer special rates for accompanying persons. All attendees must register as conference participants.

Methods of Payment

1) Bank Transfer

Please, send proof of payment to: rmer2023@iscte-iul.pt


Banking institution

Caixa Geral de Depósitos

Branch office

Campo Grande

Reference to be indicated on transfer

RMER + Last Name + First Name

Account number

0035 0368 0000 5653 6308 3


PT50 0035 0368 0000 5653 6308 3



2) Paypal

E-mail address for payment to: audax@iscte-iul.pt



Local organizers RMER


Co-organizers RMER


Under the High Patronage of the President of the Portuguese Republic

Alto Patrocínio

For more information, please contact: RMER2023@iscte-iul.pt

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How to reach Iscte

Join us in charming Lisbon, the heart of beautiful coastline of beaches and natural scenery, for this annual gathering of the global PRME Community and beyond to share and discuss new ideas, approaches, theories, experiences and practical applications to responsible leadership education and the advancement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

Google Maps - Iscte

Addres: Iscte - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa Av. das Forças Armadas, 1649-026 Lisboa-Portugal

Coordinates: Latitude: 38.748753; Longitude: -9.153692

Below are  directions  from the airport to  Iscte  campus  through underground/subway  and bus  lines .

Considering the numerous airlines and flights from different cities across the globe to Lisbon airport (LIS), we have not arranged with a particular travel agency for flights to Lisbon. Good deals can be found online or through different airlines.
Lisbon Airport is the main international gateway to Portugal. It is one of the few airports in Europe located inside a major city.

Bus Nº 783: Portela - Aeroporto - Amoreiras
Bus Nº 744: Marquês Pombal – Aeroporto – Moscavide
The trip takes about 30 minutes. Bus station: Av. Forças Armadas

Two taxi stands are within the airport's perimeter, one at arrivals and the
other at departures. You can also order a UBER from the airport. 

The trip takes about 10 minutes. Iscte is by car 10-15 minutes from the city center (ex. Rossio).

Underground / subway train
The Lisbon Airport has a Metro (subway) station with a direct line to the city center. The 'Aeroporto – Saldanha' line takes you to downtown Lisbon in about 20 minutes.
The campus area is in Entrecampos metro station. The Metro network will allow you to move around the city at ease. It is a quick and sustainable way to get around, plus you'll get to see Lisbon's subway stations – each with its own theme and décor.

You must purchase the '7 Colinas' / 'Viva Viagem' electronic travel card, which you can then top up with balance for your journeys and can be used both for the Metro and Carris (bus network):
7 Colinas / Viva Viagem electronic card: €0.50 (current price)
Single Fare Price: €1.50 (current price)
24h Network Pass: €6.45 (current price)


Diagrama Metro


Lisbon is a popular destination and is already well booked in September. We, therefore, recommend booking your hotel as soon as possible. Please find accommodation options below. Furthermore, platforms such as booking.com will give you a wide range of prices and choices for your stay in Lisbon. 

  • VIP Grand Lisboa Hotel & Spa*****

Address: Avenida 5 de Outubro, 197

1050-054 Lisboa, Portugal

Phone: +351 210 435 000

Distance from Iscte: 950 m or an 11-minute walk


  • VIP Executive Entrecampos Hotel & Conference****

Address: Avenida 5 de Outubro, 295

1600-035 Lisboa, Portugal

Phone: +351 210 043 000

Distance from Iscte: 350 m or a 4-minute walk


  • Hotel NH Lisboa Campo Grande****

Address: Campo Grande, 7 

1700-087 Lisboa, Portugal

Phone: +351 21 7917600

Distance from Iscte: 450 m or a 5-minute walk


  • SANA Metropolitan Hotel****

Address: R. Soeiro Pereira Gomes 2

1600-198 Lisboa, Portugal

Phone: +351 21 798 2500

Distance from Iscte: 750 m or a 10-minute walk


  • Holiday Inn Lisbon - Continental****

Address: Rua Laura Alves 9

1050-124 Lisbon, Portugal

Phone: +351 21 004 6000

Distance from Iscte: 1000 m or a 14-minute walk


  • Hotel VIP Inn Berna *** 

Address: Av. Antonio de Serpa 13

1069-199 Lisbon, Portugal

Phone: +351 21 781 4300

Distance from Iscte: 950 m or an 11-minute walk


  • VIP Executive Zurique Hotel *** 

Address: Rua Ivone Silva, 18

1050-124 Lisboa, Portugal

Phone: +351 217 814 000

Distance from Iscte: 950 m or a 12-minute walk