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Work, Family and Sustainability

On-line, July 6-7, 2021

Given the current circumstances, the Conference, will be held on an on-line format during the afternoons and evenings of July 6th and 7th CET.

Registration

9th International Conference of Work and Family

Social inequality, climate change and poverty around the world have people questioning our understanding of growth and development. We all are increasingly concerned about the way our decisions affect natural resources, impact the environment and foster economic growth. More voices are claiming that our current patterns of consumption, production and disposal might actually decrease the quality of life for future generations. For these reasons, organizations, individuals and society are ever more interested in building a shared vision to work toward a more sustainable way of life.

In 2015, the United Nations established the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs comprise 17 ambitious goals to be reached by 2030 under the pledge: Leave no one behind. The call to action includes topics such as eliminating hunger, tackling inequality and fighting climate change, collectively addressing social, economic and environmental aspects of sustainable development. With this, leaders should work toward peace and prosperity while ensuring the protection of our planet.

Since then, individuals and society have begun to demand more immediate answers. In 2018, Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old Swedish girl, became a global phenomenon after beginning a strike to fight for climate change. Her message went viral and resulted in multiple demonstrations all over the world. Society called upon leaders for answers and demanded that organizations work immediately toward a more sustainable world. It seems we need solutions to accelerate the process of achieving the proposed SDG agenda.

Policies that benefit the environment and individuals’ quality of life are part of efforts toward a sustainable society. The SDGs include physical, mental and social well-being as an objective on the road to healthy lives for all. Lately, the number of working adults with problems related to anxiety, quality of sleep, frustration and depression has risen. Addressing mental health is important in itself, but it is also relevant for organizations and society as part of their contribution to sustainable development. Organizations with employees that enjoy good health and high well-being benefit society. Healthy employees are better equipped to achieve sustainable human development. Therefore, we believe a healthy workplace is part of the path to a healthy world.

Through work-family balance, families and business can foster social responsibility, well-being, role modeling and sustainability. The 9th Biennial International Conference of Work & Family will focus on individual and organizational capacity to manage work and social aspects of life under a sustainable view. We want to encourage research and discussion around solutions to make workplaces more sustainable – that is, that they promote employee well-being, family enrichment and environmental responsibility. We are interested in understanding practices, sociocultural aspects and institutional frameworks that motivate work-family balance and foster social, economic and environmental sustainability.

IESE is a dynamic community of scholars and practitioners that will welcome you to Barcelona, a traditional and welcoming Mediterranean city. It is a city with a great number of tourist attractions and a friendly atmosphere that will offer conference participants and their families plenty of opportunities to enjoy their stay here, over and above the academic program we are preparing for you.

We look forward to welcoming you to IESE in Barcelona!

You can also attend the 3rd ICWF-IWIL Conference: Women Leadership and Sustainability that will take place right after the 9th International Conference of Work and Family: Work, Family and Sustainability .

3rd ICWF-IWIL Conference: Women Leadership and Sustainability

Authors Meet Critics

Scott Behson, PhD, is professor of management and Silberman Global Faculty Fellow at Fairleigh Dickinson University. He is an expert in work and family issues and the author of The Working Dad’s Survival Guide: How to Succeed at Work and at Home- the best-selling book of advice and encouragement for fathers trying to balance work and family. He founded and runs the popular blog, Fathers, Work, and Family, dedicated to helping working fathers and encouraging more family-supportive workplaces. He will present his new book “The Whole-Person Workplace” (forthcoming 2021) that will help employers address the work-life challenges of their employees.


Alyssa Westring is Associate Professor of Management at the Driehaus College of Business, DePaul University. She is co-author of Parents Who Lead: The Leadership Approach You Need to Parent with Purpose, Fuel Your Career, and Create a Richer Life. An award-winning educator, Westring shares her expertise on leadership, work/life integration and women’s careers in leading academic and popular outlets and is a frequent speaker at Fortune 500 companies. She has two school-aged children and lives in Chicago.

Agenda – TBC

This agenda outlines the structure of the conference. Speakers, topics and exact times will be updated as they are confirmed in the coming months.

 

Tuesday, July 6 (All sessions are CET)

14:00-14:30 Welcome Addresses and Introduction

• Prof. Mireia las Heras, Managing People in Organizations Associate Professor, IESE Business School

• Jaume Armengou, Secretary General, IESE Business School


14:30 ‐ 15:45 – Track Sessions I


16:00 ‐ 17:15 – Track Sessions II


17:15 ‐ 17:30 – Break


17:30 ‐ 18:15 – Meet the Authors

• Scott Behson, PhD, Professor of Management and Silberman Global Faculty Fellow at Fairleigh Dickinson University

• Alyssa Westring, Associate Professor of Management at the Driehaus College of Business, DePaul University.


18:30 – 19:45 – Track Sessions III


 

Wednesday, July 7 (All sessions are CET)


14:00 – 15:15 – Optional Track Sessions IV


15:30 – 16:45 – Work and Family Future Research


16:45 – 18:00 – Keynote Session I

• Arnold Bakker, Professor and chair of the research group Work and Organizational Psychology of the Institute of Psychology, Erasmus University Rotterdam


18:00 – 19:15 – Keynote Session II

• Carol Ryff, Director of the Institute on Aging and Hilldale Professor of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison


 

Conference Topics

1

Work-Family and Wellbeing

2

Work-Family and Remote Work

3

International Research: the Importance of Context

4

Work-Family Enrichment

5

Work-Family and Leadership

6

Coping & Decision Making

7

Work-Family Policies & Culture

8

Work Life and Women's Careers

9

Family Business Issues

Submission deadlines

 

Please follow these guidelines for the proposal submission. Papers that are not prepared according to these instructions will NOT be reviewed.

 

Submission Guidelines for SHORT ABSTRACT

  • The entire paper (title page, abstract, main text, figures, tables, references, etc.) must be in ONE document.
  • The maximum length of the paper is 800 words.
  • Use Times New Roman 12-pitch font, double spaced, 1-inch (2.5 cm) margin all around and number all of the pages of the paper.
  • Check that the paper prints correctly (i.e., all imported figures and tables appear), and ensure that the file is virus-free.
  • After submitting your abstract you will receive a confirmation email. If you have any problem with this upload form, please contact us at conferences@iese.edu or try to resubmit after a few minutes.
  • NO changes in the paper title, abstract, authorship, and actual paper will be accepted AFTER each submission deadline.

 

Please follow these guidelines for the full paper submission. Papers that are not prepared according to these instructions will NOT be reviewed.

Submission Guidelines for FULL PAPER

  • The entire paper (title page, main text, figures, tables, references, etc.) must be in ONE document.
  • The maximum length of the paper is 8000 words.
  • Use Times New Roman 12-pitch font, double spaced, 1-inch (2.5 cm) margin all around and number all of the pages of the paper.
  • Check that the paper prints correctly (i.e., all imported figures and tables appear), and ensure that the file is virus-free.
  • After submitting your abstract, you will receive a confirmation email. If you have any problem with this upload form, please contact us at conferences@iese.edu or try to resubmit after a few minutes.
  • NO changes in the paper title, abstract, authorship, and actual paper will be accepted AFTER each submission deadline.

March 1, 2021

Submit a 800-word short paper

April 1, 2021

Notification of acceptance

May 15, 2021

Submission deadline for accepted papers

June 25, 2021

Registration deadline

Registration fees

Early Bird until May 15thRegular Fee from May 16th to June 15thLate Fee from June 16th to July 6th
Academics
€140€220
€350
Students €50€180€325
Attending both Academic Conferences €170€280€400
Attending both Academic Conference as a Student €60€200€350

Previous Editions

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