Loyola Business Blog

Sellinger School Endorses Responsible Research for Business Management

BALTIMORE—Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business and Management partnered with Responsible Research for Business and Management to endorse the organization’s mission of inspiring, encouraging and supporting credible and useful research in the business and management disciplines.

“As a Jesuit university, we’re responsible for helping business organizations operate more effectively, efficiently and ethically,” said Kathleen Getz, Ph.D., dean of Loyola’s Sellinger School of Business. “We’re supporting Responsible Research for Business and Management to work toward more useful research and build a better world through business.”

Faculty researchers at Loyola’s Sellinger School of Business carefully consider how scholarly findings translate to have real-world relevance for practice and policy, Getz said. To that end, the school offers a Research Impact Fellowship currently held by John Burger, Ph.D., professor of economics.

Responsible Research for Business and Management is a virtual organization initially developed by a group of 24 scholars in five disciplines at 23 university-based business schools in 10 countries and now joined by a larger community. Partners include The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, Principles for Responsible Management Education and The Aspen Institute’s Business and Society Program.

In a position paper, Responsible Research for Business and Management presents “a vision of business schools and scholars worldwide having successfully transformed their research toward responsible science, producing credible knowledge that is ultimately useful for addressing problems important to business and society. This vision is based on the belief that business can be a force for good when informed by knowledge from responsible research.”

Getz said, “We’re pleased to be at the forefront of this movement to bring business-school-based research back to its original purpose of improving the work of businesses and therefore the lives of their stakeholders. Businesses are essential for economic and societal development.”