Big Data

Our next ECRB conference, "Harnessing the Power of Big Data for Social Good," will be on Thursday, February 23, 2017. RSVP now.

See pictures from the first quarterly forum with author Jon Lukomnik. For more news, projects, and initiatives from the ECRB team, follow the Elfenworks blog.

2016 Elfenworks Healthcare Conference

How can we move towards a coverage that ensures everyone has a ‘reasonable’ minimum level of coverage at an affordable cost? How can we reconcile equality with quality and efficiency? How can we keep health-related technological innovation growing?What is the role of government—of the private for and not for profit sectors? The 2016 Elfenworks Healthcare Conference tackled these and other issues. View full screen here.


Sample publications in the areas of physical environment, corporate governance and social business by the School of Economics and Business Administration faculty.

Physical Environment

GeoforumSubrahmanyan, S., Stinerock R. and Banbury C. “Ethical consumption: Uncovering personal meanings and negotiation strategies," Geoforum, 2015 (published online, forthcoming print).


Human Ecology EconomicsAllen, R. E. (ed.) Human Ecology Economics: a New Framework for Global Sustainability, Routledge, New York, 2008.


Corporate Governance

Investment and Fiduciary Duty

Hawley, James P., Hoepner, Andreas G. F., Johnson, Keith L., Sandberg, Joakim, and Waitzer, Edward J. "Cambridge Handbook of Institutional Investment and Fiduciary Duty," Cambridge University Press, 2014.


Strategic Management JournalHadani, M. & Schuler, D.A. "In search of El Dorado: The elusive financial returns on corporate political investments," Strategic Management Journal, vol. 34, no. 2, pp. 165, 2013.


Social Business

Education and Challenge of PovertySubrahmanyan S. and Gomez-Arias, J.T. “Poverty in a marketing class?” Responsible Management Education and the Challenge of Poverty: A Teaching Perspective. Ed. Gudic, M., Parkes, C. and Rosenbloom, A. Sheffield, UK: Greenleaf Publishing, 2016.


Journal of MacromarketingBanbury, C, Herkenhoff, L and Subrahmanyan, S. “Understanding different types of subsistence economies: The case of the Batwa of Buhoma, Uganda,”Journal of Macromarketing, 2014.


Social Entrepeneurship and InnovationKamath, S., Lee, Y.-J. and Zhang, X.T. "Social enterprise models: creating the fortune at the base of the pyramid," International Journal of Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation (IJSEI), Vol. 2, No. 3, 2013.