Summer School on Responsible Capitalism

The 6th edition of the Summer School series on Responsible Capitalism set for 27-30 June 2022.

Applications deadline is the 6th of March 2022.

In its sixth edition, the summer school aims at the development of ideas that promote a more sustainable future by bringing together young scholars from all over the world to discuss their ideas on the Grand Transition of our society from the microlevel of individual decision-making to the organizational and the societal level.

It gives young scholars the opportunity to discuss with eminent scholars in management theory and to test their ideas and present their work. Participants will become familiar with recent research from a broad set of disciplines.

They will work on their ability to engage in the transdisciplinary discourse which is required for the development of innovative answers to grand sustainability challenges.

Who is it for?
Applications are welcome from current PhD students, post-doc scholars and young researchers in Management, Strategy, Organization Theory, Finance, Economic Sociology, and related disciplines from universities worldwide.

Program theme
Our society is facing a legitimacy crisis. The accelerating ecological crisis, the growing gap between the rich and the poor as well as the systemic risks provoked by disconnected financial markets make it necessary to profoundly rethink our routines of production and consumption. While there is a growing awareness for the importance and urgency of radical change, deep processes of transformation usually face numerous institutional and psychological barriers that have to be overcome. As Jared Diamond described in his book “Collapse”, civilizations often react to a crisis of which they do not understand the causalities by reinforcing the routines that might have created the crisis in the first place. The VIU Summer School in 2022 will go beyond those routines, to reimagine pathways for the Grand Transition on which we have embarked on a planetary scale, and to reflect upon the radical change, both in what economic actors do, and how organization scholars theorize about it. We look forward to engaging in discussion with the young scholars in the Summer School.

Giovanni Favero, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy
Elisa Giuliani, Università di Pisa, Italy
Juliane Reinecke, King’s Business School, UK
Guido Palazzo, University of Lausanne, Switzerland (Scientific Coordinator)
Francesco Rullani, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy
Christine Vallaster, University of Applied Sciences in Salzburg, Austria
Francesco Zirpoli, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy (Scientific Coordinator)

A Certificate of attendance will be issued at the end of the course.
Number of ECTS credits allocated: 2

The Program will admit 15 student participants.

Students of VIU member universities: € 250 incl. VAT.
Students of other universities: € 500 incl. VAT.

VIU Alumni are eligible for a reduced fee.
The fees will cover tuition, course materials, lunches in the VIU cafeteria and Social events.
Student participants will be responsible for covering their own travel expenses to and from Venice, accommodation and local transportation.

PhD candidates and post-docs from EU universities may be eligible for Erasmus+ mobility grant support. Candidates should consult the International Office in their own university for information about the calls for applications for funding. VIU will provide any supporting documentation requested for such applications.
Contact VIU Erasmus office:

As the COVID-19 pandemic is ongoing, VIU will continue to monitor the situation; should it prevent international travel or the confirmation of the program on campus as scheduled, other practicable solutions will be evaluated. Applicants and confirmed participants will be informed of any changes.

Starting Time

June 27, 2022

Ending Time

June 30, 2022


Venice International University

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