Pro and Con Debate Panel: Do MNE Business Models Contribute to Tackling, or Give Rise to Grand Societal Challenges?
Panel at AIB 2023 Warsaw by the AIB Sustainability SIG
Global societal challenges are increasingly prominent and require urgent actions. Particularly, the overarching question of whether and how multinational enterprises (MNEs) and their business models can and should contribute to sustainable development in terms of sustainable economic, environmental, and social development of countries in which they operate in is receiving heated debates and discussions. The aim of this debate panel is to share relevant and current insights on the nexus of MNE-business model-sustainable development research by well-established scholars from this area. This panel will be interactive with thought-provoking points for heated debates, and welcome engagement from the audience to stimulate relevant and meaningful discussion.
Date: July 8th, 2023
Time: 9:00 am – 10:15 am
Venue: Aula IV

Chair: Shasha Zhao


  • Pervez Ghauri, University of Birmingham
  • Rudolf R. Sinkovics, University of Glasgow
  • Hinrich Voss, University of Bristol
  • William Newburry, Florida International University