Published: 28 April 2023

Opening the Black Box of Non-market Organizational Practices: Workshop Event

Join Prof Sorin Krammer, Prof Taz Rajwani and the Society for the Advancement of Management Studies (SAMS) for this free to attend workshop and distinguished panel event, taking place in-person at Surrey Business School on July 4, 2023.

Event Abstract

Management of complex nonmarket issues - social, political, legal, and regulatory uncertainties - have become a top concern for most corporations. Nevertheless, despite seeing topics such as Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) gaining momentum on many executive boards and media, we find an integrative understanding from a management perspective is still lacking.  The workshop aims to attract cutting-edge theoretical/empirical research that examines the nature, antecedents, management, consequences, and public/private regulation of various corporate nonmarket activities. 

Participants will have an opportunity to receive feedback and interact with a distinguished panel of scholars which includes:

Prof Jonathan Doh (Villanova)

- Prof J.P Bonardi (HEC Lausanne)

Prof George White (Michigan-Flint)

Prof Thomas Lawton (Cork and Surrey)

Prof Pei Sun (Manchester)

Paper submission instructions

Please note - the deadline to submit papers has now passed.

Those interested in presenting and receiving feedback on their work during a PDW session please submit a working paper or extended abstract to Prof. Sorin Krammer ( specifying the track that applies (Track 1- PhD candidates; Track 2- Early Career Researchers).

Key Information and Dates:

Registration and confirmation of attendance: June 1, 2023

Venue: Surrey Business School, Rik Medlik Building, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, UK

Registration and various details: Emma Clear (

There is no fee to attend, but participants will cover their own accommodation if needed. Lunch and refreshments will be provided during the event.


Confirmed Event Schedule:

8:30-9:00RegistrationBusiness School Foyer
9:00-9:15Welcome: Prof. Steve Wood, Dean of Surrey Business SchoolMBA suite (33MS01)
9:15-10:00Keynote #1: Non-Market Strategy Research: From CPA and CSR to Corporate Social and Political Engagement- Prof. Jonathan DohMBA suite (33MS01)
10:00-10:45Panel #1: Reflections on the Status Quo and the Future of Non-Market Strategy Research – Prof. George White, Prof. Pei Sun, and Prof. Thomas LawtonMBA suite (33MS01)
10:45-11:15Coffee breakBusiness School Foyer
11:15-12:00Keynote #2: The changing face of public affairs: government engagement in a time of turmoil- Dr. Stuart ThomsonMBA suite (33MS01)
12:00-13:30Lunch BuffetBusiness School Foyer
13:45-14:30Keynote #3: Challenges of Stakeholder Engagement:

where do we go from here? – Prof. J.P. Bonardi
MBA suite (33MS01)
14:30-15:00Coffee breakBusiness School Foyer
15:00-16:30Parallel Sessions: 
 Paper Development Workshop (Track 1 - PhDs) – Prof.

Pei Sun (1.1) and Prof. Sorin Krammer (1.2)
1.1 - room 33MS01

1.2 – room SSC13*
 Paper Development Workshop (Track 2 - ECRs) – Prof.

George White (2.1) and Prof. Tazeeb Rajwani (2.2)
2.1 - room 34MS01

2.2 – room SSC15*
16:45-17:30Meet the Editors: Publishing non-market strategy research in top management journals – Prof. Jonathan Doh; Prof. Thomas Lawton; Prof. J.P. BonardiMBA suite (33MS01)
17:30-18:45Closing remarks and Networking mixerMBA suite (33MS01)

Business School Foyer

*Board Rooms in the Surrey Space Centre (SSC) located in Arthur C Clark building (no. 5 on campus map- behind the Business School).