Call for Papers


The Sustainability, Ethics, and Entrepreneurship (SEE) Conference is an international event for the top scholars, practitioners, executives, policymakers and pacesetters who work in this topical area. The SEE attracts features diverse topics including but not limited to social, environmental & sustainable entrepreneurship, cause-based enterprises, B-Corps, impact investing, firm-community ties, prosocial action, activism, etc. Thus, sustainability, ethics, and entrepreneurship triangulate ecological consideration, social value creation, and economic opportunity.

The first extension of the conference will be held in Madrid, Spain at IE University. The extension is sponsored by the European Union Horizon 2020 (via the Marie Curie grant agreement #655676 – Between Social Values and Profitable Performance: The case of BCorporations). The theme of the Extension is Social Business Hybrids; or how for-profit and nonprofit firm use blended logic to pursue social and economic goals.

The objective of the extension is to advance SEE-related research and practice by addressing diverse topics:

  • How does strategy differ when firms are not constituted as vehicles of private wealth accumulation but are owned by communities of members or government?
  • How do companies repair their relationships with customers after activists tarnish their reputation?
  • When do effectual principles generate value for sustainable ventures and/or the broader society?
  • How, when, and under what conditions do companies become truly sustainable and when thinking about sustainability, is there a finish line?
  • In a capitalist system, value is measure in monetary units: what are social value and environmental value, how are they measured, and how do social, environmental and economic value interact with each other?
  • Free markets and competition have brought many benefits (e.g., the average individual material well-being has improved markedly, even if the variance is distressing). How does this increasing but uneven material prosperity relate to human wellbeing, sustainability and entrepreneurship?
  • How does market competition affect the fabric of trust?
  • Under what conditions will sustainability and ethics conflict
  • What are most useful antecedents, consequences, and contingencies associated with the processes of sustainable and ethical entrepreneurship?

The Madrid Extension encourages the submission of summaries of early-stage papers and projects, which will then be featured in either Paper Presentations or Poster Sessions. As noted, the extension encourages scholars and practitioners to focus on hybrid organizations including (but not restricted to) the following areas:

  • The role and the influence that institutional environment has on hybrid firms
  • Hybrid firms’ role and influence on innovations that impact social outcomes
  • The relationship between hybrid firms with stakeholders
  • The process of identity creation via investments in values
  • The micro foundations of the blended logic that guides hybrid firms
  • How hybrid firms deal with internal and external paradoxes
  • The development of a hybrid entrepreneur profiling

Paper Summary Submission Guidelines

We invite submissions of early-stage empirical research (including ethnographic and qualitative research) and theory papers. We are interested in radical, controversial, and “edgy” projects; novel, useful, and non-obvious research that challenges dogmas and is highly revelatory, even if not fully grounded in well-studied or well-validated theory. Submissions of Paper Summaries should not exceed two single-spaced pages and limited to 1,250 words (including 250 word abstracts) that address. The proposals will be selected by a double-blind review process will present their research. Submitting a Paper Summary signifies a commitment that at least one of the authors will participate in the conference if the abstract is accepted. Submissions also affirm a commitment that the featured ideas are original and come from unpublished working papers.

Submissions Deadline: March 23, 2018

Authors should submit their summaries and/or symposia to the link below:

SEE Madrid 2018

Submissions Directors

Reviewers Committee

Deadline & Dates

  • Summaries Submissions - March 23, 2018
  • Acceptance Notifications - April 20, 2018
  • Preliminary Program Published - May 11, 2018
  • Conference - June 12-13, 2018

Dates, Venue and Program at a glance

Dates: 12-13 June

Venue: IE University / IE Business School Calle Maria de Molina 11-13 Madrid – Spain

Hotel: To be announced shortly

Program at a Glance:

12 June 13 June
Welcome Coffee and Registration (AM) Welcome Coffee (AM)
Plenary Session I Parallel Sessions
Parallel Sessions Plenary II
Lunch Closing
Poster Sessions Farewell Lunch
Parallel Sessions
Prado Museum Visit
Gala Dinner


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IE’s Madrid Campus is spread over 25 buildings in the financial center of Madrid.

The SEE Conference will take place in the two buildings indicated on the map.

Aula Magna

Calle María de Molina 11

Room S003

Calle Serrano 99

Madrid Map

IE Campus

Where To Stay

IE has special Price with several hotels located within walking distance from the campus. The location of each hotel in relation to IE can be seen on the map on the previous page.

Residencia De Estudiantes Hotel NH Zurbano **** Hotel Emperatriz Barcelo *****
21 Pinar St. 28006 Madrid 47 Jose Abascal St. 28003 Madrid 4 Lopez de Hovos St. 28006 Madrid
Individual Room Rate: 84,80€ (Breakfast Included) +10% VAT Rate DUI: 166,12€ (VAT and Breakfast Included) Rate DUI: 145€ (VAT and Breakfast Included)
Reservations: Reservations: Reservations:


IE Business School is located in the heart of Madrid’s financial district, a strategic location that is very well communicated.

Public transport in Madrid is highly efficient, modern, and notably cheaper than most European capital cities. Getting to and from the airport and travelling around the city should be far from an inconvenience.



A taxi rank is located at the door of arrivals. Do not accept any offers from drivers approaching you inside the terminal building.

The taxi driver should set the meter going the moment you set off, and it will start at the amount that is the sum of the surcharge for the airport and the corresponding rate for the time of day (06.00h to 22.00h - 22.00h to 06.00h). Fixed Fair from Airport: €30


Line 8 (pink line) takes you straight from Barajas airport to the centre of Madrid. The airport metro stations are located in Terminal 2 and 4, and there are signs to help you find it throughout the airport.

The last stop on the pink line is Nuevos Ministerios, here you should change onto Line 10 (dark blue line) and go one stop to Gregorio Marañon station. This station is a 5 minute walk from the seminar building. (See map above).

The journey from Barajas airport to Nuevos Ministerios takes 12 minutes, making it the fastest and handiest way to travel to the centre of Madrid, as well as the cheapest. Estimated fee: € 4,5.


Aeropuerto (Airport Express), a 24-hour service which has only 3 stops after the airport: O'Donell, Plaza de Cibeles and Atocha.

Buses run every 15 minutes during the day and every 35 at night. The journey takes approximately 40 minutes depending on traffic. There are stops at terminals T1, T2 and T4. Tickets cost 5€ and can be bought on board.

Arriving by Car

For those participants who reside in Madrid, we would like to inform you that our facilities are surrounded by blue and green parking areas, where parking is restricted to 2 hours.

Car Park closest to IE Business School is: Parking General Oraá. Calle General Oraá, 14** Special rates for program participants. Request your ticket be stamped at reception of your seminar building.

Arriving by Train

Chamartín Station is one of Madrid's major RENFE (Spain's train network) stations. Located in the north of the city, you can take long-distance or regional trains there. The quickest way to get from Chamartín to IE Business School is by Metro, given that you have direct access to line 10 which will take you to Gregorio Marañon, the closest metro station to IE.

Atocha Station is situated in the city centre. At Atocha station you can take long distance trains (including the high-speed AVE) and regional trains. You have direct access to the metro at the station. Take line 1 to Tribunal, then change to line 10 which goes to Gregorio Marañon, the closest metro station to IE.

About Madrid


The official language in Spain is Spanish, also called Castellano (Castilian).


As of January 2002, the Euro is the official currency of the European Union and is therefore the currency used in Spain. There are notes of 5, 10, 20, 50,100, 200 and 500 Euros, coins worth 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents and 1 and 2 Euros.

Time Zone

GMT/UTC +1 (Central European Time)


Calling Spain

The international dialing code for Spain is 00 34.
For example, to call IE you will need to dial +34 91 568 96 00.


Health & Safety


Smoking is forbidden in Spain’s public and private places, including public transportation, companies, universities, etc. Smoking is prohibited at IE.

Medical Assistance

For any serious matters, the nearest hospital to IE is Hospital de la Princesa at Calle Diego de León, 62 (metro Diego de León). For any serious emergency or accidents, call 112.

Emergency Phone Numbers

  • European Community Emergency Services: 112
  • Information Services: 10
  • National Police Force: 91
  • Municipal Police Force: 92
  • Guardia Civil (Civil Guard): 62
  • Fire Fighters: 80
  • Social Security: 61
  • Civil Protection: 91 537 31 00
  • Toxological Department (in case of poisoning): 91 562 04 20


The nearest pharmacies to IE Business School, with normal opening hours of 09.30-13.45 & 17.00-20.00 Monday to Friday and 09.30-13.45 on Saturdays can be found at: Serrano, 112; María de Molina, 3, 22 and 58; López de Hoyos, 7.

Eating & Drinking

Dinning Out


Meals provided at IE Business School during your program will include the following: Breakfast (daily): Coffee, tea, juice, sandwiches, pastries, yoghurts and fruits Lunches (daily): Buffet and served meals of varied cold and hot dishes, with a variety of beverages to choose from Please inform us if you are vegetarian or have any other specific dietary requirements. Please also inform us of any disability or special need.


Built in 1916, this market is the finest example of cast-iron architecture in Madrid. Today it is a temple of gastronomy, home to 33 stalls selling mouthwatering products and select ingredients, offering food to take home or to enjoy in the market. With its stunning décor and ideal location in the heart of the city´s old quarter this elegant venue is a multipurpose establishment.
Address: Plaza de San Miguel Website


A multifunctional space made up of a huge and hugely popular rectangle table in the entrance, great for savoring an aperitif or enjoying an exquisite cocktail by their internationally acclaimed barman. Move on to try the succulent creations on the menu in their more formal bistro or library areas.
Address: c/ Ayala, 6 Website


Mentioned in books by writers such as Galdós and Hemingway, this restaurant has been serving roast lamb and suckling pig, cooked in the same authentic wood-fire oven since 1725.
Address: Calle de los Cuchilleros, 17 Website


NH do more than just hotels, they do delicious food & drink too. This restaurant boasts a reinterpretation of the Spanish Tapaand does so with style and elaborate skill.
Address: Plaza Cánovas delCastillo, 4 Website


Open since 1988, this rooftop restaurant, now rates among the most innovative players on Madrid’s gastronomic stage. Fine dining in one of the most surprising locations the Casino de Madrid has tooffer. Discover Madrid’s skyline from amidst the historic buildings that surround the Casino: providing a backdrop to your meal. Haute cuisine for clients in search of originality, creativity and the chance to enjoy a new culinary experience.
Address: c/Alcalá,15 Website

Free Time



Calle Serrano´s revamped looked has opened up a world of new possibilities in the city´s best known shopping district. Calle Serrano and the Salamanca district where it lies are a giant fashion catwalk. There are various stores and shopping malls in this area and it is conveniently located a few blocks from IE.


The three routes around the galleries feature major masterpieces of European art such as


The Annunciation by Fra Angelico, Christ washing the Disciples’ Feet by Tintoretto, The Descent from the Cross by Rogier van der Weyden, The Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymous Bosch, and The Three Graces by Rubens. They also include key works of Spanish art such as Las Meninas by Velázquez, Jacob’s Dream by Ribera and The Third of May: the Executions on Príncipe Pío by Goya. Calle Ruiz de Alarcón 23. 9.00-20.00: Tuesday to Sundays & Holidays


The Museum Reina Sofia’s Collections contains works produced between the end of the 19th century up to the present. Today, the art gallery has approximately 16,200 works of art in every medium: approximately 4,000 paintings, more than 1,400 sculptures, nearly 3,000 drawings, more than 5,000 prints, more than 2,600 photographs, approximately 80 videos, about 30 art installations, a number of video installations, more than 100 decorative art pieces and 30 pieces of architecture. Only about 2% of the total collections have been selected to be put on view as the Permanent Collection. The Museum’s collections serves as a channel in which the narrative of Spanish artistic modernity flows in interaction with the discourses and practices that have defined the labor of art in the international sphere. This narrative is conceived as a critical space where the meeting between museum and society takes place. Calle Santa Isabel, 52. Monday to Saturday: from 10.00 to 21.00 h.


Figurative painting was a permanent feature of the last 100 years and had all sorts of artists and schools, although they do not make up a continuous style. Far from being a continuation of traditional art, figurative painting, in its various guises, was a trend that participated in the very essence of artistic modernity. From Surrealism and Pop Art, Realism and its complementary Formalism in the 1930s; to Social Realism and the London School in the second half of the century, the Museum offers a complete panoramic view of the different variants of figurative art in 20th century European and American painting. Paseo del Prado, 8. 10.00-19.00, Tuesday to Sunday; 12.00-16.00 Monday




Photo Galleries

IE Madrid Campus



Whether you are looking to join our conference as a partner, sponsor, attendee, or connect with thought leaders in the areas of Sustainability, Ethics, or Entrepreneurship, we want to hear from you.

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