The Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst hosted more than 70 scholars and academics from the United States, Europe, and Asia for the Ninth Annual Career Continuing Operations Management Workshop between February 24 and 26. This event brings together top scholars and industry speakers to give in-depth presentations covering a wide range of sustainability topics and provides an opportunity for early career researchers to present their latest work to colleagues from around the world. The program committee for the workshop consisted of Senay Solak, John F. Smith Memorial Professor and Chairs of the Operations Department and the Information Management Department at the Isenberg School of Management; Priyank Arora of the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina; and Hamsa Bastani of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
The Early Career Sustainable Operations Management Workshop has been a valuable platform for top scholars to network and share cutting-edge research on sustainable operations. The highly selective workshops include talks on topics ranging from innovative business models in developing countries to energy planning under climate change, sustainable agricultural operations, sharing economic models and inclusiveness in business operations.
The workshop also features two industry speakers, who provide practical insights on sustainable business operations. Sanjay Aggarwal, senior director of public affairs at American Tower and an Isenberg MBA graduate, and Kirsten Young, director of sustainability programs at American Tower, discuss how their company’s operations incorporate sustainability and digital equity around the world.
The Isenberg School of Management is proud to sponsor this important annual workshop, highlighting its commitment to academic research in creating sustainable solutions to improve business operations and have a positive impact on society. The workshop was also partially sponsored by the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business at the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business.