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AoM PDW | New conceptual tools for a net-zero world: Systems, scale and temporality

  • 1.  AoM PDW | New conceptual tools for a net-zero world: Systems, scale and temporality

    Posted 05-15-2023 07:24

    Dear TIM community,

    Are you working on research about net-zero and organizations? Are you planning to be in Boston for the Academy of Management Annual Meeting this year?

    If so, please sign up for our PDW sponsored by the ONE division "New conceptual tools for a net-zero world: Systems, scale and temporality". Abstracts of max. 200 words due by 23rd June 2023 via this form: https://forms.gle/Lg6L5uWQGSgFYvzE6. Click or tap if you trust this link." rel="noopener" style="color: #000000">https://forms.gle/Lg6L5uWQGSgFYvzE6

    The PDW's focus on the scaling of sustainable innovations will be of particular relevance to TIM members. Raghu Garud, TIM Distinguished Scholar, Professor of Management and Organization & Farrell Chair in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, at Smeal College of Business, Penn State, will be one of the speakers and facilitators.

    Organized in collaboration between Oxford SBS and Copenhagen Business School, our aim is to create a community of scholars to close the gap between net-zero/net-positive targets and action.

    Please see the full call for abstracts below.

    Best wishes,
    Aoife Brophy (Saïd Business School, University of Oxford)
    Jonathan Feddersen (Copenhagen Business School)
    Juliane Reinecke (Saïd Business School, University of Oxford)
    Majken Schultz (Copenhagen Business School)

    Call for abstracts

    In the last few years, organizations across sectors and industries have been setting net-zero targets as the urgency of making progress towards the global goal of net-zero has been rising. However, there are serious concerns that there is an insurmountable gap between targets and action. Organizational and management scholars have much to contribute in closing this gap, but doing so will require new conceptual approaches.

    The conceptual questions we will focus on include:

    (1) Socio-ecological systems: How can organizations focus on net-zero while simultaneously recognising other systemic problems including biodiversity loss and social injustice?

    (2) Scale and scaling of innovation: How can organizations scale innovations through standardization while simultaneously adapting them to local contexts?

    (3) Time and temporality: How can organizations and managers focus on the distant future, for example through setting targets for 2030 and beyond, without delaying action in the present?

    The PDW is structured in two parts. In the first, public part, we will address key questions related to research on net-zero from systems, scale and temporality perspectives with short presentations from our panelists. In the second part, requiring prior submission of a proposal/abstract, participants will have the opportunity to discuss their research in roundtables with feedback from facilitators and other participants in light of these questions.

    We invite participants to submit abstracts (max. 200 words) to be considered for the second part of the workshop. Abstracts can be based on research ideas, work in progress or more fully developed papers. Participants will receive guidance from the following scholars with wide-ranging expertise related to the conceptual challenges for net-zero.

    • Juliane Reinecke, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
    • Majken Schultz, Copenhagen Business School
    • Tima Bansal, Ivey Business School
    • Raghu Garud, Smeal College of Business, Penn State
    • Jennifer Howard-Grenville, Judge Business School, Cambridge
    • Anna Kim, McGill University
    • Miriam Feuls, Copenhagen Business School
    • Sylvia Grewatsch, Goodman School of Business, Brock University
    • Johannes Meuer, Kühne Logistics University
    • Philipp Trotter, University of Wuppertal
    • Sunny Mosangzi Xu, Copenhagen Business School
    • Aoife Brophy, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
    • Jonathan Feddersen, Copenhagen Business School

    Submit your abstract

    Registration is required for part 2 of the workshop. To register, participants must submit:

    • An abstract (max. 200 words) for a paper/research idea related to net-zero/net-positive targets and how organizations seek to achieve them.
    • A short description of the stage of your paper/research idea and an indication of the type of advice you are looking for.

    Please submit your abstract by June 23rd, 2023 using this form: https://forms.gle/Lg6L5uWQGSgFYvzE6. Click or tap if you trust this link." rel="noopener" style="color: #000000">https://forms.gle/Lg6L5uWQGSgFYvzE6

    We will notify participants about the acceptance of their submissions by early July 2023. If you have any questions, please contact Aoife Brophy, 
    Aoife.brophy@sbs.ox.ac.uk or Jonathan Feddersen, jfe.ioa@cbs.dk

    Please note that you need to be registered for the AoM conference in order to participate in this PDW. 

    Jonathan Feddersen
    Email: jfe.ioa@cbs.dk
    Postdoctoral fellow
    Department of Organization & Centre for Organization and Time (COT)
    Copenhagen Business School