Quotation Delmestri, Giuseppe. 2021. Panelist at Symposium: Addressing Grand Challenges in Organization Theory-System Change Through Theory, Engagement & Action. AOM, Online, Vereinigte Staaten/USA, 31.07-31.07.


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The Covid-19 pandemic warrants increased scholarly attention to grand challenges, such as inequality, poverty, climate change, ecological imbalances, socioeconomic and political crises along with their extended impacts (Davis, 2020; Ferraro, Etzio, & Gehman, 2015; George et al., 2016; Munir, 2020; Pio & Waddock, 2020). Whereas mainstream organizational theorizing brings those challenges in as part of our empirical contexts, or in our managerial implications, this symposium will discuss how we can address head-on the importance of grand challenges, make them a core aspect of our research, and accordingly develop theoretical and empirical approaches that may be seen as a ‘grand challenges turn’ in our field. Some recent examples include work on the patriarchy of microfinance (Zhao & Wry, 2016) and providing toilets in Indian villages (Mair, Wolf, & Seelos, 2016). Nevertheless, even scholars working on grand challenges tend to focus on a particular problemand may lose sight of the broader systemic challenges of these issues (Munir, 2019).

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Paper presented at an academic conference or symposium
Language English
Title Panelist at Symposium: Addressing Grand Challenges in Organization Theory-System Change Through Theory, Engagement & Action
Event AOM
Year 2021
Date 31.07-31.07
Country United States/USA
Location Online

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Delmestri, Giuseppe (Details)
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Institute for Change Management and Management Development IN (Details)
Competence Center for Sustainability Transformation and Responsibility WE (Details)
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5307 Business and management economics (Details)
5324 Organizational research (Details)
5333 Business management (Details)
5352 Human resource management, personnel management (Details)
5407 Ethics and social sciences (Details)
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