4-9 September 2011, Switzerland
Abstract submission deadline: April 30, 2011
We are happy to announce the first oikos Young Scholars Organizations Academy 2011. The Academy provides PhD students and early career researchers in the field of Organizational Behaviour and Theory, Strategy, Management and Sustainability an outstanding platform to present and discuss ongoing research projects with fellow students and senior faculty.
Innovative organizational theory and behaviour can speak to understanding and intervening on pressing environmental and social challenges in firms, for economies, and on a global scale. The first oikos Young Scholars Organizations Academy will focus on the topic of Cultural Sustainability. Much important research examines ‘sustainability’ through the lenses of profit, people and planet, with the biggest emphasis on issues of environmental sustainability. The fates and future of many organizations and wider communities also depends on cultural sustainability. This comprises the sustainability of values, beliefs and practices over time and is embodied in institutional arrangements and cultural capital processes (see e.g. Throsby, 2001).
In 2011 we aim at attracting papers fostering new developments in organizational theory, research strategies and methods, and social practices with regard to how organizations can leverage existing and new solutions to overcome key sustainability challenges. Questions to be addressed might include, but are not limited to: How can organizations ensure that strategies and innovations are compatible with and do not disrupt established cultural values and practices? How can organizations relate to cultural traditions and repertoires as a resource? What mix of disruptive and compatible practices shape longer-term sustainability and viability? How can existing organizational cultures be mobilized to shape sustainability outcomes? Commentary will be provided by fellow participants and four established international researchers:
The programme will encompass graduate student presentations, guest lectures, professional development roundtables and social events. Participants have the opportunity to apply their insights and skills in a practitioner day with thought industry leaders.
PhD students and young scholars may submit papers or elaborated research proposals on:
The goal of the Academy is to promote intensive learning through in-depth discussion and feedback. Space is therefore limited to 15 PhD students and Post-docs. The Academy will be located in the Swiss Alps close to Zurich. The CHF 400.- fee for the Academy covers hotel accommodation, catering and extra-curricular excursions.
Students and young faculty are invited to apply with:
Please send your application no later than 30 April to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
Notifications about acceptance will be sent out to all candidates by 15 May, 2011.
Final papers must be received for circulation to Academy participants by 30 June 2011.