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Webinar: Organizing for grand challenges, part II: Outreach activities and teaching on grand challenges

  • 1.  Webinar: Organizing for grand challenges, part II: Outreach activities and teaching on grand challenges

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    Creating impact through outreach activities and teaching

    Speakers: Sascha Friesike (Berlin University of the Arts), Emilio Marti (Erasmus), Matteo Ronzani (Manchester)

    Time: 27 April at 9am (US Eastern) / 2pm (London) / 3pm (CET). This webinar is scheduled for 90 minutes (including Q&A).

    Registration: Please register here to receive a personalized Zoom link and a reminder prior to the event.

    We discuss how researchers who study societal grand challenges can create impact through outreach activities and teaching. Sascha Friesike elaborates on the idea of a "post-heroic" perspective on impact in which seemingly mundane activities become linked in a meaningful way. Matteo Ronzani, in turn, explores barriers that prevent learning about grand challenges by drawing on the concept of "uncomfortable knowledge." Emilio Marti introduces and moderates the session. The session builds on the recently published, open-access volume of Research in the Sociology of Organizations (RSO) on Organizing for Societal Grand Challenges.

    Readings: 

    • Gümüsay, A. A., Marti, E., Trittin-Ulbrich, H., & Wickert, C. (2022). How organizing matters for societal grand challenges. In: Research in the Sociology of Organizations, Vol. 79, pp. 1–14. Free access via: emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/S0733-558X20220000079002
    • Friesike, S., Dobusch, L. and Heimstädt, M. (2022), Striving for societal impact as an early-career researcher: Reflections on five common concerns. In: Research in the Sociology of Organizations, Vol. 79, pp. 239–255. Free access via: emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/S0733-558X20220000079022
    • Gatzweiler, M.K., Frey-Heger, C. and Ronzani, M. (2022), Grand challenges and business education: Dealing with barriers to learning and uncomfortable knowledge. In: Research in the Sociology of Organizations, Vol. 79, pp. 221–237. Free access via: emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/S0733-558X20220000079021

     
    Speakers

    • Matteo Ronzani is Lecturer at Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester.
    • Sascha Friesike is a Professor of Digital Innovation Design at the Berlin University of the Arts and Director of the Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society also in Berlin.
    • Emilio Marti is an Assistant Professor at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University.

    This event is supported by Responsible Research in Business and Management (www.rrbm.network).

    For queries, please contact Ibrat Djabbarov: i.djabbarov@cranfield.ac.uk.