Introduction from the ONE Chair:
ONE newsleter Spring 2016
Jonathan P. Doh
Villanova School of Business
Greetings ONE Friends and Colleagues:
I hope those of you in the Northern Hemisphere are enjoying the start of spring and those in the South are looking forward to a pleasant fall.
Despite the fact that we often do not see one another more than once a year, the ONE community is dynamic, engaged, and energetic. We are fortunate to have a superb executive team made and several focused teams that work hard throughout the year to advance initiatives important to the Division and our members. These teams have been busy in carrying forward our plans made at the annual meeting last summer, a summary of which you can find in the fall, 2015 newsletter (http://one.aom.org/index.php/about-us/newsletters/one-chair-introduction-fall-2015 ) and we will have more to report leading up to the Anaheim meeting this August.
One of our initiatives involves closer and more regular interaction with allied organizations, associations, universities, and other stakeholders. Our Integration and Internationalization and Membership and Nomination Teams have been taking the lead here, reaching out to various organizations to explore closer collaboration. Some of these organizations, notably the Association for Research on Corporate Sustainability (ARCS) and Group on Organizations and the NaturalEnvironment (GRONEN), will be meeting in the coming months. ARCS will hold its annual research conference May 18-20 in Boulder (see http://corporate-sustainability.org/events/arcs-8th-annual-research-conference-may-18-20-2016/) and GRONEN will host its biennial conference in Hamburg May 25-27 (see http://www.wiso.uni-hamburg.de/konferenzen/gronen/call-for-papers/). There is considerable overlap between the membership of these organizations and ONE. As such, for those of you attending either of these conferences (or others), please use the occasion to meet up with your ONE colleagues and explore your research and plans for our program in Anaheim.
Earlier this year, I had a chance to visit Brisbane, Australia during their lovely summer. There, I met up with Martina Linnenluecke at the University of Queensland, Janet Palmer at Griffith University, and a number of others active in ONE. This was a great opportunity for me to catch up with our ONE contingency “down under,” to learn about some of the exciting initiatives underway at these Australian Universities and to encourage participation in ONE programs and initiatives.
Speaking of participation, we have an excellent slate of candidates running for our open positions on our various teams, including our Program Chair-Elect, Program Team, Awards Team, Greening Team, Integration and Internationalization Team, Membership and Nominations Team, and Teaching Team. Thanks to those of you who nominated these excellent candidates. And please be sure vote in our current election! It is vital to our democratic process to have strong voter participation.
Again, I hope you are having a good start to the year. You will be hearing more from us later in the Spring regarding the exciting program in Anaheim.
Jonathan P. Doh