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AOM 2024 Panel Symposium - Solving Societal Grand Challenges: A Debate and Future Directions

  • 1.  AOM 2024 Panel Symposium - Solving Societal Grand Challenges: A Debate and Future Directions

    Posted 30 days ago

    Dear colleagues,

    We invite you to join us at our panel symposium on "Solving Societal Grand Challenges: A Debate and Future Directions", at this year's Academy in Chicago.

    Time and location: Tuesday, Aug 13 2024; 9:45AM - 11:15AM CT, at Sheraton in Chicago Ballroom X. 

    Symposium participants in alphabetical order: 

    Paul S. Adler, University of Southern California

    Ruth V. Aguilera, Northeastern University

    Rodolphe Durand, HEC Paris

    Gerard George, Georgetown University

    Olga Hawn, University of North Carolina

    Dovev Lavie, Bocconi University

    Sergio G. Lazzarini, Western University

    Anita M. McGahan, University of Toronto

    Kerstin Neumann, University of Innsbruck

    Summary: Despite increasing attention of management scholars to the study of societal grand challenges and the progress made with promoting sustainability programs in the private sector, societal challenges such as economic inequality, public health hazards, climate change, and social divide, have worsened. The purpose of this symposium is to bring together leading scholars to engage in a debate and discuss their views and research concerning established and emerging approaches in management research for solving societal grand challenges. The panelists will identify advantages, limitations and contingencies of focused change interventions and broad system changes as well as debate the private versus public responsibilities for solving societal grand challenges, while considering new forms of economic systems and organizational governance. Thus, the panelists will share diverse views on the topic and deliberate with the audience about emerging perspectives, practices, and promising avenues for future research on solutions to societal challenges.

    Note: Pre-registration is not required. For any questions, please refer to one of the organizers, Dovev Lavie ( or Kerstin Neumann ( 

    We are looking forward to an interesting and lively debate.

    Kerstin Neumann

    University of Innsbruck

    Kerstin Neumann
    University of Innsbruck