Deadline Extended until January 31, 2023: Call for Papers "Impact Driven Strategy Research for Grand Challenges" a special issue of Strategic Organization
The urgency of grand challenges is clear. In the past twelve months, we have witnessed several interconnected global crises wreak havoc on communities around the globe. At the same time, there is a growing emphasis on developing strategy and organization theory that is impactful and contributes to solving grand societal challenges. In this special issue, we call for impact-driven strategic organization research that leverages research methods and theory in new ways to concretely result in a measurable impact on societal grand challenges such as climate change, biodiversity loss, inequality, poverty, and health, among others. By measurable, we acknowledge that there are various ways of measuring impact, including both qualitative and quantitative indicators.
We are particularly interested in uncommon approaches to combine strategic organization research and impact in rigorous and relevant ways such as action research, ethnography, field experiments, and cases of scientific activism. Through this special issue, we seek to advance research and methodological approaches for positively impacting grand challenges. It is important to identify and share the lessons learned from conducting such research, to identify the pitfalls of combining research with impact, and to establish avenues for future impact-driven research. Articles that explicitly propose new avenues for addressing the methodological challenges of combining research with impact are particularly appealing. We are also interested in articles that draw on organization theory and empirical application in 'real-world' settings to suggest radically new ways for impacting the ways in which academia can contribute to the resolution of grand challenges. We encourage contributions that are focused on, but not limited to, the following themes:
All submissions should be uploaded to the Manuscript Central/ Scholar One website: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/so between 1 November and 31 January 2023.
Amanda Williams, IMD Business School, firstname.lastname@example.org
Gail Whiteman, University of Exeter Business School, email@example.com
Judith Walls, University of St. Gallen, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bill Harley, The University of Melbourne, email@example.com
Glen Dowell, Cornell University, firstname.lastname@example.org