Hi fellow ONErs,
We are excited to introduce the new subtheme we proposed for EGOS 2024 on "Ecological insights on sustainable organizing: Bridging organizational and natural science".
As sustainability crises involve complex interactions between social and ecological subsystems, the natural sciences have valuable insights to help us understand sustainable organization and organizing and what it entails for time, space, and people. Aware of these interactions, organization scholars have begun to engage in interdisciplinary projects straddling the social and natural sciences. However, space to discuss the main insights and contradictions of this interdisciplinary effort is still limited. This sub-theme aims to create such space by inviting research projects that bridge the organizational and natural sciences. We seek paper submissions that combine organizational and natural sciences to understand sustainable organization and organizing. We are open to theoretical or empirical work that directly engages with insights from the natural sciences by including biophysical and ecological theoretical concepts or empirical measures. The primary purpose is to discuss the key insights emerging at the intersection of organizational studies and the natural sciences, rather than having a mere theoretical discussion on the struggles of interdisciplinarity. The sub-theme will support an interactive and reflective format to encourage the sharing of practices and the co-construction of learning opportunities.
We look forward to receiving your submissions and meeting you in Milan (or virtually!).
Stefano Pascucci, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
Lucie Baudoin, Excelia Business School, France
Lucrezia Nava, Bayes Business School (formerly Cass), United Kingdom
------------------------------Lucrezia NavaLecturer in Corporate Social ResponsibilityBayes Business School (formerly Cass)United Kingdom------------------------------