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Pre-register for Step ONE: Starting Your Sustainability PhD Journey with ONE at AOM 2024

  • 1.  Pre-register for Step ONE: Starting Your Sustainability PhD Journey with ONE at AOM 2024

    Posted 04-15-2024 10:24
    Edited by Diana Trujillo 04-15-2024 11:17

    Join us at AOM 2024 for the "Step ONE: Starting Your Sustainability PhD Journey with ONE" workshop, specially designed for early-stage PhD students passionate about sustainability! This PDW will help you begin your PhD journey equipped with the knowledge and community support you need and bolster your journey with the Organizations and the Natural Environment (ONE) Division. It serves as a precursor to the ONE Doctoral Consortium and is particularly tailored for first-time attendees and students in the initial years of their PhD journey.

    This year, we are excited to co-organize the event with the PhD Sustainability Community, a thriving network dedicated to fostering research and collaboration among PhD students focused on sustainability challenges.

    Register Here – Deadline: Thursday May 30th

    This workshop is an opportunity to:

    • Cultivate a passion and purpose for sustainability research, particularly through encouraging participation in a welcoming research community.
    • Guide PhD students in effectively navigating within AOM and the ONE Division.
    • Develop students' interests in ONE-related topics, by helping them articulate their research purpose in sustainability, as well as to identify potential theoretical lenses, collaborators, and pathways that will help to engender and amplify that purpose.

    Special Features:

    • Interactive round tables tailored to your research interests.
    • Engaging panel discussions with recent graduates like Lucrezia Nava, and advanced PhD students including Anja Grüll and Marloes Korendijk, who will provide insights on career development, navigating AOM and the ONE Division, and engaging with the PhD Sustainability Community, among other topics.
    • Valuable insights in keynote presentations from ONE Division Chair Martina K. Linnenluecke, and Xuege Cathy Lu, the 2023 Best Dissertation Award winner.

    We will be sharing insights, lessons, and best practices into their PhD journeys, and offer steps forward to meaningfully connect with, learn from, contribute to, and thrive within the ONE community.

    Interested? Register Here – Deadline: Thursday May 30th

    If the link does not work, please insert this address in your web browser:

    What will I have to do after registering?

    After registering, accepted participants are invited to prepare a visual representation showing what motivates them in their research or demonstrates their key research interest(s). These images will be shared among other participants at the PDW. Furthermore, we would like to co-create a STEP ONE library. All participants are therefore invited to send us articles, they would like to add. These ideas and articles will also be used to form breakout groups for meeting with potential collaborators and to cultivate informal literature reviews.

    Is the PDW in person only? What if I am not able to attend AOM?

    This year's AOM will take place in an in-person only format. Nevertheless, we are committed to try to make our PDW accessible for students who are not able to attend physically at the conference. Please indicate in the Google Form, if you are interested in an online option.

    Is there a AOM fee waiver for the participants of this PDW?

    We are discussing with the ONE Division the possibility to assign a conference registration fee waiver to new ONE members facing financial restrictions at their home institution. The waiver does not cover the required membership fee nor the travel costs. To apply, indicate in your registration if you would like to request a registration fee waiver. More information will follow.

    If you have any further questions, feel free to reach out to Anja Grüll via

    We look forward to meeting you at AOM!

    Best wishes from the organizing team, 

    Anja Grüll (PhD Candidate, WU Vienna)

    Marloes Korendijk (PhD Candidate, University of Groningen, Macquarie University) 

    Svetlana Ivanova (PhD Candidate, WU Vienna)

    Valen Boyd (PhD Candidate, Ivey Business School at Western University) 

    Shiying Wang (PhD Candidate, Cornell University) 

    Jozef Cossey (PhD Candidate, KU Leuven) 

    PhD Sustainability Community

    Anja Grüll
    Doctoral Student