We, a group of early career scholars in sustainability management, would like to share an essay we have recently published in the Journal of Management Studies (the full article is available at this link: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/joms.12887). In the article, we imagine how business schools can be at the forefront of current social-ecological challenges. We envision a future in which management scholars combine understanding of organizations and interdisciplinary knowledge of natural sciences to generate and teach new knowledge on sustainable business practice. We would like our essay to be the starting point for a fruitful debate about the role that sustainability should play in business schools, so we invite business school leaders, senior scholars, early career scholars, and PhD students alike to engage with us in a conversation that can push the role that management sciences play in shaping our future.
We hope you will find it interesting and we look forward to hear reactions and thoughts on it.
Lucrezia, Lucie, Simone, Onna and Nicholas
Lucie Baudoin, Excelia Business School, CERIIM, La Rochelle, France
Simone Carmine, Department of Economics and Management, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
Lucrezia Nava, Bayes Business School - City, University of London, United Kingdom
Nicholas Poggioli, Appalachian State University, United States
Onna Malou van den Broek, University of Exeter Business School (Sustainable Futures), United Kingdom