I am pleased to announce a call for papers for a new Management Science special issue on Business and Climate Change.
Climate change poses major risks and opportunities to a wide array of companies and industries, and to society at large. Yet too little research is being conducted to provide the critical insights that companies and managers need in order to adjust how they plan, measure, site, forecast, innovate, develop products and services, and manage supply chains in light of opportunities to mitigate and adapt to climate change.
This special issue seeks to spur scholars from a wide range of disciplines and departments to conduct rigorous and relevant research in this critical area.
Regular and Fast Track submissions are welcome from across the full scope of Management Science topics as they relate to business and climate change. For example, topics suitable for the Special Issue include submissions focused on business decisions related to climate change adaptation, mitigation, carbon reporting, climate finance, risk assessment and corporate disclosure, corporate strategy, management control systems, corporate governance structure and process, organizational change, valuation and investor behavior, and climate-relevant technology, innovation, and big data analytics.
The Special Issue seeks research that provides the insights that managers need to operate in a world in which climate change affects freshwater availability and quality, sea levels, ambient temperature and moisture, and the frequency and intensity of hurricanes, droughts, and floods, with disproportionate implications for more vulnerable populations and major changes in transportation and energy systems. Managers need to know how to effectively adapt to climate change's physical and social consequences and regulatory changes. Managers also need to identify and implement innovative approaches to mitigate emissions in manufacturing, services, transportation, energy systems, construction, and supply chains, as well as potentially via carbon sequestration and geoengineering.
More details are available in the call for papers, posted at https://pubsonline.informs.org/doi/10.1287/mnsc.2019.3415
The submission deadline is November 30, 2020, but submissions will be handled on a rolling basis.
Please forward this to colleagues who might be interested. Kind regards, Michael Toffel, Senator John Heinz Professor of Environmental Management, Harvard Business School, Boston MA
(on behalf of the special issue co-editors: Rajesh Chandy, Glen Dowell, Colin Mayer, Erica Plambeck, George Serafeim, Michael Toffel, Beril Toktay, and Elke Weber)