Center for Positive Organizations/Erb Institute Post-Doctoral Fellowship, University of Michigan

10-26-2018 16:27

Center for Positive Organizations/Erb Institute Post-Doctoral Fellowship

The Frederick A. and Barbara M. Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise (Erb) at the University of Michigan, in partnership with the Michigan Ross Business School’s Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) seeks a post-doctoral scholar to help develop and lead a two-year research effort focusing on business sustainability change agents. Specifically, the post-doctoral scholar will conduct research on questions relate to the following topics:

  1. What tactics help change agents influence companies towards sustainability impact and thriving organizational culture? This may include advocating for new products and services, policies, or practices.
  2. How do change agents build their psychological resilience and maintain their motivation?

A key focus of this research will be on the development of theoretical frameworks and the generation of empirical findings that are translated into both academic publications and practical approaches, practices, interventions, and/or tools to be implemented in real-world corporate sustainability settings. This research will be conducted as a partnership among the Erb Institute, CPO, and a subject company committed to offering a research site and interested in applying the research findings within their own organization. Supervision, support, and mentoring for this project will be provided by a consortium of faculty members affiliated with the Erb Institute and CPO – including Drs. Andy Hoffman, Jerry Davis and Sue Ashford – along with company partner(s), and the Erb institute and CPO staff members. The company partner(s) will provide guidance on the relevance of the research questions, secure access to the company leadership and enable data collection.

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