ORGANIZATIONS AND THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT (ONE)

Program Chair: Sukhbir Sandhu, University of South Australia Business, Sukhbir.Sandhu@unisa.edu.au

2021 Division Scholarly Program: Call for Submissions

Specific ONE Domain: The ONE division is devoted to research – theory, methods, empirics, and practice – regarding relationships of organizations to the natural environment. Major topics include: corporate sustainability, environmental strategies and performance, sustainable innovation and entrepreneurship, sustainable business models, industrial ecology and the circular economy, green human resource management and organizational behaviour, environmental reporting and carbon disclosure, environmental leadership, green marketing and sustainable consumption, environmental stakeholders and social movements, corporate environmental politics, environmental attitudes and decision making, and international or comparative dimensions of these topics. As the natural environment is integral in all individual, organizational and societal activity, the division encourages holistic, integrative, and interdisciplinary analysis. It promotes joint exploration of these topics with all other disciplines present in the Academy.

Special Instructions: The ONE division invites papers and symposia that address all aspects of the relationship between organizations and the natural environment. The ONE division should be able to contribute significantly to the 2021 AOM theme of "Bringing the Manager Back in Management”. The ONE division is particularly well suited to contributing to a program focused on understanding managerial contributions to social and environmental sustainability. In the Academy’s announcement of the 2021 theme, a number of elements are directly relevant to the ONE division.

Bringing the Manager Back in Management amongst other things emphasizes both the opportunities and challenges that managers face in their quest to help organizations address the most pressing grand challenges related to management and organizations. Grand societal challenges were recently mapped out by the United Nations in their 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Managers will play a central role in helping organizations achieve the SDGs and ONE scholars can contribute to the understanding of how managers can achieve these goals.

The ONE division encourages paper and symposium submissions that reflect on the question of how managers can help alleviate the grand societal challenges such as climate change, biodiversity loss, responsible innovation, or inequality. Joint symposium proposals are welcome, as the theme of Bringing the Manager Back in Management draws on multi-disciplinary approaches across other Academy divisions and interest groups. 

Along with the Call for Submissions, the ONE division also makes a Call for Reviewers. If you plan to submit a paper, please also plan to review. 

Key Dates
for AOM 2021

12 January 2021
Submission Deadline

21 January - 1 March 2021
Review Period

March 2021
Registration Opens

April 2021
Submission Decisions Announced

May 2021
Program Announcement

29 July-4 August 2021
Annual Meeting