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Why are ‘elite’ management journals silent on issues that matter? — PRiMEtime

By Bill Harley and Peter Fleming / In 2013, the US Academy of Management conference (AoM) – the world’s premier meeting of management scholars – took place in Florida. The theme was compellingly called ‘Capitalism in Question’. Thousands of scholars presented papers on the dark side of global capitalism, studying the stark wealth inequalities now […]Continue reading “Why are ‘elite’ management journals silent on issues that matter? — PRiMEtime”


Event Announcement: Envisioning Real Utopias Book Club

A book club was something we envisioned as part of our utopia platform initiative. We have all been too overwhelmed by the continuing pandemic and high workloads though to do it. But the Center for Inequality Dynamics is setting one up on February 26, 2021. The event is open to everyone. Core Readings Envisioning Real Utopias byContinue reading “Event Announcement: Envisioning Real Utopias Book Club”

Teaching Formats for Managing Transformation

Given that our site’s purpose primarily is to support teaching that prepares students for being responsible leaders oriented towards building a more sustainable future, I want to highlight the nine courses that received this year’s “Ideas Worth Teaching Award” by the Aspen Institute’s Business and Society Program. I only noted the Awards in more detailContinue reading “Teaching Formats for Managing Transformation”

A Long Night of Utopia

Last night I attended my first cultural event since January. Fittingly with our utopian endeavour and thoughts that have kept me busy during the Covid-19 lockdown, it was a utopian event – the “Long Night of Utopia” organized by my university, the Johannes Kepler University in Linz. The event combined two or even three aimsContinue reading “A Long Night of Utopia”

Roots of Reimagining

My research into social change is rooted in the understanding that change is hard because of the effects of interlocking institutions which hold things in place. When the covid-19 pandemic hit the world, rapid change occurred overnight. With travel restrictions, massive shifts to work-from-home and lockdowns, I thought – here is a chance to stopContinue reading “Roots of Reimagining”

Reimagining conferencing – Organizing the #OSSW20 Sustainably

Since 2006, the journal Organization Studies – one of the key journals in the field of management research – runs an annual summer workshop devoted to exploring a particular theme capturing current theoretical developments in organization studies, often in relation to relevant empirical phenomena. Recent examples were “Food Organizing Matters” or “Spirituality, Symbolism, and Storytelling”.Continue reading “Reimagining conferencing – Organizing the #OSSW20 Sustainably”

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