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Alternative Economic Organization

Adler, P. S. (2016). Alternative economic futures: A research agenda for progressive management scholarship. Academy of Management Perspectives30(2), 123-128.

Adler, P. S. (2015). Community and innovation: from Tönnies to Marx. Organization Studies, 36(4), 445-471.

Biggart, N. W., & Delbridge, R. (2004). Systems of exchange. Academy of Management Review29(1), 28-49. – and accompanying teaching platform

Cruddas, J., & Pitts, H. (2020). The politics of postcapitalism. Labour and our digital futures. The Political Quarterly, 91(2), 275-286.

Cruz, L. B., Alves, M. A., & Delbridge, R. (2017). Next steps in organizing alternatives to capitalism: toward a relational research agenda. M@ n@ gement20(4), 322-335.

Mair, S., Druckman, A., & Jackson, T. (2020). A tale of two utopias: Work in a post-growth world. Ecological Economics173, 106653.

Streeck, W. (2014). How will capitalism end? New Left Review, (87), 35-64.

Zanoni, P. Post-capitalistic politics in the making: The imaginary and praxis of alternative economies. Organisation. 2017, vol. 24 (5).

CSR and Critics

Crane, A., Palazzo, G., Spence, L. J., & Matten, D. (2014). Contesting the value of “creating shared value”. California Management Review, 56(2), 130-153.

Kaplan, S. (2020). Beyond the business case for social responsibility. Academy of Management Discoveries6(1), 1-4.

Schneider, A. (2019). Bound to fail? Exploring the systemic pathologies of CSR and their implications for CSR research. Business & Society, in print.

Organizing Utopia and the Future

Augustine, G., Soderstrom, S., Milner, D., & Weber, K. (2019). Constructing a distant future: Imaginaries in geoengineering. Academy of Management Journal, 62(6), 1930-1960.

Foucault, M. (2008). Of other spaces (1967). Reprinted e.g. in Heterotopia and the City (pp. 25-42). Routledge.

Hjorth, D. (2013). Absolutely fabulous! Fabulation and organisation-creation in processes of becoming-entrepreneur. Society and Business Review8(3), 205-224.

Mumby, D. K., Thomas, R., Martí, I., & Seidl, D. (2017). Resistance redux. Organization Studies38(9), 1157-1183.

Wenzel, M., Krämer, H., Koch, J., & Reckwitz, A. (2020). Future and Organization Studies: On the rediscovery of a problematic temporal category in organizations. Organization Studies, in print.

Zietsma, C. (2020). Why Business Should Imagine Utopia. Network for Business Sustainability newsletter.

Sustainable Development and Grand Challenges

Ferraro, F., Etzion, D., & Gehman, J. (2015). Tackling grand challenges pragmatically: Robust action revisited. Organization Studies36(3), 363-390.

Sachs, J. D., Schmidt-Traub, G., Mazzucato, M., Messner, D., Nakicenovic, N., & Rockström, J. (2019). Six transformations to achieve the sustainable development goals. Nature Sustainability2(9), 805-814.

Social Change and Social Movements

Barberá-Tomás, D., Castelló, I., De Bakker, F. G., & Zietsma, C. (2019). Energizing through visuals: How social entrepreneurs use emotion-symbolic work for social change. Academy of Management Journal62(6), 1789-1817.

Reinecke, J., & Ansari, S. (2016). Taming wicked problems: The role of framing in the construction of corporate social responsibility. Journal of Management Studies53(3), 299-329.

The Future of Work

Fleming, P. (2019). Robots and organization studies: Why robots might not want to steal your job. Organization Studies40(1), 23-38.

Values and Logics of Alternative Organizing

Yan, S., Ferraro, F., & Almandoz, J. (2019). The rise of socially responsible investment funds: The paradoxical role of the financial logic. Administrative Science Quarterly64(2), 466-501.

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