Category archive: Newsletter 1/2015

Supply Chain Experiments at Santam started in South Africa

On Tuesday May 21, 25 motor body repair (MBR) specialists came together at the head quarters of the leading South African insurer Santam to discuss with sustainability experts and university research partners current environmental issues and challenges in their industry. The research project developed by GOLDEN has the goal to identify alternative ways to introduce…

GOLDEN in China

A political discourse over sustainability has spread into China within the last decade. As the ‘unintended consequences‘ of 30 years of intensive and unregulated economic development, started to emerge, Beijing realised that sustainability related issues have a fundamental role to play in both the domestic and international agenda. Environmental pollution (water soil and air), chronic…

Combining Research and Education – GOLDEN’s new educational approach

Reviewing the learning cycles around experimental research processes lead to the development of a new educational approach for executive education: the GOLDEN Action Learning in Sustainability (GOALS). The approach is based on strengths of the GOLDEN network: Teaching excellence, action learning (i.e. active work on real life cases), applying research scenarios for learning processes, experiential…

Sustainability Strategies as Indicators for Corporate Success

In the context of the GOLDEN Observatory P. Snoeren and M. Zollo are currently investigating what factors distinguish organizations capable of both high social/environmental sustainability performance and short-term economic performance from those who are not. From the analysis of 10,022 sustainability initiatives carried out by large companies operating in the electric utility sector, evidence has…

GOLDEN Paper accepted in Journal of Change Management

The Complexity of Wicked Problems in Large Systems Change S. Waddock, G. Meszoely, S. Waddell & D. Dentoni Abstract: Purpose:  This paper extends and elaborates the notion of successful organizational change to incorporate the concept of large system change, by developing a framework that brings together complexity and wicked problems theories to understand how individual…

GOLDEN at EGOS 2015

The 31st Annual Conference of the European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS) takes place in Athens July 2-5 2015. It is the third year in a row that researchers connected to GOLDEN contribute to the EGOS conferences with an entire track related to the research questions of the GOLDEN program. This year, for our subtheme…

ABIS Annual Colloquium 2015 at Bocconi University

Inspired by the central theme of the World Expo in Milan, the 14th Annual Colloquium of the Academy of Business in Society (ABIS) has the topic: Global Sustainability Strategy: New models and approaches to achieve sustainable living. The event will take place at Bocconi University in Milan form October 20th to 21st, 2015. The call…

GOLDEN Related Track at EGOS 2016

We are happy to announce that our proposal for a subtheme entitled “Innovating towards Sustainable Organizations: The Role of Power and Stakeholder Expectations” has been accepted for EGOS 2016 in Naples. We invite short paper submissions as soon as the submission system will be open (for more information see please click here)

Up-Coming Event

Annual GOLDEN Workshop in Cooperation with SnO This year’s GOLDEN Annual Workshop with the title: TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE ECONOMY, Business-Academia-Institutions in Action is organized in cooperation with the Research Centre for Society and Organizations (SnO) at HEC Paris on May 26th and 27th in Paris, France: As you can see from the Workshop Agenda (click…

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