Call for Scholarly Program Submissions: Organizations and the Natural Environment (ONE)

Program Chair: Ivan Montiel, Baruch College, City University of New York;  

2020 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 2020 AOM theme of "20/20: Broadening our Sight". The ONE division is particularly well suited to contributing to a program focused on broadening our perspectives in scholarly research. In the Academy’s announcement of the 2020 theme, a number of elements are directly relevant to the ONE division.

20/20 Broadening Our Sight emphasizes the need to study 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). Organizations will play a central role in reaching the SDGs and ONE scholars can contribute to the understanding of how these goals are better achieved.

Climate change is listed among one of the most pressing challenges in the 21st century and it is central theme to the ONE Division. Our community has extensive knowledge on the interactions between organizations and, not only climate change but also other interrelated challenges such as conflict, corruption, and economic inequality. We have therefore an opportunity and compromise to advance knowledge on the alleviation of all these urgent grand societal challenges.

The ONE division encourages paper and symposium submissions that reflect on the question of how organizations must broaden their sight in order to alleviate grand societal challenges such as climate change, biodiversity loss, responsible innovation, or inequality. Joint symposium proposals are welcome, as the theme of broadening our sights draws on multi-disciplinary approaches across other Academy divisions and interest groups.

As well as 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.

Visit the Submission Center website.

  • The Submission Center opens early December 2019. The deadline for submissions is 14 January 2020 at 5:00 PM ET (NY Time)

ONE Division Awards: The ONE division offers multiple awards (see Awards section of our website).

The Program Chair and Team selects the awards for the Best Paper as well as Best Reviewer Awards.

In addition, the ONE division puts forward papers eligible for Academy awards, such as the William H Newman Award for an outstanding single-authored paper from a dissertation and the Carolyn Dexter Best International Paper Award. Please indicate eligibility for these awards when submitting your paper in the system (see Orientation and Awards section in the submission guidelines for more details).

Please pay particular attention to all of the submission guidelines. The Program Chairs have agreed to apply them rigorously and reject non-conforming papers.