Panelist at Symposium: The Climate Emergency and Social Evaluations: Constructing a New Research Agenda

Activity: Talk or presentationScience to science


The climate emergency – “a situation in which urgent action is required to reduce or halt climate change and avoid entially irreversible environmental damage resulting fromit” (Oxford University Press, 2019) – has been described by many, including scientists, politicians, and increasingly also business leaders, as of one the biggest threats facing humanity today (Ripple et al., 2019). Radical actions to counter this emergency are required on all fronts. Yet, such organizational and institutional efforts have been slow to emerge, often given a fear of negative social evaluations of such actions from salient stakeholder groups (Slawinski, et al., 2017). As such, we contend that scholars of social evaluations (Bitektine et al., 2020; Haack & Sieweke, 2020; Roulet, 2020) focusing on topics around legitimacy, reputation, or stigma (Devers et al., 2009), are well positioned to question, examine, and provide potential solutions for some of the challenges organizational and institutional actors will face when engaging to battle the climate emergency. To reflect on and discuss how scholars of social evaluations can contribute to the study of tackling the climate emergency, we have organized a panel symposium featuring leading organizational theorists interested in both social evaluations and climate-related issues. Next to a lively debate, it is our ambition to identify promising avenues for future research in this space as well as ask how we can bring both theory and practice closer together to generate impact.
Period2 Aug 2021
Event titleAOM
Event typeUnkonwn
Degree of RecognitionInternational

Austrian Classification of Fields of Science and Technology (ÖFOS)

  • 504
  • 506009 Organisation theory
  • 502044 Business management
  • 502052 Business administration