SURREY BUSINESS SCHOOL: Centre for Sustainable Enterprise Management Research Day
Tuesday, 18 October 2016 from 09:30 to 15:00 (BST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Centre for Sustainable Enterprise Management is pleased to host the first research day at Surrey Business School for academics, students and practitioners in the field of sustainability.
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Professor Pascual Berrone
Professor Pascual Berrone is Associate Professor of Strategic Management and holder of the Schneider Electric Chair of Sustainability and Business Strategy at IESE Business School.
Professor Berrone’s professional interests include ongoing programmatic work in three areas: corporate governance, social issues in management and family firms. His academic work has been published in international journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, Strategic Management Journal, California Management Review, Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, Human Resource Management, Journal of Business Ethics, International Journal of Human Resource Management, and the Journal of Management Studies to name a few. Professor Berrone has held previous visiting scholar posts at Arizona State University, Concordia University in Montreal, Simon Fraser in Vancouver, Canada and Nangyang Business School in Singapore. Prof. Berrone is Associate Editor of the research outlet Organization & Environment and is a member of several editorial boards.
He will be speaking on the effectiveness of local non-profit environmental movement organizations. See Abstract below.
Dr Yanfei Hu
Dr Yanfei Hu is a Lecturer in Sustainable Enterprise at Surrey Business School. She will speaking on Animal Rights, Sensebreaking and Sensegiving. See Abstract below.
Schedule of the Day
09.45-10.00 Welcome from the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (Graham Miller, Professor of Sustainability in Business)
10.00-10.45 Guest Speaker: Professor Pascual Berrone When are environmental nonprofit organisations effective?
11.00-11.15 Coffee Break
11.15-11.45 CSEM Research Presentation Internal Speaker: Dr Yanfei Hu Micro-sociological approach to radical cultural change: Animal rights, sensebreaking and sensegiving
12.00-12.30 Meet the Editor Q&A Forum: Showcasing ‘Surrey’ Journals
Professor Alberto Aragon-Correa (Editor in Chief of Organization Environment)
Professor Graham Miller (Co-editor of the Journal of Sustainable Tourism, Editorial Board member of the Journal of Sustainable Tourism, Tourism Editor of the Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Research)
Professor Gavin Hilson (Editor-in-Chief of The Extractive Industries and Society)
12.30-13.30 Lunch (included).
13.30-15.00 Round table and open discussion: Opportunities and challenges in sustainability research arising from the day’s focus.
Abstracts of Speakers
PROFESSOR PASCUAL BERRONE: WHEN ARE ENVIRONMENTAL NONPROFIT ORGANISATIONS EFFECTIVE?
Nonprofit organizations are expected to effectively create value by addressing societal problems or “big challenges” such as poverty, inequality and pollution. In this paper, we explore the conditions under which this occurs. Specifically, we focus our analysis on local environmental movement organizations (LEMOs). LEMOs aim to create social value by improving the environmental performance of the communities on which they operate. We argue that the effectiveness of these organizations will be contingent on both the field position and the supported institutional logic of other institutional actors. We test our contention using a panel dataset of 300 U.S. Communities. This paper does not only test a causal relationship between nonprofit collective action and social value creation, but also develops a unique framework for understanding how this process of value creation is shaped by local institutional actors.
DR YANFEI HU: MICRO-SOCIOLOGICAL APPROACH TO RADICAL CULTURAL CHANGE: ANIMAL RIGHTS, SENSEBREAKING AND SENSEGIVING
Radical cultural change is one of the “big issues” or “grand challenges” of our times. Such change involves efforts by advocacy organizations to change the cognitive frames of a large public audience, be it revising public perceptions toward climate change, inequality, or the rights of marginalized groups. Cognitive frames provide the basis of social judgment and decision-making, and as such frame-based inferences are central to the sensemaking perspective, which studies “the process through which individuals work to understand novel, unexpected, or confusing events” (Maitlis & Christianson, 2014:58). Within this umbrella perspective, the concept of sensegiving is used to capture attempts to revise others’ cognitive frames; through sensegiving, the sense giver encourages the audience to doubt their existing frames and to consider an alternative frame. However, research on sensegiving has largely been confined within the context of organizational change (i.e., leader sensegiving to followers); scholars have rarely attempted to use sensegiving to explain larger-scale change such as social or cultural change. Using a case study of sensegiving tactics by the radical animal rights group People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) targeting a North American public, we theoretically elaborated the concept of sensegiving in the context of radical social or cultural change. Our data included traditional media samples (print and broadcast), Youtube videos, and interviews with PETA staff members. This research generated several counterintuitive insights that significantly expanded our understanding of sensegiving and socio-cultural change.
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Centre for Sustainable Enterprise Management, Surrey Business School
Our mission is to develop the knowledge, skills, and experience of future business leaders to address environmental and social challenges while managing business growth. While organisations strive for competitive advantage, innovative operations and reducing risk to their practices, we believe we are designing the next wave of sustainable enterprise which builds value for society and protects the planet, where business models are enhanced by financial, social and environmental sustainability to build organisations that genuinely enrich the rest of society. Our message is that the positive implications of improved environmental and social knowledge will enhance global human development.
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