Days of paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters, and colloquia.
Delegates from all over the world who attended the Sixteenth International Conference on Knowledge, Culture, and Change in Organizations
Organizations function like communities. These communities have internal aspects: the values, behaviors, and culture of the organization itself. And they have external aspects: the embeddedness of the organization as a social actor within the broader context of social life. It is a constant concern for organizations to develop strategies to cope with, lead, or anticipate change. Prominent among today’s concerns are the effects of climate change specifically, naturally occurring and as the product of human action. This phenomenon comes to present a number of challenges within the framework of environmental sustainability. This, in turn, sits within an even broader context that, in the special theme of this year’s conference, we call “Climates of Change”. For business and industry: how do environmental factors affect the bottom line? For the world of nance: what is invested in and what are the environmental rami cations of such investments? For the world of governmental or non-governmental organizations: how do agendas need to be realigned in order to address the diverse ways climate change, environmental factors, and the wider contexts of change affect the life of the organization?
Parallel to our annual thematic streams, this special focus addresses a range of empirical and theoretical questions about organizations in their natural and social environments. What are the measurement indicators and assessment tools of organizational performance in relation to environmental sustainability? What are the leadership opportunities in a time of environmental vulnerability and social uncertainty—internally within organizations and externally as organizations face society? What might be the shape of new modes of leadership exploring opportunities for the development of ethical models of organizational growth and the emergence of new sustainability practices?
The Sixteenth International Conference on Knowledge, Culture, and Change in Organizations featured plenary sessions by some of the world’s leading thinkers and innovators in the field.
For each conference, a small number of Graduate Scholar Awards are given to outstanding graduate students who have an active academic interest in the conference area. The Award with its accompanying responsibilities provides a strong professional development opportunity for graduate students at this stage in their academic careers. The 2016 Graduate Scholar Awardees are listed below.