How Organizing Matters for Societal Grand Challenges

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Societal grand challenges have moved from a marginal concern to a mainstream issue within organization and management theory. How diverse forms of organizing help tackle – or reinforce – grand challenges has become centrally important. In this introductory paper, we take stock of the contributions to the volume on Organizing for Societal Grand Challenges and identify three characteristics of grand challenges that require further scholarly attention: their interconnectedness, fluidity, and paradoxical nature. We also emphasize the need to expand our methodological repertoire and reflect upon our practices as a scholarly community.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOrganizing for societal grand challenges
EditorsAli Aslan Gümüsay, Emilio Marti, Hanna Trittin-Ulbrich, Christopher Wickert
Number of pages14
Place of PublicationBingley
PublisherEmerald Publishing Limited
Publication date29.03.2022
ISBN (Print)978-1-83909-829-1
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-83909-826-0, 978-1-83909-828-4
Publication statusPublished - 29.03.2022

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2022 Ali Aslan Gümüsay, Emilio Marti, Hannah Trittin-Ulbrich and Christopher Wickert. Published by Emerald Publishing Limited.

    Research areas

  • Grand challenges, Impact, Management, Methodology, Organization theory, Research, Teaching
  • Management studies