OS4Future: An academic advocacy movement for our future

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  • Giuseppe Delmestri
  • Helen Etchanchu
  • Joel Bothello
  • Stefanie Habersang
  • Gabriela Gutierrez-Huerter O
  • Elke Schüßler
Organization and management scholars are a relatively privileged group compared with colleagues from many other disciplines. Yet this privilege is created upon - and perpetuates - an economic system that is unequal, unjust, and unsustainable, one that destroys the basis of our livelihood through climate destruction and biodiversity loss. We propose that reforming the economy requires a revision in organizational and managerial knowledge: in response, we created Organization Scientists for Future (OS4Future). The prefiguring role model we offer in business schools is especially important, given our influence on future business leaders who will either maintain or change the economy. We present here the foundation, first actions and challenges of the OS4Future movement with the hope of attracting additional advocates and spurring imitation by other scholars.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPersonal Sustainability Practices : Faculty Approaches to Walking the Sustainability Talk and Living the UN SDGs
EditorsMarc Starik, Patricia Kanashiro
Number of pages12
Place of PublicationCheltenham
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
Publication date30.09.2021
ISBN (Print)978-1-80037-512-3
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-80037-513-0
Publication statusPublished - 30.09.2021