Sub-theme 26: The Role of Organizations in Sustainability Transitions

Raghu B. Garud, Penn State University, USA
Joel Gehman, University of Alberta, Canada
Jochen Markard, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Session I: Thursday, July 06, 11:00 to 12:30, M B211 (2nd floor)
Sustainability Transitions and Corporate Sustainabilty
Chair: Raghu Garud
Jochen Markard
Sustainability transitions: Exploring the emerging research field and its contribution to management studies
Presenter(s)Discussant(s): Jochen Markard
Christina M. Bidmon and Sebastian Knab
How the concept of the business model can be used to study the role of organizations within transitions
Presenter(s)Discussant(s): Christina Bidmon
Introductory round, intro to the theme, overview of sessions
Session II: Thursday, July 06, 14:00 to 15:30, M B211 (2nd floor)
Sociomateriality and Relational Perspectives
Chair: Joel Gehman
Christopher R. Whynacht
Sustainability transitions in transportation: Tesla’s influence on the case of the electric car
Presenter(s)Discussant(s): Christopher Whynacht
Lena J. Jaspersen and Gouldson Andy
Inter-organisational partnership strategies for sustainability transitions at the Base of the Pyramid
Presenter(s)Discussant(s): Lena Kruckenberg
Jonatan Pinkse
Sustainable technology’s affordances, firm decision-making processes and sustainability transitions
Presenter(s)Discussant(s): Jonatan Pinkse
Session III: Friday, July 07, 09:00 to 10:30, M B211 (2nd floor)
Pathways & Temporal Aspects
Chair: Jochen Markard
Lea Fuenfschilling and Christian Binz
Global socio-technical regimes
Presenter(s)Discussant(s): Lea Fuenfschilling
Frank W. Geels and Gregor Kungl
Sequence and alignment of external pressures in industry destabilization: Understanding the downfall of incumbent utilities in the German energy transition (1998–2015)
Presenter(s)Discussant(s): Frank Geels
Extra room to discuss evolutionary, relational and temporal aspects
Session IV: Friday, July 07, 11:00 to 12:30
- Parallel Stream -
Parallel Stream A: Mediation, Participation and Platforms - Room: M B211 (2nd floor)
Chair: Raghu Garud
Joel Bothello and Afshin Mehrpouya
Between regulatory field structuring and regulatory intermediary roles – The case of ICLEI
Presenter(s)Discussant(s): Joel Bothello
Anne-Lorène Vernay, Mélodie Cartel and Jonatan Pinkse
Business models and sustainability transitions: the interplay of mediating and transforming roles
Presenter(s)Discussant(s): Anne-Lorène Vermay
Kristell Le Doth
What kind of platform do you want to be?
Presenter(s)Discussant(s): Kristell Le Doth
Suyash Jolly and Heli Nissilä
Collective and participatory action for stimulating sustainability transitions: Exploring the role of field configuring events, trade shows and hybrid forums
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Parallel Stream B: Transnational Intermediation and Transition Governance - Room: M A228 (2nd floor)
Chair: Joel Gehman
Tobias Finke, Stefanos Mouzas and Alan Gilchrist
Bumps on the road: Barriers and enablers of sustainability transitions in China
Presenter(s)Discussant(s): Tobias Finke
David Monciardini and Guido Conaldi
Exploring the NGO–investor–unions nexus. Intermediaries in the European multi-stakeholder regulation of sustainability reporting
Presenter(s)Discussant(s): Guido Conaldi
Timea Nochta
Network governance and low carbon transitions in European cities
Presenter(s)Discussant(s): Timea Nochta
Session V: Friday, July 07, 14:00 to 15:30
- Parallel Stream -
Parallel Stream A: Systems Perspectives - Room: M B211 (2nd floor)
Chair: Jochen Markard
Jeroen Struben, Derek Chan and Laurette Dubé
Dynamics of market transformations for sustainability: The challenge of healthy and equitable food
Presenter(s)Discussant(s): Jeroen Struben
Kirti Mishra, Cristina Neesham, and Wendy Stubbs
Co-evolutionary analysis of sustainability transitions: A case study of organisational climate change responses
Presenter(s)Discussant(s): Kirti Mishra
Remi Beulque and Ntsonde Joël
Conducting sustainability transitions – Collective organizational engineering and circular business modelling in the automotive sector
Presenter(s)Discussant(s): Remi Beulque
Parallel Stream B: Evolving Business Models - Room: M A228 (2nd floor)
Chair: Joel Gehman
Francesca Ciulli and Ans Kolk
Multibusiness, decentralized companies and transition to sustainable business models
Presenter(s)Discussant(s): Francesca Ciulli
Sylvia Grewatsch and Tima Bansal
Innovations that catalyze sustainable transitions
Presenter(s)Discussant(s): Sylvia Grewatsch
Jessica Lagerstedt Wadin and Kajsa Ahlgren Ode
Business model change in mutable business environments – The case of distributed solar energy in Germany and California
Presenter(s)Discussant(s): Jessica Wadin
Session VI: Saturday, July 08, 09:00 to 10:30, M B211 (2nd floor)
Innovative "Out of the Box" Perspectives
Chair: Raghu Garud
Trine Pallesen and Peter H. Jacobsen
Organizing a sustainable transition through choice and competition – The case of EcoGrid 2.0
Presenter(s)Discussant(s): Trine Pallesen
Marc Barbier, Douglas K.R. Robinson and Allison Loconto
The knowledge infrastructures of transitionpathways. A mid-range theorizing of knowledge infrastructure
Presenter(s)Discussant(s): Douglas K. R. Robinson & Marc Barbier
David Barbera, Itziar Castelló Molina and Frank de Bakker
“You killed those birds, I kiled [sic] those birds, we all did”: An interaction ritual approach to cultural entrepreneurship and emotion-symbolic work
Presenter(s)Discussant(s): Itziar Castelló
Session VII: Saturday, July 08, 11:00 to 12:30, M B211 (2nd floor)
Synthesis and Outlook
Chair: Jochen Markard
Input from convenors
Panel discussion with selected participants
Broader discussion