Organizing for Societal Grand Challenges – part I


Speakers: Madeleine Rauch (Stanford/CBS), Nicole Siebold (Aarhus), Hannah Trittin-Ulbrich (Leuphana),


Organizing can play a vital role in addressing social grand challenges. They can help tackle or address such challenges. Simultaneously, they can give rise to grand challenges. In this session, we present recent insights into theories and methodologies that may help to understand the role of organizations and organizing in societal grand challenges, and we engage in a lively dialogue on future research opportunities. The speakers of this session include editors and authors of a recently published special issue of Research in the Sociology of Organizations (RSO) on Organizing for Societal Grand Challenges, who will share their research experiences and outlooks on grand challenges.






Time: Thursday, 20 April at 7am (Pacific) / 10am (Eastern) / 3pm (London) / 4pm (CET). This webinar is scheduled for 90 minutes (including Q&A).


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About the speakers:


Hannah Trittin-Ulbrich is an assistant professor for Business Ethics at Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany. She is guest editor of Business & Society, Research in the Sociology of Organizations, and Business Ethics, the Environment & Responsibility, Management Communication Quarterly, and social media editor of the Journal of Business Ethics.


Madeleine Rauch is a Visiting Fellow at Stanford University and Assistant Professor (on leave) at Copenhagen Business School. Her work has been published in outlets such as Organization Science, Journal of Management Studies, Strategic Organization, Research in the Sociology of Organizations, and Harvard Business Review.


Nicole Siebold is an Assistant Professor for Social Entrepreneurship at Aarhus University, Denmark. Her research has been published in outlets such as Journal of Business Research, Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, and Research in the Sociology of Organizations. She is an associate editor of The Journal of Social Entrepreneurship.



This event is supported by Responsible Research in Business and Management (


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