31 May 2018: CHRISTIAN DE COCK (CBS) & DANIEL NYBERG (Newcastle)

Disrupting Climate Change Denialism in Management and Organization Studies

We argue that through implicatory and interpretive forms of denial, our field has shied away from the radical thinking needed to confront the growing climate crisis and its profound organizational implications. This requires challenging the dominant history of corporate capitalism, which is projected within society as the only viable future. To do this, we engage with the writing of Svetlana Alexievich and Margaret Atwood in order to show how the idea of progress can be disrupted by reinterpreting the past in order to see the present differently. We suggest research tools for critically re-appropriating the past in order to disrupt the present, specifically, alternative and forgotten histories which can be employed to challenge our thinking about a future in a climate changed world. We offer hope without optimism in encouraging management and organization studies to rethink our current trajectory and imagine alternative futures.

Should you want to attend this talk, please register by sending a message to Thinley Tharchen at: tharchen@em-lyon.com by Tuesday 29 noon. We will order a free sandwich for you (please mention any dietary preference) and will send you a copy of the paper.

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