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PDW on Social Purpose and Legacy in Organizations -- July 22nd Deadline for abstract submissions

  • 1.  PDW on Social Purpose and Legacy in Organizations -- July 22nd Deadline for abstract submissions

    Posted 07-20-2022 07:17
     Deadline for abstract submissions is July 22, 2022

    2022 Academy of Management Annual Meeting
    Professional Development Workshop
    Program Session: 420 Submission: 13412
    Session Format: Hybrid Interactive: Seattle +Virtual
    Intergenerational Transmission of Social Purpose: Legacy in Corporations and Other Organizations
    Sponsors: Management History (MH), Organization and Management Theory (OMT); Public & Not For Profit (PNP)
    Saturday, August 6, 2022 12:00 – 2:00 PM PT (UTC-7) at Seattle Convention Center, Room 616


    We are pleased to announce this workshop on the intergenerational transmission of social purpose. This workshop begins with a brief introduction and a panel to provide shared ground for discussion following by a focused paper development segment.

    The objective of this workshop is to explore the mechanisms that encourage the transmission of positive social values and behaviors across multiple generations within an organizational context. While shareholder capitalism has encouraged considerable economic gains for humanity, corporations must now account for the negative consequences of their economic success. These consequences now comprise existential challenges to humanity-climate change, systemic poverty, inequality and related social ills. Corporations are under growing pressure to justify their pursuit of profits by acquiring a sense of purpose that attends to broader social issues and to reorganize production in ways that consider the effects of shareholder capitalism on future generations. However, modern executives and the business schools that train them know little about creating a sense of social purpose in corporations and even less about how to sustain a sense of social purpose across multiple generations.

    Increasingly, corporations turn to other organizational forms to understand both social purpose and intergenerational transmission of values. Associations, clubs, charities, religious societies, museums, philanthropic foundations, family businesses and related actors have a long history of honing entities that operate for social welfare, civic improvement, family aspiration, recreation, cultural pursuits and other purposes that are less focused on profit. Many of these organizations, moreover, have developed the capacity to endure for many generations without loss of mission or purpose. Yet we know little about the mechanisms by which they create and embed their sense of purpose or how they manage to sustain the sense of purpose over time.

    Panelists, Discussants, and Facilitators:

    • Francois Bastien, University of Victoria
    • Andrea Casey, George Washington University
    • Sonia Coman, Smarthistory and the Washington National Cathedral  
    • Diego Coraiola, University of Victoria
    • William Foster, University of Alberta,
    • Trevor Israelsen, University of Victoria
    • Roy Suddaby, University of Victoria and Washington State University
    • Robert Wolcott, The World Innovation Network, University of Chicago

    Please register now

    Preregistration is required for this workshop. To preregister please fill out the following form This workshop has two components. The first component is a panel discussion and the second is a paper development session.  The first part is open to all participants (both virtual and in person). The second component is only available to attendees participating in person and will involve discussion surrounding presubmitted abstracts. To participate in the in-person paper development session, please submit an abstract (500 words excluding references) for review that fits the thematic scope of the workshop. Please submit the abstract at . The submission deadline has been extended to July 22, 2022.

    If you have questions, please contact the organizers:

    Andrea Casey

    Sonia Coman

    Trevor Israelsen  

    Trevor Israelsen
    University of Victoria
    Victoria BC