Publication Type

Editorial

Version

Postprint

Publication Date

6-2014

Abstract

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges we confront in the 21st century. On current trends, by the end of the century, the warming effect of our greenhouse gas emissions will have taken us far away from pre-industrial climatic conditions. In fact, our climate will be as different from pre-industrial conditions as it was when the Earth emerged from the last ice age some 20,000 years ago. In other words, just over 200 years of human and industrial activity will have wrought fundamental change to our climate system. The rise of organizations and industrialized production has set us on this path, yet organizations are equally critical to mitigating and adapting to climate change. Understanding the science and policy of climate change, and the ways in which the associated issues are shaped by and shape the subjects of our attention, is therefore of great importance to management scholars.

Discipline

Business | Place and Environment | Strategic Management Policy

Research Areas

Strategy and Organisation

Publication

Academy of Management Journal

Volume

57

Issue

3

First Page

615

Last Page

623

ISSN

0001-4273

Identifier

10.5465/amj.2014.4003

Publisher

Academy of Management

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/amj.2014.4003

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