“Grand challenges” are formulations of global problems that can be plausibly addressed through coordinated and collaborative effort. In this Special Research Forum, we showcase management research that examines societal problems that individuals, organizations, communities, and nations face around the world. We develop a framework to guide future research to provide systematic empirical evidence on the formulation, articulation, and implementation of grand challenges. We highlight several factors that likely enhance or suppress the attainment of collective goals, and identify representative research questions for future empirical work. In so doing, we aspire to encourage management scholars to engage in tackling broader societal challenges through their collaborative research and collective insight.
Management research, empirical research, sustainable development, social problems
Business Law, Public Responsibility, and Ethics | Strategic Management Policy
Strategy and Organisation
Academy of Management Journal
Academy of Management
GEORGE, Gerard; HOWARD-GRENVILLE, Jennifer; JOSHI, Aparna; and TIHANYI, Laszlo.
Understanding and tackling societal grand challenges through management research. (2016). Academy of Management Journal. 59, (6), 1880-1895. Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business.
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