Climate social science: Any future for ‘blue sky research’ in management studies?
2015 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Management, ISSN 0956-5221, Vol. 31, no 1, 147-157 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The environmental humanities call for post-disciplinary approaches to meet the vexing problem of climate change. However, scholars have not scrutinised how management and organisation studies (MOS) could contribute to such an endeavour. This research note explores common surfaces of contact between the natural and social sciences, with the goal of unravelling the legitimate positions to speak from about climate change. The findings suggest that scholars in MOS are exposed to ecological reasoning, which undergirds underdog heroism, disciplinary confusion and a debasement of political subjectivity. As a counter strategy, I suggest that we affirm a ‘blue-sky research’ approach that would support alternative research paths and a more traditional will to know–—to advance ‘climate social science’.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 31, no 1, 147-157 p.
Climate Change, Climate Social Science, Post-disciplinary, management, blue sky research
Social Sciences Engineering and Technology
Research subject Engineering Science with specialization in industrial engineering and management
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-237263DOI: 10.1016/j.scaman.2014.10.004ISI: 000351184300012OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-237263DiVA: diva2:767330