PROMOTING CLIMATE LEADERSHIP
I have been teaching climate leadership in undergraduate and graduate business schools for a decade. Now retired, I am focusing on helping teachers in academic, professional and community settings to develop climate leadership courses and modules.
Thought leaders have the responsibility to research and teach about the big picture of climate change and energy evolution for the US and the world...to promote understanding of both the scientific and the organizational environment for energy and policy...and to help develop a new generation of climate leaders. My focus is on understanding the psychology of climate leadership and promoting scientific and systems thinking.
I also continue my interests in...
ASSESSING THE ACCOUNTABILITY OF THE SOCIAL ENTERPRISES
Alternative organizations like hybrids (in the US) and quangos (in the UK) comprise a growing sector in the US and internationally. This sector includes organizations like Fannie Mae and the latest social enterprise form, the so-called benefit corporation. How does the public hold organizations in the fourth sector--I prefer to call it the "gray sector"-- accountable? How does this sector, which moves corporations away from traditional government control and toward self-control, impact our democratic system of government?
My publications on social enterprises include:
(2017) Examining the Ethics of Organizational Legal Forms: Lessons from the Social Enterprise Movement. In P. Miesing & M. Aggestam (Eds.), Educating Social Entrepreneurs: A Workbook of Cases, Exercises, and Commentaries, Vol. II: From Business Plan Formulation to Implementation, 17-24. Principles for Responsible Management Education Collection, Oliver Laasch, Editor. Business Expert Press.
(2016) Who Should Define the 'Social' in 'Social Enterprise'— Elected Governments or Partnered Corporations? Management Teaching Review. First published on June 5, 2016 as doi:10.1177/2379298116653227
(2015) Benefit Corporations at a Crossroads: As Lawyers Weigh In, Companies Weigh Their Options. Business Horizons. 58(3), May-June, 243-252. Reprinted (2015) as Case Study BH667-PDF-ENG, Harvard Business Review series on Leadership and Managing People.
(2014) Fifty Shades of Accountability: Governmental-Non-Governmental Hybrids. Non-Profit Quarterly. 2(1), Spring, 36-45.
BUILDING COMMUNITY FOR SCHOLAR-TEACHERS
The Management and Organizational Behavior Teaching Society encourages wonderfully active engagement from management educators in all career stages and across all disciplines, in their annual American conference and their biannual international conference, as well as in the Journal of Management Education and Management Teaching Review.
Learn more about the Society, including its SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS FOR DOCTORAL STUDENTS AND NEW EDUCATORS, at mobts.org.