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EGOS 2022: Markets for sustainability: Evolving challenges, imperfections, and trade-offs

  • 1.  EGOS 2022: Markets for sustainability: Evolving challenges, imperfections, and trade-offs

    Posted 10-13-2021 06:56

    Dear colleagues and friends,

    We would like to draw your attention to our forthcoming EGOS 2022 subtheme on Markets for sustainability: Evolving challenges, imperfections, and trade-offs.

    Call for Short Papers

    The aim of our subtheme is to bring together scholars with an interest in markets for sustainability. In line with the EGOS colloquium overall theme, we are particularly interested in contributions that explore the imperfections of evolving sustainable markets. Sustainable markets, their actors, and the institutions governing them are far from static and perfectly organized. While much research has so far focused on the creation of sustainable markets-taking theoretical perspectives such as social movements, policy making, standard setting, and entrepreneurship-we still know little about the organizational and institutional dynamics and complexities, trade-offs, and challenges that are at play when these markets evolve beyond their nascent stage and potentially move mainstream.

    We solicit submissions that explore the impact of changing institutions, including standards, certifications, regulations, and metrics, as well as the inter-organizational collaborative and competitive dynamics that unfold when these markets (attempt to) grow beyond their 'alternative' niches. We see significant potential in intensifying the research dialogue on evolving markets for sustainability and we welcome submissions from a wide range of theoretical perspectives as well as methodological approaches. Research areas and questions that this subtheme aims to address include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Policy changes and market impact
    • Evolving standards, certifications, and metrics
    • Market growth and inter-organizational collaborations
    • Competition among sustainable markets
    • Intersections with conventional markets


    You can access the full call for papers on the EGOS website. https://www.egos.org/jart/prj3/egos/main.jart?rel=de&reserve-mode=active&content-id=1630409885853&subtheme_id=1604725601619


    We invite you to submit your short paper until January 11, 2022, 23:59:59 CET through the EGOS website. Please follow the Guidelines and criteria for the submission of short papers at EGOS Colloquia. Accepted authors will need to submit their full paper by June 15, 2022. The conference will take place on July 7-9, 2022 in Vienna, Austria.

    If you have any questions or require additional information, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

    We are very much looking forward to exciting and fruitful discussions of your work in Vienna!

    Kind regards,

    Birthe Soppe, Panikos Georgallis, & Shon Hiatt

    Birthe Soppe
    Associate Professor
    University of Innsbruck, Austria &
    University of Oslo, Norway