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  • 1.  FB - Environmental Sustainability Session @ AoM

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    The Role of Family Firms in Environmental Sustainability
    When: Aug 13, 2019 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM (ET)
    Associated with Academy of Management Annual Meeting

    The Role of Family Firms in Environmental Sustainability
    Chairs: Sanjay Sharma and Pramodita Sharma
    Sponsored by STR, ONE and ENT Divisions

    This symposium brings together leading scholars working at the interface of environmental sustainability, strategic management and entrepreneurial family business to unpack how the positive and negative characteristics of family firms make them more or less likely to undertake patient investments in proactive sustainability strategies that may have uncertain and/or long-term paybacks. While family businesses dominate the global economy and range in size from small partnerships to giant Fortune 500 firms, over three decades of extant research in corporate sustainability has focused on non-family controlled firms with dispersed ownership. Family firms are significantly under-researched in this area of inquiry. Without understanding and engaging this dominant sector of most global economies, the division cannot achieve its mission of creating knowledge to understand the role of organizations in building a sustainable world. Strategic Management scholars will gain fresh insights from unique capability development/deployment and top management decision-making processes of family firms that foster patient long-term investments while achieving short-term economic outcomes.

    Presenters: Stuart Hart, Danny Miller, Isabelle Le Breton-Miller, Cristina Cruz, Jim Combs, Peter Jaskiewicz, Judith Walls, Rahul Ravi, Sanjay Sharma and Pramodita Sharma


    PramoDITA Sharma, Ph.D.
    Professor & Sanders Chair in Family Business, Grossman School of Business, University of Vermont, VT, USA 05405 | Sr. Advisor & Fellow, Thomas Schmidheiny Centre for Family Enterprise, Indian School of Business, India | Visiting Professor of Family Enterprises, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, IL, USA | Phone: 802-656-5122 | Email: psharma@bsad.uvm.edupsharma@bsad.uvm.edu>