GRONEN Workshops: Tokyo 2019
Group for Research on Organizations and the Natural Environment
Waseda University Research Institute for Environmental Economics and Management
Waseda Innovation Laboratory
Supported by Waseda University Research Council
A report by Virginie Francoeur with the collaboration of participating students and professors.
Today, as environmental sustainability becomes a more and more important component of business strategy, the question of how, rather than whether, to improve environmental performance is more salient than ever. However, business actions to reduce the environmental impact of business activities are typically taken voluntarily. Accordingly, improved understanding of the decision processes of firms and the cognitive and social processes of various stakeholders with respect to environmental issues constitutes a vital dimension of effective business management and strategy. This one-day research symposium focuses on studies adopting a behavioral foundation to develop insights relevant to addressing important research questions in environmental management.
Countries represented by doctoral students
Bhavesh Sarna is a University Teacher at the Jyväskyla School of Business and Economics, University of Jyväskylä. His current research interest is in microfoundations of sustainability for a better understanding of sustainability transitions in an organizational setting. Currently, he is finishing his doctoral thesis, which is about micro-CSR from employees’ perspectives in the Indian and Finnish context. In the future, he is also interested in exploring green supply chain models and green production values in emerging markets. For this, he wants to examine the interaction between firms and non-market stakeholders such as society, NGOs and governments.