GRONEN Reading Group

The GRONEN Reading Group (GROReG) is a  platform of the GRONEN network to discuss papers that are at advanced stages in the revision process.
The goal is to help scholars from the field to publish their work on sustainability-related topics in high quality academic journals. GROReG sessions are held 3 times per year as a half-day event and each session hosts 3 papers (face-to-face) or up to 6 papers (online).
Papers to be discussed should be at the “revise & resubmit” stage of a journal that is at least ranked 3* in the CABS list. The focus of the discussion is on how to deal with reviewer and editorial comments to improve the papers and increase their likelihood of acceptance. GROReG sessions are characterized by a non-competitive, constructive working atmosphere.


We expect that sessions will have around 10-15 participants. Each of the papers to be discussed will be assigned to a one-hour time slot. After a brief presentation (15 minutes) of the main challenges regarding the revision process of the paper by author(s), a discussant gives her/his view before the general discussion is opened. Participants receive the papers as well as the review reports and the editorial letter before each session and are expected to have read these documents beforehand, committing to confidentiality. When held in person (maximum once a year), GROReG sessions are associated to a joint lunch or dinner and hosted at changing locations, preferably in places with good travel connections or online.


We encourage scholars who have papers at the R&R stage to present their work in a  GROReG session. Scholars who are interested to discuss their paper at the GROReG should contact the reading group coordinator Elisa Alt ( and send their paper as well as the decision letter including the reviewer reports.

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GROReG in numbers

  • 87 papers discussed to date
  • 49% of papers published to date (43 papers); 43% in the original journal (37 papers)



Past sessions were held at the following dates and locations:

  • 14 November 2014, Queen Mary University of London, UK.
  • 6 February 2015, Kedge Business School Marseille, France.
  • 24 April 2015, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
  • 25 September 2015, Kedge Business School Paris, France.
  • 29 January 2016, Bocconi University Milan, Italy.
  • 17 June 2016, Queen Mary University of London, UK.
  • 28 October 2016, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • 10 February 2017, University of Manchester, UK.
  • 23 June 2017, University of Warwick, UK.
  • 20 October 2017, University of Hamburg, Germany.
  • 8 February 2018, University of Edinburgh, UK.
  • 4 May 2018, ESADE Business School Barcelona, Spain.
  • 16 November 2018, Amsterdam Business School, The Netherlands.
  • 15 February 2019, Hertie School of Governance Berlin, Germany.
  • 20 June 2019, IESE Barcelona, Spain.
  • 11 October 2019, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.
  • 14 February 2020, University of Bath, UK.
  • 10 July 2020, online.
  • 9 November 2020, online.
  • 26 February 2021, online.
  • 28 May 2021, online.
  • 29 October 2021, online.
  • 22 February 2022, online.
  • 31 May 2022, Amsterdam Business School, The Netherlands.
  • 17 October 2022, online.


Core members

GROReG sessions are facilitated by a group of the following core members:

  • Elisa Alt
    King’s College London, UK
  • Grace Augustine
    University of Bath, UK
  • Luca Berchicci
    Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Aoife Brophy
    University of Oxford, UK
  • Frederik Dahlmann
    University of Warwick, UK
  • Valentina De Marchi
    University of Padova, Italy
  • Frank Figge
    ESCP Business School, Paris, France
  • Panikos Georgallis
    University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Tobias Hahn
    ESADE Barcelona, Spain
  • Katrin Heucher
    University of Michigan, USA
  • Jörn Hoppmann
    University of Oldenburg, Germany
  • Tanusree Jain
    Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
  • Franziska Lauenstein
    University of Southern Denmark
  • Johannes Meuer
    Kühne Logistics University
  • Kerstin Neumann
    University of Innsbruck, Austria
  • Desirée Pacheco
    IESE, Spain
  • Jonatan Pinkse
    University of Manchester, UK
  • Garima Sharma
    American University, USA
  • Sara Soderstrom
    University of Michigan, USA
  • Amanda Williams
    IMD, Switzerland