GRONEN Reading Group

The GRONEN Reading Group (GROReG) is a newly created 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 will be held 3-4 times per year as a half-day event and each session hosts 2-3 papers.

Papers to be discussed should be at the “revise & resubmit” stage of a journal that is at least ranked 3* in the ABS list. The focus of the discussion is how to deal with reviewer and editorial comments to improve the papers and increase likelihood of acceptance of the papers. GROReG sessions are characterized by a non-competitive, constructive working atmosphere with the aim to help each others with the development and publication of papers on sustainability-related topics in high quality journals.


GROReG sessions will be held 3-4 times per year and will be organized as half-day events. We expect that sessions will have around 10-15 participants. Each of the 2-3 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. If possible GROReG sessions are associated to a joint lunch or dinner. GROReG sessions will be hosted at changing locations, preferably in places with good travel connections.


We encourage scholars who have papers at the R&R stage to present at one of the following GROReG sessions. Scholars who are interested to discuss their paper at the GROReG should contact the reading group coordinator Tobias Hahn and send their paper as well as the decision letter including the reviewer reports.

The next reading group session is on Friday, 10th of July 2020.

Due to the current COVID-19 crisis, the session will be held online.

 Applications should be sent to Elisa Alt

Past sessions were held at the following dates and locations:

  • 14 November 2014, London, UK.
  • 6 February 2015, Marseille, France.
  • 24 April 2015, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
  • 25 September 2015, Paris, France.
  • 29 January 2016, Milan, Italy.
  • 17 June 2016, London, UK.
  • 28 October 2016, Zurich, Switzerland
  • 10 February 2017, Manchester, UK.
  • 23 June 2017, Coventry, UK.
  • 20 October 2017, Hamburg, Germany.
  • 8 February 2018, Edinburgh, UK.
  • 4 May 2018, Barcelona, Spain.
  • 16 November 2018, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • 15 February 2019, Berlin, Germany
  • 20 June 2019, Barcelona, Spain
  • 11 October 2019, St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • 14 February 2020, University of Bath, UK

Read the reports of GROReg sessions

Core members

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

      • Elisa Alt
        King’s College London, UK
      • Luca Berchicci
        Erasmus University Rotterdam, NL
      • Frederik Dahlmann
        Warwick Business School, UK
      • Frank Figge
        Kedge Business School Marseille, France
      • Tobias Hahn
        ESADE Barcelona, Spain
      • Jonatan Pinkse
        Manchester Business School, UK
      • Sally Russell
        University of Leeds, UK
      • Kerstin Neumann
        University of Innsbruck, Austria
      • Panikos Georgallis
        University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
      • Jörn Hoppmann
        University of Oldenburg, Germany
      • Franziska Sump
        University of Hamburg, Germany
      • Anne Toubolic
        University of Nottingham, UK
      • Amanda Williams
        ETH Zurich