What is GRONEN’s history?
In 2003, GRONEN was inspired at the Seattle Academy of Management Conference, when a group of scholars discussed how we might promote more opportunities for interaction among international scholars working on sustainability issues. After ten years, four conferences, informal engagements, and networking, the GRONEN association was formalized in Zurich, Switzerland with the ambitious goal to launch a suite of more diverse and ambitious initiatives. Since then, GRONEN has continued to host academic conferences, primarily held in Europe.
Open to scholars of all nationalities, these conferences have cultivated a network of scholars focused on high-quality research examining the intersection of organizations and the natural environment. Additionally, researchers from more than 100 universities and institutions have engaged with the GRONEN’s conferences and broader initiatives, including the PhD consortium, workshops, reading groups, and early career initiatives.
The network has created critical academic and personal connections between diverse international scholars and has particularly contributed to a better mutual understanding between North American and European scholars in this field.