The Relational Dimension of Tackling Grand Challenges: Debating Collaboration and Cooperation

  • Johanna Ayrault (Panel member)
  • Dennis Clemens Jancsary (Panel member)
  • Stephan Leixnering (Panel member)
  • Joel Gehman (Panel member)
  • Barbara Gray (Panel member)
  • Martina K. Linnenluecke (Panel member)
  • Meyer, R. (Panel member)
  • Ignacio Pavez (Panel member)

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution


Inequality, health and well-being, energy decarbonization, sustainability, digitalization – the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) encompass the most pressing societal challenges we are currently facing. Such grand challenges are wicked in the sense that addressing them requires collaboration across sets of diverse and interdependent actors rather than isolated individual (e.g., politicians, activists) or collective actors (e.g., governments, business firms). The final SDG, goal number 17, therefore stresses the crucial character of partnerships for the goals. By bringing together scholars representing different perspectives on collaboration and cooperation with respect to SDG 17, our panel symposium sheds further light on the varied relational aspects of solutions to current societal challenges, addressing both opportunities and pitfalls. It seeks to deepen the conversation between scholars with shared interests but distinct approaches and foci, highlighting both similarities and differences. Embracing new and meaningful relationships, both in research and practice, it is our goal to explore potential avenues for mutual inspiration, learning, and future collaboration.
Period7 Aug 2023
Event titleThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2023: Putting the Worker Front and Center
Event typeConference
Conference number83
OrganiserAcademy of Management
LocationBoston, United States, MassachusettsShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational