This PDW co-organised by five BAM SIGs will offer an unusual opportunity for BAM members to join the conversation on the challenges that are faced, globally, as a result of climate change and to discuss and build on the adaptation strategies that have been mooted in response to this phenomenon. As temperatures rise and the weather becomes more extreme, adaptation by communities and in the built and natural environments to save our climate has become urgent, unequal in the content and effects of adaptation strategies, and costly.
What does it mean for individuals, groups, and organisations to endeavour to save our climate? Firstly, how will climate-change affect work and lives? Secondly, what is the role of organisations and management in meeting the challenges of climate change? What may be learned from business history about the response of organisations and management to a range of extreme challenges, including climate change? And how will innovation, including technology innovation, be drawn upon to transform the lives of the masses of ordinary people in many parts of the world who cannot relocate and must face the potentially existential consequences of climate change.

The PDW will share diverse perspectives of climate change and discuss possible adaptation strategies to mitigate and address its effects. To achieve these objectives, a range of scholars in business, management, and organisation studies will seek to share their knowledge of extreme challenges and the responses of diverse communities to challenges that have arisen in and beyond climate change. The key takeaway from the PDW is therefore expected to be collaborations across hitherto unexplored subject areas and novel ideas that emerge from these collaborations that will lead to interesting, publishable research on the management of climate change as an urgent topic of contemporary conversations in and beyond management studies.


Provider Information

Sustainable and Responsible Business SIG; Entrepreneurship SIG; Organisational Transformation, Change and Development SIG; Business History SIG; Innovation SIG


Who Should Attend?

Doctoral students, Early Carrer Researchers, Mid-career and established academics.

This event particularly speaks to A1, A2, A3, C1, C2, C3, as indicated by BAM Framework.


Benefits of Attendance
  • Developing a critical mind-set in research and practice to address the adaptation challenge
  • Increased understanding of the challenges linked to the climate change adaptation
  • Advancing critical and multidisciplinary approach to understanding the climate change adaptation
  • Developing cutting-edge themes in the areas of sustainable business strategies; entrepreneurship; innovation; transformation and change; and business history related to the adaptation challenge
  • Networking and call for collaboration opportunities
Dr Polina Baranova, SRB Co-SIG Chair 
Professor Wilson NG, Entrepreneurship SIG Chair


Professor of Sustainable Management and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)
Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University 
Professor of Green Economics
Professor, Faculty of Business and Law
Centre for Sustainability and Responsible Management
University of Roehampton
Professor of Responsible Management
Department of Management
Lincoln International Business School, University of Lincoln 
Associate Professor; Canada Research Chair in Geospatial Humanities
University of Prince Edward Island, Canada
Principal Lecturer, Centre for Change, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management
School of Business and Law, University of Brighton

Professor Wilson NG
Professor of Entrepreneurship
IDRAC Business School, campus de Lyon, France

Dr John Mendy
Senior Lecturer
University of Lincoln

Dr Polina Baranova
Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management
University of Derby

Dr Kevin Tennent
Reader in Management
University of York

Dr Nick Marshall
Senior Lecturer
University of Brighton



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Event Fee 

BAM Members fee: Free

Non-BAM Members: £25

Non-BAM Student Members: £25 (includes membership)

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