BI researchers win award for sustainability book

20 June 2023

Birgit Helene Jevnaker and Johan Olaisen won the Best Book Award at the European Academy of Management Conference 2023.

“This is one of the most prestigious awards in management research. Birgit and Johan have won it with an important and timely book on how we can build greener and more sustainable organizations. The book deserves to be widely read, and I look forward to seeing the impact it will have both on the academic field and on organizations,” says Head of the Department of Leadership and Organizational Behaviour, Øyvind Lund Martinsen.

They won with their book ‘Reimagining Sustainable Organization – Perspectives on Arts, Design, Leadership, Knowledge and Project Management’, published in 2022.

“We were especially happy to see how widely read the book has become already, and that so many colleagues found it innovative and interesting. We want to thank BI for making it open access, and hope it is now read also by students and practitioners who want to make a positive impact,” says Professor Emerita Birgit Helene Jevnaker.

As the book’s corresponding author, she received the award on behalf of both authors at the EURAM conference at Trinity College Dublin.

Professor Emeita Birgit Helene Jevnaker receiving the award.

The book draws on a range of examples including telecommunications, energy, recycling, construction, engineering, sustainable design, and art to show how we can build organizations that address the need for effectively dealing with the increasing unknowns in society and preparing for an uncertain future.

The EURAM Best Book Award is granted annually to a scholarly book in the field of management studies. A designated committee chooses the winner, based on the criteria of contribution to theory and practice, and scholarly impact with consideration for the ‘European’ element of the book and its newness.

The book is open access, and you can read it for free here.

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