Introduction from the ONE Chair:
ONE newsleter Fall 2015
Jonathan P. Doh
Villanova School of Business
Greetings ONE Friends and Colleagues:
It is my honor to serve as your division chair for the next year. I am fortunate to be joined by a superb executive team: Dev Jennings, Glen Dowell, Jonatan Pinkse and our excellent treasurer, Patricia Kanashiro. Let me take this opportunity to thank all of those who were involved with the highly successful AOM meeting in Vancouver, where we celebrated our 20th anniversary. Thanks especially to our outgoing chair Alberto Aragon-Correa, who has led us ably over the past year; Program Chair Dev Jennings, who assembled a terrific program; Glen Dowell, who oversaw our PDWs, a number of which were held in the beautiful Simon Fraser Segal Building; Patricia Kanashiro, who has done a fantastic job managing our budget; and Stephanie Bertels, who made all of the arrangements to allow us to use the Segal facility for our Doctoral and Junior Faculty Consortia and our magnificent social. Sincere appreciation also to Natalia Vidal, who led the joint ONE/SIM Junior Faculty Consortium on our side, and Adam Fremeth, who organized the PhD consortium, as well as all the faculty who volunteered their time to work with early stage faculty and doctoral students. And kudos again to Dev Jennings, Andy Hoffman, Mark Starik and our featured speaker, James MacKinnon, for making the Plenary a very special one. Finally, thanks to our fantastic teams and their members (all of which are listed on the AOM ONE website) and to you - our members and friends - for making our time in Vancouver unforgettable and for ensuring ONE remains the vibrant and dynamic community that it is. ONE is a highly engaged and interactive collection of dedicated individuals, and these qualities were clearly in evidence at Vancouver for this special milestone in our growth and development.
In my short presentation at the business meeting in Vancouver, I highlighted a few priorities for the coming year. Let me take the opportunity to summarize them here.
First, we have made great progress in continuing to integrate our various communications platforms (web, newsletter, twitter, listerve). The format for this newsletter - links to stories on our website - is evidence of that. Over the coming year, with the excellent support of the Communications Team, our webmaster and list-serve editor, I would like to complete that process.
Second, I want to engage a broader group of our members and stakeholders in feedback on our program and the division overall. I would also like to explore new and innovative engagement opportunities. If you have ideas about these areas, please shoot me an email and, along with other members of our teams, we can explore how to make them happen.
Third, and relatedly, I will be working with our Membership and Nominations Team and our Integration and Internationalization Team to reach out to and expand membership opportunities for AOM members and other stakeholders/multipliers, especially those colleagues who may not currently be situated in business schools and therefore not fully aware of AOM ONE and what it has to offer. Under the leadership of Natalia Ortiz Martinez, these two teams are already collaborating to develop a plan to reach out to schools of environmental science, natural resources, sustainability and the like and invite doctoral students and young faculty to consider engaging with ONE.
Finally, working with Patricia, we will continue to strengthen our budget and financial condition. Fortunately, thanks to Alberto, Patricia, and our other past leadership, we are already on very sound financial footing.
In addition to these top-level priorities, we also had a chance to meet and work with our other teams in Vancouver, including the Greening Team and our Teaching Team, each of which has a solid agenda for the coming year. We will also continue our collaboration with other organizations, such as the Network for Business Sustainability, GRONEN, ARCS, and other organizations to advance our mission and explore collaborative opportunities.
Last, whether you were able to join us in Vancouver or not, we are eager to continue to engage you in ONE. This engagement can include a myriad of activities and involvement, from serving formally on one of our teams; to contributing to our newsletter, website, or twitter feed; to organizing sessions at the annual meeting; to proposing other ways that we can come together outside of the annual AOM meeting. ONE is now entering the next stage of its evolution as a leading community of teachers, scholars and individuals committed to integrating the organizations-natural environment nexus into our intellectual, professional and personal lives. We need your help in ensuring the next phase of our development is as successful as the last. If you have ideas on how we can better serve our current membership or suggestions on how we might broaden our reach to include new members, please pass those along. And do consider putting your (or a colleague's) name forward later in the year for nomination to one of our teams.
In closing, let me once again thank all of you who make ONE a close, collegial and productive community.
Jonathan P. Doh