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Sylvia Grewatsch

Assistant Professor for Strategy
(Brock University)

 
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About

I am Sylvia Grewatsch, Assistant Professor for Strategy, at Goodman School of Business, Brock University.


My research is driven by the environmental and societal challenges we face today and to what degree business organizations are a part of the problem and the solution. I am interested in how decision-makers think, act, and organize in order to address sustainability challenges. My research lies at the intersection of sustainability, innovation, and systems thinking. I draw on organizational theory, together with insights from strategic management and natural sciences.

I see student education as an important part of the solution to sustainability challenges. Therefore, I strive to equip my students with the tools and knowledge they need to become successful sustainability leaders in the organizations they will join or found.

 

Scholarly Work

Articles, Books and Chapters

Tackling wicked problems in strategic management with systems thinking

Grewatsch, S., Kennedy, S., & Bansal, P. (2021). Tackling wicked problems in strategic management with systems thinking. Strategic Organization, (forthcoming).

How COVID‐19 informs business sustainability research: It’s time for a systems perspective

Bansal, P., Grewatsch, S., & Sharma, G. (2021). How COVID‐19 informs business sustainability research: It’s time for a systems perspective. Journal of Management Studies, 58(2), 602-606.

The unsustainable truth about the stage-gate new product innovation process

Bansal, P., & Grewatsch, S. (2020). The unsustainable truth about the stage-gate new product innovation process. Innovation, 22(3), 217-227.

How organizational cognitive frames affect organizational capabilities: The context of corporate sustainability

Grewatsch, S., & Kleindienst, I. (2018). How organizational cognitive frames affect organizational capabilities: The context of corporate sustainability. Long Range Planning, 51(4), 607-624.

When does it pay to be good? Moderators and mediators in the corporate sustainability–corporate financial performance relationship: A critical review.

Grewatsch, S., & Kleindienst, I. (2017). When does it pay to be good? Moderators and mediators in the corporate sustainability–corporate financial performance relationship: A critical review. Journal of Business Ethics, 145(2), 383-416.

 

Impact Scholar Community

Inspired by my fieldwork as organizational ethnographer, I am also interested in the encouragement of early-career organizational scholars for creating research impact. Therefore, I founded, together with Garima Sharma (Georgia State University) and Nicholas Poggioli (University of Michigan), the Impact Scholar Community which includes more than 600 members from across the world.

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