Since 2011 critical perspectives on the paradigm of economic growth are being discussed at the Academy of Management Annual Meetings in the form of professional development workshops, caucuses and symposia dedicated to Degrowth and Postgrowth. Degrowth, dating back to Serge Latouche and his “word grenade” of décroissance, is a political-economic concept for abandoning the fixation on economic growth as well as a battle cry for a contraction-based society – to think the unthinkable, a world beyond growth. Postgrowth is connected to Degrowth but is a broader term, entailing a multitude of concepts and approaches for what comes after the growth story. Among these approaches are the steady state economy, ecological economics, beyond GDP and many more. It is important to note that both Degrowth and Postgrowth are not just focused on ecological issues but on social and political renewal as well as a deep cultural change. Our intention as management scholars, researchers and practitioners is to bring this discourse to the table of the Academy of Management and the wider world of management.

Who we are

The “original three”:

  • John M. Jermier, U. of South Florida
  • Robert Perey, U. of Technology, Sydney
  • André Reichel, Karlshochschule International U.

Returning scholars:

  • Paul S. Adler, U. of Southern California
  • Bobby Banerjee, City U. London
  • Thomas Clarke, U. of Technology, Sydney
  • Melissa Edwards, U. of Technology, Sydney
  • Carolyn P. Egri, Simon Fraser U.
  • Kristy Faccer, Network for Business Sustainability
  • Gavin Jack, Monash U.
  • Stephen Jaros, Southern U.
  • Katrin Muff, Business School Lausanne
  • Lena Olaison, Copenhagen Business School
  • Ana Maria Peredo, U. of Victoria
  • Paul Shrivastava, Concordia U.
  • Mark Starik, American U.
  • Sandra Waddock, Boston College
  • Hugh Willmott, Cass Business School, City U. London


AOM 2017 in Atlanta: Professional Development Workshop “Moving Beyond Growth in Management Research, Practice & Education” on Saturday, Aug 5 2017 11:15AM – 12:45PM at Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Marquis M304. (Full PDW Proposal as PDF)
(Introductory slides as PDF)

AOM 2016 in Anaheim: Symposium “Re-imagining and Re-organizing Economic Action for Degrowth” on Monday, Aug 8 2016 1:15PM – 2:45PM at Sheraton Park Hotel in Palm East. (Slideshare of presentations)

AOM 2015 in Vancouver: Professional Development Workshop “Putting Degrowth to Practice: Re-Imagining Management Education as Disruption and Renewal” on Friday, Aug 7 2015 2:30PM – 4:00PM at Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel in Shaughnessy Salon 1,2.

AOM 2014 in Philadelphia: Professional Development Workshop “Degrowth – Problems with Sense-Making: New Imaginaries for Management Science” on Saturday, Aug 2 2014 4:30PM – 6:30PM at Pennsylvania Convention Center in Room 104 A,B.

AOM 2013 in Orlando: Professional Development Workshop “Degrowth, Capitalism and the Role of Business” on Saturday, Aug 10 2013 8:00AM – 10:00AM at WDW Dolphin Resort in Salon E1.

AOM 2013 in Orlando: Caucus “Degrowth – Transition from Consumer Capitalism” on Monday, Aug 12 2013 11:30AM – 1:00PM at WDW Swan Resort in Teal.

AOM 2012 in Boston: Caucus “Degrowth – stimulating discourses of change” on Monday, Aug 6 2012 3:00PM – 4:30PM at Boston Park Plaza in Holmes Room.

AOM 2011 in San Antonio (our first ever Degrowth session): Professional Development Workshop “Beyond Traditional Perspectives on Economic Growth: Green Growth, Steady State, and Degrowth” on Friday, Aug 12 2011 2:45PM – 4:45PM at Marriott Riverwalk in Salon C.