We are happy to share with you the invitation for the PDW Managing with and among More-than-human Stakeholders: The Rise of Nature-based Legal Persons at the next 82th Academy of Management Annual Meeting in Seattle.
Session 134: https://2022.aom.org/meetings/virtual/fXkGPJ7NiBLkjA7n7
Online-only Friday, 5 August 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM EDT
More-than-human stakeholders include entities like rivers, plants, and other actors. In the past decades, marginalized indigenous groups and others have acted to win recognition of such entities as right-holders (Banerjee & Arjaliès, 2021). These stakeholders are beginning to secure all over the world legal personhood rights in legal systems, rights like those extended to corporations. New Zealand has recognized a river as a legal person (Hollingsworth, 2020), while the United States recognized a plant, which has since sued a state government (Douglas, 2021). The rise of legal personhood rights for these more-than-human stakeholders challenges existing management theory and practice developed within a legal regime in which only humans, corporations, and states have legal standing.
The PDW goal is to collaboratively discuss and brainstorm this phenomenon to produce a jointly co-authored research agenda for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.
If you want to know more on this subject and eventually be involved in this collective effort, please fill the form below: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeiIi4GuXhrkS5wAhXQgxjY_8EKaSen0RaSG1m4DsZBq94tng/viewform
Hope to see you at the PDW!
Nicholas Poggioli (he/him)
Costanza Sartoris (she/her)