STORM Research Fellow Haitao Yu has been shortlisted for the 2022 Academy of Management (AOM) Organizations and the Natural Environment (ONE) Division Dissertation Award. Additionally, one essay in his dissertation was nominated for the Best Paper Award at the 2022 Group for Research on Organizations and the Natural Environment (GRONEN) Conference.

The ONE Doctoral Dissertation Award recognizes recent doctoral work in the area of organizations and the natural environment. The GRONEN best paper award nominations were based on the conference reviewers’ recommendations and ratings.

About the research

In his dissertation, titled “Organizing and sustainable development between the local and global,” Dr. Yu developed three essays that collectively deepen our understanding of how place guides organizations toward sustainable development. His dissertation was based on ethnographic work at Norlha Textiles, a Tibetan enterprise designing, producing, and selling luxury yak wool products from a nomadic village to the global markets. Inspired by the empirical phenomenon, Dr. Yu discussed how locally embedded small organizations and multinational enterprises can detect and address global sustainable development issues.

About Haitao Yu

Dr. Yu conducts research on organizations and sustainable development through the lens of place and space, using ethnographic and visual methods. Born and raised on the Tibetan Plateau, Dr. Yu has conducted fieldwork with a luxury enterprise in a Tibetan nomadic village and a natural heritage organization in an Indigenous community on the border between Ontario and Michigan. In 2021, he obtained a Ph.D. in General Management (Sustainability) from Ivey Business School at Western University in Canada.

We wish Dr. Yu the very best of luck with both awards.