Venezia, Italy

Organizing for Sustainable Futures: Micro and Macro-institutional Conditions of Transformation

when 27 June 2022 - 30 June 2022
language English
duration 1 week
credits 2 EC
fee EUR 250

The summer school aims at the development of ideas that promote a more sustainable future by bringing together young scholars from all over the world to discuss their ideas on the Grand Transition of our society from the microlevel of individual decision-making to the organizational and the societal level.

Course leader

Prof. Guido Palazzo (University of Lausanne) and Prof. Francesco Zirpoli (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice)

Target group

Applications are welcome from current PhD students, post-doc scholars and young researchers in Management, Strategy, Organization Theory, Finance, Economic Sociology, and related disciplines from universities worldwide.

Course aim

Our society is facing a legitimacy crisis. The accelerating ecological crisis, the growing gap between the rich and the poor as well as the systemic risks provoked by disconnected financial markets make it necessary to profoundly rethink our routines of production and consumption. While there is a growing awareness for the importance and urgency of radical change, deep processes of transformation usually face numerous institutional and psychological barriers that have to be overcome. The VIU Summer School in 2022 will reimagine pathways for the Grand Transition and reflect upon the radical change, both in what economic actors do, and how organization scholars theorize about it. We look forward to engaging in discussion with the young scholars in the Summer School.

Fee info

EUR 250: Students of VIU member universities
EUR 500: Students of other universities.
VIU Alumni are eligible for a reduced fee.
The fees will cover tuition, course materials, lunches in the VIU cafeteria and Social events.
Student participants will be responsible for covering their own travel expenses to and from Venice, accommodation and local transportation.


PhD candidates and post-docs from EU universities may be eligible for Erasmus+ mobility grant support. Candidates should consult the International Office in their own university for information about the calls for applications for funding.