Department of Business Development and Technology

Grand challenges – what we know and a process model of how organizations tackle them

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During the last decade, grand challenges (GCs) have received increasing interest in organization and management studies. However, this has led to a growing, broad, and highly unconnected body of knowledge with articles across streams using different terms for the same concept and not drawing on each other’s findings, leaving a number of research gaps. This article provides a literature overview and a conceptualization of the concept of GCs in addressing these research gaps. Additionally, in order to facilitate knowledge building across the field, a process model is inductively built from nascent literature of how organizations make sense of and act toward GCs. The model identified shows how in tackling GCs, organizations have to deal with diverse tensions and paradoxes stemming from the complex nature of GCs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAcademy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 26 Jul 2021

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