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Organization & Environment
           International Journal for Ecosocial Research

John M. Jermier
Richard York

Eric R. Weaver
Editorial Assistant

Sage Publications, Inc.
Thousand Oaks, London, New Delhi, Singapore

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Organization & Environment is recognized as a leading international journal for ecosocial research and is unique in its emphasis on organizations, institutions, and nature. Ecosocial research refers to any interdisciplinary study of social organizing as it relates to the natural world. Accordingly, Organization & Environment publishes work that focuses on connections between the natural environment (including animals, plants, air, water, land, and other ecological entities and systems) and formal and informal patterns of organizing (including human production and consumption, human service, and environmental protection and advocacy). O&E contributors are concerned with environmental damage, restoration, sustainability, and liberation in relation to their complex social causes and consequences.

Organization & Environment publishes high-quality, peer-reviewed research articles underwritten by diverse epistemological positions. The articles make substantive empirical, theoretical, methodological and/or philosophical contributions. Each piece makes its contribution to the existing literature clear and demonstrates an understanding of the history of research on the topic.


This journal is abstracted or indexed in:
[bullet]   ABI/INFORM
[bullet]   Business Periodicals
[bullet]   Current Contents Social and Behavioral Sciences
[bullet]   Environment Abstracts
[bullet]   Pollution Abstracts
[bullet]   Sage Urban Studies Abstracts
[bullet]   Social Sciences Citation Index
[bullet]   Sociological Abstracts

For a full listing of where O&E is abstracted or indexed, please contact Sage Publications Inc.



"Unique in format and focus, Organization & Environment addresses the issues that matter most today, and the only issues that may matter tomorrow. Visionary, insightful, rigorous, poetic, and passionate, O&E is fresh and unfettered. Refusing to relegate the environment to the stuff of crude proxies in organizational analysis, Organization & Environment instead assails us with its richness, relevance, and reality, and it gives us pause."

-- Ray Aldag, University of Wisconsin (USA)


"The future of ecological politics is not going to be decided in the circles of the established political institutions. It is precisely new coalitions among organizations, consumers, governmental agencies and NGO's that we should be looking for ... Organization & Environment, therefore, is a welcome new stage on which long overdue discussions of ecological subpolitics can take place."

-- Ulrich Beck, University of Munich (Germany)


"The 'environment' has been trivialized in organizational analysis. Sundered from the natural environment, the term is attached to organizations (as 'organizational environment') and is abstracted to deal with general and ungrounded properties. With the launch of Organization & Environment this approach ended. At last, the natural environment is being claimed as a proper subject for Organizational Studies. Organization & Environment is an endeavor much to be welcomed."

-- Stewart Clegg, University of Technology, Sydney (Australia)


"In just a few years Organization & Environment has become a major forum for scholarship in environmental sociology and environmental social science more generally. It has proven to be open to a wide range of perspectives, publishing a diverse mix of both empirical and theoretical work. The editor has done a particularly good job of publishing pieces that stimulate theoretical debates. Add in the unique sections on "Citations Classics and Foundational Works" and "Art and the Natural Environment," plus film and book reviews, and you have a publication that inevitably delivers much stimulating material each quarter. I strongly recommend a subscription."

-- Riley E. Dunlap, Oklahoma State University (USA)


"Organization & Environment is a truly groundbreaking journal that spans the environmental social sciences and humanities, traversing discussions of geopolitics and political economy, culture (including art and film) and technology, religion and philosophy, social movements and political ideologies. I know of no other journal that has succeeded in tackling environmental questions in such a rounded and accomplished manner, revealing the extraordinarily multidimensional character of environmental concerns."

--Robyn Eckersley, University of Melbourne (Australia)


"Many of us concerned with environmental issues routinely extol the virtues - and expound the necessity - of multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives on complex environmental issues. Organization & Environment takes this call seriously. Issue by issue,O&E is proving itself to be a top quality resource and the most genuinely wide-ranging environmentally-related journal around."

-- Warwick Fox, University of Central Lancashire (UK)


"Organization & Environment is an important and timely journal because many of the organizationally-based environmental problems predicted in the past have now been confirmed. Global climate change, ozone depletion, the loss of old growth forest, and the demise of fish populations, once denied and disputed, are all evident now. Organizations are the source of these problems. And, our capacity to solve them is also based in organizations. To insure the survival of our species and other species, and to preserve a world which will be worth inheriting, we must act now. As academics, we needed a journal to address these challenges."

-- Robert Gephart, University of Alberta (Canada)


"Engaging with Organization & Environment is a delight. This innovative journal integrates all dimensions of ecological and social organization, including political economy, business, art, and philosophy. From citizen activism to the global ecological crisis, from animal rights to ecofeminism, from the evaluation of classical texts to critical reviews of recent work, Organization & Environment is a premier vehicle for exploring new ideas about nature and society. Anyone wishing to understand more fully the many dimensions of humanity's relationship to the earth will be well rewarded."

-- Carolyn Merchant, University of California, Berkeley (USA)


"Organization & Environment sets an unprecedented standard of transcending lip service to interdisciplinarity with a truly catholic approach to the tackling of environmental problems. Exemplary in its combination of theory, classical and empirical social science, the humanities, and the arts, Organization & Environment is armed with a unique repertoire of intellectual weapons to attack the deeply complex phenomenon we call the environment. It stands out as a jewel among our printed resources."

-- Eugene Rosa, Washington State University (USA)


"A great journal with fresh perspectives; it addresses needs that nothing in the literature satisfies."

-- Kristin Shrader-Frechette, University of Notre Dame (USA)


"The central challenge for organizations in the 21st century will be to establish a sustainable balance with their natural environment. Organizations and organizational scholars need a deep understanding of the environmental impacts of economic activities. Organization & Environment is playing an important role in fostering that understanding. It is publishing rigorous research which is stimulating debate and generating practical strategies."

-- Paul Shrivastava, Concordia University, Canada




John M. Jermier, University of South Florida, USA
Richard York, University of Oregon, USA

Book Review Editor

Piers H.G. Stephens, University of Georgia, USA

Editorial Assistant

Eric R. Weaver, University of South Florida, USA

Editorial Review Board

Ramon J. Aldag, University of Wisconsin, USA
Bobby Banerjee, University of Western Sydney, Australia
David Barkin, Autonomous Metropolitan University, Mexico
Shannon Elizabeth Bell, University of Kentucky, USA
Suzanne Benn, University of Technology, Australia
Steven Best, University of Texas, El Paso, USA
Frances Bowen, University of London, UK
Steven R. Brechin, Syracuse University, USA
Robert J. Brulle, Drexel University, USA
JoAnn Carmin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Brett Clark, North Carolina State University, USA
Andrew Crane, York University, Canada
Nicole Darnall, Arizona State University, USA
Debra Davidson, University of Alberta, Canada
Frank G. A. de Bakker, Vrije Universiteit, The Netherlands
Deborah de Lange, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
Magali Delmas, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Frank den Hond, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Liam Downey, University of Colorado, USA
Michael Dreiling, University of Oregon, USA
Riley E. Dunlap, Oklahoma State University, USA
Robyn Eckersley, University of Melbourne, Australia
Carolyn Egri, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Frank Fischer, Rutgers University, USA
Marina Fischer-Kowalski, Alpen-Adria University, Austria
Linda C. Forbes, Western Connecticut State University, USA
John Bellamy Foster, University of Oregon, USA
Greta Gaard, University of Wisconsin, USA
Albert Gedicks, University of Wisconsin, USA
Robert P. Gephart, Jr., University of Alberta, Canada
Don Grant, University of Arizona, USA
Maarten A. Hajer, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Andrew J. Hoffman, University of Michigan, USA
Jennifer A. Howard-Grenville, University of Oregon, USA
Andrew K. Jorgenson, University of Utah, USA
Kate Kearins, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Ans Kolk, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Charalampos Koutalakis, University of Athens, Greece
Min-Dong Paul Lee, University of South Florida, USA
David Levy, University of Massachusetts, USA
Timothy W. Luke, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA
Alfred A. Marcus, University of Minnesota, USA
Sandra Marquart-Pyatt, Michigan State University, USA
R. Scott Marshall, Portland State University, USA
Dirk Matten, York University, Canada
Carolyn Merchant, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Arthur P. J. Mol, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
Joane Nagel, University of Kansas, USA
Sukru Ozen, Yildirim Beyazit University, Turkey
David Pellow, University of Minnesota, USA
Charles Perrow, Yale University, USA
Jonatan Pinkse, Grenoble School of Management, France
Simone Pulver, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Andre Reichel, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Jorge Rivera, George Washington University, USA
Eugene A. Rosa, Washington State University, USA
Thomas Rudel, Rutgers University, USA
Michael V. Russo, University of Oregon, USA
Ariel Salleh, University of Sydney, Australia
Laura Senier, University of Wisconsin, USA
John Shandra, State University of New York, Stony Brook, USA
Aarti Sharma, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Canada
Sandra Waddock, Boston College, USA
Marcus Wagner, Julius Maximilians University, Wurzburg, Germany
Christa Walck, Michigan Technological University, USA
Gail Whiteman, Erasmus University, The Netherlands
Monika Winn, University of Victoria, Canada
Michael Zimmerman, University of Colorado, USA

Founding Editors

John M. Jermier, University of South Florida, USA

Paul Shrivastava, Concordia University, Canada



All submissions to O&E will be evaluated by the editors or feature editors and anonymous reviewers using a double-blind review process. The format and style of written works should normally follow the guidelines of the PUBLICATION MANUAL OF THE AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION (current edition). (Some works may need to be formatted and stylized differently depending on the author's substantive and aesthetic objectives).

O&E's editors will use clarity, conciseness, and overall quality of writing as criteria in determining the appropriateness of work for publication. Authors should strive to present their work succinctly and with a minimum of jargon. Normally, work submitted for review should not exceed 8,000 words; on some occasions, we will initiate review of works that are 10,000 words or longer. In such cases, the work must demonstrate unusual merit and serve as a model of in-depth research and thorough-going analysis. All submissions should be accompanied by a letter that briefly explains the nature of the contribution, an abstract of no more than 150 words, a biographical paragraph of 75 words or less, and a list of nine key words.

In addition to following APA style, manuscripts should generally conform-- although exceptions will be made particularly in the case of artistic work-- to the following guidelines. Everything (text, abstract, biographical paragraph, endnotes, block quotations, etc.) should be double-spaced. Italics should be used for books, journals, and other sources. No Bold should be used. Everything should be left-justified with a ragged right-hand margin (no full justification). All in-text citations should be included in the reference list; all references should have in-text citations. Each section (title page, abstract, text, appendix, notes, references, tables, figures) should begin on a separate page. Endnotes should be used instead of footnotes. Written signed permission for any copyrighted material incorporated into the manuscript should be obtained where necessary and should accompany the final manuscript. The title page should include all authors' names, mailing addresses, phone numbers, fax numbers, e-mail addresses, and any other pertinent contact information.

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University of South Florida
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[bullet]  Academy of Management
[bullet]  American Sociological Association (ASA)
[bullet]  Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE)
[bullet]  Environment and Technology Section of the American Sociological Association
[bullet]  International Association for Business and Society (IABS)
[bullet]  International Association for Environmental Philosophy (IAEP)
[bullet]  International Society for Environmental Ethics (ISEE)
[bullet]  Organizations and the Natural Environment Division of the Academy of Management




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