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The Project

Engaged Scholars in business schools is a platform dedicated to conversations on theories, practices and experiences of forms of engaged scholarship in management studies and practices broadly understood to include different sub-disciplines, issues and concerns.


What: To host, record, amplify, and support  the work of engaged scholars from all over the world doing  management, organisational and business research, teaching, & service for/with students, colleagues, businesses, public agencies, NGOs, CSOs  and social movements

Why: to address and respond to the burning problems of our time, from climate emergency,  to food and health issues,  from racism and sexism to precarious work , from deepening  inequities to justice demands 

How:  by re-thinking, embedding & embodying processes and theories of organizing, working and learning that advance more sustainable, democratic & just practices and models.


To be a welcoming plural space for dialoguing & sharing knowledges, resources and practices that from/in business schools advance sustainable, democratic, equitable and fair ways to manage, organize, work, and learn.

Engaged Scholars, a cooperative educational program platform, talks about educational blogs, global educational programs, and engaged scholarship.
Engaged Scholars, a cooperative educational program platform, talks about engaged scholarship, educational blogs, and global educational programs.

Building the Space

My name is  Alessia Contu. I am a Professor of Management at the University of Massachusetts Boston. I have set up and am holding this space open, with Prof. Banu Özkazanç-Pan and Dr. Jared Poole.


If you would like to share your knowledge and get involved, or want to become the editor/curator of a specific multimedia content, i.e. a conversation series podcast, a conference/symposium/professional development workshop material, videos, testimonials, case studies, readings, and writing tips for engaged scholarship please reach out to:

"...the organization of the people as it arises out of acting and speaking together, and its true space lies between people living together for this purpose, no matter where they happen to be.”

Hannah Arendt, The Human Condition, p. 198

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