Johanna Mair and Christian Seelos, co-authors of Innovation and Scaling for Impact: How Effective Social Enterprises Do It, receive the Organizations and the Natural Environment Division (ONE) of the Academy of Management (AOM) Book Award.
On August 13, 2018 AOM held its annual conference in Chicago, where Mair and Seelos were recognized for their work on how social sector organizations create value.
The award is given to the best book published in the previous three years (2015, 2016 or 2017) in the area of organization and the natural environment, nominated and judged upon the following criteria: originality in substance and approach; significance for scholarly and/or policy debate in the field; rigorous approach and analysis; and readability.
Innovation and Scaling Impact shares insight on the most effective impact strategy in the nonprofit space. Mair and Seelos argue that successful organizations balance the tension between the need to innovate—implementing new ideas—and the need to scale—expanding existing strengths.
Drawing upon extensive research for this book, Mair and Seelos are also the directors of the Global Innovation for Impact Lab at Stanford PACS.