GRONEN Reading Group

GRONEN Reading Group (GROReG) sessions offer a platform to discuss papers at the revise & resubmit stage with high quality journals. The sessions provide the opportunity to constructively discuss reviewer and editorial comments in order to improve the papers and increase likelihood of their acceptance. The goal is to help scholars from the field to publish their work on sustainability-related topics in high quality academic journals.



GROReG sessions are held three times per year at different business schools across Europe. They are organized as half-day events. Sessions typically have around 10-15 participants. During GROReG sessions each paper are assigned to a one hour time slot. After a brief presentation (10 minutes) of the main challenges regarding the revision process of the paper by the author(s), a discussant gives her/his view before the general discussion is opened. Participants receive the papers as well as the review reports and the editorial letter before each session and are expected to have read these documents beforehand. The focus of the discussion is how to deal with reviewer and editorial comments to improve the papers and increase likelihood of their acceptance. GROReG sessions are characterized by a non-competitive, constructive working atmosphere with the aim to help authors to progress in the revision process. Usually, GROReG sessions are associated to a joint lunch or dinner.

GROReG sessions are facilitated by a group of the following core members:

Luca Berchicci
Frances Bowen
Frederik Dahlmann
Frank Figge
Tobias Hahn
Jonatan Pinkse
Sally Russell

Erasmus University Rotterdam, NL
Queen Mary University of London, UK
Warwick Business School, UK
Kedge Business School Marseille, France
ESADE Business School Barcelona, Spain
Alliance Manchester Business School, UK
University of Leeds, UK


We invite scholars who have a paper at the “revise & resubmit” stage, preferably with a journal that is at least ranked 3* in the ABS list, to participate in a GROReG session. Scholars who are interested in participating should contact the reading group coordinator Frederik Dahlmann and send their paper as well as the decision letter including the reviewer reports. All submissions will be treated strictly confidentially and only be shared with the participants of the session.


The next GROReG session will be held on Friday, 4th of May 2018 hosted by ESADE Business School in Barcelona, Spain.


Previous GROReG sessions

  • 14 November 2014, Queen Mary University of London, UK (more)
  • 6 February 2015, Kedge Business School Marseille, France (more)
  • 24 April 2015, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands (more)
  • 25 September 2015, Kedge Business School Paris, France (more)
  • 29 January 2016, Bocconi University Milan, Italy (more)
  • 17 June 2016, Queen Mary University of London, UK (more)
  • 28 October 2016, ETH Zurich, Switzerland (more)
  • 10 February 2017, University of Manchester, UK (more)
  • 23 June 2017, University of Warwick, UK (more)
  • 20 October 2017, University of Hamburg, Germany (more)
  • 9 February 2018, University of Edinburgh, UK (more)