OverviewThis book is the first in a new series designed to facilitate, cross disciplines and national boundaries, an emergent dialogue around the issue of global change and cooperative potential. Written by an interdisciplinary group of leading scholars, the book explores how organizational scholarship and thinking can inform understanding ussues of global value and change and examines the potential of cooperation as a practice, an organizing accomplishment, and as a value for understanding ussues of global chnage. It opens up conversation , research paths and addresses basic questions such as: What do we mean by global change? What can organizational scholarship contribute to understanding the human dimensions of global change? If we were to offer a proprity agenda for research an inquiry, what questions would we be asking and what kinds of research would have a high probability of making a large contribution to knowledge as well as timely relevance for action. Topics discussed include: global women leaders; corporations as agents of global change; international networking; the development of global environmental regimes and collaborative knowledge creation. COURSE USE: The volume is an essential resource for students and scholars in the fields of organization and management science, policy studies; international relations and development studies; earth systems science; as well as the disciplines of sociology, economics, anthropology, political science and psychology.