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Call For Book Chapters | Routledge Handbook on Business and Management in the Middle East


Dr. Yusuf M. Sidani


Suliman S. Olayan School of Business

American University of Beirut


Interest in the Middle East and North Africa has grown over the last few decades as a center for business and economic activity. The region is rich in its natural and human resources, and this attracted the attention of global business and management practitioners and scholars. The Suliman S. Olayan School of Business is seeking chapter contributions for this book project; it is envisioned to gather the latest scholarship about business and management issues in one accessible handbook.

The handbook is designed for academics, students, and practitioners covering areas of relevance across business activities, functions, and locations in the Middle east. It is expected to be used as a reference for scholars doing business research or teaching, or practitioners involved in business activities in region. Contributors are encouraged to elaborate on topics such as: crucial topics that have attracted scholarly and practitioner interest in business and management in the Middle Eastern region, the key contextual forces that have been influencing business and organizational behavior in the region, the impacts of the political, economic, regulatory, and cultural forces on the way individuals and organizations manage businesses, leadership styles that are dominant in the region and some of the factors that lead to their emergence, the role of women in leadership and what are some of the obstacles facing aspirant women leaders, the emerging literature that addresses business ethics in the region, issues of marketing, consumer behavior, advertising, marketing strategies, and advertising in Arab markets. More details can be found in the handbook in Arabic and English versions.

Chapter Proposal Submission

Please submit your chapter proposal on or before June 30, 2022. This will a brief description (200 words maximum) as to how the proposed book chapter fits the scope and vision of the handbook. Manuscripts submitted in Arabic will be reviewed in the original language first and then translated after they are finalized.Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project. Submissions should be submitted to: Dr. Yusuf Sidani at businesshandbook@aub.edu.lb

  • No submission, publication, or translation fees.
  • ​4000 – 7000 words(shorter contributions will be accepted for specific case studies)​

Important Dates

  • Proposal Submission Deadline: June 30, 2022
  • ​Feedback on Proposals​: July 15, 2022
  • Full Chapters Submission: October 31, 2022
  • Peer Review Results Returned to Authors: November 30, 2022
  • ​Revised Chapter Submission: January 15, 2023