Call for Papers

2023 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Global Case Writing Competition

You are invited to enter our competition and support and strengthen diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) skills and knowledge for today’s students, who will become tomorrow’s global business leaders. 

The University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business and the William Davidson Institute (WDI) at the University of Michigan are proud to present the third annual DEI Global Case Writing Competition.

We encourage you to submit an academic case study about a DEI-related business dilemma within one or across multiple business disciplines. See Submission Requirements for more information.

Competition Objectives

  • Encourage and reward the development and publication of new, relevant academic case studies that focus on DEI in business and/or feature diverse protagonists as business leaders.
  • Publish teaching materials that will increase student understanding of the unique and realistic challenges of creating, implementing and sustaining DEI in a business or organization anywhere in the world.
  • Present learning opportunities for students that challenge current ideas about DEI in business and that spur critical thinking for creative pathways for more positive change.

Prizes


Who Can Enter

  • Individual students or student teams (graduate or undergraduate) and other professionals may enter, but must enter in collaboration with a faculty member or instructor from an accredited university/college, in the U.S. or internationally.
  • Individual faculty/instructors or teams from an accredited university/college (in the U.S. or internationally) may also enter.

Key Dates

  • January 31, 2023: “Intent to Enter” forms due.
  • March 31, 2023: Final submission documents due.
  • July 2023: Public announcement of winners.

Steps To Enter

  1. Review Submission Requirements, as well as Resources.
  2. Review Frequently Asked Questions.
  3. Submit online Intent-to-Enter Form by January 31, 2023.
  4. Submit online Submission Form and final documents by March 31, 2023.

Sponsors

Thank you for the support of our sponsors. Learn more about them here.

Contact

For all inquiries, please contact info@wdi-publishing.com.

Call for Papers at 21st ABIS Annual Colloquium 2022

Academics, progressive businesses and international organizations like ABIS have been calling for an “expanded” role of business in society for decades (most recently at the Value Creation Roundtables co-organized by ABIS). As a result, sustainability is now a mainstream term and has taken central stage on the agenda of most businesses.

This is demonstrated by the rise of voluntary commitments (e.g. the 2019 Business Roundtable’s announcement redefining the purpose of a corporation), net-zero and net-positive initiatives, developments on ESG metrics and sustainability reporting standards.

The main outcome of the event will be a set of principles serving as guideposts for business in the stakeholder capitalism era. We believe the development of a principle-based approach will help all kind of companies to strengthen their social license to operate and to transition from traditional business-as-usual towards more sustainable, resilient and future-proof models.

By attending the event you will:

  • Understand emerging trends and implications of stakeholder capitalism
  • Unlock innovative business models with wider societal benefits
  • Disseminate and learn about examples, case studies and research results
  • Interact in dialogues between practitioners and academics
  • Draw up a list of key principles for business to apply in practice

In order to strengthen the dialogue between practitioners and academics on the topic and make sure that key insights reach applied audience who take business decisions everyday, we are inviting the submission of papers and cases which will be presented on Day 1 of the event and further submitted for publication.

We invite academic researchers and practitioners to submit contributions on:

  • Stakeholder engagement in existing and new business models
  • Stakeholder value approached and models
  • Sustainable value creation
  • Social value, fair trade and ethical business models
  • Integrating business and ethics
  • Purpose-driven businesses
  • Co-creation of value
  • Business model innovation
  • Business models, management structures and incentives

The deadline for submission is 13 November 2022.

The eLearning Africa 2023 Call for Papers is Now Open!

The eLearning Africa annual conference and exhibition, which was established in 2005, is the largest and most comprehensive knowledge sharing event for technology-enhanced education, training and skills on the African continent.

The eLearning Africa is looking for participants for the Call for Papers. Africa needs a new model for learning and development; a plan to point the path ahead to a future full of opportunity. It needs an agenda to turn the African Union’s 2063 Vision into reality.

Now, in a world in which change is constant, where Africa is set to become the fastest growing region on the planet with its youngest population, African countries have the chance to entrench sustainable and equitable development. Africa can become self-reliant and resilient, as never before.

What must be done to build this new model? How can it be implemented across Africa? How can Africa give its people the education they need to become self-reliant and resilient? How can Africa’s new model learning support the sustainable and equitable development that will underpin productivity, prosperity and peace? And how can it help Africa to lead the world to a new age of cooperation and global community?

DigITS- A Multidisciplinary International Management Conference Call for Papers

DIGITALIZATION, INNOVATION
TRANSFORMATION AND SUSTAINABILITY DIGITS 2022

Date: 29th – 30th October 2022
Location: Online

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

Digitalisation, big data, connectivity, and Artificial Intelligence are shaping today’s cities around the globe. It has led to increased productivity, competition and inclusion within and across the economies. Further, it has also led to substantial positive impact on the economic growth performance as well as enhanced the economic integration, both regional and global.

Digitalization has been a prominent channel for the economies in attainment of their Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc and its impact has reached every corner of the world. This has divided the timeline into a pre-covid and a post-covid world. Digital transformation has been marked as a defining feature of the post-covid world as it has permeated every aspect of our lives.

Covid-19 has accelerated the digitalization of societies and economies at an unimaginable pace. From helping governments to implementing social protection schemes to enabling e-health and online education, digital technologies have helped business in continuing their operations and trade through e-commerce and digital finance. However, ensuring that the digital transformation happening around us does not become another reason to contribute to the persisting deep inequalities posed as one of the greatest challenges faced by the world. Hence, inclusion must be at the heart of digital transformation to achieve the promise of sustainability of “ leaving no one behind”. The objectives related to inclusiveness need to be embedded in the foundations of digital transformation.

Digitalization has also emerged as the main driver for sustainable development. Businesses are using digital tools to map their environmental footprint and assess the impact of environmental shifts on their business. The focus of the businesses is on how digital transformation can enable firms to become successful while contributing to achieving SDGs. However, the emerging trends are still unexplored on how they are reshaping the market conditions in which organizations operate. Enabling sustainable innovation, these technologies have also created new threats such as cybercrime and privacy loss. While digital transformation is certain, its direction is still uncertain. The true transformative potential of digital technologies can only be realized if it is ensured that the digitalization benefits economies, societies and the environment, and embeds inclusion at its core.

The lead theme for this conference echoes the SDG agenda. They are the critical appraisal of both the empirical and theoretical efficacy of the development goals, effectiveness evaluations of the various metrics used to characterize the goals, and proposals on alternative decision-making tools underpinning sustainable development solutions, in the unfolding world following the Covid-19 pandemic.

We invite all relevant policy makers, academic researchers, think-tank specialists, corporate leaders, and doctoral students to attend this conference. Participants are encouraged to attend and present their ideas and views (through academic or practitioner papers) by submitting their work on the conference lead or subordinate themes.

CALL FOR PAPERS

Extended Abstracts of original research papers are invited on the conference theme and in all areas of management including:

Finance and Accounting

  • Financial Markets
  • Corporate Finance
  • Digital Finance
  • Behavioural Finance
  • Computational Finance & Financial Econometrics
  • Financial Reporting & Regulations
  • Accounting Ethics
  • Crypto Currencies
  • FinTech, AI & ML
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Emerging Trends in Corporate Finance & Corporate Governance
  • Market Structure & Algorithmic Trading
  • Financial Inclusion & Payment System
  • MSMEs Competition, Cluster Development & Financing
  • Blockchain Technology,Smart Contracts & Digital Currencies
  • Aggregate & Food Inflation

Management Information Systems

  • IS For a Green and Sustainable World
  • Dark Side of Technology
  • ICT for Development
  • Business Focused Data Analytics
  • Economics of IS
  • Digital Business Models and Innovation
  • Cyber Security, Privacy, and Ethics Of IS
  • Governance, Strategy, and Value Of IS
  • General IS Topics
  • Financing Energy & Sustainability

Marketing Management

  • Digital Marketing & E-commerce
  • Shopper Behavior & Compulsive Buying
  • Sustainable & Green Marketing
  • Ethical Marketing
  • Evolving Marketing Strategies for Vocal for Local (Make in India)
  • Changing Role of Government Policies on the Market Economy
  • Future of Retail Marketing
  • Consumer Psychology
  • B2C Marketing & its Challenges

Sustainability

  • Economic Sustainability
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Socio-cultural Sustainability
  • Climate change, Environmental Management
  • Green Infrastructure,Urban Ecology
  • Waste Management & Pollution Control
  • Urban Energy Transition
  • Food Waste Recovery
  • Green Manufacturing
  • Green ICTs.

HRM & OB

  • Emerging Nature of Hybrid Work Engagement
  • Work from Home Challenges & Opportunities
  • Evolving HRM in the Context of AI
  • Human Resource Practices & Firm Performance
  • Diversity in Work, Talent Management & Employee Engagement
  • Selection, Assessment & Organizational Development
  • Safe & User-Friendly Work Environments
  • Leadership Development & Coaching
  • Performance Management
  • Health & Well-being at Work
  • Positive Organisational Behaviour
  • Neurological & Biological Underpinnings of Work Behavior

Strategy

  • E-Governance
  • The Lean Start-up
  • Shared Value Creation
  • Open Innovation
  • Platform Business Models
  • Networked Business Models
  • Industry Convergence
  • Public-Private Alliance
  • Managing Cross Border Businesses
  • Managing Contracts of Strategic Importance
  • Technology and Innovation
  • Corporate Social Responsibility & Firm Strategy

IMPORTANT DATES

Abstract Submission deadline: 01st September, 2022
Full paper submission deadline: 01st October, 2022
Registration deadline: 25th October 2022

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

I. SUBMISSION GUIDELINES OF RESEARCH PAPERS

Please submit the extended abstract in a min. 1500 and max. 2500 words (excluding references). Your abstract should cover the following aspects:

  • Research Gap and Research Problem
  • The Objective of the Study and Summary within 250 words
  • Research Methodology
  • Findings of the Study
  • Implications of the Study

II. FORMATTING:

The entire abstract submission (title page in Title Case, abstract, main text, figures, graphs, tables, references, etc.) must be in ONE document using one of the following formats:

  • Portable Document Format (.pdf), Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx)
  • Figures, graphs, tables, appendices, and references should follow the American Psychological Association (APA) Style Guide.
  • Use Times New Roman 12-point font, double spaced, 1-inch (2.5 cm) margin all around, and 8.5” × 11” page setting. References may be single spaced.

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

Editor:

Dr. Yusuf M. Sidani

Dean

Suliman S. Olayan School of Business

American University of Beirut

Description

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

Call for Papers: Resilient Urban Communities Conference & PhD Seminars – Strathmore University

Important Deadlines

  • Call for Papers: 2nd May 2022
  • Submission of Abstracts Deadline: 3rd August 2022
  • Acceptance of the Abstracts Deadline: 3rd September 2022
  • Acceptance of Presentation Videos Deadline: 3rd October 2022
  • RUC Conference and Seminars: 5th to 8th December 2022

Inquires & Submissions:

ruc-conference@strathmore.edu

PhD Seminar Call and Purpose

The PhD Seminar aims to improve the research work of current PhD students and broaden their perspectives by giving them the opportunity to discuss their research ideas and results in a supportive environment, where they receive constructive feedback from an audience consisting of peers as well as senior researchers in the field, reflect upon publication and career strategies, provide a forum for the interaction among the PhD students and an opportunity to network with the international RUC community. The PhD Seminar Call 2022 is open to all enrolled doctoral students doing research in non-profit studies, urban studies, development economics, or related fields at all stages of their doctoral studies. Those PhD students doing research on social entrepreneurship, NPOs and Philanthropy including the social economy are particularly encouraged.

The key themes for PhD Seminar include supportive ecosystems, participatory urban governance, management structures of SEs and NPOs, and their resilience/sustainability. Some of the seminar topics (but not limited to) are building resilience during PhD work, incorporating diverse points of view in your research, types of research approaches and designs, managing the relationships with supervisors /receiving feedback and publication of high-quality academic articles. The central attractions to this PhD Seminar are

the small group sessions: each student is allotted time to discuss her/his work and obtain feedback from peers and faculty. The PhD Seminar also includesopening and closing plenary sessionsand at least one professional development session with presentations by leading scholars in the field. Additionally, the PhD Seminar shall feature the 3-minute Thesis Competition (voluntary). The winner will be awarded a monetary prize and their presentation will be featured on the RUC website. The seminar is envisaged to take place on a face- to-face basis, but in case of restrictions due to COVID, we are prepared to switch to a virtual session. RUC shall provide limited scholarships to attend the seminar expected to take 1 and 1⁄2 days. Each application for the PhD seminar should include:

  •  A research paper not exceeding one and a half pages that refers to the stage of your thesis (e.g., proposal, literature review/ theoretical development, methods, incipient results (a proposal template will be provided).
  • A personal motivation statement of about 3⁄4 page length and what you hope to get from Seminar.
  • An official document confirming your status as a doctoral student at your University.

Eligibility

  • Be doctoral students, particularly at early stages of their research work. If you expect to defend your dissertation before December 2022, you do not apply as you will not likely benefit from the Seminar.
  • Be conducting research connected to non-profit-organizations and social enterprises in deprived communities and in policy fields such as housing, education, social services with a special focus on governance arrangements and business models.
  • Be able to participate in the entire PhD Seminar to be held in Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Be prepared to present and discuss their doctoral work with peers and faculty, and to participate in anactive and constructive way in group discussions.

Early Research Career (ECR) Seminar Call and Purpose:

ECRs generally face far greater difficulty at research work and even publications with often inadequate understanding of the publishing models including open access journals. The ECR Seminar shall allow you to build ideas about your research teams, establish the collaborations and networks necessary for your professional growth, establishment as independent researchers how to lead unique and innovative programmes of research within your domains. For this seminar, the ECRs are expected to have some initial but limited postdoctoral experience and not yet ready for independence or to lead their own groups but expected to have started to make important contributions to research. They will be in the initial stages of driving their own research (usually evidenced by publications) but they still require more time to consolidate their existing skills and explore new scientific realms, under the guidance of an experienced researchers or sponsors.

The seminar targets ECRs who are able to articulate and drive their own research ideas and form collaborations, but are not yet ready to lead their own independent research groups. The ECR Seminar Call is open to researchers within 5 years after their PhD qualification doing research in non-profit studies, urban studies, development economics, or related fields. The costs of research career mismanagement are high and include stagnation in growth, reduced ability to generate research funding and impact of research project completion among others. Some of the seminar topics (but not limited to) are leading research teams: the challenges, exploring the transition to research leadership, managing performance and underperformance, collaboration and fostering interdisciplinary research and publications of high-quality journal articles. The seminar is envisaged to take place on a face-to-face basis, but in case of restrictions due to COVID, we are prepared to switch to a virtual session. RUC shall provide limited scholarships to attend the seminar expected to take 1 and 1⁄2 days. Each participant application should include:

  • A research profile that includes the qualifications, your recent publications and your research summary in thearea of focus
  • A personal motivation statement of about 3⁄4 page length and what you hope to gain from the Seminar
  • An official document confirming your status as a Researcher or Faculty at your University

ECR Seminar Eligibility

  • Be researchers with at most 5 years PhD qualification and trying to set their research career on track.
  • Be conducting research connected to non-profit-organizations and social enterprises in deprived communities and in policy fields such as housing, education, social services with a special focus on governance arrangements and business models.
  • Be able to participate in the entire ECR Seminar and Conference to held in Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Be prepared to share their current research with peers for networking and identification of collaboratorsin an active and constructive way in group discussions.

Resilient Urban Communities (RUC) Conference

The programme focuses on social enterprises (SEs) and non-profit organizations (NPOs) as subsidiary social service providers and vehicles for participation and integration in African mega cities that contribute to the resilience of urban communities. Organizations of the civil society or development space, such as social enterprises (SEs) and non-profit organizations (NPOs) are important players in the labour market of African economies. The presentations for the Conference shall majorly be from the research being undertaken though the organizers will allow exceptional research contributions closely related to the research domain, including invited speakers. The PhDs and ECRs with close related researches shall be invited to make presentations after reviewing their extended individual abstracts. The full research papers fof the accepted presentations by the PhDs and ECRs, that meet individual journal requirements shall be forwarded for publication in different journals that RUC Consortium team subscribe within the research domain.

Proposed Programme for the Conference and Seminars

  • Monday, 5th December 2022 (RUC Consortium Meeting and Visit to Social Enterprises)
  • Tuesday, 6th December 2022: (Whole Day) PhD and ECR Seminars
  • Wednesday, 7th December 2022: (Morning) PhD and ECR Seminars
  • Wednesday, 7th December 2022: (Afternoon) Peer Mentor Sessions and Visit to National Park
  • Thursday, 8th December 2022: (Whole Day) Resilient Urban Cities ConferenceConference Deadlines:

Conference Deadlines

  • Call for Papers: 2nd May 2022
  • Submission of Abstracts Deadline: 3rd August 2022
  • Acceptance of the Abstracts Deadline : 3rd September 2022
  • Acceptance of Presentation Videos Deadline: 3rd October 2022
  • RUC Conference and Seminars: 5th to 8th December 2022

Call for Submissions for British Academy of Management: Reimagining Business and Management as a Force for Good

Guest Editors:

Professor Ken McPhail, Alliance, Manchester Business School (kenneth.mcphail@manchester.ac.uk)
Professor Mario Kafouros Alliance, Manchester Business School (marios.kafouros@manchester.ac.uk)
Professor Peter McKiernan, Strathclyde Business School (peter.mckiernan@strath.ac.uk)
Professor Nelarine Cornelius, Queen Mary University (n.cornelius@qmul.ac.uk)

Paper Submission Deadline: 15 October 2022

Societal, governmental and investor expectations about the purpose of business are fundamentally changing (British Academy, 2019). In a shift away from Friedman’s view that “the sole purpose of a business is to generate profits for its shareholders”, business is now expected to be a force for good, generate value in different ways and for different groups, and partner with government and NonGovernmental Organizations (NGO’s) to address our most urgent global challenges (Ferraro et al., 2015; George et al., 2016).

The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) identify these challenges and there is also an emerging policy consensus that reaching these goals will require a profound transition in business and societal systems (IPCC, 2018; Köhler et al., 2019). While the literature has started exploring these challenges (the recent special issue on energy transition in this journal is a case in point), the potential for business and management scholarship to help understand the problems and find solutions is not being fully realized (Bebbington and Unerman, 2020; Buckley et al., 2017; George et al., 2016; Muff et al., 2017). As a result, there is a rather limited understanding of whether sustainable and inclusive productivity growth is possible (Jacobs and Mazzucato, 2016) and – if it is – the roles business, the public sector and NGO’s will have to play in attaining it (George et al., 2016).

New organizational forms are emerging to tackle these wicked problems (Arciniegas Pradilla, et al., 2022; Battilana, 2018), while existing firms are reformulating their business models in an effort to find the optimal balance between generating profits for their shareholders (or attracting new investors) and generating value for the environment, society and the economy. These real and envisioned shifts in business and management practice prompt the need to increase our knowledge of how these challenges are impacting businesses and the experience of work (George et al., 2016). Policy makers and business leaders also need to understand how business and management contribute to these problems; how business can help solve them; and the factors that influence where efforts to mobilize are successful or become displaced (Grodal and O’Mahony, 2017). We need to “use the methodological and theoretical toolkit at our disposal to co-create the future” (Gümüsay and Reinecke, 2021).

The British Journal of Management (BJM) will publish a special issue on “Reimagining business and management as a force for good” in 2024. This special issue encourages theoretical and empirical contributions on how business and management is taking on a broader social purpose in order to address grand societal challenges. The collection of papers will complement and enrich existing theoretical and empirical work on the changing nature of the firm, new organizational futures, and sources of innovation and value generation. We are also interested in how these shifts impact business growth and productivity along with the internal management practices and intangible capitals responsible for driving these outcomes.

The call for papers welcomes theoretical, comparative and empirically based submissions. We are particularly interested in contributions that approach the theme from an interdisciplinary perspective. While we encourage submissions on the themes outlined below, the list is not exhaustive.

Political Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) & Democracy. A key question in relation to understanding the role of business in addressing grand challenges relates to their role in filling governance gaps where state regulation is failing (Fougère and Solitander, 2020). While some research views emerging multi-stakeholder forms of governance as promising new modes of institutional democracy (Donaghey and Reinecke, 2018) that can deliver economic and social upgrading (Barrientos et al., 2011), others argue they bypass democratic institutions and reinforce economic and cultural imperialism (Alamgir and Banerjee, 2019). We welcome contributions to these profound questions that bring contemporary developments in political science and policy domains to the study of these new collaborative forms of governance, to help understand how they could operate in ways compatible with democratic values (Scherer et al., 2016).

Business & Human Rights – Since the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGP) were unanimously endorsed by the United Nations Human Rights Council in 2011, a growing body of literature has studied the role of the corporation in both protecting and respecting human rights (McPhail and Adams, 2016). However, the implications for business models and processes of a shift in perspective from a stakeholder view of CSR to a rights holder framework, grounded in international law, is currently lacking from the business and management literature. The third pillar of the UNGP’s, which places a responsibility on business to provide remedy for human rights abuses has also remained relatively unexplored (Maher et al., 2021; Schormair and Gerlach, 2020). We welcome submissions that seek to understand business-related human rights abuses, particularly within a digital context, and non-state mechanisms that provide access to remedy. We also welcome further analysis of the way businesses are protecting social, political and economic rights and beginning to associate the realization of rights with new market opportunities.


Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Humanitarianism – Although we know that firms create value through innovation both internally and collaboratively with partners, less is known about how the different ways in which organizations innovate, impact value creation (and different types of value) (Kafouros et al. 2022). We welcome studies that investigate how the way firms and entrepreneurs innovate influences the creation of value for different organizations and helps address grand challenges. A related body of research is beginning to explore the extent to which grand challenges are a source of innovation and value generation (Battlana, 2018). For example, while, MNC’s have gradually entered the humanitarian market over the last twenty years (Carbonnier and Lightfoot, 2016; Sezgin and Dijkzeul, 2016) business and management scholarship on corporate engagement in humanitarian action remains limited (Scott- Smith, 2016). While we are less interested in corporate philanthropy, we encourage submissions that explore where corporate engagement in humanitarianism is delivering technological innovation; workplace enhancement and access to lucrative business markets (Andonova and Carbonnier, 2014; Scott-Smith, 2016; Zyck and Kent, 2014).

The Generation and Distribution of Economic, Social & Environmental Value – We welcome further theoretical and empirical investigations of how businesses are viewing grand challenges as sources of economic as well as social and environmental value (Ferraro et al., 2015). However, a crucial but comparatively unexplored question that underpins many of the grand challenges we face, relates to how value generated by economic activity is distributed and the role of business in reinforcing and reducing inequalities more generally. The literature is beginning to explore the role that international business can play in addressing social and economic upgrading across supply chains (Ashwin et al., 2020). We particularly encourage submissions which explore how grand challenges affect foreign direct investment (FDI) and other internationalization activities (Buckley et al., 2017) and the subsequent impact this may have on inequality (Amis et al., 2020, 2021). In addition, we know that firm internationalization involves cycles of internationalization and de-internationalization which effectively means that firms often reduce the depth and spread of their international footprint, reconfigure their portfolio of international operations, or even withdraw from foreign markets completely (Kafouros et al., 2021). We welcome research that investigates how changes in the configurations of the foreign operations of firms influences the way in they generate (and in certain cases co-create) value for themselves and external organizations.

Accounting for Grand Challenges – Finally, the literature has identified the need for more research on the role of accounting in addressing the sustainable development goals (Bebbington and Unerman, 2020, 2018). The lack of accounting literature on the SDG’s does not reflect the level of engagement in practice (PWC, 2019). We welcome theoretical and empirical studies of how grand challenges are made accountable and auditable through internal management practices and how organizations are being held accountable in ways which help understand and undermine the extent to which these challenges are being ameliorated (Islam, Deegan and Gray, 2018). However, in addition to studies of how companies are managing these challenges, we also welcome papers that explore the role of utopias and envisioned futures in upholding our trust in the numbers (Gümüsay and Reinecke, 2021).

Submission Process

BJM is published by the British Academy of Management and provides an outlet for research and scholarship on management-orientated themes and topics. It publishes articles of a multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary nature as well as empirical research from within traditional disciplines and managerial functions. With contributions from around the globe, the Journal includes articles across the full range of business and management disciplines. High quality papers that do not make the final set of papers for the special issue may be considered for publication in a regular issue of the journal.

Deadline for Paper Submissions: 15 October 2022

Special issue published: 2024

Authors should ensure they adhere to the journal author guidelines which are available below.

Submissions


Submissions should be uploaded to the British Journal of Management ScholarOne Manuscripts site below.


Authors should select ‘special issue paper’ as the paper type, ensure they answer ‘yes’ to the question ‘Is this submission for a special issue?’ and enter the title of the special issue in the box provided.

MIT Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program: Call for Expressions of Interest

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MIT Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program, an initiative of the MIT Sloan School of Management, provides opportunities for communities around the world to engage with MIT in an evidence-based, practical approach to strengthening innovation-driven entrepreneurial (IDE) ecosystems. Since 2012, MIT REAP has helped 60+ regions worldwide strategize and execute initiatives that contribute to their economic growth, job creation, and social progress. We are continually looking for ways to engage innovation ecosystem leaders from university, government, risk capital, corporate and the entrepreneurial community. Application for Cohort 9 (2022-2023) are due February 28, 2022 and for Cohort 10 (2023-2024) July 30, 2022. Here is a link to our online application. If you’re interested in attending one of our regional events, please complete this form.

Case Focus – Case Submission for Issue 4 is Now Open!

Case Focus offers a journal publication outlet for high-quality, peer reviewed teaching cases, with a focus on management and business situations in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region. Call for cases are welcomed on all areas of business, management and government that are set in the MEA region. Cases must have been written for teaching purposes and be accompanied by a teaching note.

Cases can be based on published sources or field research. Fictional cases, or those from generalized experience, are not accepted.Authors Cases and their accompanying teaching notes must be copyrighted to an organization located in the MEA region. Authors must be a business or management teacher. Cases can be written by a team of two or more authors. Students and research assistants can be part of a writing team, but it must be led by a faculty member. The submission deadline is 9 September 2022.

Call for Cases

Cases

Cases are welcomed on all areas of business, management and government that are set in the MEA region. Cases must have been written for teaching purposes and be accompanied by a teaching note.

Cases can be based on published sources or field research. Fictional cases, or those from generalized experience, are not accepted.

Authors

Cases and their accompanying teaching notes must be copyrighted to an organisation located in the MEA region.

Authors must be a business or management teacher. Cases can be written by a team of two or more authors. Students and research assistants can be part of a writing team, but it must be led by a faculty member.

Submit to Case Focus

We are currently accepting submissions for Issue 4. The submission deadline is 9 September 2022.

Once you have checked that your case and teaching note meet our submission requirements it’s quick and easy to submit via our online form.

Benefits of submitting

Peer-review: all cases that meet the submission requirements will be double-blind reviewed. Feedback from the reviewers will be provided to authors to improve the quality of their cases and teaching notes.

Worldwide distribution: cases accepted to the journal for publication will be distributed and promoted to a global audience.

Retain your copyright: unlike other journals Case Focus does not require the authors or authoring organisation to sign over the copyright of cases that are published.

Earn a royalty: cases accepted to the journal for publication will be eligible for a royalty payment on any sales. The authoring school must be a member of The Case Centre to be eligible to receive royalties. 

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