Call for papers

September 29, 2009

IFSAM 2010, Paris, 8–10 July 2010

(International Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management)

Conference theme: Justice and Sustainability in the Global Economy

Track:  Responsible Management


Call for papers

September 29, 2009

Asian Business & Management Journal

Special Issue on Business and the Natural Environment

Guest Editors: Jacob Park, Joseph Sarkis, Zhaohui Wu, Robert Sroufe

Asian Business & Management (ABM) Journal is pleased to announce a special issue focused on a timely and critical assessment of environmental management challenges faced by firms and organizations in Asia, with a goal of developing more nuanced theoretical and empirical understanding of the emerging links between business and natural environment in the Asian regional context.

Volume 7.4 edition of the ABM Journal published in December 2008 provided a more concrete theoretical and empirical analysis of a wide range of business, environment, and society issues and the proposed special issue (to be published in September 2011) seeks to further understanding of energy, industrial pollution, environmental strategy, base of the pyramid within the Asian regional context. Editorial of the December 2008 special issue on business and natural environment can be found here:

Selected Themes

The purpose of this special issue will build on the ABM Journal Volume 7.4 and address the following issues and topics:

Theoretical and conceptual papers critically assessing the challenges and opportunities posed by business and natural environment in the context of Asia;

Empirical research elucidating environmental management challenges on the global level and discussing their implications for Asia

Case study analyses exploring the relationship between community, environment, and firms & organizations.


Paper Proposals (300 words): December 11, 2009 (Friday)

Notification of the Selected Paper Proposals: February 15, 2009 (Monday)

First draft of the papers: June 4, 2010 (Friday)

Comments on the first draft returned to the authors: August 2, 2010 (Monday)

Revised draft due: December 6, 2010 (Monday)

Publication date: September 2011

All papers should conform to the Asian Business & Management journal format

(please visit  for details) and the initial proposals and/or questions about the special issue should be sent to: Jacob Park, Green Mountain College ( )

Lecturer in Strategy, Ethics and CSR

September 29, 2009

At the University of Salford… more info HERE

Call for papers: Responsible Leadership – JBE

September 18, 2009


 “Responsible Leadership”


 Guest Editors

Nicola Pless, ESADE Business School, Ramon Llull University, Spain

Derick de Jongh, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Thomas Maak, ESADE Business School & University of St. Gallen, Switzerland

Submissions due April 02, 2010

During 2011 (tentative) publication of JBE Special Issue

Among the key lessons from the current global crisis is arguably that it takes responsible leadership – and responsible leaders – to build and sustain business that benefits multiple stakeholders rather than just a few risk-seeking individuals. Corporate scandals and the global economic crisis have triggered a broad discussion on the role of markets in value creation (and destruction) and that of business in society – its legitimacy, its obligations and its responsibilities. As a result, business leaders are increasingly held accountable for their actions (and failure to act) by a host of stakeholders and by society at large. These stakeholder expectations extend beyond mere compliance with rules and regulations and sustaining the economic bottom line. They include adhering to ethical standards, acting as good citizens and ensuring safe, fair, equal and respectful treatment of all employees. Moreover, given the power of large corporations in particular, stakeholders expect business leaders to take a more active role in addressing some of the world’s most pressing problems such as protecting and fostering human rights, fighting corruption, ensuring sustainability, fighting global warming, helping alleviate, treating diseases like HIV/AIDS and malaria.

In light of these developments a new theoretical approach towards leadership is emerging under the umbrella term Responsible Leadership. (see e.g., Doh & Stumpf, 2005; Maak & Pless, 2006a; Waldmann & Galvin, 2008) It considers the context of leadership, reflects on the ethical underpinnings and makes the link with CSR, or more broadly, corporate responsibility. In this sense responsible leadership broadens the view of leaders’ responsibilities from economic matters to environmental and societal issues. It “expands from an internal leadership perspective to a broader world view, from a shareholder mindset to a stakeholder orientation with respect to the leadership mandate” (Maak & Pless 2006b, 100) and operates at multiple levels of analysis, including the individual, group, organizational and societal levels.

We therefore call for papers advancing discussion and research on the nature of responsible leadership and its impact on business and society (see the topics listed below). We invite both theoretical and empirical papers, as well as case studies on exemplary responsible leadership.

The Nature of Responsible Leadership

  • What is the purpose of leadership in a global stakeholder society?
  • What do we learn from the literature about responsible leadership?
  • How does responsible leadership relate to other leadership theories?
  • What are the paradigmatic implications of a responsible leadership approach?
  • What responsibilities do leaders have with regard to their followers, to the firm, to society and to nature and also to themselves?
  • Who are the actors in the leader-follower relationship? What are the ethical underpinnings of this relationship? And what relationship understanding do we need to foster responsible leadership to emerge?
  • What hinders responsible leadership from emerging?

Societal level: Considering the societal context in which leadership takes place

  • What are the responsibilities of business leaders in society, specifically in dealing with social, environmental and humanitarian challenges?
  • What role can business leadership play in solving social, humanitarian and environmental problems in developing regions such as Africa?
    • How does a responsible leadership approach help solve some of the most pressing problems?
    • How can a responsible leadership approach help create sustainable triple-bottom-line performance?
    • How can responsible business leaders mobilize different stakeholders to create social change for the better?
    • What is the relationship between cultural context and the understanding of responsible leadership?

Organizational level: Shaping the organizational context of leadership

  • What are the implications of a responsible leadership approach for a new understanding of corporate governance?
  • What are the relationships between responsible leadership and ethical climate, stakeholder culture, citizenship orientation?
  • What is the role of Human Resource Management (HRM) in fostering a responsible leadership approach in the organization? How can HRM systems and processes (performance management systems, selection processes, competency models, remuneration systems) be adapted to foster the practice of responsible leadership?
  • How can responsible leadership contribute to the creation of social innovation?

Individual level: Looking at the leader-follower interaction and into the “inner theater” of responsible leaders

  • What are the characteristics of responsible leaders and their followers?
  • What leadership style best suits a responsible leadership approach?
  • What motivates responsible leadership behavior?
  • How do responsible leaders contribute to building social capital?
  • How do responsible leaders make decisions, solve problems and cope with dilemmas?
  • How to develop talented people to become responsible leaders?
  • What is the relationship between responsible leadership and social entrepreneurship?

Timeline, Process & Standards

  •  All submissions will go through a double-blind review process.
  • Therefore, all author-identifying information should be removed from the paper except for a cover page.
  • The formatting of the paper has to follow the guidelines of the Journal of Business Ethics.
  • To be considered for the special issue on “Responsible Leadership” full papers need to be submitted by April 02, 2010.
  • Full papers should be submitted electronically (word-file) to


Doh, J. P. and S. A. Stumpf (eds.): 2005, Handbook on Responsible Leadership and Governance in Global Business (Edward Elgar, Cheltenham/Northampton, MA).

Maak, T. and N. M. Pless (eds.): 2006a, Responsible Leadership (Routledge, London, New York).

Maak, T. and N. M. Pless: 2006b, ‘Responsible Leadership in a Stakeholder Society. A Relational Perspective’, Journal of Business Ethics 66, 99–115.

Waldman, D. A. and B. M. Galvin: 2008, ‘Alternative Perspectives of Responsible Leadership. Organizational Dynamics’, Organizational Dynamics 37(4), 327-341

Call for papers – Business & Society

September 18, 2009

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Business & Society 

The United Nations Global Compact – Retrospect and Prospect

Guest Editors: Andreas Rasche, Malcolm McIntosh, Sandra Waddock

Questions about the Special Issue should be addressed to guest editor Andreas Rasche

The tentative timetable for the special issue is as follows:

  • April 1, 2010 Paper submitted electronically to co-editors
  • August 1, 2010 authors invited to resubmit revised papers
  • October 30, 2010 Revised papers due incorporating editors’ and external  reviewers’ comments)
  • January 30, 2011 authors notified if paper selected for special issue
  • March 31, 2011 Delivery of full set of papers and guest editors’ introductory paper

ANZIBA Conference 2010 – Global Business and Sustainable Development

September 18, 2009

15th – 17th April 2010, in Sydney, Australia.

Details here:

Journal of Global Responsibility

September 14, 2009

Coming soon, a new journal (calls for papers will be appearing soon):

Journal of Global Responsibility