Call for papers

January 26, 2011

The Sustainability Review (TSR) [http://www.thesustainabilityreview.org/] is seeking submissions for its first issue of 2011. The Sustainability Review is an online journal edited and published by graduate students at Arizona State University and hosted by the university’s School of Sustainability. The journal is composed of four sections: opinion, features, research, and art and publishes work on sustainability themes. For our upcoming issue, we are particularly interested in pieces on resource scarcity. Some possible topics include increasing scarcity of resources such as rare earth metals, fossil fuels, nutrients like phosphorus, and land. Submissions dealing with resource scarcity will receive higher priority, but we will consider all submissions.

 

For submission guidelines for each section, please visit http://www.thesustainabilityreview.org/submit/

 

Submissions for this issue will be accepted until February 18, 2011 and will be published starting March 11, 2010.

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Call for papers

January 25, 2011

Just a quick reminder that paper submission for BAM’s 25th Annual Conference is now open and will close on 20th February. So get submitting now!

BAM2011 – Building and Sustaining High Performance Organisations in a Challenging Environment

13th – 15th September 2011, Aston Business School

Click here for the official Call for Papers

Next steps:

1. Submit your paper here

2. More Information and Registration


Call for chapter proposals

January 24, 2011

MANAGING CLIMATE CHANGE BUSINESS RISKS AND CONSEQUENCES: LEADERSHIP FOR GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY

JAMES A.F. STONER, Fordham University, and CHARLES WANKEL,

St. John’s University, Editors

 

Chapter proposals are invited for the next volume in the Stoner/Wankel Palgrave Macmillan Series on Global Sustainability through Business.  This volume focuses on risk-management and climate change.  It addresses the role businesses and their support environment – government, not-for-profits, the media, etc. – are currently playing and can consider playing in the future to deal with the impacts of climate change.

 

The basic themes of this volume are that:

(1) climate change is already having major impacts on business, business is having major impacts on climate change, and these impacts continue to grow;

(2) risk management is a valuable way of framing climate change issues and for grappling with the consequences of climate change;

(3) the key players involved in managing the risks associated with climate change have learned valuable ways to protect themselves and others that all businesses can learn from, and

(4) those same key players are taking and can take ever-more valuable steps in the future not only to protect themselves and others from the negative consequences of climate change, but also to reduce and reverse the impact of the driving forces that are creating climate change.

Although the title of this volume and its major focus will be on one major aspect of global sustainability — climate change — this volume continues with the overall framing of the series – that global sustainability is a multi-faceted, global, multi-generational, economic, social, environmental, and cultural phenomenon and challenge to our species – a challenge we must meet on behalf of all generations and all species.

 

Proposals can be any length though 200 words are ideal. Please also include a brief biography mentioning any related publications and your degrees. Send these to stoner@fordham.edu AND wankelc@verizon.net .

 

The deadline for proposals is March 1, 2011.  Chapter proposal acceptances will be determined by March 15, and drafts will be due June 1, 2011.  The book will be published January 1, 2012.


Links to CSR resources

January 21, 2011

Some great links to CSR resources can be found here


Call for papers

January 17, 2011

BAM 25th Annual Conference 2011 – Building and Sustaining High Performance Organisations in a Challenging Environment

13th – 15th September 2011, Aston Business School

*PAPER SUBMISSION OPEN*

Click here for the official Call for Papers

Many thanks to those of you who have already registered for the 2011 BAM Conference. I would like to inform you that paper submission for BAM2011 is now open, and will close on 20th February 2011.

Excellent networking opportunities, collegial spirit and lasting intellectual value are the hallmarks of the BAM Conference and, it being our 25th year, we are determined to make this one of the best yet. We therefore hope you will join us in September to present your research and to participate in the celebrations.

Next steps:

1.       Submit your paper here

2.      More Information and Registration

Many thanks and I look forward to seeing you all at Aston in September.


Call for papers

January 17, 2011

Journal of Organizational Behavior

**NEW DEADLINE: 1 JUNE 2011**

Special Issue Call for Papers
Greening Organizational Behavior

The editors of the Journal of Organizational Behavior will publish a special issue of the journal on the subject of Greening Organizational Behavior.

 

Guest Editors: Lynne Andersson, Temple University; Susan Jackson, Rutgers University; Sally Russell, Griffith University

Background and Rationale for the Special Issue

Behavioral scholars interested in making an impact and doing work that is relevant have many challenges to choose from. Among the most pressing and prominent challenges facing organizations today is that of ameliorating or preventing ecological degradation. Many environmentalists fear that only an ecological crisis of enormous magnitude will be sufficient to shock business leaders into taking proactive steps toward achieving environmental sustainability. Others believe that individual actions and the forces of capitalism and business competition will lead organizations to acknowledge the depth of ecological issues facing the world today, and induce a paradigmatic shift in how business is conducted.

 

How is scholarship in organizational behavior contributing to knowledge that can be used to improve the health of planet Earth? What do we know about the behavior of individuals and groups that provides useful insights that can be applied in organizations as they begin to address ecological issues? From the board room to the shop floor, addressing ecological concerns inevitably involves change. How do decision-making processes support or discourage systemic change? Ecological pleas and demands to corporate executives are often formulated and enacted by individuals within the operating core of the organization. How do individual employees contribute to (or detract from) their companies’ efforts to “go green”? The presence of an individual with environmental knowledge, skills and influence within the company who can champion environmental issues is one of the keys to successful environmental management programs. What is the role of rational arguments and emotional appeals in efforts to influence organizational leaders concerning ecological issues? Under what conditions are ecological champions likely to emerge, be heard, be silent, or be silenced? How can good intentions go bad, creating dysfunctional backlash?

 

With this special issue, we seek to disseminate new, creative and high quality scholarship aimed at providing a clearer picture of how individuals, groups, and the organization can work in synchronicity to solve global ecological issues.  We welcome theoretical and empirical papers that explore individual and group phenomena relevant to the greening of organizations. In addition to the questions already mentioned, the list below suggests several other potential topics for contributors:

  • Employees’ ecological values, attitudes and behaviors and their effect on organizations
  • Ecological entrepreneurs, champions, and other individual voluntary environmental initiatives
  • Ecological decision making within organizations
  • Changing habits and institutional routines
  • Personality traits and individual ecological behavior within organizations
  • Ecological value (in)congruence between employees and organizations
  • Employee emotions and emotional labor concerning ecological issues
  • Leading and motivating employees to act upon ecological issues
  • Individual morality and ethics concerning ecological issues
  • The advantages or disadvantages of relying on voluntary or mandatory approaches
  • Personal and organizational politics as barriers to successful greening
  • Greening of organizational culture
  • Organizational policies and practices encouraging or detracting from individual ecological behavior
  • Consequences of organizational ecological policies and practices on employee health and well-being
  • Use of employee involvement and green teams for achieving ecological goals
  • The role of social networks in shaping ecological behavior and attitudes
  • Multilevel research that examines the relationships between individual, group, and organizational behavior that leads to organizational greening

 

Contributors should note:

  • ·         This call is open and competitive, and the submitted papers will be blind reviewed in the normal way
  • ·         Submitted papers must be based on original material not under consideration by any other journal or outlet
  • ·         For empirical papers based on data sets from which multiple papers have been generated, the editors must be provided with copies of all other papers based on the same data
  • ·         The editors will select a number of papers to be included in the special issue, but other papers submitted in this process may be published in other issues of the journal

 

Please note that the new deadline for submissions is 1 June 2011. The special issue is intended for publication in August 2012. Papers to be considered for this special issue should be submitted online via http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/job (selecting ‘Special Issue Paper’ as the Manuscript Type). Please direct questions about the submission process, or any administrative matter, to Managing Editor, Kaylene Ascough, k.ascough@uq.edu.au

 

The editors of the special issue are very happy to discuss initial ideas for papers, and can be contacted directly:

 

Lynne Andersson, landerss@temple.edu

Susan Jackson, sjackson@smlr.rutgers.edu

Sally Russell, s.russell@griffith.edu.au


CSR Jobs

January 17, 2011

The Faculty of Management Technology at the German University in Cairo has a strong focus on sustainability through its Business and Society (B&S) Research cluster. The B&S cluster has been established by the departments of Strategic Management, Marketing, Innovation & Technology Management and International Business, yet handles the interface with all other departments across the Faculty. The focus is mainly, but not exclusively, on the areas of business ethics, marketing ethics, consumer education, sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), social entrepreneurship, critical management and organization studies as well as societal and environmental issues seen from a business perspective.

 

The mission of the center is to foster sustainable internal and external awareness of academics, students, and corporations about business ethics and corporate social responsibility through world-class teaching, research support, industry partnerships for dissemination of research results, corporate trainings, and student extracurricular activities.

 

The main objectives of the Business and Society research cluster are:

1.       Interdisciplinary and critical analysis of the multi-dimensional responsibilities of businesses and other organizations within their local and wider social and natural environment as well as with regard to their external and internal stakeholders;

2.       (Further) development of theoretical frameworks as well as practice-oriented and applicable concepts for identifying, measuring and managing core values and key principles of sustainable business practices and other organizational activities with social, societal and environmental impact;

3.       Close collaboration with business organizations, governmental and non-governmental as well as not-for-profit organizations in the areas of research, implementation and conduct of sustainable and ethical business concepts.

 

In light of this, we would like to announce to you the following vacancies at the Faculty of Management Technology, GUC:

 

http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/ACC952/professorship-associate-professorship-in-economics/

 

http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/ACC962/professorship-associate-professorship-in-human-resources-management/

 

http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/ACC967/professorship-associate-professorship-in-innovation-and-technology-management/

 

http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/ACC975/professorship-associate-professorship-in-marketing/

 

http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/ACC991/professorship-associate-professorship-in-strategic-management/

 

Specifically, candidates with strong focus on sustainability issues are highly recommended to apply.

 

With kind regards,

Noha

 

 

Noha El-Bassiouny, Ph.D.

Lecturer of Marketing

Founder, Ethics-Based Marketing Initiative(www.ethicsbasedmarketing.net)

Founder, Balanced Leader Website(www.balancedleader.net)

Faculty of Management Technology

Marketing Department (http://mgt.guc.edu.eg/marketing/index.html)

noha.elbassiouny@guc.edu.eg

 

The German University in Cairo – GUC

Main Entrance Tagamoa Al Khames, New Cairo City, Egypt

Tel: +20-2-27589990-8, Fax: +20-2-27581041

www.guc.edu.eg