Environmental opportunities research award

October 22, 2008

A new bi-annual research award, sponsored by Emerald, in support of the EuroMed Research Business Institute.  The award is for 1500 Euros (or currency equivalent) and includes publication in the EuroMed Journal of Business as a full paper.


To be eligible for the award, the research must address the environmental opportunities and threats, or marketplace developments and trends, in the European-Mediterranean region.  In an effort to promote and reward research from new researchers, the award is open to any researcher under the age of 38, or to current doctoral students of any age.  The paper may be co-authored with a senior faculty member.


The award will be launched formally at the 1st EMRBI conference in Marseille on 17-18 November 2008.


Please click here for more information: http://info.emeraldinsight.com/research/awards/2008_2009_euromed.htm.  (A full list of research awards can be found via the link in the left margin.)



October 3, 2008


University of Technology, Mauritius

5-7 January 2009


This Conference aims to develop a holistic view of sustainability, in which environmental, cultural and economic issues are inseparably interlinked. It will work in a multidisciplinary way, across diverse fields and taking varied perspectives in order to address the fundamentals of sustainability.


The deadline for the next round in the call for papers (a title and short abstract) is 13 November 2008. Future deadlines will be announced on the Conference website after this date. Proposals are reviewed within two weeks of submission. Full details of the Conference, including an online proposal submission form, may be found at the Conference website – http://www.SustainabilityConference.com/.

Call for Papers

September 12, 2008

International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management



Special Issue:


The sustainable agenda & energy efficiency

Logistics solutions and supply chains in times of climate change


Contemporary logistics solutions and supply chain designs have been developed in an industrial context where sustainability of the natural environment and efficiency of the use of energy appear as part of traditional performance measures, for example costs and quality. Fuel price, for example, is internalized in “transportation costs”. Acquisition of natural resources and the effects of their use are similarly often treated as “costs” and “quality” of materials. Today, companies face the challenge of addressing the sustainability of natural environment and energy efficiency in the logistics flow across the supply chain; not only from sourcing to production and delivery, but also into the stage of consumption where consumers use and later dispose products. The need to revisit logistics performance is not only stimulated by the importance of environmental concerns or rising oil prices. Immense pressure of regulation from both governmental bodies (e.g. EU legislation), and social regulation by the media, require that these issues are dealt with in a more distinct manner than hitherto. 


This raises a number of questions. Provided that theoretical models and approaches in logistics reflect the industrial context in which they are generated, would it not be fair to say that business solutions considering sudden emphasis on sustainability and energy efficiency would need a shift in the theoretical mindset? Is current theory and solutions in logistics and supply chain management suitable to address the current challenge of sustainability and energy efficiency? Are the time-based distribution strategies with small-size shipment deliveries at flexible dates still environmentally and economically sustainable? And what about global sourcing — is the next step local sourcing? Perhaps theoretical approaches and practices need to change? Or more radically, are current theory and practice the root causes of the problem, not (only) a key to the solution?


The objective of this special issue is to facilitate a critical but constructive discussion of the role logistics management plays in moving and storing goods through international supply chains in a manner that can be regarded as sustainable in both economic and environmental terms. We encourage authors to submit manuscripts related to sustainability and energy efficiency in the context of logistics and supply chain management. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:


·         Green logistics

·         Comparison of alternative distribution strategies what regards use of environmental resources and/or energy efficiency

·         Critical review of current theory and approaches in logistics and supply chain in the context of sustainability and energy efficiency

·         Critical review of global logistics in the light of sustainability and energy efficiency

·         Studies of impact of climate change and energy prices on logistics performance

·         Supply chain design in the context of climate change and high energy prices

·         Positioning of logistics management and sustainability relative to the discourse of sustainability in other management disciplines

·         Environmental issues and/or fuel efficiency in freight transport and distribution

·         Empirical applications of solutions that consider climate change and energy efficiency

·         Analysis that identify strengths and weaknesses in current theory and/or practice

·         Future directions for sustainability and energy efficiency in the design of logistics solutions

·         Climate change and scarcity of natural resources.

·         Environmental regulation in logistics 

·         Corporate  responsibility

·         Process and product design that have implications for usage of natural resources in the supply chain

·         Interorganisational collaboration in designing and implementing the sustainable agenda into supply chains

·         Product recalls (voluntary and non-voluntary)


In preparation of their manuscripts, authors are asked to follow the Author Guidelines of the International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management closely.


Submission deadline: 31st March 2009

Guest Editors:

Dr. Árni Halldórsson, School of Management, University of Southampton, United Kingdom, arni@soton.ac.uk  

Dr. Gyöngyi Kovács, Supply Chain Management and Corporate Geography, Hanken School of Economics, kovacs@hanken.fi

Journal of Management and Governance Special Issue – Call for papers

August 27, 2008

A message received via Rosario Faraci… Following the excellent symposium “Corporate Governance and Strategic Management in Different Contexts” organized at the 2008 Academy of Management Meeting by Arturo Capasso and Giovanni Battista Dagnino, sponsored by three Divisions (IM, BPS and ENT), the Journal of Management and Governance will publish a Special Issue whose Guest Editors will be Arturo Capasso (Università del Sannio) and Wei Shen (University of Florida).


The deadline is November 30, 2009.


The call for paper is available at the website of JMG on Springer Verlag or at the following website address HERE. Roberto Di Pietra, the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Management and Governance announced also the Arca Award for the best article published in 2009 HERE.


Information about the recent Symposium is available on the official website of the event HERE and on the related blog HERE

Call for papers – European Journal of International Management

June 2, 2008

Call for papers – European Journal of International Management (EJIM)


Special Issue on: “Corporate Social Responsibility in the Global Economy”


Draft submission deadline: 1 November, 2008

Final paper submission deadline: 15 February, 2009


More details: http://www.inderscience.com/browse/callpaper.php?callID=917