Greenleaf Online Library Now Available in Ethiopia and Mozambique

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GSE Research and Greenleaf Publishing is bringing its Greenleaf Online Library (GOL) collection to Ethiopia and Mozambique for the first time.

The resource is being made available to the universities, research institutions and governments of each country through the publisher’s partnership with INASP; an international development charity that works to improve access, production and use of research information and knowledge, so that countries are equipped to solve their development challenges.

GOL covers topics including sustainability, responsible business, business ethics, corporate governance, development economics and environmental management. The latest version of the collection contains more than 4,000 individually tagged chapters, articles, case studies and reports drawn from nearly 300 books and journal issues, published by independent specialist Greenleaf Publishing and partners including the UN Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), UN Global Compact and Geneva Association.

Director John Peters said: ‘We’re delighted to be working in partnership with INASP to make our content more widely available in developing countries. It was one of the reasons I wanted to start this business, and make it a success. We are trying to make the world a bit better by what we do.’

For more information about GSE Research and Greenleaf Publishing, please visit www.gseresearch.com.

To find out more about INASP, please see www.inasp.info.

 

 

GUEST BLOG: Cabell’s New Inclusion Criteria

by Cabell’s Publishing

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In the last few years, the issue of fraudulent or deceptive journals in academic publishing has readily and repeatedly come to forefront of our community’s concerns and discussions. With the continued development of the open access movement and the proliferation of those who seek to abuse the spirit of the cause, the academic community had to re-evaluate itself.  Throughout this introspection, certain voices in the community, some of which manifested as things like Beall’s list or the Bohannon sting, caution that the prevalence of predatory publishing, particularly in open access, is potentially more serious than most ever imagined.

We at Cabell’s, in seeking to help our users navigate the publishing landscape and find success in the publishing community, are mindful of these concerns. Above all, we want to ensure that our users find helpful and accurate information and to direct our users to reputable outlets for publication. We, in this pursuit, entered into our own self-assessment and have since launched a reevaluation initiative.

This initiative, taking cues from the community and acting with redoubled vigor, necessitates the complete reapplication and fresh examination of questioned open-access listings using more stringent inclusion standards and criteria.  The revised standards, which can be viewed in full as a Word document here, include both determinative and suggestive criteria, both positive and negative. In short, this means that because there is no universally accepted per se definition of a predatory publication, we consider qualities that are demonstrative of quality against those that are potentially indicative of abuse.

Because we will only be satisfied by giving our users reliable and trustworthy results, our process is predisposed to stringency, only including results that we can confidently recommend to our users. As such, a journal that is removed from our listings is not necessarily predatory or unethical. Rather, this indicates that the journal has not yet demonstrated clear and conspicuous reputability to our Journals Admissions Department through either the reapplication or the appeals/reform process.

We thank our users and everyone involved for their patience, knowing that this procedure is ensuring them a reliable way to navigate these difficulties in the publishing experience.

Click here to go to our website’s information about this transition.

For more information, use the live chat feature at www.cabells.com, or ask via email at info@cabells.com.

For appeals inquiries, contact the Journals Admissions Department at appeals@cabells.com

Call for Papers: A Special Issue of The Journal of Corporate Citizenship on Intellectual Shamans, Wayfinders, Systems Thinkers and Social Movements

JCC 48 coverCall for Papers

The Journal of Corporate Citizenship Special Issue

Intellectual Shamans, Wayfinders, Systems Thinkers and Social Movements:  Building a Future Where All Can Thrive

Guest Editors: Chellie Spiller (Lead Editor), Malcolm McIntosh, Judith Neal, Edwina Pio, Sandra Waddock 

How will we build a future where all can thrive?  That is a question that has always haunted people.  Today, however, we face a particular need for radical global systems change. A key issue is the rampant fundamentalism of neoliberal economics which claims that the market will solve the challenges of climate change, species extinction, inequity, a troubled global financial system, misogyny, nationalism and social unrest.  It will not. The neoliberal endeavor to objectify, commoditise and marketise all aspects of our lives has devalued public goods, social enterprise, quiet moments, awe and wonder from daily living. Continue reading

Why collaborating with the competition can make business sense

David Grayson

“Businesses need to strategically prioritise engagement with collaborations where they can contribute and learn the most” – David Grayson

Businesses are engaging in varied models of collaboration to improve their own, and society’s resilience.

Businesses banding together to learn from each other is nothing new: think of medieval guilds or chambers of commerce. More recently,business-led corporate responsibility coalitions have galvanised action on economic regeneration, social inclusion and responsible business practices. Business in the Community, for example, has got member companies to act on issues such as employability, homelessness and mental health in the workplace.

General corporate responsibility coalitions have been supplemented by coalitions focused on particular sectors, or on specific issues including water or human rights. Some of the leading international corporate responsibility coalitions such as Business for Social Responsibility (BSR), CSR Europe and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development are involved in specialist coalitions such as Better Coal (BSR), looking at CSR in the coal supply chain; European Automotive Working Group on Supply Chain Sustainability (CSR Europe); and The Tire Industry Project, which looks at the environmental impact of tyre making and use.

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Sustainable Luxury and Social Entrepreneurship launched at IE Awards Roundtable

We are pleased to announce that Sustainable Luxury and Social Entrepreneurship: Stories from the Pioneers was launched at the IE Awards for Sustainability in the Premium & Luxury Sector on July 1st.  Editors María Eugenia Girón and Miguel Angel Gardetti  participated in a roundtable discussion with luxury experts Daniel Joutard, Kresse Wesling, María José Marín and Oliver Wayman.

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To celebrate, we are offering a discount of 20% on Sustainable Luxury and Social Entrepreneurship: Stories from the Pioneers. Click here to order and enter the code IEAWARD20 at the checkout.

Do You Want to Write or Edit a Book on Responsible Investment?

Our Bloggers - Rory SullivanThe Greenleaf Responsible Investment Series by Rory Sullivan

In 2009, Greenleaf Publishing launched its ground-breaking Responsible Investment series to provide a forum for outstanding empirical and theoretical work on all aspects of responsible investment. Since then, we have produced three books and one Special Issue of the Journal of Corporate Citizenship:

The Journal of Sustainable Mobility to launch this month – subscribe now and get 20% off

The Journal of Sustainable Mobility

General Editor: Michael Zhang

Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University, UK

Published in association with Nottingham Trent University, UK, Cranfield University, UK, and the Chinese Academy of Science (CAS), China

ISSN 2053-2350 (online) Published twice annually

www.greenleaf-publishing.com/jsm

“It is surprising it has taken so long for a journal to emerge that deals specifically with sustainable mobility . . . The Journal of Sustainable Mobility is long overdue.”
Dr Paul Nieuwenhuis, Cardiff University, UK; author of The Business of Sustainable Mobility
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