Papers are now being invited for inclusion in a special edition of the Journal of Corporate Citizenship. Issue 68, which will be published in December 2017, will focus on ‘Leading Wellbeing in Rural Contexts’ and addresses the question: ‘What are the unique challenges of rurality for communities and businesses, and how can we address them?’.
Worldwide, 46% of the population are classified as rural , although there is considerable variation across developing and developed countries. There are related demographical challenges which are impacted by the availability of, and access to, services. These challenges are complex but the combined effect of positive migration to rural areas of people at older ages and net out-migration of younger people is an established trend in OECD countries that inevitably results in population ageing . Continue reading
Edited by Dr Hugues Séraphin and Emma Nolan
Call for Chapters
Definitions and scope
Green Events and Green Tourism: an international guide to good practice will comprise case studies that demonstrate best practice in a range of small to mega events, including sports events, festivals and cultural events, conferences and exhibitions. Case studies may also illustrate best practice in event spaces and venues. In terms of best practice in tourism management, case studies are encouraged that highlight the work done by leading organisations in post-conflict, post-disaster or post-colonial destinations as well as within established or emerging destinations.
Case studies should demonstrate the integration of sustainability and responsibility into strategy, operations and products in order to have a positive transformational impact on the social and environmental challenges we face. Case studies which highlight innovation are particularly welcome.
Eco-Friendly and Fair: Fast fashion and consumer behavior
Carolin Becker-Leifhold, University Ulm (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mark Heuer, Susquehanna University (email@example.com)
Greenleaf Publishing and The Textile Institute invite contributions to a forthcoming title, which will address the economic, social, and environmental unsustainability of the fast fashion industry, as well as potential consumer behavior patterns supportive of the emerging eco-fashion industry. The Textile Institute identifies textiles as the second largest industry in the world. The fast fashion segment is notorious for a supply chain that links low wage, often unsafe and environmentally degraded working conditions with cheap chic, fast fashion Western retailers.
In response to the 2013 Rana Plaza tragedy that resulted in the deaths of over 1,100 garment workers, this collection will identify how consumer behavior approaches could shift garment demand toward more sustainable, responsible consumption patterns in the future. To this end, we seek contributions from academics, practitioners, policymakers, business leaders, journalists and entrepreneurs.
We are delighted to announce that the journal Business, Peace and Sustainable Development has been ranked by the Australian Business Deans Council in its Journal Quality list as a category C journal. The ABDC seeks to promote value and excellence in business research across universities, governments and industry throughout Australia and New Zealand. Continue reading
We are very pleased to announce that the journal Business, Peace and Sustainable Development has been accepted for inclusion in Elsevier’s Scopus database. Continue reading
Call 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
Sustainable Hotels: Exploring the Opportunities for Value Creation
Editors: Miguel Angel Gardetti, Center for Studies on Sustainable Luxury
Ana Laura Torres, Center for Study on Sustainable Hospitality, Argentina
Deadline for abstracts: 28 February 2014
There is an increasing need for hotels to demonstrate a commitment to reducing the negative environmental and social impacts of their operations. Whatever their size, location and target market, hotel services are finding themselves held to account for their sustainability practices and policies.
Yet the varying consumers of their services have diverse, and occasionally conflicting, expectations. This presents a decision-making challenge to the hotel industry: how can they successfully meet the demands of their stakeholders for comfort and efficiency while operating sustainably? What level of advantage is achieved by operating sustainably? What does a successful dialogue on sustainability issues, between hotel sector management and consumers achieve? And how can well-developed and implemented sustainability practices further increase perceived, and actual, value for the customer?