Six Decades of Business & Society: Looking Back, Looking Ahead
Call for Proposals – Literature/Theory Reviews
Business & Society will turn 60 years in September, 2020. Since proclaiming the 'Declaration of Interdependence' in 1960, the journal has come a long way. This period has also seen a remarkable growth of the field of business and society, which has seen the emergence of numerous new theories, research topics, and methods to study them. The journal will publish a special issue to celebrate this scholarship and mark its 60th anniversary.
The 60th anniversary special issue will include a number of articles that take stock of the journal and the field. To support this endeavour, we invite proposals from scholars to review the diverse research on business and society topics. These reviews will be aimed at facilitating the accumulation of relevant research on topics of interest to business and society scholars and informing research on emerging topics. Relevant subjects include (but are not limited to): business and governance, business ethics, business-government relations, corporate social responsibility, sustainability, social entrepreneurship, stakeholder management, socioeconomic inequalities, employment relations, business and human rights, and globalization.
The literature reviews should not only summarize and integrate a particular stream (or multiple streams) of research but should also aim to invigorate future research with theory development. Given the vision and scope of Business & Society, papers can also review research in adjacent disciplines but with an explicit aim to enable and further research on those topics by business and society scholars.
Proposals should be no more than four pages of single-spaced text of 12-point font with one- inch margins (excluding tables, figures, and references) and should address (and include the following headings):
Interested scholars are welcome to contact the editors (at firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions about proposal submissions.