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Journal of Management Studies/ Call for Papers for a Special Issue   Governing for Sustainability:  Theorizing Business and Government Interactions

  • 1.  Journal of Management Studies/ Call for Papers for a Special Issue   Governing for Sustainability:  Theorizing Business and Government Interactions

    Posted 10-01-2023 15:53

    Journal of Management Studies / Call for Papers for a Special Issue<u1:p></u1:p>

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    Governing for Sustainability:  Theorizing Business and Government Interactions<u1:p></u1:p>

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    Submission Deadline: 31 August 2024<u1:p></u1:p>

    Special Issue Editors: Jean-Pascal Gond (Bayes Business School), Gregory Jackson<u1:p></u1:p>

    (Freie Universität Berlin / Loughborough University London), Johanna Järvelä (IESEG<u1:p></u1:p>

    School of Management), Jette Steen Knudsen (Tufts University), Jeremy Moon<u1:p></u1:p>

    (Copenhagen Business School)<u1:p></u1:p>

    JMS editor: Christopher Wickert (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)<u1:p></u1:p>

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    Extensive government regulation has emerged to make business more sustainable, but<u1:p></u1:p>

    business responses vary. Sustainability challenges have scale and complexity that tend<u1:p></u1:p>

    to require a wide range of resources and competences. Business brings a capacity for<u1:p></u1:p>

    innovation, mobilization of human resources and network power, and these all feature<u1:p></u1:p>

    internationally in contrast to governments whose dynamics tend to be more incremental<u1:p></u1:p>

    and usually constrained by national borders. Conversely, governments bring distinctive<u1:p></u1:p>

    authority combining regulatory resources, particularly of mandate and fiscal capacity,<u1:p></u1:p>

    and the monopoly of legitimate coercion.<u1:p></u1:p>

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    Many sustainability problems are addressed by long-standing governance<u1:p></u1:p>

    systems that reply upon business and government interactions (e.g., in privatization and<u1:p></u1:p>

    contracts to deliver public goods such as water or energy). Also, many new public policies<u1:p></u1:p>

    addressing sustainability expressly invite  business interactions (e.g., meeting the<u1:p></u1:p>

    Sustainable Development Goals, market dis/incentives for un/sustainable behavior;<u1:p></u1:p>

    corporate governance innovations).<u1:p></u1:p>

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    This Special Issue aims to advance empirically grounded concepts and theories<u1:p></u1:p>

    focused on the governance and changing regulatory landscape for sustainable<u1:p></u1:p>

    business. We focus on the relationship between public regulation and private<u1:p></u1:p>

    governance initiatives. Whilst public-private interactions in and for sustainability have<u1:p></u1:p>

    been acknowledged in management and organization studies, our goal is to develop a<u1:p></u1:p>

    more systematic and theoretical approach to this field of study, focused on critical<u1:p></u1:p>

    sustainability challenges. We seek to explore new divisions of responsibility between<u1:p></u1:p>

    the public and private actors, their governance interactions, and how these interactions<u1:p></u1:p>

    can be devised to bring about a better future including resilience, equality and well-being<u1:p></u1:p>

    of people and planet.<u1:p></u1:p>

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    We call for papers adopting multidisciplinary approaches to enriching management<u1:p></u1:p>

    theories through collaboration with, and learning from such fields as political science,<u1:p></u1:p>

    policy studies, industrial relations, and impact research. We  are especially interested<u1:p></u1:p>

    in finding new theoretical avenues to understand the governance of sustainable management<u1:p></u1:p>

    related to grand challenges such as gender inequality, poverty, the loss of biodiversity or climate change.<u1:p></u1:p>

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    Please find the full call here

    Joanne Cheseldine
    Journal of Management Studies