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Call for Book Chapters -- Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Volume (abstract proposals by August 15)

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    Call for Book Chapters:

    Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Volume

    for inclusion in

    World Scientific Encyclopedia of Business Sustainability, Ethics & Entrepreneurship


    Deadline for abstract submissions: August 15, 2019


    Email abstract submissions for the SDGs Volume to Editors:

    Andrew Ward (, Lehigh University

    Erica Steckler (, University of Massachusetts Lowell


    Publisher: World Scientific Publishing 


    What is the "World Scientific Encyclopedia of Business Sustainability, Ethics & Entrepreneurship"?

    This 4-volume set by Managing Editor Gideon Markman and World Scientific Publishing features the following topics: Sustainable Development Goals (*this call!); Social Entrepreneurship; Environmental Entrepreneurship; Spirituality, Entrepreneurship and Social Change. The set strives to be a scholarly outlet for novel, useful, and revelatory research that honors interdisciplinary, progressive, radical, or controversial work related to themes of business sustainability, ethics, and entrepreneurship. Each volume provides an overview of past work, highlights cutting-edge research, and presents generative future research trajectories on the selected topic.


    Call for Chapter Abstracts for the SDGs Volume

    This call for book chapters focuses on addressing cutting edge research related to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that provides novel insights, presents applied understanding, and advances theory, empirical inquiry, and practice within this domain. Authors are invited to submit a short abstract summarizing the content and approach of the proposed book chapter. Submissions should reflect "new" original research with a focus on the SDGs, and with connections to business sustainability, ethics or entrepreneurship (broadly defined). The 17 SDGs, derived from the notion of sustainable development as meeting the "needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs" (Brundtland Commission Report, 1987), have become a key framework for guiding business decisions and strategic action, and for defining sustainability leadership globally.


    We welcome chapters offering:


    • Theoretical or empirical contributions
    • Case studies
    • Critical analysis
    • Literature reviews
    • Recommendations for future research in the area.


    Chapters – at all levels of analysis, and with a variety of theoretical lenses and approaches – might include considerations of SDGs and sustainability, ethics, or entrepreneurship in terms of:


    • Single or multiple SDGs
    • Local and global contexts
    • Relationships between business, policy, stakeholders, society, and the environment
    • Accomplishments, blind spots, and opportunities for improvement
    • Cross-disciplinary approaches to the SDGs
    • Exemplary or proposed teaching or training initiatives


    Invitations to contribute a chapter to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) volume will be sent by early September 2019.


    Note: We welcome expressions of interest and chapter development conversations at the Academy of Management (AOM) Annual Meeting in Boston (August 2019) – as well as the possibility for an informal chapter development working session at the AOM Specialized Conference on Responsible Leadership in Rising Economies in Bled, Slovenia (October 2019).


    Submission Process and Important Dates


    August 15, 2019 – Email three-to-five page abstracts to Andrew Ward ( and Erica Steckler (


    September 1, 2019 – Editors decisions on abstracts


    November 15, 2019 – Full chapter drafts due (approx. 35-40 pages, inclusive)


    December 31, 2019 – Final revisions due and acceptance of all chapter drafts


    2020 – Publication by World Scientific Publishing


    Additional: This SDGs volume is associated with the SEE Conference; chapter-related submissions for the 2020 Conference are welcome ( Also, see an example here of a related 2017 volume.


    For information about submitting to the other volumes in this series, please contact the respective volume editors:


    Social Entrepreneurship – Maritza Espina:
    Environmental Entrepreneurship – Peter Gianiodis:
    Spirituality, Entrepreneurship and Social Change – Kathryn Pavlovich: 


    Erica L. Steckler, Ph.D.
    Co-Director, Donahue Center for Business Ethics & Social Responsibility
    Assistant Professor, Department of Management
    Manning School of Business
    University of Massachusetts Lowell