AMD Special Issue: Sustainable Development for a Better World:

Contributions of Leadership, Management and Organizations

On September 25th 2015, all 195 member countries of the United Nations adopted a set of 17 “Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)” to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of their new global “Agenda 2030”. Achieving these goals will require the concerted efforts of governments, the business sector, society, and individual citizens. To help business contribute to achieving the goals, we call for submissions to a special issue on “Sustainable Development for a Better World: Contributions of Leadership, Management and Organizations.”

We expect contributions to this special issue to be empirical and to describe unique, puzzling and intriguing phenomena that are not explainable by any extant theory. Given the current state of knowledge and the mission of AMD, we expect contributions to be focused on the exploratory pre-theory stage of empirical description, diagnoses of important and interesting phenomena, and abductive hunches of phenomena, rather than more traditional theory development or testing. Overall, we are seeking evidence that will help us make better sense of the contemporary issues surrounding the engagement of business and other organizations in the Sustainable Development Goals.

Preview the complete Call for Submissions here.

Submission deadline: July 1 to July 20, 2018.

Guest Editors:

Jennifer Howard-Grenville (University of Cambridge, UK),

Jerry Davis (University of Michigan, USA),

Thomas Dyllick (University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, CH),

Aparna Joshi (Pennsylvania State University, USA),

Chet Miller (University of Houston, USA),

Stefan Thau (INSEAD, Singapore)

Anne S. Tsui (University of Notre Dame, USA)