Call for Papers: Opportunities and Challenges in Integrating Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) across research and curriculum
For full Colloquium details please visit: http://www.deakin.edu.au/business/research/centre-for-sustainable-and-responsible-organisations
You can also download the SDGs Colloquium CFP and Registration Form
Special Issue Guest Editors:
- Fara Azmat, Deakin University, Australia. Fara.Azmat@deakin.edu.au
- Michael Polonsky, Deakin University, Australia. Michael.Polonsky@deakin.edu.au
Description: The Colloquium seeks to enhance our broader understanding of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), serving as a catalyst for scholarly work that explores the domain of SDGs to an inclusive focus across teaching and research to build links with industry and private sector for sustainable development. Open to all, the colloquium provides an opportunity for participating academics, early career researchers (ECRs) and doctoral students to discuss and share their research ideas, approaches and experiences of integrating SDGs across research, curriculum and within the broad field of business.
Since their adoption, the SDGs have emerged as a predominant guiding framework not just in the long term strategies of governments and organisations, but also for higher education institutes through their commitment to the Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME) that seek to develop students as responsible future leaders and effective global citizens. Despite increasing attention among a growing number of business schools globally to commit to PRME, the understanding of how SDGs can be integrated in course offerings, research and partnerships for meaningful impact is still in an embryonic stage, with critical issues regarding the opportunities and challenges of their integration across research and curriculum unexplored.
We are interested in both empirical and conceptual research that aims to explore the practical challenges of implementing SDGs across research and curriculum in both developed and developing countries and how can these serve as opportunities for developing innovative and stimulating new avenues for sustainable development. We therefore invite contributions that develop theoretical development and empirical examination of topics including:
- How can SDGs be integrated in the course offerings, research and partnerships for creating meaningful impact? How can SDGs act a means to build links with industry, academia and private sector?
- What are the most useful conceptual models and empirical analysis of the integration of SDGs across curriculum?
- What role can stakeholders, such as private sector, academia, and networks play in promoting the SDGs?
- What strategies, resources and capabilities are needed to effectively integrate SDGs across research and teaching? Are these specificities different in developing countries? How to account for the variation?
- Which of the seventeen SDGs have been more prominent and which goals need attention? Does this differ across developed and developing economies?
- What are the practical and methodological challenges of incorporating SDGs across the course offerings and research practices? Do these challenges differ across developed and developing economies?
- What are the practical challenges of implementing SDGs across developed and developing countries and how can these serve as opportunities for developing innovative and stimulating new avenues for sustainable development?
- How can SDGs be leveraged, or mobilized, for greater developmental impact? How can the impact of SDGs be measured?
- How and under what conditions, the integration of SDGs across research and teaching create micro (individual), meso (organizational) and macro (societal) level impact for sustainable development?
August 30, 2017: 1 page (single spaced, 12 point font; 250 -300 words) abstracts to be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
September 15, 2017: Feedback and acceptances finalized
September 28, 2017: Registration of speakers and audience finalized (there is no charge but we will need registration to confirm catering)
December 4, 2017: Symposium
January 10, 2018: Deadline for submission to special issue of Social Business
Submission Guidelines for Social Business:
Submitted papers should make clear their relevance to the call, their academic and practical significance. The authors are encouraged to keep the length of the paper within 6,000‐10,000 words limit. The presentation and referencing should follow the editorial guidelines. These can be obtained from the ‘Guidelines for Authors’ pages of the website.
Manuscripts should be submitted online using the Social Business ScholarOne Manuscripts site (http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/wpsb) New users should first create an account. Once a user is logged onto the site submissions should be made via the Author Centre. Authors should prepare and upload two versions of their manuscript. One should be a complete text, while in the second all document information identifying the author should be removed from the files to allow them to be sent anonymously to referees. When uploading files authors will then be able to define the non-anonymous version as “Complete paper with author details”, and the anonymous version as “Main document minus author information”.
To submit your manuscript to the Special Issue choose the type of submission (e.g. original paper, commentary, case study etc.) from the Manuscript Type list when you come to submit your paper. Then, when you come to the ‘Details and Comments’ page, answer ‘Yes’ to the question ‘Is this manuscript a candidate for a special issue?’ and insert the title ‘Sustainable Development Goals’ in the text field provided.
If you require assistance in submitting your paper, please contact the SB Editorial Office at firstname.lastname@example.org