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Call for contributions: books on Fighting Poverty as a Challenge for Business and Management Education
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Book 1. Socially Responsive Organizations and the Challenge of Poverty

Editors: Milenko Gudic, CEEMAN (; Carole Parkes, Aston Business School (; and Al Rosenbloom, Dominican University (

Book 1  will be a combination of case studies and current action research describing how businesses and civil society organizations are working to alleviate poverty in local and global communities. It will be an edited collection with global perspectives and intends to provide conceptual and research rationales for why management education and management institutions must address the issue of poverty. The book responds to one of the major findings from the PRME Working Group on Poverty research that the topic of poverty still lacks a strong business case for management educators and program/institutional administrators.

The distinctive features of this book are that it will:

  1. include small and medium-sized (SME) businesses examples; 
  2. deal with the issue of poverty as a human rights violation; 
  3. explore the issue of absolute versus relative poverty; 
  4. deal with leadership challenges in organizations committed to poverty alleviation; and 
  5. discuss the issues in terms of management education’s responsibility for setting new management, research, institutional and intellectual agendas.

The topic list below is suggestive of the broad range of categories under which we are accepting contributions. The list is not exhaustive, however, and the editors welcome topics not mentioned here that contribute to understanding from various theoretical, geographic and organizational perspectives.

Scope and possible structure

 I. What are the issues?

  • Inclusive business models
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Child poverty
  • Human rights
  • Regional issues/challenges

II. What are the global, regional and local leadership challenges?

  • Corporations/multinationals
  • SMEs
  • Civil society organizations
  • Indigenous/marginalized communities
  • Public policy issues

III. What are management education’s responses; and what are the implications?

  •  Course-/module-level innovation
  • New program models
  • Leadership and partnership opportunities
  • Accreditation
  • Executive education
  • Trans-disciplinary innovation

IV. What lies ahead?

  • Management research agenda
  • Educational agenda
  • Institutional agenda
  • Intellectual agenda


This project aims to develop a comprehensive understanding of the topic. As such, submissions based on different approaches, whether reflexive, empirical, hands-on or applied theory, will be considered. Theory papers should be between 4,000 and 6,000 words and case studies between 2,500 and 4,000 words in length. Papers that provide national, regional and community perspectives that are under-represented in the published literature to date are also encouraged. Papers must be submitted, without exception, as per the editorial guidelines, available from Greenleaf Publishing. Please submit abstracts of no more than 300 words to:


  • Abstract submission: Extended until 25 January 2013
  • Selection of abstracts and contact with successful contributors: 4 March 2013
  • Full chapter submission: 10 June 2013
  • Workshop for participating authors (at 2013 PRME Summit in Bled): 24 September 2013
  • Final chapter submission: 31 October 2013
  • Publication provisionally tabled (PRME Global Forum): Spring/Summer 2014

Book 2. Responsible Management Education: The Challenge of Poverty

Book 2 will be collection of innovative teaching and program/module ideas to help faculty integrate the topic of poverty into their own teaching and gain support for the legitimacy of poverty as an important management education topic in their institutions. The call for papers for Book 2 will be discussed at the 2013 PRME Summit in Bled, Slovenia, on 25-27 September 2013 and disseminated in October 2013. Details and deadlines for submissions for this title will be communicated to authors at a later date.

Contact details

For further information, or to discuss ideas for contributions, please contact the Guest Editors: Milenko Gudic, CEEMAN (; Carole Parkes, Aston Business School (; and Al Rosenbloom, Dominican University ( .

Contact the publishers: Dean Bargh (, Greenleaf Publishing, Aizlewood Business Centre, Aizlewood’s Mill , Sheffield S3 8GG , UK . Tel: +44 (0)114 282 3475 ; Fax: +44 (0)114 282 3476 .