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Call for contributions - Teaching Social Sustainability

  • 1.  Call for contributions - Teaching Social Sustainability

    Posted 01-28-2022 06:31


    Teaching social sustainability: A toolkit on circularity, equity, diversity and inclusion in business education 


    This book aims to bring social and economic spheres of sustainability into mainstream business education. This book supports implementing the United Nations' sustainable development goals (SDGs) through higher and professional education pedagogy. This book will introduce teaching principles and offers teaching methods, resources, cases, and tools that ensure integration of social and economic aspects of sustainability and, therefore, issues concerning justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion into business education.  

    In the book, we hope to bring to light the concept of circular economy (CE) and focus on the social dimensions of CE. The book invites contributions on how to develop business graduates' thinking, knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to enable them building business strategies and models that are socially sustainable, and creating organizational cultures, structures, and processes that are inclusive and equitable. We are particularly interested in receiving contributions that consider CE's social dimensions in the strategic management of international firms or within their global value chains.    


    • Aušrinė Šilenskytė 
      University Teacher & Researcher 
      The School of Management, University of Vaasa, Finland 
    • Marina A. Schmitz 
      Lecturer at the Coca-Cola Chair of Sustainable Development 
      IEDC-Bled School of Management in Bled, Slovenia 
    • Soo Min Toh 
      Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and HRM 
      The University of Toronto, Canada 
      Professorial Fellow at the University of Edinburgh Business School, UK 
    • Miguel Cordova 
      Associate Professor 
      Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP) 
      Internationalization Leader for the Management Department and Management School at PUCP 


    Extended abstract submission deadline: August 30th, 2022

    II. Decision upon abstract acceptance:
    September 30th, 2022

    III. Full chapter due: March 30th, 2023 

    • Feedback to authors: May 1st, 2023 
    • Revised submission deadline: July 1st, 2023 
    • Final manuscript submission: September, 2023
    IV. Estimated book publication: late 2023

    For more information, see:  Teaching Social Sustainability - Call for Contributions

    The book is under consideration at Palgrave Macmillan as a part of the Sustainable Development Goals Series

    Soo Toh
    University of Toronto
    Mississauga ON
    (905) 569-4971