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    Posted 10-14-2020 12:02

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    Call for papers

    Journal of Business, Ethics and Society (JBES)



    Abstract submission for inaugural issue: 25th October, 2020


    Aims and Scope

    Journal of Business, Society & Ethics (JBSE) is an inter-disciplinary peer-reviewed journal that publishes theoretical and empirical research on a broad range of topics concerning business management, business ethics and societal well-being. The peer-reviewed journal broadly focuses on the intersectionality of ethics and businesses, ethics and civil societies, and also on topics such as corporate social responsibility, social entrepreneurship and power relationships. Addressing the need for an ethical response to the emerging challenges and trends in management, and also challenges in society (such as pandemics, and world recession) which impact ethical decisions and behaviour, JBES provides a forum for deliberations and exchange of ideas and knowledge among academia, businesses, public institutions, not-for-profit institutions and government organizations.


    Why JBES?

    Some journals in this domain focus on business in the context of society and are more policy oriented in nature, while other journals focus on people-related dilemmas. Our journal represents multiple levels of analysis, based on the assumption that there is an intersectionality in which one can influence the other. For example, a pandemic which is a societal problem, can lead to ethical dilemmas for leaders in the medical profession. Another example is that a leader indulging in greenwashing - providing misleading information about so-called environmentally-sound products - could actually be harming the environment. This is a bridge journal, exploring issues of interest to both researchers as well as industry leaders and HRM professionals.


    Call for papers:

                                                        i.     Frequency: 2 issues per year (April and October)

                                                       ii.     Inaugural issue scheduled for April, 2021

                                                      iii.     Paper submission date: 15th January, 2021 (250 word abstracts to be submitted by 25th October)

                                                      iv.     Publisher: BML Munjal University, India


    Article Submission


    Authors should kindly note that submission of an article to Business, Society & Ethics implies that the content has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. The word count of articles should be in the range of 5,000–7,000 words (APA style). Book reviews should be between 2,000 and 4,000 words. Manuscripts and all editorial correspondence should be addressed to: The Editor, Journal of Business, Society & Ethics, Prof Payal Kumar (e-mail: payalk.kumar@bmu.edu.in).


    Book editor wanted

    For expressions of interest in the role of a book editor (as part of the editorial team), please write to Prof Payal Kumar (Email: payalk.kumar@bmu.edu.in), detailing how you can contribute in this role. Experienced candidates would be preferred.



    International Advisory Board


    Peter Bamberger, Head of the Organizational Behavior Department, Tel Aviv University; Research Director, Smithers Institute, ILR School, Cornell University. He is the outgoing Editor-in-Chief of Academy of Management Discoveries.


    Jerry Biberman, Emeritus Professor of Management, Scranton University, USA. He has served as founding co-editor of the Journal of Management, Spirituality and Religion, and was a founder and first chair of the Management, Spirituality and Religion interest group of the Academy of Management. 


    Dharm Bhuwuk, Professor of Management and Culture and Community Psychology, University of Hawaii, USA, has published extensively on spirituality and ethics, and is on the editorial board of several prestigious journals.


    Charlotte Karam, PhD is a tenured associate professor at the Olayan School of Business, American University of Beirut. She is also a section editor, Feminisms and Business Ethics, and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Business Ethics.


    Mathew J Manimala, Editor of South Asian Journal of Management, SAGE Publications, former Director, XIME, Bangalore, and Professor and Chairperson of OBHRM Area at Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIM-B).  


    Fr Oswald A J Mascarenhas, S J., JRD Tata Chair in Business Ethics, XLRI, India, teaches business ethics and has published extensively on this topic.


    Michael Pirson, Professor at Fordham university and research fellow at Harvard university. He is the co-founder of the Humanistic Management Network and is the editor of the Journal of Humanistic Management.


    Peter Pruzan, Professor Emeritus, Sc.D. & Ph.D. Dept. of Management, Politics & Philosophy, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. He is internationally known for his work on values-based leadership and corporate responsibility.


    Vishal Talwar, Dean & Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, BML Munjal University


    With regards,

    Prof. Payal Kumar 

    Professor & Chair (OB/HR), 

    & Associate Dean - International Affairs 

    BML Munjal University, India