Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Call for book chapters: The UN Global Compact: Fair competition and environmental and labour justice in international and domestic markets

Scope and Aims of the Book Chapters:

Proposed title: “The UN Global Compact: Fair competition and environmental and labour justice in international and domestic markets”
Since UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan launched the Global Compact in 1999, over 12,000 organisations around the world have voluntarily adopted and promoted its values and Ten Principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and corruption.
This corporate citizenship initiative has seen as a non-compulsory alternative to international market regulations. Around the globe, the United Nations Global Compact has promoted the creation of local and regional networks for businesses to act together to mainstream the Ten Principles of Global Compact.
This edited volume brings together contributions from around the planet on the specific implications for business when embracing the Global Compact. Managerial, internationalisation, legal, behavioural and sociological perspective will be reflected at this volume in which both evidences and theoretical developments will be reflected.

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Global Compact: Its background, context and current influence
  • · Political, cultural and social responsibility issues at the firm level
  • · Corruption and competitiveness
  • · Global Compact and business experiences
  • · Private sector challenges and the United Nations
  • · Business managers and the adoption of Global Compact
  • · Multinational corporations and Human Rights
  • · Business implications of child labour
  • · Labour relations and international business
  • · Sustainability and international business
  • · Multinational enterprises (MNEs) at the local and international environment
  • · Challenges for MNEs operating in emerging countries
  • · MNEs and poverty alleviation
  • · International Business ethics and global risk
  • · International business and the illegal economies
  • · IB, corruption and bribery
  • · IB and criminal organisations
  • · Public- Private and Business-Community partnerships
  • · Corporate Philanthropy
  • · Investment and CSR
  • · Climate change and international business
  • · Corporate Diplomacy
  • · Role of corporations in shaping global business policy
  • · Corporate Governance (CG) within the framework of International Business
  • · Corporate Citizenship
  • · Global Compact and IB
  • · Social Responsibility Networks
  • · Freedom of association and IB

Important dates:

  • · Submission deadline for chapter proposals (title and 300-500 words abstract): April 1st 2014
  • · Notification of acceptance/rejection of chapter proposals: April 15th 2014
  • · Deadline for full chapter: 1st of August 2014
  • · Notification of acceptance/rejection of chapter proposals: 30th of August 2014
  • · Deadline for submission of final chapters: 1st of October 2014

Accepted chapters will be compiled in a book, which will be published by Emerald Books within theAdvances in Sustainability and Environmental Justice (indexed in Scopus)

Book Editors: