Special Issue on Governance, Leadership and Stakeholder Engagement for Sustainable Transition

Submission Deadline: May 20, 2020

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This special issue currently is open for paper submission and guest editor application.

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  • Lead Guest Editor
    • Renuka Thakore
      Research Innovation & Partnerships, University College of Estate Management, Reading, Berkshire, UK
  • Guest Editor
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    • Stanley Njuangang
      University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire, UK
    • Steven Ruddock
      University of Salford, Salford, Greater Manchester, UK
    • Abimbola Windapo
      University of Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
    • Francine Baker
      University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire, UK
    • Irene Lill
      Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia
    • Kwok Shum
      Akio Morita School of Business, Anaheim University, Kisho Kurokawa Green Institute, Anaheim, USA
    • School of Management, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang, Jiangsu, China
  • Introduction

    Scholarly discussions on sustainable transition focus mainly on critical success of innovative technical niches. Generally innovative technical niches fail to contribute towards the transition process. Such niches attract less research attention than the small number of successful ones. Through this call, attempt is made to answer the question of why organisations fail in their sustainable transition process. Strategies adopted for sustainable transition have been widely discussed in research literature; however they tend to be either very remonstrating or unpredictable. The failures which are mentioned most frequently include lack of essential characteristics in niches at micro-level such as lack or organisational capabilities; or lack of possible potential in policies at macro-level such as flexible policy framework, existing as different entities on their own. Lack of multi-level perspective, such as estrangement of essential characteristics at all three level: macro, meso and micro, unemployed and dynamically unengaged, incapable of assisting sustainable transition, can also contribute to the failure. From a systematic point of view, these failures hamper the sustainable transition, and thus should be adequately acknowledged in theoretical constructs.
    This track proposes to contribute scholarly discussion of the aspects of characteristic of the state of the art and the future theoretical and methodological challenges of sustainable transition research. The aim is to enhance theoretical foundation for potential explanations to assist achieving characteristics required for sustainable transition from a multi-level perspective.
    This track is an invitation to researchers to submit papers that would contribute to the concepts, theories, case studies and methods, including but are not restricted to, the following themes:
    1. Organisational innovation and sustainable transition
    2. Theories underpinning strategic optimisation of organisation capabilities for sustainable transition
    3. Characteristics of multi-level perspective system for transition
    4. Characteristics of multi-level actors for strategic optimisation linking to sustainable transition
    5. Methods applied to investigate failures for strategic optimisation
    6. Comparison of transitional strategies and strategies applied for optimisation to assist designing sustainable transition
    7. Strategies to overcome the barriers at each level and/or multi-level
    Aims and Scope:
    1. Sustainable transition
    2. Organizational innovation
    3. Multi-level perspective
    4. Strategic optimization
    5. Organization capabilities
    6. Systemic thinking

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

    Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines for authors (see: http://www.sjbizmgmt.org/submission). By submitting your manuscripts to the special issue, you are acknowledging that you accept the rules established for publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay the Article Processing Charges for the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the online manuscript submission system at http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.

  • Published Papers

    The special issue currently is open for paper submission. Potential authors are humbly requested to submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript by clicking here.