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Call for Chapters | New Paradigms of Sustainability in the Contemporary Era

Organization: Department of Management, Birla Institute of Technology- Mesra, Jaipur Campus, India
Categories: Digital Humanities, Philosophy, Miscellaneous
Event Date: 2023-03-31 Abstract Due: 2023-01-31

In the contemporary world, sustainability has emerged as an important area of research, practically in all the domains. Sustainable Development requires an integrated approach that takes environmental concerns along with economic development. In the year 2015, the United Nations (UN) presented 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) to be achieved by 2030. The UN (2019) placed a strong focus on global business as a force for transformation in its SDG agenda. Despite this motivation, international business literature “has not kept pace with the expanding role of companies in sustainable development” (van Zanten & van Tulder, 2018, p. 209). The goal of sustainable development is to create a society which focuses on meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs without jeopardizing the natural ecosystem’s stability and continuity. The problem with sustainable development is that economic expansion and climate change are inextricably linked. While faster economic growth may help to alleviate socioeconomic issues such as poverty, inequality, hunger, unemployment, and social injustice, it also has a negative impact on the environment, such as overuse of natural resources and greenhouse gas emissions, which contribute to climate change, which is harmful for the human development. Additionally, ethical issues and responsible governance have received more attention from scholarly publications than corporate social responsibility (CSR), economic development, and environmental concerns (Egri & Ralston, 2008).

Sustainability and sustainable development focus on balancing that fine line between competing needs – our need to move forward technologically and economically, and the needs to protect the environment in which we and others live. Sustainability is not just about the environment, it’s also about our health as a society in ensuring that no people or areas of life suffer because of environmental degradation, and it’s also about examining the longer-term effects of the actions that humanity takes and measures required to improve it (Purvis, et al., 2019). The book aims to cover different pillars of sustainability, namely economic, social, and environmental sustainability.

Education authorities and schools were caught napping. The crisis threw the schooling system into a mode of what could be termed fixing “the aeroplane whilst in flight”, meaning school leaders and education authorities had to think on their fit and try working leadership practices that could sustain the system after temporary disruptions through compulsory closures. This crisis forced a rethink of how schools should be led, administered, and managed. Based on the above assertions, this book is justified, and authors shall present chapters which suggest cutting-edge leadership practices which will assist school leadership to navigate future disruptions and perennial challenges that the system might face.

This call for book chapters requires contributions with novel ideas and new insights which will advance school leadership epistemologies underpinned by creativity and innovation. It aims to focus on the major pillars of sustainability, i.e., Economic development, Social Development, Environment Protection, and Sustainability Education.

The call transcends and open to varied contexts (both advanced and the least advanced economies). The chapters could deploy varied methodologies and approaches including, theoretical, conceptual, and empirical. Possible and potential topics include, but not limited to (both systematic literature reviews and empirical studies and conceptual arguments are welcomed).

Broad themes of the volume include the followings (Both systematic literature reviews and empirical studies and conceptual arguments are welcomed):

  • Economic Development and Sustainability
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Healthcare Sustainability
  • Sustainability, Resilience, and other related issues
  • Education and Entrepreneurship for Socio-Economic Sustainability

Dr Roopali Sharma, Professor, Department of Management, Birla Institute of Technology- Mesra, Jaipur Campus, India (Email: roopalisharma@bitmesra.ac.in)
Dr Ritu Pareek, Assistant Professor, Department of Management, Birla Institute of Technology- Mesra, Jaipur Campus, India (Email: ritupareek@bitmesra.ac.in)

Chapter abstract submission: January 31, 2023
Full chapter submission: March 31, 2023
Book publication: June-July 2023

The book will be published in both print and ebook formats by CSMFL Publications. The book will be available via-

EBSCOhost Academic Collection
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Google Books
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and leading book resellers and academic content vendors worldwide.


  1. The chapters (abstracts/full-texts) should be submitted to the volume editors at roopalisharma@bitmesra.ac.in The book’s name should be mentioned in the subject line while submitting chapter abstracts/full-texts.
  2. The abstracts/full texts will be shared with the volume editors, and the authors will directly be contacted by one of the volume editors with an acceptance/rejection/amendment decision.
  3. There is no chapter submission/processing or publishing charge.
  4. A chapter should be APA 7th Edition styled and submitted in MS Docx format and must include authors’ affiliation details, failing which the chapters will not be considered for review. A chapter should ideally be of 8-32 pages [7,000 to 10,000 words including references] with Times New Roman Font Size 12 with single line spacing & page margins of 1″ (Top, Bottom, Left, Right).
  5. Unoriginal or previously published works will not be processed for review.
  6. All chapters need to have complete affiliation details.
  7. All chapters will be reviewed by chapter reviewers (peer-reviewers) before acceptance by the book editors. The chapters will be reviewed using a double-blind peer review system.
  8. The editorial (editors’) decision of accepting or rejecting a chapter shall be final. The book editors have all the editorial freedoms pertaining to the content quality of the book, and the publisher doesn’t interfere in any editorial decision taken by the editors pertaining to the acceptance/rejection of any work for the book.
  9. The authors submitting chapters need to adhere to our policies on plagiarism, scholarly misconduct, and publication ethics. The copyright respecting the accepted chapters will remain with the authors.
  10. The authors of the accepted & published chapters retain their right to use their work for scholarly and teaching purposes, subject to the conditions and limitations as described in Authors’ Rights for Content Reuse.

For more details about the volume, editors of the volume can be contact at roopalisharma@bitmesra.ac.in (Dr Roopali Sharma).