The 25th World Forum of IAJBS, celebrating its Silver Jubilee, has included ‘Flourishing’ as an integral part of the conference theme as the perspectives on ‘Flourishing’ provide a wider canvas to draw the images of sustainable development which have hitherto been limited to economic growth and profit. As Aristotle opines, ‘flourishing requires a life with other people,’ and it is essential for achieving ’natural excellence and happiness,’ the hallmark of true development. The concept of flourishing is also used to include, besides human flourishing, ecological flourishing. Since ‘flourishing requires a life with people’ and nature, the growing culture of innovations should be used as a thread to weave the web of life. In a hugely networked world, it is possible to advance the cause of flourishing. Innovations act as necessary conditions accelerating the process of achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. Though the SDGs put equal thrust on planet, people, profit, prosperity and peace in the centre of development agenda, profit has assumed the dominant position. As a result, world is witnessing unprecedented social and economic inequality and ecological and political crises.
We call for papers presenting empirical research results, case studies, business practices, and pedagogical knowledge that are related to these general interests. The subthemes and the topics are:
Philosophy and Principles of Innovation & Flourishing
Jesuit Business Education
Regional and Global Sustainability Approaches
Sustainable Communities & Peace
General Submission Guidelines:
Tom Bausch Best Paper Award
This award is established in honor of Dr. Thomas Bausch, former dean of Marquette Business School, who was instrumental in founding IAJBS 25 years ago. It recognizes the best paper presented at the conference. All full papers presented at the conference are eligible and will be judged based on clarity of the written paper, importance of the topic, quality of the study, and potential contribution to the field. A selection committee will be appointed by the conference paper committee. The award will be announced and presented at the conference. A monetary prize may also be awarded.
CALL FOR PAPERS Journal of Jesuit Business Education (JJBE)
The Journal of Jesuit Business Education is the peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal of the Colleagues in Jesuit Business Education (CJBE). The journal is dedicated to the distribution of scholarly work and commentary with a focus on the distinctiveness of business education in the Jesuit tradition. Full papers accepted for presentation at the conference may be submitted for review and publication in JJBE. JJBE submissions need to be original, not previously published, nor under consideration at another journal. Full papers will be subject to a double-blind review process.
The deadline to submit papers will be October 15, 2018. Papers are submitted to Stephen Porth, Senior Editor of JJBE at email@example.com. Acceptance for publication will be decided by the Editorial Board of JJBE upon the reviewers’ recommendation. Accepted papers will appear in Volume 10 of JJBE which will be available in Summer 2020.