Call for Papers- Submission Information

26th Annual IAJBS World Forum ITESO Universidad


Call for Papers.

Abstract submission deadline - April 23, 2021

Abstract notification deadline - May 14, 2021

Full paper deadline - June 12, 2021

Full paper notification deadline – July 2, 2021


General Submission Guidelines:

  • Submissions should be in Spanish or English, single-spaced, 12-point font, Microsoft Word file format.
  • Abstracts should not exceed 500 words.
  • Full papers should not exceed 7000 words.
  • A full paper must be submitted either at the time of the abstract submission but not later than June 4, 2021
  • At least one author of the accepted paper must present at the conference.
  • Due to the COVID-19 context, virtual presentations are welcomed.
  • We will use a double-blind review process. The author's name(s) and information should not appear anywhere in the abstract, full paper, and document properties.
  • Submit your abstracts here


Abstract Guidelines

  • The abstract should discuss the importance of the topic and explain the method, data, and data source used for the study when applicable. It is also helpful to state the stages of the research and preliminary results.
  • Do not include references or links in the abstract.
  • Additional tables and figures may be submitted as a file attachment with the abstract submission.
  • All full papers of accepted abstracts are eligible for presentation (Virtual presentations are welcome!) at the conference.


Key questions to be addressed in the paper proposal: As per Pope Francis in Laudato-Sí, "…a business is a noble vocation, directed to producing wealth and improving our world."; therefore: 

  1. How can businesses be a fruitful source of prosperity for the areas in which it operates, especially if it sees creating jobs as an essential part of its service to the common good?
  2. How can business schools raise student awareness and provide a framework for reflection while supporting students and faculty as they develop concrete ways to become part of the solution to the world's pains?
  3. How Jesuit business schools become instruments of mercy, providing compassionate frameworks to understand the world and change it?


Consider the following possibilities as topics to be addressed in your paper submission: 

  • Re-creating the economics and business curricula—new curricula are needed in business education (management, finance, accounting marketing, etc.) based on Jesuit anthropology, ethics, governance, and sustainability. Economic activity must serve the common good, especially by meeting the poor's needs and the excluded. Emphasize the universal destination of goods instead of viewing private wealth creation and accumulation as the ultimate goal of business and the economy.
  • Use of the Ignatian pedagogical paradigm. All education and research in business schools recognize the importance of context, experience, reflection, action, and evaluation. The Ignatian paradigm is a holistic formation that includes ethics and sustainability based on all business activities and decisions. It seeks to teach the right attitudes and values in our students, based on the premise that "becoming" is more important than simply "knowing".
  • A vision of the essential skills needed for this new kind of leadership, Jesuit business education must build on the vital foundation of humanities and technical education and include the critical skills required for a new leadership type as an opportunity for service to others the common good.
  • The role of critical stakeholders includes faculty, alumni, and the broader business community. Jesuit business schools must engage and inspire the faculty to develop and deliver these new business alternatives. Research on the impact of these changes and the teaching of these new concepts must become widespread.


Each academic field—marketing, finance, accounting, leadership, followership, management, human resources, etc. – acknowledges that the current approach to business education, emphasizing the profit motive while neglecting social good, contributes to an unstable and unsustainable economy. Each academic field should then offer an alternative vision based on ethical principles and the promotion of virtue. Interdisciplinary work among two or more disciplines is desirable for the development of the new educational paradigm.  


Note: Abstracts and papers submitted to the 2020 World Forum are also welcome. We need confirmation from the authors.



Special Instructions for consideration for the Journal of Management for Global Sustainability


Please note that the conference will accept papers for presentation and the December 2021 edition of the Journal of Management for Global Sustainability (JMGS). JMGS has restrictions above and beyond those of the conference as outlined below 

  1. JMGS Call for Papers- Please review the guidelines listed here
  2. Authors should check the JMGS review sheet attached below to confirm that their submissions meet the requirements
  3. Authors must also fill out the "Submission of IAJBS conference paper to JMGS" form attached below