ASR focusses on a range of topics from work in primary disciplines–accounting, economics & finance, management, operations & marketing, sociology, psychology, philosophy, law–that pertain to the social impact of the actions of individuals and organizations.

Topics covered in the journal include major theoretical and methodological developments as well as current research in the aforementioned disciplines. Articles typically pertain to issues of corporate social responsibility, environmental and organizational sustainability, economic, corporate, social and political development, corporate, institutional and societal governance, property rights, social institutions and NGOs, and global issues of peace, conflict and human rights.

Articles published in ASR appeal to a broad intellectual audience in their respective fields. To be accepted for publication a paper must make a significant contribution to advancing knowledge about social responsibility through new theoretical insights, managerial application, methodology/ data—or some combination thereof. 

ASR has a particular interest in publishing the following types of manuscripts: 

  • Comprehensive, state-of-the-art literature reviews that integrate diverse research streams and identify promising directions for future investigations
  • Analytical essays that offer new conceptual models or theoretical perspectives and use these frameworks as a foundation for developing research propositions
  • Empirical articles that report results from exploratory or hypothesis - testing studies based on quantitative and/or qualitative methodologies
  • Methodological papers that refine existing methodologies or develop new ones for investigating particular issues or topics central to the fields of inquiry listed above.
  • Editor-in-Chief

  • Publisher

  • Journal Editorial Office (For queries related to pre-acceptance)

  • Supplier Project Manager (For queries related to post-acceptance)

  • Editorial Board

    • Professor Ruth Aguilera
      D'Amore-McKim School of Business, Northeastern University - USA
    • Professor Herman Aguinis
      George Washington University School of Business - USA
    • Professor Pat Auger
      Melbourne Business School - Australia
    • Professor Pratima Bansal
      Ivey Business School, Western University - Canada
    • Professor Michael Barnett
      Rutgers University Newark Business School - USA
    • Russell W. Belk
      Schulich School of Business, York University, Canada
    • Professor Gordon Clark
      Oxford University - UK
    • Professor Jonathan Doh
      Villanova University - USA
    • Professor Giana Eckhardt
      Royal Holloway University of London - UK
    • Professor Jeffrey Harrison
      University of Richmond - USA
    • Professor Stuart Hart
      Cornell University - USA
    • Professor Michael Hiscox
      Harvard University - USA
    • Professor Ans Kolk
      University of Amsterdam - Netherlands
    • Professor Ted London
      Michigan Ross School of Business - USA
    • Professor Jeff Malpas
      University of Tasmania - Australia
    • Professor Anita McGahan
      University of Toronto - Canada
    • Professor Joachim Schwalbach
      Humboldt University - Germany
    • Professor Donald Siegel
      Arizona State University - USA
    • Professor Craig Smith
      INSEAD - France
    • Professor Tom Sorrell
      University of Warwick - UK
    • Professor David Vogel
      University of California at Berkeley - USA
    • Professor Richard Wilk
      Indiana University Bloomington - USA
    • Professor Cynthia Williams
      York University - Canada
    • Professor Maurizio Zollo
      Bocconi University and Sloan School MIT - Italy and USA

This journal only publishes commissioned content, please do not submit speculative manuscripts

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