Call for papers for: RAUSP Management Journal

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This special issue of RAUSP Management Journal encourages new thinking and discussion about how Management Research addresses the numerous critical issues covered by the SDGs, and at the same time contributing to Management Theory and Practice.

Since its launch by the United Nations in 2015, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have become a worldwide reference in discussing social, environmental and other related issues. The SDGs are an integrated framework comprising 17 goals, 169 objectives and more than 200 indicators, and based on five principles: People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Partnership (UN, 2015). By emphasizing the importance of the SDGs in Management Research (George et al., 2016; Chapman et al., 2020; Macht et al., 2020; Belmonte-Ureña et al., 2021), we welcome submissions from different geographical regions and methods (as experiments, structural equation modelling, system dynamics, agent-based modelling, ethnography and case studies, among others).

Under the major themes discusses above, potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Collaboration and partnerships for addressing the SDGs;
  • Interdependencies, Synergies, Trade-offs and Co-benefits among the SDGs;
  • SDGs Progress and Implementation, Targets and indicators;
  • Public policies to achieve (enforcement) the SDGs;
  • Organizational strategies and the SDGs;
  • Business models and the SDGs;
  • Tensions and alignments for sustainability including Green Growth, Degrowth, Circular Economy and Inclusive Growth;
  • SDG and environmental impact.

Submissions will be handled through Manuscript Central (

When submitting, please specify your interest in this Special Issue other than the regular flow.

See the guide for authors here (


Guest Editors:

Roberta de Castro Souza Piao (University of São Paulo/USP - Brazil)

Andrea Rossi Scalco (São Paulo State University/UNESP – Brazil)

Diego Vazquez-Brust (University of Portsmouth – UK)

Jose Antonio Plaza-Ubeda (University of Almeria – Spain)

María Elena Tavera Cortés (Instituto Politécnico Nacional – México)

Main dates:

Submission deadline: January 31st, 2022

Revision process: first round within two months

Publication date of the SI: September, 2022

(ahead-of-print format will be earlier available on the webpage )


Belmonte-Ureña, L. J., Plaza-Úbeda, J. A., Vazquez-Brust, D., & Yakovleva, N. (2021). Circular economy, degrowth and green growth as pathways for research on sustainable development goals: A global analysis and future agenda. Ecological Economics, 185,

Chapman, G., Cully, A., Kosiol, J., Macht, S., Chapman, R., Fitzgerald, J., & Gertsen, F. (2020). The wicked problem of measuring real-world research impact: Using sustainable development goals (SDGs) and targets in academia. Journal of Management & Organization, 26(6), 1030-1047. https://doi:10.1017/jmo.2020.16    

George, G., Howard-Grenville, J., Joshi, A. & Tihanyi, L. (2016). Understanding and tackling societal grand challenges through management research. Academy of Management Journal, 59(6), 1880-1895.  

Macht, S. A., Chapman, R. L., & Fitzgerald, J. A. (2020). Management research and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Journal of Management & Organization, 26(6), 917–928.  

United Nations (2015). Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, United Nations General Assembly (A/RES/70/1). Retrieved from:

Vazquez-Brust, D., Souza Piao, R., Melo, M.F.S., Yaryd, R.T., Carvalho, M.M. (2020) The governance of collaboration for sustainable development: exploring the “black box”. Journal of Cleaner Production, v.256.