Our goal for responsible management 

We aim to champion researchers, practitioners, policymakers and organisations who share our goals of contributing to a more ethical, responsible and sustainable way of working. Where institutions recognise that governance should be just, lawful and built on ethical and sustainable practices, we will work with them to facilitate the real impact of what they do. We look forward to working with institutions that lead with integrity and are underpinned by robust management systems, and that are educating future leaders across all industries.

If this aligns with your institution’s vision, and if you’re passionate about decent work for all that doesn’t discriminate or cause harm to economies, communities or resources, then we want to support you in ensuring your work reaches a wide audience with real-world impact.

Jo Jones, Publishing Development Manager, Responsible Management.  

Our goals: Fairer society | Healthier lives | Responsible management | Quality education for all

If you would like to know more or see your work shared here with the wider community, please do get in touch with Jo Jones. Get in touch.


Our goal for responsible management

We want to work with others who share our goal of contributing to a more ethical, responsible and sustainable way of working.

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Future leaders: fit for planet?

How can business schools produce the sustainable leaders that we need?

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Calls for papers

Browse the latest calls for papers in the area of responsible management.

Multilatinas in the era of Uncertainties
Introduction  In this special issue, we call for contributions that address the specific topic of Multilatinas. More specifically, we are seeking contributions that aim at discussing, theoretically…
Promoting Sustainable Food Production: Challenges, Practices, Impacts, and Solutions
Introduction British Food Journal (BFJ) will publish a special issue on “Promoting Sustainable Food Production: Challenges, Practices, Impacts, and Solutions”.  With a global population expected to…
Circular economy in the agri-food, tourism and hospitality industries in the post pandemic era
Introduction Agri-food, hospitality and tourism are under pressure: the rapid population growth is currently forcing food industries to produce foods at a high pace (Fróna et al., 2019), food…
Health Service Leaders and Climate Change – An imperative for Change Leadership
Introduction The World Health Organization (2021) is unequivocal in its position: “Climate change is the single biggest health threat facing humanity, and health professionals worldwide are already…
Gig Workers and Learning Organizations
Introduction  While some discussions of the gig economy have focused on the specifics and work ethics of "giggers" (Tan et al., 2021), their motivations (Harris and Wu, 2014), potential benefits (…
Brand management in banking: new challenges and paradigms
Major changes in market conditions and marketing practices have affected bank brands both from an internal perspective (brand identity) and an external view (brand image). The reduction of branches…
Open Innovation Adoption, Challenges and Firm Performance: Insights from Emerging Markets
Introduction From providing sanitation solutions in countries such as Ghana and India (IdeaConnection, 2013; Youseph, 2013) to providing complex research and development solutions in the developed…
Sustainable innovation for fashion practice
Introduction  Captured within concern for the climate crisis and the limited time to halt irreversible environmental damage, sustainability is highly topical. Despite the fashion industry being the…
Digitization and innovation of the food and beverage industry in the post-pandemic era: challenges, drivers and opportunities
Introduction  The global pandemic has posed urgent challenges and opportunities for food companies and their innovation processes. Collaboration and digitalization are springboards for a post-…
Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Social Sustainability: New Solutions and Logics in International Business
Introduction Multinationals are facing unprecedented challenges. Recent events related to de-globalization, the Covid-19 pandemic, geopolitical conflicts and wars, and the global supply chain crisis…

Related books

Below is a small selection of our responsible management titles. You can browse all related titles on the Emerald Bookstore, including access to free sample chapters. We have also selected a sample of eBooks that you will be able to read if your institution has access.

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Responsible management gateway

This gateway sits on our open access platform, Emerald Open Research. All research published within the gateway is freely available to read, download and share.

About this gateway

This gateway aims to champion thought leadership by being both a critic and supporter of responsible management research, knowledge exchange and education.

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Sustainable food systems gateway

This gateway sits on our open access platform, Emerald Open Research. All research published within the gateway is freely available to read, download and share.


About this gateway

This gateway aims to address scientific, sociological, political and economic challenges around sustainable food systems to offer solutions for development and drive change.

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Opinions & blogs

We welcome contributions from academics, policymakers and professionals about key issues in their area of work. If you have a blog you would like to share, let us know.

Responsible management

Corporate social responsibility & future business leaders

The future evolution of corporate social responsibility (CSR) for small and large organizations and corporations is crucial, as we continue to navigate a world with escalating climate catastrophes and associated wicked problems and challenges.
Responsible management

Future marketers – the key to business sustainability and success

Today's consumers increasingly want marketing information that covers the social and environmental consequences of the product and expect marketing messages themselves to be ethical.
Responsible management

Future business leaders: impact beyond the bottom line?

Businesses are both saints and sinners. Give me an issue of current political, social, and environmental significance and I’ll show you how the private sector is implicated, both in the problem and in its solution.
Responsible management

Greenwashing – an opportunity for us to identify what is needed to bring the smaller firms on board?

Kevin Phun describes how research into greenwashing could help us to understand some of the gaps in implementation, find ways to improve initiatives, and identify best practice.
Responsible management

Is CSR greenwashing?

Sapna A Narula discusses how strategic CSR is evolving in India, and suggests ways that companies can address CSR initiatives that are meaningful and not just greenwashing.
Responsible management

When will we balance profits with the planet and its people?

Independent thinker James Ring, former CEO of the Limerick Chamber, asks if we’re the generation that’s too greedy to action the changes required to balance profit with the planet.

News & press

Below we have a collection of news articles centred around aspects of responsible management.

Quality education for all
Responsible management

Emerald partners with Knowledge Unlatched to create an open access business management and economics eBooks collection aligned to the UN’s SDGs

Emerald Publishing has partnered with Knowledge Unlatched (KU) to create and promote an open access eBook collection in the area of business management and economics.
Responsible management

Small-holding farmers and exploitative role of intermediaries

Agriculture is the world's largest industry, employing more than one billion people. It’s always been at the heart of development, human wellbeing, and it is central to economic growth. Within the agriculture sector role of smallholding farmers is very crucial in terms of food security, reducing poverty, and addressing different dimensions of sustainability (economic, social, and ecological).
Fairer society
Responsible management

Race: accounting must make up the numbers

Dr Anton Lewis, Associate Professor of Accounting at Valparaiso University in Indiana, is interviewed by Emerald editor Rebecca Torr about the endemic...
Responsible management

Your career; your future

Author: Dr. Julia Ivy is a strategy and international business executive professor and faculty director for the MS in International Business at...
Fairer society
Responsible management

Lives, livelihoods and progress

Author: Kathryn Pierce Kathryn Pierce is Founder of Somewhere, a new LGBTQ+ social enterprise, co-authoring LGBTQI+ Entrepreneurs: It’s Everybody’s...
Fairer society
Responsible management

Gender and entrepreneurship research: a lot done, more to do?

By Professor Lene Fossolette- Jönköping University, Professor Colette Henry- Dundalk Insitute of Technology & Professor Kate Lewis- Manchester...

Other resources

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Case studies

Global teaching materials to engage and inspire. Students can test their assumptions and decision-making skills about real world problems.

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Expert Briefings

We've teamed up with Oxford Analytica to deliver Expert Briefings through Emerald Insight. Read unbiased analyses on world events and their potential political, social and economic effects here.

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Emerald Engage

Join thought leaders in your field to share views, exchange ideas, get advice and make connections.

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ScienceOpen Collection

We've partnered with ScienceOpen to create a responsible management collection that will be updated regularly to reflect our latest mission-related content. 

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Your publishing development team

Jo Jones

As the Publishing development manager working on Responsible Management and support contact for the Sustainable Food Systems Open Research Gateway, I look forward to working closely with your communities to develop the best pathways to dissemination of impactful research. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

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Richard Oloruntoba – Goal advisor

Richard is Supply Chain Management Discipline Lead and Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management at Curtin Business School, Perth, Western Australia. Richard has background business experience in sales, freight forwarding and transport in Nigeria and the United Kingdom before beginning an academic career in 2001 at the Institute of Marine Studies, University of Plymouth, England. He has taught logistics and supply chain management in UK and Australian Universities for over 20 years, and has published several articles and book chapters in the area of logistics and supply chain management with a focus on humanitarian aid, disaster response and sustainability. He is a Senior Associate Editor of the International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management.