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.


Towards sustainability: harnessing synergy from innovation and integration of management systems

This year’s winner of the Emerald and EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award completed a study on how the innovation and integration of management systems contribute to corporate sustainability.

Read more about Dr. Alfonso Hernandez-Vivanco’s research, and download the infographic

Our latest mission

Do business leaders need a moral compass?

We look into how business can be a force for good, and why it's so important for business leaders to be ethical, particularly when some political leaders are not.


Future leaders: fit for planet?

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

Find out more

Calls for papers

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

Toward a Better Understanding of Sustainability Accounting in the Energy Industry
Introduction Sustainability accounting evolved with critical events such as publishing the United Nations Brundtland Report, Our Common Future, in 1987. In the late 1990s, the Global Reporting…
Making an Impact – UN Sustainable Development Goals and university performance
Introduction Currently there is very limited research that puts United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the centre of discussions. Papers are being published from different areas and…
Creating Business and Societal Value Through Sustainable Development Goals in Times of Crisis
Introduction: Over the last two decades, the world has experienced a series of global crises, such as the dot-com bubble, global supply chain disruption, the 9/11 terrorist incident, the 2007-2008…
The Dark Side of e-Commerce Logistics: Challenges and Implications in the Last Mile
Introduction:  E-commerce has enjoyed an unprecedented growth, thanks to the increased reception by shoppers and advancements in digitalization of logistics processes, as well as the new work-from-…
Digitalisation in Management Accounting and Control
Digitalisation is defined as the use of digital technologies that influence organisations’ routines, practices and roles (Volkoff, O. et al., 2007). Part of digitalisation is the need to review…
Boundary pushing innovative business models and entrepreneurial small businesses
Introduction Small business comprise the largest form of business and are considered critical in creating jobs, stimulating innovation and promoting entrepreneurial skills (Lobo et al, 2022). The…
The Intersection of Education and Formal and Community-based Children’s Services
The Journal The Journal of Children’s Services (JCS) encourages the development of research-based, outcome-focused services to better safeguard and promote the well-being of children and their…
Leading international schools - a tragedy. Theorising leadership practice for sustainable development.
Introduction   Educational leadership in private K-12 English-medium of instruction ‘international schools’ is viewed as under researched and almost completely under theorised. What little is known…
Inclusive Pedagogies and Services
How do we create cultures of inclusivity in libraries where librarians not only value inclusive principles, but enact them in meaningful ways? Reference Services Review (RSR) seeks abstract proposals…
Human-centered innovation ecosystems: the role of policies and institutions in times of multiple crises
The ability to innovate has long been at the top of the agenda of businesses and governments. However, the emphasis has often been on efficiency and productivity that new technologies are able to…

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

Technology-driven businesses and moral compass

Rohini Balapumi & Rubaiyet Khan ask; do we understand how the scenario and importance of being moral have become more relevant today due to the power of information technology in our society?
Responsible management

From the voluntary to mandatory regime: An account of modern slavery disclosure from Australian companies

Discusses modern slavery, and how the Australian government has attempted to tackle this with the introduction of its Modern Slavery Act.
Responsible management

Why we need more ethical leadership in business

Unethical behaviour may result from flawed individuals, unethical workplaces or wrong systems, but in all three cases ethical leadership is crucial to realise change.
Responsible management

Stakeholder capitalism & the political limits of corporate morality

While stakeholder capitalism will always align with the agenda of corporate power, real social impact requires a resurgence of democracy and a renewed political demand for economic equality.
Responsible management

Common traps that impact the adoption of moral compass in leadership

Great leaders also have the courage to stand against unethical practices. Nevertheless, often some leaders fail in making ethical judgment as they fall into psychological traps.
Responsible management

Why character matters for leadership

Dr Jacqueline Boaks talks about why wisdom, judgement and character matter, especially in leaders.

News & press

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

Responsible management
Healthier lives

Emerald Group signs up to The Menopause Workplace Pledge

Emerald Group has signed The Menopause Workplace Pledge to help create a supportive and understanding place for employees going through the menopause.
Responsible management
Real impact

Emerald's Vicky Williams to chair ALPSP gender diversity webinar

Vicky Williams, Chief Executive of Emerald Group, will be chairing the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers’(ALPSP) gender diversity in publishing leadership webinar which takes place on the 15th June.
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...

Other resources

Browse our other offerings below.

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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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.