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 Sustainable structures and infrastructures

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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Framework development for the prevention of food loss and waste: An analysis along the fresh food supply chain

The 2022 winner of the Emerald & EFMD outstanding doctoral research awards is Vanessa Sofia Melo Magalhães, who won for her work on food waste along fresh food supply chains.

Read more about Vanessa Sofia Melo Magalhães’s research, and download the infographic

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Our latest mission

Poverty: can we break the cycle?

Find out everything you need to know about the subject of poverty, what the current research is saying, and the areas we'd love to see more research from in the future.

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Corruption: what is it costing us?

In this mission, we ask; what are the causes of corruption? Why does it happen? What is the impact of corruption on society, the economy, and individuals? And, crucially, how can corruption be avoided?

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A fully open access journal

Introducing Journal of Responsible Production and Consumption

Aligned to UN SDG 12, responsible consumption and production, this fully open access journal will advance knowledge and understanding to help shape a sustainable future. Edited by Professor David Loseby, Leeds University Business School, UK, research is welcomed that focuses on all aspects of responsible production and consumption, highlighting how we can do more with less.

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Calls for papers

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

Fostering gender equality in higher education and research: new forms of inclusion or new patterns of privilege?
Submit your paper here! Introduction The special issue aims to fuel the debate on the effectiveness of gender equality initiatives in higher education and research (i.e. academic and research…
Centring Indigenous Peoples’ Knowledges, Perspectives and Experiences in Social Marketing
Introduction The global Black Lives Matter movement prompted a growing interest in Indigenous peoples' knowledges, perspectives, and experiences in social marketing (Forrest & Raciti, 2022).…
Crafting Excellence through Digital Voice of Customer in the Age of Quality 4.0
Introduction The dynamics of technological innovations, fundamentally reshaping the way organizations operate, also have a profound impact on the realm of quality. Amidst this digital revolution,…
The Contribution of Ocean Carbon Sinks to Climate Change Mitigation
Introduction International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management (IJCCSM) is delighted to announce a special issue focusing on The Contribution of Ocean Carbon Sinks to Climate Change…
Integrating AI in ESG Frameworks: Pioneering Knowledge Economy Transformations
Introduction  The development of the so-called “Knowledge economy” has shown how knowledge has been considered a fundamental production element to achieve a high level of added value both for…
Integrating Behavioral insights into Organizational Change for Circular Economy
Submit your paper here! Introduction Due to its innovative and game-changing approach to resource management and sustainability, the circular economy has gained significant attention from…
Innovative Knowledge: Global Sustainable Business
Submit your paper here! Introduction The Special Issue "Innovative Knowledge: Global Sustainable Business" presents a business approach whose main purpose is to balance economic success with social…
The role of green innovations and renewable energy sources in promoting sustainable economic growth and tackling climate change
Introduction Through a multi-disciplinary approach, this issue will investigate the relationship between environmental innovations, renewable energy sources and economic growth through various…
Beyond the Horizons of Innovation: Rethinking Logistics, Operations, and Supply Chain Management Strategies
Overview This special issue in the International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management (IJPDLM) seeks to explore innovative approaches, emerging technologies, and novel…
Submit your paper here! Introduction Like their counterparts in developed markets, state-owned and privately-owned businesses in South Asia have become enthusiastic supporters of corporate social…

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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Open access content

Responsible management open access content

Explore freely available research to read, download and share, that champions thought leadership by being both a critic and supporter of responsible management research, knowledge exchange and education.

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Sustainable food systems

Explore freely available research to read, download and share, that focuses on sustainable food systems.

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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.

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Fighting corruption in a globalised world

Grant Walton examines corruption from a global stand point, arguing that in order to fight corruption, we have to look beyond the boundaries of states and nations.
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Adam Graycar, Professor of Public Policy at the University of Adelaide, looks back at his extensive work on corruption and public policy, and analyses the driving forces behind corruption and the anti-corruption methods of today.
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Corruption: an enduring challenge

Find out everything you need to know about the subject of corruption, what the current research covers, and the areas we'd love to see more research from in the future, in this introduction from our goal advisor Dr. Richard Oloruntoba.
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Scandal and corruption in Congress

Michael Pomante, Assistant Professor of political science at Jacksonville University, reflects on his book Scandal and Corruption in Congress and what has happened since the book published in 2022. Have things changed for the better? Or are things worse than ever?
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Western accountability in the global anti-corruption dynamic

Alexandra Hartwig, Masters graduate of Philosophy in Development Studies at the University of Cambridge, looks back at her article, Evaluating the cost of anti-corruption in political and economic terms: a case study approach, to see how Namibia's largest corruption scandal has evolved.
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Can anyone be in favour of corruption?

Stijn Kuipers, Diplomat in Training at the Clingendael Institute, and graduate of the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge, looks at the effects of corruption on the economic growth of developing countries.

News & press

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

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Emerald Publishing introduces new and improved employee benefits

Following an internal review of what is important to their employees, Emerald Publishing has announced a suite of new and improved employee benefits to add to their already generous employee benefit package.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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).
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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...

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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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 publisher for the new open access journal of Responsible Production and Consumption (JRPC), 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.