This SI seeks to explore the role of rhetoric in shaping collective action for complex social, political and environmental problems, also known as "grand challenges." We see an opportunity to connect and integrate the currently disparate streams of research on collective action and rhetoric, as combining these theoretical traditions offers new perspectives on research on adaptive responses to grand challenges. We call for research that investigates how the current rhetoric addresses grand challenges in terms of tackling contesting public agenda and action. We encourage submissions that are theoretically rich and policy relevant, deploying different levels of analysis (e.g., individual, organizational, system), conceptualizing the issue as a multi-level process and providing ideas for innovative management and policy practices for grand challenges. We welcome conceptual and qualitative (e.g., narratives, content analysis, multiple cases, experiments) papers, but note that AMP is not a theory-testing journal. Prospective authors are reminded that the brief of AMP is to carry consolidations and extensions of scholarly debates with a theoretical and policy relevance.
The full call including all relevant information is published at: https://aom.org/events/event-detail/2022/07/26/higher-logic-calendar/amp-call-for-papers-for-special-issue-grand-challenges