Discussion: View Thread

Call for Papers: Academy of Management Perspectives Special Issue on Grand Challenges and the Rhetoric of Collective Action

  • 1.  Call for Papers: Academy of Management Perspectives Special Issue on Grand Challenges and the Rhetoric of Collective Action

    Posted 25 days ago
    Consider submitting your work to the upcoming Special Issue of the Academy of Management Perspectives on Grand Challenges and the Rhetoric of Collective Action. 

    The Submission dates are February 15, 2023 to March 15th 2023.

    Guest Editors:
    Kees Boersma, Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam, f.k.boersma@vu.nl
    Issy Drori, Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam, i.drori@vu.nl
    Yiannis Kyratsis, Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam, y.kyratsis@vu.nl
    Kerstin Neumann, University of Innsbruck, kerstin.neumann@uibk.ac.at
    Estefania Santacreu-Vasut, ESSEC Business School, santacreuvasut@essec.edu
    Eero Vara, University of Oxford, eero.vaara@sbs.ox.ac.uk

    AMP Associate Editor:
    Roy Suddaby, University of Victoria & Washington State University, rsuddaby@uvic.ca, roy.suddaby@wsu.edu


    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

    Roy Suddaby
    University of Victoria
    Victoria BC
    (250) 721-6401