Call for Papers on Organizations, Cosmopolitanism, and Sustainable Cities

sustainable-buildings-1156226-mOrganization and Environment is currently accepting papers for a special issue on Organizations, Cosmopolitanism, and Sustainable Cities. This issue will be dedicated to exploring the organizational drivers of sustainable (and smart) cities in emerging cosmopolitan contexts. The issue will be guested edited by Boyd Cohen of Universidad del Desarrollo, Jose M. Alcaraz-Barriga of Murdoch University, Pablo Muñoz of Universidad Adolfo Ibañez, and Katerina Nicolopoulou of University of Strathclyde.

The journal welcomes a wide range of articles dealing with the role of new and established businesses in shaping the smart and sustainable agenda in cities around the globe. Research building or testing theory is welcome. Empirical research using qualitative, quantitative or mixed methods is particularly encouraged. Submitting authors are advised to review relevant articles published in Organization and Environment and build on those works, as appropriate.

Some potential topics of interest include:

• How are organizations, cities and entrepreneurs fostering collaboration in order to provide innovative sustainability solutions to major environmental and/or socio-economic challenges?

• How are companies scaling solutions from one city to the next and are they utilizing sustainable city networks, such as ICLEI, C40 and Covenant of Mayors as a vehicle?oae cover

• How can theories on cosmopolitanism and civic mindsets stimulate insights regarding organizations and environment at a (g)local level?

• What is the role or contribution of rural areas in fostering sustainable development in cities? How can sustainable regions be fostered?

• What is driving corporate interest in sustainable cities?

• How are agency conflicts minimized between the private sector and local governments

• What factors drive place-based civic entrepreneurs to act (g)locally towards sustainability? To what extent can civic and sustainable entrepreneurship drive the development of smart cities?

• What are the new innovation models and potential relationships between sharing economy business models and environmental impact on an urban scale?

• What role do citizens (including those beyond Western-based urban cultures) play in enabling cosmopolitanism and city-based solutions around sustainability?

Deadline for submissions is October 1, 2015. First review decision is expected by February 1, 2016. More information on this call can be found by clicking here. Submissions should follow the formal submission guidelines of the Organization and Environment, which can be viewed by clicking here. The contributors should electronically submit the paper by clicking here.

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