Who are the Participating Journal Editors in this Workshop?
Jonathan Doh and Ans Kolk, Journal of International Business Studies
Since 2015, United Nations (UN) member states have endorsed the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that seek to address and redress societal grand challenges. On the surface, while some of the UNSDGs appear to be more germane to other scientific disciplines, given the geographic dispersion of MNEs and their access to resources (both financial and non-financial), they can play an important role in raising awareness and facilitating changes and initiatives to bring about the desired targets/outcomes. As researchers and educators, we have a moral obligation to raise awareness of these issues and, more importantly, to prepare our students/mentees (alumni of our universities as well as the next generation of scholars) to devote greater attention to the attainment of UNSDG goals, thereby “making JIBS matter for a better world”.
Ajai Gaur, Journal of World Business
Journal of World Business is interested in publishing high quality empirical and theoretical work on the theme of sustainability. The journal recently had a call for papers on the role of multinational in helping achieve the United Nations SDGs. We have area editors dedicated to this topic and have been historically receptive to phenomena-based research on issues of social and practical relevance, such as sustainability.
Roger Strange, International Business Review
Sustainable development and climate change are key elements of the “new realities” in the contemporary business landscape (Ghauri et al, 2021). Economic growth in the past decades has been associated not just with rising income levels, but also with environmental degradation, resource depletion, and widening economic and social inequalities between and within nations. In what ways do multinational enterprises exacerbate these problems, or are they potentially part of the solution? How do climate change and the sustainable development agenda impact the cross-border operations of firms and the organization of global value chains? IB research has an important role in examining these issues, and also considering the roles of national policy-makers, supranational organizations, and other influential stakeholders. At International Business Review, we are eager to lead and participate in this debate and so we warmly welcome manuscripts on these issues.
Grazia Santangelo, Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra, and Gabriel Benito, Global Strategy Journal
Global Strategy Journal (GSJ) is the leading journal on global strategic management research. It aims to shape the direction of conversations on the interaction between the global context and strategic management. Strategic sustainability is a topic of interest to the journal. Organizations operating across borders must deal with the challenges of combing successful organizational performance and positive societal impact, especially in the context of the global climate crisis and geopolitical turmoil. GSJ is delighted to host a conversation at the Academy of International Business 2023 Annual Meeting on the strategic decision and actions of for-profit multinational enterprises, SMEs, NGOs, and supra-national entities regarding strategic sustainability and sustainability-related issues in the global context.