JBE Virtual Special Issue: Responsible Management Learning


The following text has been replicated from the landing page of the Journal of Business Ethics, where it had been published for six weeks from the 22nd of August on:

This collection of articles related to Responsible Management Learning is selected from previously published papers at the Journal of Business Ethics. It is aimed at inspiring contributions to a future special issue at the journal (submission deadline March 31, 2018) titled “Responsible Management Learning: Change and Innovation for Sustainability, Responsibility, Ethics” (the call for papers can be found here).

The five articles in this virtual special issue can be divided into two sets of papers. The first set outlines the emerging conceptual image of responsible management and how it relates to managerial lives in organizations. Nonet et al. (2016) inductively generate an image of what responsible management means, through the perceptions and aspirations of business school students. Hilliard (2013) actively move away from the academic context, by highlighting the difference between theories of responsible management and responsible management as it is applied in organizations. Hibbert and Cunliffe (2013) take the argument one step further by proposing moral reflective practice to reduce the disconnect between knowledge and practice of responsible management.

A second set of papers, foregrounds central conceptual assumptions about the nature of responsible management learning. Osagie et al. (2016), on the one hand, express the need for learning a variety of interrelated competences that together make a competent responsible manager. Setó-Pamies and Papaoikonomou (2015), on the other hand, convey the idea that responsible management learning has to address intertwined aspects of sustainability, responsibility and ethics. We hope reading these sets of papers will provide conceptual anchor points for informing and positioning contributions to the special issue on responsible management learning.

Oliver Laasch, Dirk Moosmayer, Elena Antonacopoulou, Stefan Schaltegger

Journal of Business Ethics Special Issue Editors “Responsible Management Learning: Change and Innovation for Sustainability, Responsibility, Ethics”