Call for Books for the United Nations PRME Book Collection

Third Call for Contribution- Dated 28/07/2014

The Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) book collection, an initiative of the Center for Responsible Management Education (CRME) in support of the UN-backed PRME initiative, invites book proposals. With 15 published and forthcoming books, this series is in the process of establishing a compendium on responsible management education and responsible management which is appreciated both in academia and executive education. The collection offers guidance for a growing audience interested in management education for sustainability, responsibility, and ethics, including the over 550 PRME signatory organizations worldwide. Proposals may be related to the following topics or cover additional relevant subject areas:

Main Topic Areas Themes of Special Interest
Area 1, educator guides. These handbooks will provide insight on the didactics of responsible management education and on the successful implementation of the Six Principles of PRME. Exemplary titles already published in the collection are “Educating for Responsibility” (Mc Donald), or “Educating for Values-Driven Leadership” (Gentile). 

Area 2, job position guides. These books will focus on task-related, responsible management skills for key management positions. Exemplary titles already published in the collection are “Corporate Social Responsibility: A Strategic Perspective” (Chandler), or “Responsible Accounting and Controlling” (Ette). 

Area 3, specialized topic guides. These books address topics of high relevance to responsible management education that thematically do not fit into the areas 1 and 2. Exemplary titles already published in the collection are “Teaching Anti-Corruption” (Stachowicz-Stanusch & Krause Hansen), or “Environmental Policy for Business Managers” (Perry).

Competencies for responsible managementExperiential and alternative learning approaches- also web-based

-Alternatives to “management as usual”, such as biomimicry, humanism, spirituality, critical management, and regional approaches

Causes and issues in responsible management (education), such as poverty, climate change, diversity, human rights, supply chain issues, challenges of the post-2015 world

-The roles of both private sector and educational institutions in supporting sustainable development (locally and/or globally)

Management innovation and innovative management

-Responsible and sustainable innovation and change management

Business model (innovation) for sustainability, responsibility, ethics

Responsible research and innovation

Regional, country, and local perspectives on responsible management (e.g. China, India, Africa, Latin America)

Practice perspectives on responsible management, written by practitioners

Sectorial profiles (e.g. mining, consumer goods, automotive)

-Integration and co-operationalization of sustainability, responsibility, and ethics in theory and practice

-Responsible management across functions such as human resources, supply chain and operations management, finance, organizational development.

-Responsible academic administration, such as sustainable event/conference management and green campus management.

Business Expert Press (BEP) ( is a world-leading resource in business education with a strong track record in responsible management books. The company publishes collections of concise, academically sound and applied books for the purpose of providing supplemental material for undergraduate and MBA business education. Books also serve the business executive education marketplace and are available in both print and e-book formats globally through partners, such as McGraw Hill and Harvard Business Press. The average book length is 150 pages, but can also be much more extensive. Both monographs and edited books are welcome. Authors often appreciate the short time to market, the far-reaching diffusion of books through global library sales, and the cross promotion between related books in the same collection.

Prospective authors should be academics or practitioners with a strong background in responsible management theory and practice. Interested authors are invited to discuss their ideas with the collection editor Oliver Laasch through or in person at the AOM meeting in August 2014 in Philadelphia.

For the full call as pdf, please click here: CallPRME-BEPColl082014.

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