Responsible Research in Business Management Dare to Care Dissertation Scholarship

About the RRBM Dare to Care Dissertation Scholarship

Do you know of an exceptional doctoral student who is aligning his or her research with the RRBM Principles of Responsible Research?

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Information Sessions – both in early October – will address the award application and selection process, and also allow time for questions from potential applicants. Please encourage eligible doctoral students to join!

About the RRBM Dare to Care Dissertation Scholarship:
Up to eight scholarships of $10,000 each will be awarded to doctoral students in business schools who are conducting dissertation research aligned with the RRBM Principles of Responsible Research. Eligible research topics will focus on economic inequality, racial, gender or other forms of social justice in organizations, thereby contributing to meeting one or more of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. 

Applications will be accepted beginning November 1, 2021, through December 1, 2021. Award decisions will be announced March 1, 2022.

The eligible applicant is a doctoral candidate at the beginning stage of the dissertation research; is studying in a business school in any of the disciplines as long as the research falls within the domain described above; and is familiar with the RRBM Principles of Responsible Research.
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Call for Papers: Journal of Service Theory and Practice

Special Issue: "Emerging Digital Technologies and Professional Services"

Submissions open: 1 January 2022
Submissions deadline: 23 April 2022 

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Digital technologies and platforms such as computers, mobile devices and social media have changed the way consumers and service providers interact with each other, in the last few decades (Moffett et al. 2020; Yadav and Pavlou 2014; 2020). This trend is continuing with the emergence of new digital technologies, such as artificial intelligence (Davenport et al. 2020; Huang and Rust, 2018; 2020; Rai 2020), augmented and mixed reality (Hilken et al. 2017, 2020), Blockchain, Machine Learning, Internet of things (Hoffman and Novak 2018), robotics (Mende et al. 2019), and virtual reality (Sample et al. 2020), which are further transforming the way service firms develop and deliver their services to customers (Grewal et al. 2020a, 2020b). Despite such growing widespread interest in the emerging digital technologies, most current research focuses on their impact in the consumer services contexts, such as education, healthcare, retailing, transportation etc. (Grewal et al. 2020a, 2020b). By contrast, there is hardly any research on the impact of these new digital technologies on the professional services despite their important contribution to economic growth and employment around the world and significant differences with consumer services in their decision-making process (Pemer, 2021). We aim to address this gap in this special issue and make a new contribution to the extant research on the role of emerging digital technologies in service theory and practice. Specifically, this special issue aims to extend the growing research on the impact of emerging digital technologies (e.g., artificial intelligence, blockchain, internet of things, machine learning, virtual reality etc.) to the professional services context (e.g., advertising, audit, consulting, engineering, marketing, research etc.). We will achieve this aim by attracting high quality manuscripts that use a variety of conceptual and empirical (qualitative and quantitative) approaches to create new knowledge about how these technologies may influence the attitudes, perceptions, behaviours and decisionmaking for the professional services providers, customers, and other value chain partners. In this context, the limited extant research on the role and impact of emerging digital technologies in the professional services context shows findings that clearly highlight the need for more research on this topic. For example, a recent study shows that applying digital technology indiscriminately to the professional services context may have a significant negative impact on customer perceived value if the service firms do not balance their service quality dimensions with the application of these new technologies (Nguyen et al., 2020). Professional service providers are also faced with the challenge of integrating the components of these new digital technologies with the knowledge-intensive nature of their activities (Lubarski et al., 2017). More recently, Pemer (2021) shows that frontline workers in knowledge-intensive professional services are influenced by the fit between technological innovations and the type of intelligence their services are built on coupled with their occupational identities and the service climate in their organisation. Thus, an indiscriminate adoption of emerging digital technologies by professional services providers may restrict their ability to standardize complex recurring tasks while continuing to offer customized services to address the unique needs of their diverse customer base All these results indicate the importance of this topic and the need for more research to help service providers apply new digital technologies in the professional service context in a responsible and effective manner.


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Investigating trauma: Methodological, emotional, and ethical challenges for the qualitative researcher

Call for papers for: Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management

Submissions open: 31st July 2021

Submission deadline: 19th November 2021

This proposed special issue intends to address the methodological, ethical and emotional challenges for the qualitative researcher when researching trauma.  Trauma occurs when a person’s coping mechanisms are overwhelmed (see Van der Kolk, 1998, Young, 1995).  Traumas frequently occur in extreme contexts such as natural disasters, wars, and illegal transport of migrants, but may also be found in more everyday contexts like hospitals and social housing, such as the Grenfell Tower fire in the UK in 2017.  The current pandemic outbreak of Covid-19 is a striking example of an extreme context which can lead to trauma.

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Most literature about trauma can be found in the fields of psychology and medicine where the importance of reflecting on methodological, ethical and emotional challenges when conducting trauma research is highlighted.  The field of management and organization studies is largely missing such reflexive accounts of researchers.  Such accounts are essential for a better understanding of the phenomenon of trauma for organizations and management in general and are necessary for an increased awareness of the challenges for organization and management researchers.  While some research acknowledges that trauma scholars need to be able to deal with participants’ vulnerability, there is very little research conducted that considers the emotional effects on the researcher (Stoler, 2002, Campbell, 2013).  Conducting research in extreme and traumatic contexts is challenging as it deals with stressful and potentially shocking experiences of injustices and suffering that can create feelings of guilt and exhaustion in the researcher (Morse and Field, 1995, Dickson-Swift et al., 2007).  Even studying secondary traumatic accounts in documents without direct contact with those who had experienced the traumas, can result in “sleeping disorders, emotional changes and a need for social support” (Dickson-Swift et al., 2007).

The purpose of this special issue is to collect (self-)critical accounts of organization and management researchers based on their various methodological, emotional, and ethical experiences in studying trauma.  We are interested in how researching trauma – whether intentional at the outset of the research process or emergent during the research endeavour – may impact the qualitative researcher and the research process.  The intention is to bring together a collection of thought-provoking papers that can help to further develop our understanding to improve trauma research practice in organization and management studies.

An indicative list of topics for empirical and conceptual papers for this special issue includes:

  • The emotional experience of researching trauma;
  • Ethical challenges and regulation of trauma research;
  • Factors affecting the social construction of official responses to trauma and their contents;
  • The impact of collective memory, its absence and cultural norms and values on the research of trauma;
  • The implications of Covid-19 and/ or other disease outbreak research for the qualitative researcher;
  • Usefulness or otherwise of documents produced by official investigations to trauma in organisations
  • Autoethnographic or insider accounts of research into specific traumas, including reflections of a researcher’s prior experience on their understanding of trauma;
  • Reflective essays on ownership of trauma(s) and any rights of the researcher;
  • Considerations of whether academic accounts contribute to closure and development of understanding around trauma;
  • Experiential learning through researching trauma;
  • Transferability of concepts from other disciplines for studying trauma in organisations and management;
  • Intersectional perspective (e.g. effects of gender, race and class) on trauma and on researching trauma;
  • Researcher’s response to unexpected trauma when conducting qualitative research;
  • Resilience or other responses to trauma;
  • Challenges of researching the wider impacts of trauma.

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Handbook Innovative Research Methods for Corporate Governance

Nicola Cucari – Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Sibel Yamak – University of Wolverhampton, UK
Salvatore Esposito De Falco – Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Bill Lee – Sheffield University, UK

DEADLINE: November 15, 2021

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Empirical methods, both quantitative and qualitative, have a long history and tradition in corporate governance research (Judge, 2008; Tosi, 2008; Hambrick et al., 2008; Buchanan et al., 2014; Zattoni & Van Ees, 2012; McNulty et al., 2013). Methodological problems are “important from the perspectives of both academic rigor and practical relevance” (Filatotchev & Wright, 2017, p. 455). The predominant research method in a particular area may have significant impact on the relevance (Gabrielsson et al., 2019). The corporate governance research is still subject to numerous debates, which also encompass research methodologies and traditions in the field, like any other issues in management discipline (Lee, 2020). Generally, quantitative methodology is associated with the rational and objective measurement of observable phenomena. Quantitative approach is usually described as “objective and relies heavily on statistics and figures” (Lee, 1992, p. 88) and, thus, data is typically selected and analyzed in a numerical form (Singh, 2006; Goertz & Mahoney, 2012). While qualitative approach is “subjective and utilizes language and description” (Lee, 1992, p. 88), since it is a naturalistic approach (Denzin & Lincoln, 1994), focusing on assessment of subjective phenomena as ideas, opinion and pattern.


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Call for Papers: Special Issue “Experimental Designs to Address Current Challenges in Entrepreneurship Education Research” at EE&P

Special Issue „Experimental Designs to Address Current Challenges in Entrepreneurship Education Research“ at EE&P. This special issue is a joint initiative from USASBE and ECSB and we aim to bring together scholars working in entrepreneurship education and using experimental designs as a method in their field. There will be several events throughout 2021 where, as a prospective author to the special issue, you will have the chance to learn more about the topic from the Guest Editors and receive preliminary feedback on your work.

Submissions are welcomed between February 1st and March 31, 2022.

Call for Papers Special Issue of Journal of Organizational Behavior Collective reactions to organizational change

Collective reactions to organizational change

This special issue of Journal of Organizational Behavior invites scholars from different disciplines to reflect on collective reactions to organizational change, thereby making novel, relevant, innovative and impactful  contributions to the literature on organizational change.  For more information and to see the full Call for Papers, please refer to 

Submission Deadline: December 15, 2021

Guest Editors:
Alannah Rafferty, Griffith Business School, (
Dave Bouckenooghe, Brock University (
Gavin Schwarz, UNSW Business School (
Karin Sanders, UNSW Business School (

If you have questions about a potential submission, feel free to contact any of the guest editors.

Corporate Governance - An International Review CfP

Special Issue on “Corporate Governance Mechanisms in light of the COVID-19 Crisis: How Financial Information and Regulation, Managerial Decision-Making, and Policy Intervention Can Shape the Economic Recovery"

Submission Deadline: August 1, 2021

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Guest Editors
Amedeo Pugliese, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain & University of Padua, Italy
Massimiliano Bonacchi, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Christine Botosan, Financial Accounting Standard Board, USA
Dhananjay Nanda, University of Miami, USA

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