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Asian Journal of Business Ethics

Asian Journal of Business Ethics

Editor-in-Chief: Simon S.M. Ho

ISSN: 2210-6723 (print version)
ISSN: 2210-6731 (electronic version)

Journal no. 13520

Call for papers - Special Issue

The Asian Journal of Business Ethics is to publish a special issue on Inclusive Development and Responsible Business in India.

Guest Editor 

The guest editor for this special issue is Professor Ananda Das Gupta, Head (HRD-area), Indian Institute of Plantation Management Bangalore and Adjunct Professor(OB & OD and HRM areas), Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIMK) and Indian institute of Management Rohtak(IIM-R), India.

Issues on Board 

Globalization along with changed norms of production, labour and environment with conditions of best practice has influenced behaviour of businesses across the world. The success of the acceptance of these norms has been outside the letter of law and the adoption has often influenced state to adopt better/improved or at least changed role for itself. The norms of resettlement and rehabilitation as dictated by the Indian state are by law adopted by joint venture companies involved in extractive industries yet many other activities are also undertaken as corporate social responsibility, which are neither detailed nor dictated by law.
Growth of civil society organizations has also led to increasing democratization in the marginalized and impoverished communities creating local responses to the grant meta narratives. Yet nation state needs to evolve a new role for itself in this fast changing world. A stable nation providing good governance is thus basic requirement for developing countries in their attempt to safe guard rights and interests of their poor and marginalized.
Yet, the business are wary of investing time and resources in proactively dealing with pressure groups, media, and local people for social or community development as they often lack familiarity and the skills to do so. Indian business has been actively involved in corporate philanthropy since the early 1900s. The charitable outlook of Indian businesses is progressively undergoing change under some external and internal influences. The increase in the momentum of corporate social responsibility has created new routes or avenues via which issues of corporate social responsibility are put to practice.

Research Topics for the Issue 

The triple bottom line (people, planet, profit) approach emphasizes a company’s commitment to operating in an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable manner. The emerging concept of CSR advocates moving away from a ‘shareholder alone’ focus to a ‘multi-stakeholder’ focus. This would include investors, employees, business partners, customers, regulators, supply chain, local communities, the environment and society at large. The key components of research topics would therefore include the following:
• Corporate Governance: Disclosures, role of Board and CEO, Executive Compensation, Conflict of Interests, Accountability and Transparency, Limits to CSR and Economic Growth, Corporate Reputation, Corporate Citizenship, Code of Conduct.
• Workplace and labour relations: Responsibility in the context of employees, Customers, Supply chain and Community, Ethical Behaviour and Whistle blowing.
• Environment: Sustainability and growth.
• Community: Multi-sector partnership and Collaboration, Socially Responsible Initiatives, Leadership and Community Engagement Models.
Submission Details
The special issue will be published in Early 2016. The deadline for submission of full papers is 30th September 2015 but early submission is encouraged. Authors should submit their manuscripts electronically (preferably in Word format) to Ananda at anandadg06@gmail.com Their length should not exceed 9000 words (including all references, tables, figures, author bios, abstracts and keywords), although in some cases, involving mainly the reporting of qualitative data, longer manuscripts may be accepted.



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    The Asian Journal of Business Ethics (AJBE) publishes original articles from a wide variety of methodological and disciplinary perspectives concerning ethical issues related to business in Asia, including East, Southeast and South-central Asia. Like its well-known sister publication Journal of Business Ethics, AJBE examines the moral dimensions of production, consumption, labour relations, and organizational behavior, while taking into account the unique societal and ethical perspectives of the Asian region.

    The term 'business' is understood in a wide sense to include all systems involved in the exchange of goods and services, while 'ethics' is understood as applying to all human action aimed at securing a good life. We believe that issues concerning corporate responsibility are within the scope of ethics broadly construed. Systems of production, consumption, marketing, advertising, social and economic accounting, labour relations, public relations and organizational behaviour will be analyzed from a moral or ethical point of view.

    The style and level of dialogue involve all who are interested in business ethics - the business community, universities, government agencies, non-government organizations and consumer groups.

    The AJBE viewpoint is especially relevant today, as global business initiatives bring eastern and western companies together in new and ever more complex patterns of cooperation and competition.

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