Call for Papers: Meeting the five great challenges of the 21st Century

January 20, 2022

Call for Papers

Meeting the five great challenges of the 21st Century


To celebrate its 10th anniversary, the Journal of Management for Global Sustainability (JMGS) invites submissions on the theme of meeting the five great challenges of the 21st century. Those challenges are described in the JMGS, the Journal of Management, Spirituality and Religion, and as:

  • Dealing with climate change and global warming in particular and the many aspects of global unsustainability in general, 
  • Avoiding nuclear Armageddon, 
  • Becoming the kinds of beings who can live on this planet without destroying it, 
  • Producing, distributing, and consuming the goods and services we need to flourish without destroying, and hopefully healing, the planet, (business that serves humanity) and 
  • Creating a set of global economic, political, cultural etc. systems that enable all of us to flourish as a species with no one left out.

We welcome original papers that provide positive ideas and approaches for meeting any one or more of those challenges or better ways of defining the global sustainability challenges our species is facing.

The Journal will particularly appreciate submissions that:

  • emphasize the urgency of our global situation and focus on taking action now
  • describe actions that are already being taken or will be commenced very shortly – ideally by the authors or their institutions
  • describe how global business school teaching and research can be/ have been transformed from supporting business-as-usual mindsets and practices to become perhaps the most powerful vehicle for meeting at least four of those five challenges. For exemplars of success, the papers could have particular emphasis on how such programs can be spread throughout the world.

We also encourage submissions from students and multi-country student teams.


Deadline for submissions to the special issue is June 15, 2022. JMGS will also give Best Paper Awards during this 10th anniversary celebration under the categories which will be announced later.


Other manuscripts for our regular issues are still most welcome.


Articles shall be subject to a double-blind review process overseen by an international editorial board. Submissions of theoretical work, empirical studies, pedagogical tools, and practitioner manuscripts are all encouraged.


Please visit to submit a manuscript. For other concerns, please email Assunta Cuyegkeng (Managing Editor) at [email protected].


JMGS is listed in the Cabell’s Journalytics database, EBSCOHost, EconBib, and Mir@bel. 

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