REMINDER: Call for Papers for PRME Special Issue of International Journal of Management Education



International Journal of Management Education (IJME)

Call for Papers: PRME Special Issue 

Looking forward: Leadership Development & Responsible Management Education for advancing the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 

Editors: Carole Parkes (Associate Editor IJME) Monika Kolb; Lutz Schlange; Milenko Gudic & René Schmidpeter

In calling for systemic change in business and management education to accelerate progress on the UN Sustainable Development Goals and to sensitize current and future business leaders to the inherent values of sustainability and responsibility, the United Nations Global Compact and Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) emphasize that business and management institutions play a key role in shaping the skills and mindsets of these leaders, and act as powerful drivers of corporate sustainability.

To contribute effectively to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 Global Goals, business and management schools must change the way they teach business and leadership, and more systematically incorporate the values of sustainability, ethics and responsibility into their teaching, research, stakeholder collaboration and institutional leadership. Traditional approaches to teaching including linear thought patterns, clear hierarchical roles, and passive students were useful in a time of economic stability, clear distribution of power, and predetermined tasks and work structures. Today, the complexity of societal structures and norms and its precarity requires different competencies and agile thinking that can address the many challenges. These include sectors in transition (banks, automobiles, energy industry), social tensions through inequality and global uncertainties in a solution-oriented and systemic way.

This special issue aims to:

1) Look forward to advancing the implementation of Agenda 2030/ SDGs with Responsible Management Education and Leadership Development and

2) Establish common ground for stakeholders to create partnerships and dialogue through communication and collaboration.

In working towards achieving the SDGs there are a wide range of opportunities for Responsible Management Education and Leadership Development in the fields of curriculum design, rethink learning approaches, provide formal and informal learning settings, build partnerships and empower students and faculty. We understand students as the provider of solutions to the complex economic issues and teaching as one driver of transformation to empower students to implement sustainable and responsible business practises.

Submission Guidelines

The deadline for submissions is 11th February 2019 (extended from 11th Jan) and should be submitted via the journal’s online submission system available through the journal homepage:

or directly via:

choosing SI: PRME as the article type from the drop down menu.

All papers should follow the guidelines outlined by the journal for submission:

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