Our goal for responsible management 

We aim to champion researchers, practitioners, policymakers and organisations who share our goals of contributing to a more ethical, responsible and sustainable way of working. Where institutions recognise that governance should be just, lawful and built on ethical and sustainable practices, we will work with them to facilitate the real impact of what they do. We look forward to working with institutions that lead with integrity and are underpinned by robust management systems, and that are educating future leaders across all industries.

If this aligns with your institution’s vision, and if you’re passionate about decent work for all that doesn’t discriminate or cause harm to economies, communities or resources, then we want to support you in ensuring your work reaches a wide audience with real-world impact.

Jo Jones, Publishing Development Manager, Responsible Management.  

Our goals: Fairer society | Healthier lives | Responsible management | Quality education for all

If you would like to know more or see your work shared here with the wider community, please do get in touch with Jo Jones. Get in touch.


Our goal for responsible management

We want to work with others who share our goal of contributing to a more ethical, responsible and sustainable way of working.


Towards sustainability: harnessing synergy from innovation and integration of management systems

This year’s winner of the Emerald and EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award completed a study on how the innovation and integration of management systems contribute to corporate sustainability.

Read more about Dr. Alfonso Hernandez-Vivanco’s research, and download the infographic

Our latest mission

Trust: how is it built, and how is it broken?

Once trust is broken, it can be very difficult to repair. Here we look at how vulnerable trust is within organisations and ask a number of questions.


Future leaders: fit for planet?

How can business schools produce the sustainable leaders that we need?

Find out more

Calls for papers

Browse the latest calls for papers in the area of responsible management.

Digitizing Food Supply Chains: A Path to Ensuring Food Security
Special Issue: Digitizing Food Supply Chains: A Path to Ensuring Food Security Covid-19 and the war in Ukraine have highlighted food security issues on a global scale. Prior to the onset of Covid-19…
Digital technologies and sustainability accounting, reporting, and assurance 
About This Special Issue examines the impact of contemporary digital technologies, such as big data analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning, blockchain and cryptocurrency, social…
Transforming Industrial Competitiveness through Digital Service Innovation (DSI): Enabling Factors and Expected Outcomes
Overview The role of services in manufacturing industries has become increasingly relevant as industrialized nations have progressively transitioned towards service-based economies (…
The links between poverty, profit and ethics: towards new paradigms
About Poverty is considered a global problem in which all social actors, including companies, are called to intervene by taking part of the responsibility for alleviating it (Barkemeyer & Figge…
Building digital technological capabilities for innovative circular economy models in food supply chain
Submit your paper here! Introduction  Food loss and waste in the supply chain are a burning problem for all stakeholders. On the other side, environmental activists are raising their voices to…
Towards the decarbonisation of the construction industry
Introduction Globally, the construction industry is the biggest consumer natural resources through large shares of global material use, including more than 50% of concrete and bricks, and 40% of…
Data-driven methods for heat and fluid flow
Submit your paper here! Introduction  With advancement in Artificial Intelligence, machine learning and inverse modelling methods, data-driven approaches have become increasingly popular for…
Advances in computational plasticity
Submit your paper here! Introduction This special issue will publish full-length versions of selected papers presented at the Computational Plasticity Conference, COMPLAS 2023, held in Barcelona…
Call for Papers: Beyond Tech Gimmicks: Omni-Digital Touchpoints for Products and Brands
Submit your paper here! Key Dates Opening: 15 May 2023 Closing: 15 December 2023 Introduction  Digital technologies have grown in number, scope, and capabilities, offering a wide array of…
1st Managerial Auditing Journal International Conference
1st Managerial Auditing Journal International Conference October 13th -14th, 2023 Nanjing, China Managerial Auditing Journal (MAJ), in conjunction with Nanjing Audit University, is pleased to…

Related books

Below is a small selection of our responsible management titles. You can browse all related titles on the Emerald Bookstore, including access to free sample chapters. We have also selected a sample of eBooks that you will be able to read if your institution has access.

Browse all our booksView eBook sample list

Responsible management gateway

This gateway sits on our open access platform, Emerald Open Research. All research published within the gateway is freely available to read, download and share.

About this gateway

This gateway aims to champion thought leadership by being both a critic and supporter of responsible management research, knowledge exchange and education.

Explore the gateway >

Sustainable food systems gateway

This gateway sits on our open access platform, Emerald Open Research. All research published within the gateway is freely available to read, download and share.


About this gateway

This gateway aims to address scientific, sociological, political and economic challenges around sustainable food systems to offer solutions for development and drive change.

Explore the gateway >

Opinions & blogs

We welcome contributions from academics, policymakers and professionals about key issues in their area of work. If you have a blog you would like to share, let us know.

Responsible management

Building trust through mutual understanding

In his blog, James Kahan presents his definition of trust, outlines the importance of trust in his recent research on knowledge creation and bounce casting, and in his volunteer efforts within his community.
Responsible management

Trust in leader-follower relationships

Find out everything you need to know about the subject of trust, what the current research covers, and the areas we'd love to see more research from in the future, in this introduction from our goal advisor Dr. Richard Oloruntoba.
Responsible management

Organisational justice mechanisms: one year on

In times of crises, such as with COVID-19, leaders must clearly communicate what is expected of their employees, by focusing on task orientation.
Responsible management

“Lean on me.” Responsible leadership in the COVID crisis. Has anything changed?

This piece by Professor Veronica Hope Hailey, Katie Jacobs, and Joe Carter asks a simple question: has the impact of the COVID pandemic from 2020 – 2022 changed the nature of Responsible Leadership?
Responsible management

Technology-driven businesses and moral compass

Rohini Balapumi & Rubaiyet Khan ask; do we understand how the scenario and importance of being moral have become more relevant today due to the power of information technology in our society?
Responsible management

From the voluntary to mandatory regime: An account of modern slavery disclosure from Australian companies

Discusses modern slavery, and how the Australian government has attempted to tackle this with the introduction of its Modern Slavery Act.

News & press

Below we have a collection of news articles centred around aspects of responsible management.

Responsible management
Healthier lives

Emerald Group signs up to The Menopause Workplace Pledge

Emerald Group has signed The Menopause Workplace Pledge to help create a supportive and understanding place for employees going through the menopause.
Responsible management
Real impact

Emerald's Vicky Williams to chair ALPSP gender diversity webinar

Vicky Williams, Chief Executive of Emerald Group, will be chairing the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers’(ALPSP) gender diversity in publishing leadership webinar which takes place on the 15th June.
Quality education for all
Responsible management

Emerald partners with Knowledge Unlatched to create an open access business management and economics eBooks collection aligned to the UN’s SDGs

Emerald Publishing has partnered with Knowledge Unlatched (KU) to create and promote an open access eBook collection in the area of business management and economics.
Responsible management

Small-holding farmers and exploitative role of intermediaries

Agriculture is the world's largest industry, employing more than one billion people. It’s always been at the heart of development, human wellbeing, and it is central to economic growth. Within the agriculture sector role of smallholding farmers is very crucial in terms of food security, reducing poverty, and addressing different dimensions of sustainability (economic, social, and ecological).
Fairer society
Responsible management

Race: accounting must make up the numbers

Dr Anton Lewis, Associate Professor of Accounting at Valparaiso University in Indiana, is interviewed by Emerald editor Rebecca Torr about the endemic...
Responsible management

Your career; your future

Author: Dr. Julia Ivy is a strategy and international business executive professor and faculty director for the MS in International Business at...

Other resources

Browse our other offerings below.

Case studies

Global teaching materials to engage and inspire. Students can test their assumptions and decision-making skills about real world problems.

Explore cases on Emerald Insight >

Expert Briefings

We've teamed up with Oxford Analytica to deliver Expert Briefings through Emerald Insight. Read unbiased analyses on world events and their potential political, social and economic effects here.

See featured Expert Briefings >

ScienceOpen Collection

We've partnered with ScienceOpen to create a responsible management collection that will be updated regularly to reflect our latest mission-related content. 

Browse the collection >

Your publishing development team

Jo Jones

As the Publishing development manager working on Responsible Management and support contact for the Sustainable Food Systems Open Research Gateway, I look forward to working closely with your communities to develop the best pathways to dissemination of impactful research. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Get in touch

Richard Oloruntoba – Goal advisor

Richard is Supply Chain Management Discipline Lead and Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management at Curtin Business School, Perth, Western Australia. Richard has background business experience in sales, freight forwarding and transport in Nigeria and the United Kingdom before beginning an academic career in 2001 at the Institute of Marine Studies, University of Plymouth, England. He has taught logistics and supply chain management in UK and Australian Universities for over 20 years, and has published several articles and book chapters in the area of logistics and supply chain management with a focus on humanitarian aid, disaster response and sustainability. He is a Senior Associate Editor of the International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management.