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 Sustainable structures and infrastructures

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.

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Framework development for the prevention of food loss and waste: An analysis along the fresh food supply chain

The 2022 winner of the Emerald & EFMD outstanding doctoral research awards is Vanessa Sofia Melo Magalhães, who won for her work on food waste along fresh food supply chains.

Read more about Vanessa Sofia Melo Magalhães’s research, and download the infographic

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Our latest mission

Poverty: can we break the cycle?

Find out everything you need to know about the subject of poverty, what the current research is saying, and the areas we'd love to see more research from in the future.

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Corruption: what is it costing us?

In this mission, we ask; what are the causes of corruption? Why does it happen? What is the impact of corruption on society, the economy, and individuals? And, crucially, how can corruption be avoided?

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A fully open access journal

Introducing Journal of Responsible Production and Consumption

Aligned to UN SDG 12, responsible consumption and production, this fully open access journal will advance knowledge and understanding to help shape a sustainable future. Edited by Professor David Loseby, Leeds University Business School, UK, research is welcomed that focuses on all aspects of responsible production and consumption, highlighting how we can do more with less.

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Calls for papers

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

Digital Innovation and Business Process Management: Advancing theory and practice
Submit your paper here! Introduction Recent studies by McKinsey & Co. (2022; 2024) highlight that companies worldwide spend an estimated $230 billion on managing business processes. Ranging…
Artificial Intelligence Application in Construction and Real Estate Finance
Introduction This special issue aims to explore the evolving landscape of construction and real estate finance, with a focus on leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) to promote sustainability in…
Eyes from the sky on bridges: stand-off observations in rapid bridge and transport network assessments
BREN Upcoming Themed Issue Submit your abstract by 19 July 2024! Introduction Bridges serve as critical infrastructure, facilitating transportation networks and fostering economic growth. In the…
Digital Age Wisdom in Chinese Management: Applications and Challenges of Digital Transformation and Artificial Intelligence
Submit your paper here! Introduction This special issue "Digital Age Wisdom in Chinese Management: Applications and Challenges of Digital Transformation and Artificial Intelligence," embarks on a…
AI for a Better Future
Click here to Submit! Introduction: Artificial intelligence (AI) is permeating individuals’ daily lives and as such has various long-term marketing implications (Sahoo et al., 2023). For example,…
Towards decent work in the era of Logistics 4.0
This special issue aims to: Enhance awareness and understanding among logistics management researchers regarding the significance of decent work amidst the advancements of Logistics 4.0…
Corporate Digital Responsibility in Hospitality and Tourism
Submit your paper here  Introduction  According to the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) 2022 survey, more than 60% of corporate managers listed Corporate environmental, social, and…
Towards Intelligent Connected World: Exploring Ubiquitous Computing Technologies
Submit your paper here  Introduction  The concept of a connected and intelligent world has been commonly associated with cyber-physical-social systems (CPSSs) (Reine et al., 2021). As the…
The Next Wave of Innovation Management: Human, Enterprise, and AI united for Impactful Change
Submit your paper here! Introduction The increasing use of artificial intelligence (AI) in various organisational practices has significantly transformed modern management (Appio et al., 2023;…
Managing the ‘digitalized’ public sector: the struggle between internal assets and external drivers of knowledge
Submit your paper here Introduction  In a time increasingly defined by volatility, uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity, and digital predominance (VUCAD), the public sector finds itself at the…

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.

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Open access content

Responsible management open access content

Explore freely available research to read, download and share, that champions thought leadership by being both a critic and supporter of responsible management research, knowledge exchange and education.

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Sustainable food systems

Explore freely available research to read, download and share, that focuses on sustainable food systems.

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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.

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Fighting corruption in a globalised world

Grant Walton examines corruption from a global stand point, arguing that in order to fight corruption, we have to look beyond the boundaries of states and nations.
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Adam Graycar, Professor of Public Policy at the University of Adelaide, looks back at his extensive work on corruption and public policy, and analyses the driving forces behind corruption and the anti-corruption methods of today.
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Corruption: an enduring challenge

Find out everything you need to know about the subject of corruption, 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.
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Scandal and corruption in Congress

Michael Pomante, Assistant Professor of political science at Jacksonville University, reflects on his book Scandal and Corruption in Congress and what has happened since the book published in 2022. Have things changed for the better? Or are things worse than ever?
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Western accountability in the global anti-corruption dynamic

Alexandra Hartwig, Masters graduate of Philosophy in Development Studies at the University of Cambridge, looks back at her article, Evaluating the cost of anti-corruption in political and economic terms: a case study approach, to see how Namibia's largest corruption scandal has evolved.
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Can anyone be in favour of corruption?

Stijn Kuipers, Diplomat in Training at the Clingendael Institute, and graduate of the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge, looks at the effects of corruption on the economic growth of developing countries.

News & press

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

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Emerald Publishing introduces new and improved employee benefits

Following an internal review of what is important to their employees, Emerald Publishing has announced a suite of new and improved employee benefits to add to their already generous employee benefit package.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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).
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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...

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.

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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. 

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Your publishing development team

Jo Jones

As the Publishing Development Manager working on Responsible Management and publisher for the new open access journal of Responsible Production and Consumption (JRPC), 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.

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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.