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Call for Papers – Journal of Business Ethics Special Issue

The Journal of Business Ethics Announce a Special Issue on
MNCs in Emerging Markets
Paper deadline: December 30, 2007

The special issue of Journal of Business Ethics will focus on business ethics and corporate social responsibility of multinational corporations (MNCs) in emerging markets. Although both theoretical and empirical papers are welcome, the emphasis will be placed on high quality empirical papers that have some practical managerial or public policy related orientation. We welcome papers grounded in various theoretical perspectives and utilizing various research methodologies.

“The Journal of Business Ethics publishes original articles from a wide variety of methodological and disciplinary perspectives concerning ethical issues related to business. Since its initiation in 1980, the editors have encouraged the broadest possible scope. The term `business‘ is understood in a wide sense to include all systems involved in the exchange of goods and services, while `ethics‘ is circumscribed as all human action aimed at securing a good life. Systems of production, consumption, marketing, advertising, social and economic accounting, labor relations, public relations and organizational behavior are analyzed from a moral viewpoint. The style and level of dialogue involve all who are interested in business ethics – the business community, universities, government agencies and \consumer groups” (Aims and scope of JBE).

Completed papers should be sent to the Guest Editor before December 30, 2007. Send your submission as a single attachment file to an email to Justin Tan, the Schulich School of Business, York University (jtan@schulich.yorku.ca). There is no paper submission fee. Manuscript (the attachment file) should be prepared in English, to ensure that:

1. In your email, please mark in “Subject” line “Journal of Business Ethics Special Issue on MNC”.

2. The cover page should include (1) the full title, (2) full name and postal address, including email and fax, of all authors, and (3) three key words of your paper.

3. The second page should include the title and abstract only. The text starts from the third page, including the title. No author identification information should be included to facilitate anonymous review process. Acknowledgements can be added after the paper is accepted for publication.

4. When saving the file, any author identifying information has been removed from the attachment.

5. The manuscript is doubled spaced, with all pages numbered, and formatted correctly in the form of a Word file, using Word 2000 (or an earlier version).

6. The length is limited to 30 double-spaced pages including text, references, tables and figures.

7. The file prints out correctly (check especially to be sure imported figures and tables print, as you want them to!).