Business, Peace and Sustainable Development

Editor: Dr Debbie Haski-Leventhal, Macquarie Graduate School of Management
Associate Editor: John E. Katsos, American University of Sharjah

A biannual journal
ISSN 2051-8757 (online) ISSN 2059-1586 (print)

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Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)

Business, Peace and Sustainable Development (BPSD) aims at understanding the relationship between business, peace and development. Corporate Peace is an umbrella concept that includes business, social and strategic dimensions. It is the capacity of an organization to consider peace and the reduction of violence as a component in its business strategy, and the utilization of business resources to raise awareness and enhance peace. While research has been published on business and peace, and peace through commerce, BPSD is the first journal dedicated to the mutual contribution of business and peace to sustainable development.
[Read more]Peace is the absence of violence, but it also incorporates social justice, human rights, stability and sustainable development. Peace is essential to address the global challenges facing humanity today. Without peace, we will be unable to achieve the levels of cooperation, inclusiveness and social equity necessary to solve problems such as climate change, global poverty and the health crisis. It is acknowledged that most businesses and industries need a peaceful market to operate and assure a smooth supply chain. As such, the relationship between business and peace is an ongoing and mutual one, and needs to be further developed and investigated.

Corporate Peace is defined as the incorporation of peace and reduction of violence into a company’s strategy, decision-making and the value chain in order to raise awareness to peace, support and enhance it. Corporate Peace is an umbrella concept that contains business, social and strategic dimensions.

The role of this journal is to promote the discussion on business and peace, and publish work on the mutual relationship between business and peace: empirical studies, theories, cases and tools.

Business, Peace and Sustainable Development is published in association with the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME).

BPSD is indexed in Scopus and the Thomson Reuters Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI). It is also included in the Association of Business Schools (ABS) Academic Journal Guide and the Journal Quality list of the Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC).

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Reflections on the Importance of Business for Peace in 21st-Century Peacebuilding. 2014(4), 113-122.

Robert E. McNulty

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Firms as Peaceful Oases Conceptualising the Role of Conflict-Sensitive Human Resource Management. 2015(5), 7-28.

Carol Reade

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Gentle Commerce. 2014(4), 107-112.

Timothy L. Fort

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Editorial: The Business and Economics of Peace: Moving the Agenda Forward. 2015(6), 3-8.

Jennifer Oetzel and Michelle Breslauer

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