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)

Included in:
Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
Scopus

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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We are inviting contributions to the Business, Peace and Sustainable Development (BPSD) Journal from Greenleaf Publishing.

Business, Peace and Sustainable Development (BPSD) is a peer-reviewed journal that aims at understanding the role of the business sector in enhancing peace and reducing violence, and contributing to sustainable development. It is listed in both Scopus and the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI).

Corporate Peace is an umbrella concept that contains 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 utilisation 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 only journal dedicated to the mutual contribution of business and peace.

BPSD publishes papers on, but not limited to, the following topics:

  1. Cases of corporate peace, peace through commerce, and businesses contributing to peace and development
  2. Theoretical articles and models on business, peace and development
  3. Economic metrics on the mutual contribution of business, economy and peace
  4. Social impact of corporate peace
  5. Tools and mechanisms of corporate peace and sustainable development
  6. Tri-sectorial collaborations (governments, businesses and NGOs) to achieve peace
  7. Stakeholders’ perceptions and attitudes on these subjects (e.g. motivations, barriers, attitudes)
  8. Measurements and comparisons of corporate peace in various firms, countries etc.
  9. Business and human rights
  10. Business and disaster reduction


Submit your paper

Papers of between 3,000 and 6,000 words are invited for double-blind peer review. Register and submit your paper online at http://www.greenleaf-publishing.com/journals/business-peace-sustainable-development.

See the notes for contributors or contact the Editor for more guidelines. Please note that BPSD is an online publication, although print issues may be produced for specific events.


Peace Dialogues

Contributions are also invited for BPSD’s Peace Dialogues section. This is the non-peer-reviewed section of BPSD, designed for publishing short essays and thought pieces on the role of business in enhancing peace and sustainable development. In addition to the main section of BPSD, essays in the PD section focus on the practice of  business and peace (e.g. tools, examples or case studies) philosophical essay (e.g. new ideas and approaches), as well as on analyses of the role of businesses in contemporary conflicts and current affairs. Essays for PD do not need to be long (5-10 pages would be appropriate) and do not need to cite sources at the same level of full academic articles, although it would be useful to refer to some literature and data.


Contact details

Editor: Dr Debbie Haski-Leventhal  Email: debbie.haski-leventhal@mgsm.edu.au

Publisher: Victoria Halliday  Email: victoria.halliday@greenleaf-publishing.com