The ongoing revolution in communication technology and the effectiveness of knowledge- based economics has created a new model of business and corporate governance for the emerging economies. A growing awareness about the need for ecological sustainability has paved the way for a new generation of business leaders concerned about the responses of the community and sustainability of the environment. Ethical Guidelines for Journal Publication
The triple bottom line (people, planet, profit) approach to CSR emphasizes a company’s commitment to operating in an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable manner. The emerging concept of CSR advocates moving away from a ‘shareholder alone’ focus to a ‘multi-stakeholder’ focus. This would include investors, employees, business partners, customers, regulators, supply chain, local communities, the environment and society at large. The key components of research topics would therefore include the following:
• Corporate Governance: Disclosures, role of Board and CEO, Executive Compensation, Conflict of Interests, Accountability and Transparency, Limits to CSR and Economic Growth, Corporate Reputation, Corporate Citizenship, Code of Conduct.
• Workplace and labour relations: Responsibility in the context of employees, Customers, Supply chain and Community, Ethical Behaviour and Whistle blowing.
• Environment: Sustainability and growth.
• Community: Multi-sector partnership and Collaboration, Socially Responsible Initiatives, Leadership and Community Engagement Models.
The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed journal is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behaviour for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher and the society of society-owned or sponsored journals.
An important role of the publisher is to support the extensive efforts of journal editors, and the often unsung volunteer work undertaken by peer reviewers in maintaining the integrity of the scholarly record. It is a tribute to scholarly practice that the system works well and problems are comparatively rare. The publisher has a supporting, investing and nurturing role in the scholarly communication process and is also ultimately responsible for ensuring that best practices are followed.
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Duties of authors
Duties of editors
Duties of reviewers
What rights do I retain as a journal author?
Commercial purposes and systematic distribution
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