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Sustainability, Social Responsibility and Innovations in Hospitality-Tourism

Abstracts Submissions -  October 1st. 2013       
Abstract Decisions               October 15th,  2013
FULL Paper Submission  December 1st, 2013  
Full Paper Decisions
          December 31st,  2013


       Sustainability and Innovation have become increasingly important topics of interest for academe, society, organizations, and governments. Innovative, sustainable practices can help businesses perform better while satisfying all three Ps: people, planet, and profit. By merging innovation and sustainability through a focus on “eco-innovation,” as part of corporate, social, and environmental responsibility, one can create added value for all stakeholders while concurrently reducing environmental impact. For this reason, sustainable operation is vital for competitiveness, economic advantage, and for addressing social issues in general. Moreover, such efforts lend direct support for ‘Doing good while doing well’, a central business mantra of the 21st century.

            From the business point of view, it is also a great time to enable companies to increase their investment and identify revenue sources in this field. Hospitality companies are cognizant of the importance of innovation and a proactive environmental approach to successful operation. Consequently, hospitality and tourism organizations are striving to be eco-friendly while maintaining their competitive edge financially. In support of this effort, we are seeking research that helps hospitality organizations create sustainable solutions that make best use of core resources and improve organizational efficiencies while reducing our collective carbon foot print. Research that helps hospitality and tourism organizations become operationally productive, socially responsible and proactively ‘eco-innovative’ citizens of the society is highly encouraged.

Areas of inquiry may include but are not limited to:

·       New models, frameworks, and explanations for the hospitality and tourism fields with a focus on sustainability

·       Case studies of champions of sustainability, social responsibility, eco-innovation and Green practices from hospitality and tourism

·       ‘Going Green’ from an interdisciplinary perspective

·       Economics of sustainable decisions – qualitative and quantitative approaches

·       Best eco-innovative practices in travel, tourism & hospitality organizations

·       Defining sustainability – a critical review of current literature and suggestions for future

·       ISO 14001, Nordic Swan, Green Palms etc.  - comparative analysis of Green tools and

·       Scale development for measuring Green firms of tomorrow

·       Does sustainability pay? Consumer studies and secondary data analysis that promote sustainable effectiveness and efficiency in organizations

·       Global perspectives on the changing travel needs of Green consumers

·       Emerging nature of sustainable and Green engineering in hospitality-tourism

·       Energy management – practical solutions and innovations for hospitality-tourism

·       Destination marketing and promoting sustainable tourism

·       Green designs and architecture for tomorrow

·       Socially responsible human practices for sustainable hospitality-tourism

H. G. Parsa, Professor, Daniels College of Business, University of Denver, Denver, Colorado,
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Consulting Editor:

Vijaya “Vi” Narapareddy,
President, North American Case Research Association (NACRA);
                        Associate Professor, Daniel College of Business, University of Denver, Colorado,
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Associate Editors:
Marival Segarra-Oña,
  Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, SPAIN, [log in to unmask] 
                        Tele: 00-34-96-3877000 (Ext.76844) 
Rachel Chen,
Center for Sustainable Business & Tourism, Univ. of Tennessee, TN.
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SooCheong (Shawn) Jang,   
Purdue University
, West Lafayette, IN.  [log in to unmask],
                        Tele: (765) 496-3610

General Information for Prospective Authors

            The editors are open to receiving research that represents different methods and styles. These include but are not limited to new frameworks using multidisciplinary explanations, as well as empirical and qualitative studies.
            We also are interested in research that is based on compelling case studies of single or multiple organizations, studies that involve interdisciplinary perspectives (e.g., sociology, strategy and operations management, etc.) and research involving surveys and interviews with managers in hospitality organizations and their customers.
            Suggested word count is 7500 maximum but, if warranted, authors may request for an
exception depending on the nature of the paper.
Submission & Timeline

Prospective authors are strongly encouraged to contact the editors regarding potential
 topics of interest or any questions / suggestions regarding the proposed book.

Please submit your proposal/abstracts between 500 and 1000 words to H.G. Parsa ([log in to unmask]) or Vi Narapareddy ([log in to unmask])

You can send them electronically as MS Word file directly before October 1st 2013.

Abstracts Submissions -  October 1st. 2013       
Abstract Decisions     October 15th,  2013
FULL Paper Submission  December 1st, 2013  
Full Paper Decisions
  December 31st,  2013

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