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Bryan Christiansen, *PryMarke, LLC, USA*
Dr. Joyce Koeman, *University of Leuven, Belgium*
Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: *December 31, 2013*
Full Chapters Due: March 15, 2014
Submission Date: June 15, 2014

This book is a part of the Advances in Religious and Cultural Studies
series. this series brings together a collection of scholarly publications
on topics pertaining to religious beliefs, culture, population studies, and
sociology. Books published within this series are ideal for professionals,
theorists, researchers, and students seeking the latest research on
collective human behavior in terms of religion, social structure, and
cultural identity and practice.

The internalization of cultural beliefs, attitudes, and behaviours of
individuals seem to have been catalyzed by the pace contemporary societies
and business are being transformed. Against a canvas of ongoing
globalization and technological and communication innovations, the
silhouettes of socialization, particularly cultural indoctrination, are
emerging. Research on socialization processes, which refer to cultural and
educational learning, has a long history but has broadened in scope and
nature and has become increasingly interconnected with all the aspects
which comprise the social tissue of current global societies, including
business and economics.

This requires material which (re-)examines the impact of indoctrination, in
particular of the effects of cultural indoctrination on global business and
prosperity. Indoctrination is often distinguished from education by the
fact that indoctrinated persons are usually expected not to question or
critically examine the doctrine they have learned; however, in light of
current global socio-cultural and technological transformations the impact
of variations in cultural doctrines has become much more prevalent and
urgent. As cultural indoctrination touches many aspects from daily life,
encompassing issues from education and religion to nationalism, tolerance
and altruisim, an interdisciplinary approach is advocated. Therefore, the
proposed reference book particularly aims to: (a) disclose relevant agents
in processes of cultural indoctrination; (b) provide a sound examination of
effects of cultural indoctrination on the cognitive strategies and/or
professional methodologies; and (c) delineate its micro- and macro-level
effects on global business and prosperity.

The primary objective of the proposed publication is that of Reference
material for business executives, scholar-practitioners, and university
professors / students who need to better understand the importance and
influence of cultural indoctrination on global business and prosperity in
the 21st century. The secondary objective is to provide a foundation for
other similar books on the subject. The book should be published because
there are VERY few materials available on the subject of cultural
indoctrination as it relates to contemporary life in which nationalism is
gaining ground in the globalization of today.

*Target Audience*
The primary intended audience is scholar-practitioners who have the need
for qualified Reference material regarding the subject matter of the
proposed publication as outlined above. The secondary intended audience is
business executives and undergraduate/graduate business students who
require the same Reference material. While having academic rigor, the book
will be written in a way such that it can also be understood by
non-academics and non-specialists.

*Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:*
In line with our aim of gathering diverse perspectives, we encourage
contributions which are embedded in theoretical foundations, but mainly
those that help guide professionals in developing appropriate and effective
business strategies. Consequently, papers may include conceptual
frameworks, ethical considerations, empirical scholarship based on both
quantitative and qualitative methodologies, including experimental studies
and case studies. And this work may come from a variety of disciplines
ranging from economics, international business, management, linguistics,
mass communication, social psychology, philosophy, law, etc.

Potential topics that may be addressed include (but are not limited to):

·         Introduction to Indoctrination

·         Epigenetics of Culture

·         Cultural Indoctrination and Intelligence (CQ)

·         Biological Foundations of Moral Norms

·         Values Orientation Theory

·         Institutionalization

·         Public Spheres

·         Cultural Dynamics

·         Self-Efficacy

·         Stereotypes

·         Social Psychology

·         Motives

·         Linguistic Imperialism

·         Cultural Integrity and Integration

·         Technological Isomorphism

·         Diversity Management

·         Strategic Management

·         Global Education

·         Ecology

·         Ethics and Politics

·         Competitive Advantage

·         Business and Technology Trends

·         Emerging and Developed Markets

·         Macroeconomic and Microeconomic Theory

·         Prosperity

·         Human-Computer Interaction

·         Swarm Intelligence

·         Religion, Spirituality, and Superstitions

·         Social Movements

·         Class Conflict and Economic Inequality

·         Mass Media and Globalization

·         Race, Nationality, and Ethnicity

·         Nationalism and Patriotism

·         Socioeconomic Status

·         Personality

·         Behavioral Economics

·         Creativity

·         Neuroscience

·         Child Development

·         Parenting

·         Pedagogy

·         Law

·         Evolutionary Psychology

·         Critical Thinking Processes

·         Cultural Anthropology

·         Greed, Ambition, Love of Money

·         Altruism, Volunteering, and Gift-giving

·         Social Justice Theory & Management

·         Philosophical / ethical considerations

Antecedents/Agents of cultural indoctrination

·         Micro level (individual/personality)

·         Meso level (organizational level)

·         Macro level (international/global business)


·         Micro level (individual/personality)

·         Meso level (organizational level)

·         Macro level (international/global business)

Sustainable Development

*Submission requirements and information*
The primary objective of the proposed publication is that of reference
material. The primary intended audiences are scholar-practitioners,
business executives, and graduate business students who have the need for
qualified reference material regarding the subject matter of the proposed
publication as outlined above. While having academic rigor, manuscipts need
to be written in a way such that it can also be understood by non-academics
and non-specialists.

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before *December
15, 2013* a 2-3 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission and
concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals will
be notified by *January 15, 2014* about the status of their proposals and
sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by *March
15, 2014*. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review
basis. Contributors are expected to serve as reviewers for at least two

This book is expected to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group,
Inc.), publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea
Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference,” “Business
Science Reference,” and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints. For
additional information regarding the publisher, please visit<>.
This book is anticipated to be published in 2015.

*Important Dates*
*December 31, 2013:* Proposal Submission Deadline
*December 31, 2013: *Notification of Acceptance
*March 15, 2014:* Full Chapter Submission
*May 15, 2014:* Review Results Returned
*June 15, 2014:* Final Chapter Submission
*July 15, 2014:* Final Deadline
Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document):

Bryan Christiansen

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