Dear Sir or Ma'am:

Please distribute the following Call For Chapters link throughout your subscribership at the Academy of International Business at your earliest convenience:

Please note the Chapter Proposal deadline has been extended to February 15, 2014.


Bryan Christiansen, PryMarke, LLC, USA
Dr. Joyce Koeman, University of Leuven, Belgium

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: November 15, 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 (ARCS) book 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): 

Antecedents/Agents of cultural indoctrination
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 November 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 submissions.

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
November 15, 2013: Proposal Submission Deadline
December 15, 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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