Dear Ma'am or Sir: Please distribute the following Call For Chapters link throughout your subscribership at the Academy of International Business at Michigan State University at your earliest convenience: http://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/call-details/1964 Additional details: Editors Gülşah Koç (Yildiz Technical University, Turkey) Marie-Therese Claes (Louvain School of Management, Belgium) Bryan Christiansen (PryMarke LLC, USA) Call for Chapters Proposals Submission Deadline: October 31, 2015 Full Chapters Due: March 31, 2016 Submission Date: July 31, 2016 Introduction Architecture is an art and science of designing buildings and the surrounding physical environment with an aesthetic creativity depending on social structure, social needs, economic data, and environment / technological development. From this point of view, artchitecture can be shaped by the culture of the societies, common beliefs, surrounding environments, construction materials, and technology. When we review the past, we can easily see there is always a strong relation between culture and architecure. This publication is primarily concerned with how culture and beliefs influence and shape architecture. From this viewpoint, different examples about architecture from different counties are provided so one can easily see that architecture is a common yet unique way of showing differences between cultures and their corresponding environments. Objective The primary objective of the proposed publication is that of Reference material for scholars and architect practitioners who need a holistic view of the field that is not normally found in publications on architecture. The secondary objective is to provide a foundation for other similar books on the subject. The book should be published because there are few reference / resource materials available on architecture that encompasses a variety of aspects such as cultural influences and technical issues related to the subject. Target Audience The primary intended audience is scholars who have the need for qualified Reference material regarding the subject matter of the proposed publication as outlined above. 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 who have the educational background to comprehend the importance of the proposed publication. Recommended Topics Structural Systems Mechanical Systems Electrical Systems Building Enclosure Systems Protection Systems Measurement and Geometry Architectural Documents The Human Scale Cultural Considerations Form and Organization Architectural Elements Residential Spaces Building Codes Accessibility Building Materials Computer Systems Weather Considerations World Architecture Architectural Theory Frames Cultural Dimensions Globalization and Cultural Influences Social Capital Inter-cultural Differences Cultural Models and Variations International Diversity Management Cross-cultural Challenges and Synergies Market Orientations Ethics and Culture Cultural Influences on Asthetics Submission Procedure Both researchers and practitioners are invited to submit a chapter proposal of no more than three pages (including some potential References) clearly explaining the mission and concerns of their proposed chapter by *October 31, 2015*. Submissions should be made through the weblink at the bottom of this page. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified within three days of submission but in any case no later than *November 15, 2015* about the status of their proposals and sent chapter outlines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by *January 31, 2016*. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for the research handbook Publisher This book is scheduled 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 www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2017. Important Dates Phase 1: *Proposal Submission Deadline*: October 31, 2015 *Full chapter Submission*: March 31, 2016 Phase 2: *Review Process*: March 31 – May 15, 2016 *Review Results to Chapter Authors*: May 31, 2016 Phase 3: *Revised Chapter Submission from Chapter Authors*: June 30, 2016 *Final Acceptance Notifications to Chapter Authors*: July 15, 2016 *Submission of Final Chapters to Editor*: July 31, 2016 Inquiries Please direct all inquiries to Bryan Christiansen at: [log in to unmask] Sincerely, Bryan Christiansen Chairman PRYMARKE, LLC 9408 Bellevue Road Battle Creek, Michigan 49014 USA ____ AIB-L is brought to you by the Academy of International Business. For information: http://aib.msu.edu/community/aib-l.asp To post message: [log in to unmask] For assistance: [log in to unmask] AIB-L is a moderated list.