Dear Ma'am or Sir:

Please distribute the following Call For Chapters link throughout your
subscribership of the Academy of International Business at Michigan State
University for the upcoming book, *Emerging Economic Models for Global
Sustainability and Social Development*:

Additional information:
Bryan Christiansen, Tactical Systems LLC (USA)
Irina Sysoeva, Independent Researcher (Russia)
Alexandra Udovikina, Independent Researcher (Russia)
Anna Ketova, Independent Researcher (Russia)
Call for Chapters
*Proposals Submission Deadline: May 31, 2017*
Full Chapters Due: September 30, 2017
Submission Date: February 15, 2018
IntroductionAn economic model is a simplified description of reality,
designed to yield hypotheses about economic behavior that can be tested. An
important feature of an economic model is that it is necessarily subjective
in design because there are no objective measures of economic outcomes.
Different economists will make different judgments about what is needed to
explain their interpretations of reality. There are two broad classes of
economic models—theoretical and empirical. Theoretical models seek to
derive verifiable implications about economic behavior under the assumption
that agents maximize specific objectives subject to constraints that are
well defined in the model. They provide qualitative answers to specific
questions—such as the implications of asymmetric information (when one side
to a transaction knows more than the other) or how best to handle market
failures. In contrast, empirical models aim to verify the qualitative
predictions of theoretical models and convert these predictions to precise,
numerical outcomes. The empirical adaptation of the theoretical model would
attempt to assign a numerical value to the average amount expenditure
increases when income increases. Economic models generally consist of a set
of mathematical equations that describe a theory of economic behavior. The
aim of model builders is to include enough equations to provide useful
clues about how rational agents behave or how an economy works.
ObjectiveThis proposed publication will cover a wide variety of topics
related to economic modelling for sustainable and social development. The
purpose of the book is to provide new insights into economic development in
an era of global hypercompetition, dwindling natural resources, and a
growing global skills gap.
Target AudienceThe target audience for this publication is scholars
including professors and graduate/undergraduate students who require
information on state-of-the-art or emerging economic models which can be
used for research purposes. The secondary audience is the layperson who has
an interest in how economies work today. 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 TopicsTheoretical and Applied Business and Economic Models
International Business Models
Climate Change
Monetary Policy
Growth Models
Optimization Models
Planning Models
International Trade Models
General Equilibrium Modelling of National Economies
Modelling Structural Adjustments
Sensitivity of Econometric Models to Alternative Macroeconomics Policies
Disruptive Technologies
Growing Global Skills Gap (Management)
Global Hypercompetition
Industry Uncertainty
Quickly Ageing World Population
Cultural Indoctrination
International Business and Economic Theory
National Economic Policies
Financial Liberalization
Educational Development and Reform
Infrastructural Reform
Inequality and Rural Poverty
Submission ProcedureResearchers and practitioners are invited to submit on
or before May 30, 2017. Authors will be notified by June 10, 2017 about the
status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are
expected to be submitted by September 30, 2017, and all interested authors
must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at
prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a
double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as
reviewers for this project.

Note: There are NO submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted
to this book publication. All proposals should be submitted through the
E-Editorial DiscoveryTM online submission manager.
PublisherThis 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 This publication is anticipated to be released in 2018.
Important Dates*Chapter Proposal Deadline: May 31, 2017 *
Full Chapter Submission Deadline: September 30, 2017
Double-blind Peer Review Process: September 30 - November 15, 2017
Review Results Back to Chapter Authors: November 30, 2017
Submission of Final Chapter Drafts to Editor: February 15, 2018
InquiriesInquiries should be sent to Bryan Christiansen at
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