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Call for Chapters: Global Trends, Dynamics, and Imperatives for Strategic Development in Business Education in an Age of Disruption

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Editors

Anatoly Zhuplev, Loyola Marymount University, United States
Robert Koepp, Loyola Marymount University, United States

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: May 23, 2021
Full Chapters Due: June 22, 2021
Submission Date: June 22, 2021

Introduction

Over the past two centuries, the world’s socio-economic progression has gone through profound paradigm changes unfolding along four major developmental stages. Higher education has been an important part of this process. The Fourth Industrial Revolution, unfolding as we speak at the current of these four stages, encompasses and integrates a wide range of new technologies that are fusing the physical, digital and biological worlds and affecting all disciplines, economies, and industries. A critical part of these processes is a fusion—a synergetic integration of technological, socio-economic, and business developments and innovations based on increasingly effective and time/cost-efficient information platforms coinciding with advances in transportation and logistics that is transforming once cumbersome transnational machinations of trade into efficient and flexible global supply chains. These processes foster an exceptionally dynamic environment and exponential development of business opportunities. On the other hand, they also bring about “creative destruction” that causes numerous organizations, whole industries, and broad economic sectors to vanish from the socio-economic and business landscape under competitive forces. The disruption has critical implications for labor markets and, by extension, higher education. The accelerated pace of technological, socio-economic, and business innovations as well as ongoing fundamental changes in the real world call for an adequate, if not expedited, progress in pedagogy. While modern universities have adopted in various degrees through information platforms such as Blackboard or Brightspace, video conferencing, and other technological innovations, they still commonly rely on pedagogical ideas and concepts rooted in a thoroughly pre-modern era rooted in medieval times.

Objective

Business education at colleges and universities of higher education is a sizeable and globally interdependent sector playing important strategic role and enjoying high socio-economic and national policy priorities. As part of the national and international socio-economic landscape, business education has been engaged in changes and strategic disruptions associated with the Fourth Industrial Revolution and other forces and impacts. These dynamics have been amplified across the world by the advent of COVID-19. The proposed book aims to explore the following issues and developments in global business education: • Genesis of higher education and its contemporary structure and profile (with the emphasis on business education) in major global regions and major selected leading nations and emerging economies. • Key international, regional, and national institutions involved in governance, support and control of business education (universities and colleges/business schools) • Global trends, dynamics, drivers, and developmental imperatives shaping business education • National systems, trends, dynamics, drivers, and developmental imperatives in business education in select countries (approximately ten countries to be covered) • Specialized educational/training business programs

Target Audience

The book will serve as a reference, source material for the administration of universities and colleges, academic courses, research projects, industrial, economic, social, urban, innovation, legal, and other studies, as well as policy development.

Recommended Topics

Preface 1. Genesis of higher education and its contemporary structure and profile (emphasis on business education) a. The global triad (Japan, Europe/EU, N. America/USA) b. Selected national systems in major emerging economies: the "BRICS", other emerging markets/global actors 2. Key international, regional, and national institutions involved in governance, support and control of business education (universities and colleges/business schools) 3. Global trends, dynamics, drivers, and developmental imperatives shaping business education a. Role of business education 4. National systems, trends, dynamics, drivers, and developmental imperatives in business education a. USA b. Japan c. Europe (the EU + one continental country and the UK) d. China e. Russia f. Brazil g. Turkey h. Mexico i. Other countries 5. Special topics and programs: Police Training; Cyber security; Online instruction, Innovations in academic curriculum and pedagogy, Others Conclusion References

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before May 23, 20210, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by May 24, 2021 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines.Full chapters are expected to be submitted by June 22, 2021, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at https://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/ 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, Global Trends, Dynamics, and Imperatives for Strategic Development in Business Education in an Age of Disruption. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery online submission manager.


Publisher

This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), an international academic publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. IGI Global specializes in publishing reference books, scholarly journals, and electronic databases featuring academic research on a variety of innovative topic areas including, but not limited to, education, social science, medicine and healthcare, business and management, information science and technology, engineering, public administration, library and information science, media and communication studies, and environmental science. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit https://www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2022.

Important Dates

May 23, 2021: Proposal Submission Deadline
May 24, 2021: Notification of Acceptance
June 22, 2021: Full Chapter Submission
July 6, 2021: Review Results Returned
July 20, 2021: Final Acceptance Notification
August 3, 2021: Final Chapter Submission

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Loyola Marymount University
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