Call for papers



Int. J. of Business and Globalisation (IJBG)


Special Issue on: "Disruption as a Driver of Change"



Guest Editors:
Prof. Stuart Orr, Deakin University, Australia
Dr. Paul Hunter, smiknowledge, Australia
Prof. Mike Donnelly, Heriot Watt University, UK


The special issue will bring together empirical evidence and different theoretical perspectives on organisational responses to disruption. The objective is to accumulate a body of evidence indicating how disruption is incorporated into normal business practices. It will begin the process of developing theories of disruption which describe the responses to the environment in which many organisations and economies operate.


The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at SECID Conference 2017, but we also strongly encourage researchers unable to participate in the conference to submit articles for this call.


Subject Coverage


Suitable topics include, but are not limited, to the following:

  • Strategic responses to disruptive environments
  • Managing human resources in disruptive environments
  • Public-sector responses to disruption
  • Adapting business systems to disruption
  • Theoretical perspectives on responses to disruption
  • Responding to disruption in a humanitarian environment
  • Disruption as a necessary component of the evolution of economies
  • Disruption and society


Notes for Prospective Authors


Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).


All papers are refereed through a peer review process.


All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.


If you have any queries concerning this special issue, please email the Guest Editors:
Stuart Orr:
Mike Donnelly:
Paul Hunter:


Important Dates


Manuscripts due by: 30 April, 2018


Notification to authors: 2 July, 2018


Final versions due by: 3 September, 2018