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International Journal of Sustainable Strategic Management
International Journal of Sustainable Strategic Management


Special Issue on: "Crisis Management in the New Strategy Landscape"

Guest Editor: Dr. William "Rick" Crandall, University of North Carolina at Pembroke, USA

Crisis management seeks to prevent unfortunate events that occur to organisations and the natural environment. When such events do occur, crisis management strategies seek to mitigate their impacts. Although a crisis can negatively impact efforts at sustainable development at both the organisational and national levels, there is little research that bridges the gulf between these two disciplines.

This issue seeks to address this schism between crisis management and sustainable development by publishing relevant papers that bridge the gap.

Subject Coverage
The subject coverage of this special issue includes, but is not limited to:
  • New methods of scanning the environment for crisis threats
  • The relationship between strategic planning and crisis management
  • New technological interventions in crisis management
  • The role of crisis management in sustainable development
  • Research agendas that integrate sustainable development and crisis management
  • The interplay of national culture, sustainable development, and crisis occurrence
  • Identifying governments that tend to be the most successful at planning for crises and sustainable development efforts
  • How the politics of disaster help or hurt sustainable development progress
  • How organisations have reinvented themselves to support sustainable development after facing a crisis
  • Identifying standards can organisations use to evaluate their success or failure in crisis management and sustainable development
  • How governments hinder and help efforts at sustainable development.
Proposals for commentaries or book reviews, as well as general enquiries, are welcome and should be forwarded to Dr. Crandall.

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Early submission deadline [*]: 1 February 2009

Full paper deadline: 15 May 2009

Notification of status & acceptance of paper: 1 July 2009

Final version of paper: 1 August 2009.

[*] Completed manuscripts that meet the early submission deadline will be provided an opportunity for revision. If the revision is completed by the full paper deadline, these manuscripts will be entered into a second round of peer review.