CFP Governance and CSR Management in Sport

Special issue call for papers from Corporate Governance


The submission deadline for this special issue is 30th April 2014. Publication is expected in Issue 1 of 2015

The objective of this special issue is to publish high quality papers that promote the understanding of the conceptualisation and application of (good) governance and corporate social responsibility in sport organisations. In particular, the focus of this special issue is on theory-driven contributions.

Clearly, the manifestations of the international corporate governance and CSR debates need to be considered by modern sport managers and administrators. The increasing commercialisation of sport, its high media coverage and social resonance create new pressures on the democratic management of sport organisations and its sound governance. Because of the very strong link between sport organisations and their local/national/global stakeholder communities, CSR is obviously a central aspect for any sport organisations.

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CFP Journal of Marketing Management Special Issue on New Advances in Attitude and Behavioural Decision-Making Models

Deadline for submissions 1 May 2013

Guest Editors: Dr Nina Michaelidou, Loughborough University, UK and Dr Louise Hassan, Lancaster University, UK.

The contributions of Martin Fishbein and Icek Ajzen remain prominent in the domain of consumer research. These authors are credited with the development of the Expectancy-Value Theory, the Theory of Reasoned Action (TRA) and the Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB), (Ajzen, 1991; Fishbein & Ajzen, 1975). These theories are considered as cornerstones in explaining and predicting intentions and behaviour.  The TRA/TBP have been utilised by many researchers in various domains and contexts including marketing and consumer behaviour, business ethics, social psychology, sports and health sciences and information systems (e.g., Norman, 2011; Xiao, Tang, Serido & Shim, 2011; Colins & Mullan, 2011; Yoon, 2011; Pelling & White, 2009; Rise, Sheeran & Hukkelberg, 2010; Pavlou & Fygenson, 2006). In view of the significance of these theories in the domain of marketing and consumer behaviour, the SI editors welcome theoretical and empirical papers on modelling consumers’ decision making which extend and advance these theories …[Read More at the full Call for Papers]

For the full call for papers and details about how to submit visit the journal CFP webpage at:

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CFP Journal – Social Science Computer Review–Special Issue

Best Practices in Social Media at Non-profit, Public, Education, and Healthcare Organizations

Interaction facilitated by social media is becoming an integral part of life in contemporary society, tweaking the human psyche’s deep need to connect. Having changed the creation, sharing, and consumption of information, it inevitably must be integrated into the operation of most human organizations. While some organizations readily adapt themselves to social media, the majority have struggled. While many public-serving organizations are trying to embrace social media, these government, nonprofit, education, and healthcare organizations have complex legal and ethical environments that create special concerns and constraints. For these organizations, social media can be a challenge to: perceived nonpartisanship and fairness; student, patient, victim, or client confidentiality; facility security; employee productivity; protection of intellectual capital; information and reputation management; and regulatory compliance and enforcement processes.

The special issue of SSCR aims to investigate and understand different aspects of social media use in  government, nonprofit, education, and healthcare organizations. We are soliciting original contributions in the form of evidence-based, “best practices” studies, scholarship on legal and ethical issues, case studies, and empirical research. All lenses of inquiry, including strategic, organizational, behavioural, legal, economic, and technical are encouraged. We are particularly interested in  interdisciplinary and international research  that develops and applies multiple perspectives. We are interested in success stories, but we believe that valuable lessons can be learned from failures as well.

Key Dates                                                                                                                    
Deadline for Submissions: July 30, 2013
First Review Due: September 30, 2013
Author Notification: October 15, 2013
Revised Version Due: November 30, 2013                                                              
Acceptance: December, 15, 2013
Special Issue Published: Early 2014

For more information, see the CFP document

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CFP Journal of Product & Brand Management Special Issue

Submission deadline – 30 June 2013

Current challenges in building brand engagement

The Editor of Journal of Product & Brand Management invites practitioners, consultants, and academics to submit papers worthy of contribution to the literature for a special issue devoted to building engagement. In use, brand engagement has several meanings. The most relevant is customer engagement, which refers to a customer’s set of behavioral activities toward a brand.

As the marketplace adapts to changes in technology and an increased level of global competition, brands have become increasingly important. Simultaneously, brands face increasing levels of promotional clutter due to the boundary spanning nature of online marketing. The enduring question of making brands more effective takes on new meaning in the current environment. More Internet connected consumers spend their purchase time online, reducing direct contact with and the ability of a brand to build relationships.

Recent literature has highlighted the importance of relationship building in branding. It is fundamental that the brand be relevant to the consumer. Brand managers can foster relationship building by efforts to engage target consumers. Such efforts can differentiate particular brands from competitors and allow for the creation of barriers to competitive entry. Successful efforts may result in very high levels of engagement represented by brand love, an indicator of adoption. The area of brand engagement is currently an under-researched area that may benefit from focused investigation.

Possible topics will include, but are not limited, to the following:

  • How should brand engagement be conceptualized?
  • What is the nature and scope of brand engagement possibilities?
  • What are the special challenges of engaging consumers in online communities?
  • How is brand engagement related to brand love?
  • What unique opportunities do social media provide for creating or leveraging brand engagement?
  • Do new methods or opportunities exist for measuring brand engagement?
  • By what specific methods do brand communities reinforce brand engagement?
  • What can brand managers learn from other disciplines (such as the videogame, television, publishing, and spectator sports industries) regarding the creation and augmentation of brand engagement?
  • How does brand engagement impact profitability or other financial measures?

Papers may be the result of empirical research, comprehensive literature reviews, case studies, marketing practices, or thoughtful analysis. However, to be accepted for publication, all manuscripts must provide practical applications of material presented. Author guidelines and other information can be found on the journal homepage at: 

It is necessary that you follow these guidelines for your submissions to be accepted for review.

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CFP Marketing Education Review Special Issue for Spring 2014 – Teaching Innovations

Guest Editor: Larry Neale, Queensland University of Technology

Submission Deadline: June 1, 2013

This special issue is dedicated to innovations in marketing pedagogy. Innovations may focus on instruction related to any aspect of marketing, from any marketing-related course, at either the graduate or undergraduate level. Ideal papers will document innovations that have been used and refined, allowing for ready adoption by readers.

Electronic submission to the guest editor is required. Each electronic submission should contain two Microsoft WORD files (no pdf files accepted). The cover page document should include the title of the paper (upper/lower case), name, position and complete contact information for each author. The other document should contain just the manuscript without any author-identifying information.

Please consult the Marketing Education Review website at for details on the formatting style of the abstract, references, tables or figures. Multiple submissions are permitted, however the 10-page double-spaced maximum, including references, tables and figures should be respected. Use 12-point font. Feel free to contact the guest editor with any questions.

For further information, including manuscript preparation guidelines, see the MER CFP document (PDF)

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CFP Australasian Marketing Journal Special Issue on Complex Systems and Agent-Based Modelling


Editors: Steve D’Alessandro & Hume Winzar, Macquarie University.

The Australasian Marketing Journal is proud to announce a special issue focused on recent advances and development in Complex Systems, Network theory, and Agent-Based Modelling.

Over the last two decades there has been a steady growth in interest in Complexity theory and its application to Marketing. Complex systems may exhibit organization without a central organizing authority — emergence, and they may exhibit chaotic behaviour due to multiple influences and the compounding effects of apparently small influences. For many Complex Systems represents a paradigmatic shift from established models which assume limited interaction amongst people, linear relationships, stationarity, and common parameters amongst all members of a group. For others it is an opportunity to explore previously intractable questions of dynamic systems over time because it overcomes the problem of decomposing the system and analysing sub-parts which do not necessarily give a clue as to the behaviour of the whole. And for others, it is an opportunity to examine human and market phenomena that are prohibited by ethical, market, or cost constraints.

All rigorous and thoughtful conceptual papers, literature reviews, case studies, empirical studies and practice papers using a wide range of methodologies are encouraged. A wide variety of topics will be suitable for this special edition and might include (but is not limited to) the following:

  • Development and testing of Marketing Theory,
  • Network analysis,
  • Integration of real-world empirical data with Complex Systems models,
  • Diffusion of Innovations,
  • Word-of-Mouth,
  • Business to Business relationships and inter-firm collaboration,
  • Consumer decision-making,
  • Reviews and Comparisons of Complex-Systems, Network and ABM software,
  • Teaching of market phenomena using Agent-Based simulation

Note: It is a condition of acceptance of papers with simulation models that code and data-files used to test the robustness of findings are included as part of the submission. Please submit the papers, and associated files to either or by the 1st of June 2013.

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CFP Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management Special Issue

JFMM Special issue on luxury fashion branding,

The deadline for submission is the 31 March 2013.

There has been a paradigm shift in the luxury fashion and branding industry over the past decade. Advances in information communication technology and the rapidly changing global economy have significantly changed consumer perceptions and their consumption behaviours, making it an increasingly volatile and competitive industry.

This climate has encouraged the development of new retail, merchandising and brand management strategies; as firms fight to maintain their market position. Brand collaborations, brand mimicry and flanker brands are a few examples of the myriad of fresh and innovative branding strategies employed by firms. Sustainability in luxury fashion and branding is also gathering momentum, with firms paying greater attention to their environmental impact.

Social concerns have also begun to surface, portraying the darker side of luxury fashion and branding. A prime example is young consumers resorting to prostitution to feed their compulsive addiction to luxury fashion brand purchases. On the legal side, there is also the ongoing debate regarding intellectual property rights and global patent issues that surround the counterfeiting and piracy epidemic.

This call for papers for the ‘‘Luxury fashion branding’’ special issue invites academics and practitioners to submit papers that explore the changes and developments within the industry. The topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Consumer behaviour and psychological perspectives of luxury fashion brands
  • Service expectations and customer relationship management in luxury brand industries
  • Cross-cultural issues in luxury fashion branding
  • Product design and innovation management in the luxury fashion business
  • Technology integration and application in luxury fashion brands
  • Pricing issues in the global marketing environment
  • Retail, distribution and merchandising process of luxury fashion brands
  • Sales force issues in the global luxury fashion business
  • Marketing communications in luxury fashion branding
  • Corporate social responsibility issues in the marketing of luxury fashion brands
  • Social, legal and ethical perspectives in luxury fashion branding (e.g. counterfeiting and piracy)
  • Sustainable luxury and other ‘‘green’’ issues in the luxury fashion industry.


Submissions are welcome at any time between now to March 2013. Papers will be accepted through the online Manuscript Central System ( Please follow the instructions attached when submitting papers, as they will be sent out electronically for review.

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CFP Journal of Research in Interactive Marketing

The deadline for submission of papers is: 22 October 2012

The Journal of Research in Interactive Marketing is pleased to announce that we have opened one of our special issues to include more areas of research. Our special issue will be on:

  • Interactive Marketing and Trust in Professional Services – the challenges of digital communication and distribution

Topics of relevance to this special issue include, but are not limited to:

  • How trust in professional service relationships is affected by multi-channel and multi-media interaction, as a consequence of technological development.
  • How trust in professional, e.g., financial, service relationships is affected by a service provider’s presence and activity in social media, e.g. on   Facebook and Twitter
  • How the possibility/option to use different media affect perceived trust.
  • How the (level of) technology acceptance affect customers’ perceptions of trust and trustworthiness in multi-channel interactions with professional   services firms.
  • How trust-building marketing strategies are affected by changes in interaction channels, long term/short term effects.
  • To what extent professional service providers’ strategy changes in using new technology are customer driven and involving customers.
  • Comparative analyses of differences/similarities between countries regarding how professional services customers’ trust in their service providers is   affected by different types of interaction media.
  • Comparative analyses of differences/similarities between different types of professional services regarding the effects of new technology on trust and   interaction. Hence, what differences and similarities are there between e.g. bank and insurance considering the impact of new technology on trust and   interaction?
  • How current strategies used and traditional/prevailing theories applied are sufficient for planning and operating in e.g. the financial service industry,   or if more modern theoretical approaches in marketing e.g., service logic, the active consumer, value co-creation (eg. Vargo and Lusch, 2004), together   with an understanding of the impact of interactive technology (e.g., information systems, technology acceptance, self-service systems) can point toward   more beneficial practices.
Submission Information

Submitted manuscripts should follow the format as indicated in the author guidelines on the journal website:


Sabine Gebert-Persson
Mikael Gidhagen

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CFP Special issue Journal of Research in Interactive Marketing

The deadline for submission is March 30, 2013.

The Journal of Research in Interactive Marketing is pleased to announce a Special Issue on: Psychological and Behavioral Principles Related to Web Design and Conversion

The Special Issue, guest edited by Dr. Angela Hausman, will address the psychology and behaviors informing website design and increasing conversion of websites.

Examples of appropriate research fitting the aim of this special issue are:

  • Psychological antecedents of website conversion
  • The role of social elements such as online community in driving website conversion
  • The impact of website design elements on driving traffic to the site and/ or increasing conversion
  • Crowdsourcing and other user generated content and it’s ability to drive traffic to the website or increase conversion.
  • Integration of social media with the website to enhance conversion rates
  • The evolution of trust through website design and/ or social networks
  • Attitudes and behaviors related to online privacy
Submission deadline

The deadline for electronic submission is 30th March, 2013.

For more information, please visit the journal website.

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CFP Special Issue International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management

The deadline for submitting papers is 8th January 2013.

Special issue on “Retailing & distribution management in the luxury sector”

We are announcing a call for papers for a Special Issue dedicated to “Retailing & Distribution Management in the Luxury sector” with Guest Editor Professor Alessandro Brun from Politecnico di Milano, Italy.

Relevance of the topic

In the last decade, the number of papers and books dealing with the luxury sector significantly increased, following the exceptional growth experienced by this market in challenging economic trading conditions:

  • This is a varied and complex business field, mainly including fashion-oriented companies (clothing, leather goods, shoes) but also manufacturers of watches, jewellery, cosmetics, cars, yachts, wines and spirits;
  • A double digit growth was reported up to 2008 and, after a slight downturn in 2009, it reached about 185€ billion in 2011; forecasts have predicted that consumption of luxury goods will surpass €300 billion in the next few years;
  • Luxury has become an interesting topic for researchers investigating the theoretical fundamentals of the unique topic and contextualising the applied practice in the sector supporting companies’ image through well-structured luxury retailing and distribution management policies.

Although a strong commitment in achieving, supporting and sustaining an appropriate brand identity is essential in order to achieve the luxury status, both academics and practitioners recognize that marketing and branding alone cannot guarantee long-term performance anymore: Retailing and Distribution Management are key to building sustainable success, but there has been a lack of research attention for this topic.

Researchers in the field can contribute to developing theory and techniques in order to support the alignment of supply chain management in retailing towards the specific attributes of the luxury market.

Contents focus

Papers on all topics related to the research and practice in the luxury goods/services Retailing, Operations and Distribution Management are welcome. The topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Retail strategy for competing in the luxury market;
  • Focused supply chain strategies for specific luxury businesses;
  • Retail operations in fashion-luxury stores;
  • Differences and commonalities in luxury supply chain depending on product positioning;
  • Different approaches in luxury Retail, Operations and Distribution Management depending on the country;
  • Transferring strategies and practices from the large consumer goods sectors;
  • Manufacturing strategies and practices servicing luxury retail markets;
  • Sourcing strategies and practices for luxury companies;
  • Collaboration and integration along luxury supply chains;
  • The role of the retail supply chain for the internationalization of fashion-luxury companies in emerging markets.


Submissions in English (UK) will be subjected to the normal double blind review process. Special attention should be made to presentation, format and content requirements for the journal found via ‘Author guidelines’ from the journal homepage: . Papers should be submitted through the Manuscript Central IJR&DM website.

Submission deadline

The deadline for submitting papers is 8th January 2013.

Final publication of the Special Issue is scheduled to be July 2013

Guest Editor

Alessandro Brun
Department of Economics, Management and Engineering
Politecnico di Milano
Via Lambruschini 4/B
Milan – Italy
Email: [email protected]

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