CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS
Proposal Submission Deadline: September 30, 2014
Contemporary Global Perspectives on Gender Economics
A book edited by
Susanne Moore (The Centre for Gender Economics and Innovation, Australia)
To be published by IGI Global: http://bit.ly/1qgHYIh
For release in the Book Series
Series Editor: Ahmed Driouchi (Al Akhawayn University, Morocco)
The Advances in Finance, Accounting, and Economics (AFAE) book series aims to publish comprehensive and informative titles in all areas of economics and economic theory, finance, and accounting to assist in advancing the available knowledge and providing for further research development in these dynamic fields.
Gender Economics is an emerging field of study that builds on the theories of diversity and promotes the value of gender balance, particularly in the area of innovation and creativity. It looks at how gender influences economics and socio-economic decisions and how those decisions impact gender. Gender Economics is gender neutral and encompasses male, female, and other gendered identities.
Gender Economics seeks to challenge current economic theory, broadening the conversation to encompass sociological complexities currently at play in society – ie: to deconstruct economic policy, reconstructing it in a manner that allows us to develop rational and objective tracks for further research. It is hoped that through the development of this field we will be able to take issues around gender and understand the history of the issues’ development, reconstructing it and realising new solutions. Gender Economics is about the way we use gender for economic advantage, it’s not a women’s issue.
Gender Economics is about the way we target gender for economic gain or increased market share. It is about the way economics leads to policy formation and the underlying gender bias within these processes. It is about the values placed on gender and how economics, policy and gender interact with society.
The development of the field of Gender Economics has the potential to create completely new discourses and solutions to many existing gendered issues, particularly issues around women’s empowerment and women’s equality. Gender Economics aims to uncover traditional economic and social theory, highlighting the way these theories are formulated, many of which have a gender bias which is overlayed with a cultural or religious value system that often degrades the rights of a particular gender.
Objective of the Book
The knowledge economy is both global and highly competitive in nature and it is no longer possible to achieve economic resilience and growth by taking a conventional approach. Policy makers talk about inclusive development but have no models to turn their rhetoric into action. This book provides a discourse on how to advance current practices through holistic and multidisciplinary views on gender, introducing frameworks, models and metrics for inclusive and equitable economic and organisational development practices. This book aims to incorporate views on innovation and diversity to demonstrate ways to shift current business paradigms that are under pressure to change in a global and complex environment. An increasing awareness to recognise diverse culture and increased gender balance means that businesses are looking for practical and sustainable solutions to gender diversity and innovation and the book aims to provide tangible links to profitability and increased performance.
- Academics in the field of gender studies, women’s studies and diversity.
- Economics and sociology students (there is an increasing awareness of the overlap between economics and sociology disciplines such as outlined in disciplines such as behavioral economics).
- Law and policy makers
- Educational facilities
- Economic developers, and
- Corporates, practitioners and consultants in business transformation and diversity
Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
POLICY – Impact of policy formation on economic empowerment
- Economic impact of gendered policy formation
- The history of policy formation and gendered assumptions, beliefs and value systems that can degrade the life experience of particular groups
- Discussions about the way in which this is being addressed (or not) in contemporary society.
INVESTMENT – Investment and economic empowerment
- Economic empowerment of women
- Access to capital
- Labour force participation
- Inequities in the distribution of wealth
- The impact of poverty and gendered demographics demonstrating benefits to economic investment and the banking system
ENVIRONMENT – Environment and Sustainability
- Organisational sustainability
- Corporate social responsibility
- Models to create positive and sustainable business environments
- Gender exploitation and Human Trafficking
- Solutions for creating more sustainable socio-economic environments
INNOVATION AND HEALTH – Innovation, Health and Wellness
- Gender Economics is about uncovering restrictive practices; process, policies and ways of thinking that reduce innovation in organisations and communities
- How can we build healthy communities and work environments that are equitable, promote equality and leverage diversity to increase performance through innovation?
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before September 30, 2014, 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 September 30, 2014 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by October 30, 2014. 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, Contemporary Global Perspectives on Gender Economics. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.
Full chapters may be submitted to this book here: http://bit.ly/1qgK36V
All proposals should be submitted through the link at the bottom of this page.
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 . This publication is anticipated to be released in 2016.
September 30, 2014: Proposal Submission Deadline
September 30, 2014: Notification of Acceptance
October 30, 2014: Full Chapter Submission
November 30, 2014: Review Results Returned
January 15, 2015: Final Acceptance Notification
January 22, 2015: Final Chapter Submission
Inquiries can be forwarded to
Centre for Gender Economics and Innovation
Tel.: +61 2 9962 6593
MOBILE: +61 439 420 897
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