The Basic Idea
The basic idea is to support early-career as well as mid-career scholars in bringing research to publication, as part of the field’s commitment to relevant and timely research insights that advance responsible management and sustainable development around the world. The PRME World Tour also has a more general ambition of supporting the professionalization of the scholarly field of responsible management research, by increasing the range of voices heard as authors and representing concerns too often marginalised or excluded from the most prestigious journals.
Concretely, the PRME World Tour will provide developmental advice and mentorship from senior scholars in a workshop mode. The focus is on feedback towards success in the peer review process, not paper presentations. The ambition is to support development of both empirical and conceptual work from PRME communities, especially those where publication has historically occurred in local, perhaps non-English language, journals, and where accordingly international readership and recognition may have been limited.
The PRME World Tour Organizing Committee can organize lectures and debates on topics related to the research and publication process upon request by individual PRME Chapters, such as: how to develop a good research question, how to design a research article, and how to interpret and respond to reviews, or Meet the Editors sessions. The overall spirit of the PRME World Tour is to serve as a developmental space, paying particular attention to geography, race, ethnicity, and gender.
The PRME Chapter Context
Today PRME has more than 860 signatory schools and universities, and most of them are organized in 15 PRME Regional Chapters placed across all six continents. The number of schools/universities in a Regional Chapter spans from the largest 152 (North America) to the smallest 11 (Italy). We envision that smaller PRME Regional Chapters may apply for hosting and co-organizing the PRME World Tour one day event in alliances of 2-3 Chapters, and that larger Chapters may apply individually.
The PRME World Tour Research Paper Development Day
It is suggested that the PRME World Tour Research event can be a half day or a full day. The format and timing of the event will be agreed between the Organizing Committee and the individual PRME Regional Chapter/s, and the number of research papers in early or more developed stages will also be decided. The focus is paper feedback (not paper presentations) and feedback is provided in groups of 3-4 papers with a senior scholar as mentor in each group. If a Chapter expresses interest in general lectures and debates related to the research process (as indicated above), this will be agreed and organized with the Organizing Committee of the PRME partnership with Business and Society & Journal of Business Ethics. Practically, the events are envisioned to be online (e.g. zoom) but could be delivered in-person, online, or hybrid, depending on a variety of factors, such as travel budgets.
The PRME World Tour Organizing Committee
The PRME World Tour Organizing Committee consists of senior scholars from two of the world’s leading journals and is chaired by Professor Andrew Crane, University of Bath, and former co-editor for Business & Society. The Organizing Committee consists of 5 highly experienced senior scholars from Business & Society and Journal of Business Ethics. Diversity (e.g. geography and gender) is a key principle for selection of members to the Organizing Committee.
Each paper development workshop will be co-organized between the Organizing Committee in close collaboration with the hosting PRME Regional Chapters and will be developed with one or more scholars in the PRME Regional Network. This means the Organizing Committee will develop each research paper development workshop together with scholars in the local PRME Regional Chapter to make sure that we develop a regionally relevant workshop.
I am thrilled to have the support from two excellent internationally highly reputed journals in our field, and accordingly to be able to offer this opportunity to PRME Chapters around the world.
If you are interested in joining a workshop, please contact your regional Chapter Chair.