Call for Chapters: Handbook of Research on Multigenerational Management and Leadership in the Transcultural Era


Bryan Christiansen, Global Research Society, LLC (Michigan, USA)

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: December 31, 2018
Full Chapters Due: March 5, 2019
Submission Date: March 5, 2019


The need for effective multigenerational management and leadership in organizations is a natural outcome of the 21st century due largely to the Millennial generation which has begun making its mark on the global workforce. This rapidly growing group will soon represent the largest demographic in workplaces in many parts of the world. While much thought has been given to how business leaders and managers can obtain the most from Millennials (Generation Y) and subsequent groups such as Generation Z, the true challenge is far more complex: The workforce of the near future will be a multigenerational one, featuring members from between four and six generations in one organizational setting. This situation is made even more complex and challenging with the effects of today's globalization which have created worldwide hypercompetition in organizations often consisting of members from multiple cultures and languages. How to effectively handle such a diverse population is increasingly a key concern for all types of organizations of any size, especially those in North America and Europe.

These differences manifest themselves in the workplace in a variety of ways: 1) The compensation, benefits, and “company culture” workers seek from their employers; 2) How employees think about teamwork and dispute resolution in the context of their jobs; 3) Communication strategies and most effective ways to get employees on the “same page"; 4) Job-changing and job-seeking behavior, including sense of company loyalty or lack of it; 5) The relationship between home and work including issues like overtime and vacation.


This proposed book will cover the different management and leadership styles required to effectively navigate the different generations comprising nearly any organization for the remainder of the 21st century.

Target Audience

The primary target audience for this book is scholar-practitioners in the fields of management and leadership who require a Reference publication in one volume covering unique and relevant topics normally found in multiple volumes. The secondary target audience is graduate students of management and leadership.

Recommended Topics

Management and Leadership in International Business
Global Hypercompetition
Multigenerational Organizations
Growing Global Skills Gap
Diversity Management and Inclusion
Organizational Psychology
Strategic Human Resource Management
Leadership Theory and Practice
Language Management
Creating Community in Diverse Workforces
Generation Y
Baby Boomer Generation
Generation Z
Transcultural Management
Effective Teamwork in Multigenerational Groups
Communication Strategies
Discrimination Law
Age Stereotypes
Recruitment and Retention
Talent Acquisition, Management, and Development
Continuous Education and Training
Workforce Burnout
Organizational Culture
Benefits of a Multigenerational Workforce
Global Demographic Changes
Cultural Indoctrination
Worker Motivation and Performance
Multicultural Environments
Decision-Making in Complex Organizations
Employee Productivity
Company Loyalty
International Employment Law
The Multinational Enterprise
Management Policies and Practices

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before December 31, 2018, a chapter proposal no more than 1,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by January 5, 2018 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by March 5, 2019, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. 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, Managerial Strategies for Navigating Economic Nationalism. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.
All proposals should be submitted through the E-Editorial DiscoveryTM online submission manager.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2021.

Important Dates

Phase 1:
Proposal Submission Deadline: December 31, 2018
Full Chapter Submission: March 5, 2019
Phase 2:
Double-blind Peer Review: March 5 to April 19, 2019
Review Results to Chapter Authors: May 3, 2019
Phase 3:
Revised Chapter Revisions from Chapter Authors: May 31, 2019
Submissions of Final Chapters to Editor: June 30, 2019

Editorial Board
Carolin Rekar Munro, Royal Roads University, Canada
Michael Urick, Saint Vincent College, USA
Efe Efeoglu, Adana University of Science & Technology, Turkey
Mahmoud Gad, Independent Researcher, Canada
Zhihua Wang, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
Rituparna Das, Indian Statistical Institute, India


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