Call for Chapters: Handbook of Research on Technological Innovations for Sustainability and Business Growth


Prof. Geetika Jain (Amity University, Uttar Pradesh, India)
Prof. Harjit Singh (Amity University, Uttar Pradesh, India)
Prof. Shahriar Akter (University of Wollongong, Australia)
Prof. Alka Munjal (Amity University, Uttar Pradesh, India)
Prof. Harpal S. Grewal (Claflin University, United States)

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: January 10, 2019
Full Chapters Due: February 28, 2019
Submission Date: June 10, 2019


UNESCO initiated Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), commonly called ‘Global Goals’, are a universal call to promote industrial innovation, develop infrastructure, maintain good health & well-being, protect the planet and ensure that the business value is created and growth is sustainable. With 193 governments agreeing to deliver 17 goals tackling major world issues by 2030, change lies ahead for business, not only to rethink strategy and business behaviour to align with the goals, but also to assess and evidence their impact. All over the world actions have been taken to create business value and make business growth sustainable. The proposed book looks at this ambitious agenda, which requires strong commitment and the means to implement it.


A wide variety of studies and research by international business scholars depict that there are infinite risks associated with modern businesses especially emerging economies (Branco et al 2009). While emerging markets signify attractive markets and low-cost manufacturing bases, they also tend to have an inadequate commercial infrastructure, evolving legal systems, and a high-risk business environment (Prenhall 2007). Considering modern business full of rewards is a misnomer and can mar any business success (Peter et al 2008). The pace of expansion in growing economies has resulted in rapidly changing and highly complex and diverse risk environments (Knutsen 2012). These challenges typically call for new theories, concepts, technological innovations, and methods regardless of whether they assume a micro or macro perspective. Consequently, doing business effectively in modern times has become a business imperative for most sectors of the global economy (Inge Boets 2008).

No doubt, emerging economies such as China, India, Brazil, Russia, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, etc. provide new investment opportunities and diversification benefits. But there are several unexplored challenges - both to residents and foreign investors which are eating up the hard-earned margins of investors and stakeholders. This book is an attempt to explore this much talked but less understood issue of Sustainable Development Goals in emerging economies. Proposed book endeavours to provide a transnational platform to explore the experiences of multinational investors, researchers, academicians, and policymakers as they confront these issues in a variety of industries and countries, which would offer best-practice guidelines for assessing the technological landscape and for modelling sustainable business practices.

Target Audience

This research book highlights the contribution of technology in achieving sustainable development goals. The underlying study on sustainable development goal is an attempt to examining a wide range of techniques in adopting and achieving the sustainable competitive advantage. This book is an imperative reference for marketers, marketing researchers, academic practitioners and professionals interested in understanding the new technology adaptation in business and helpful in promoting new market trends to achieve the big goal of sustainable development.

Recommended Topics

The Proposed book encourages research and solicits submissions that offer insights into the implications of how technological developments benefit sustainable development goals (SDGs). Application of technology in business helps to create economic, environment and customer friendly solutions. Technology is used in business to determine and solve routine life problems. Blockchain, Internet of things (IoT), Augmented reality, Cloud computing, Machine learning, robots, Artificial intelligence and Chatbot, are the part of this innovation and problem-solving methods. Original research papers, conceptual articles and case studies are welcome in the following areas.
1. Banking, Insurance & Capital market related risks
2. Commercial and Legal risks
3. Corporate Governance and Compliance Risks
4. Corporate laws and Sovereign Risks
5. Credit collection and disbursement risks
6. Difficulties of Behavioral Finance and managing compensation
7. Economic risks & Tax implications
8. Entrepreneurship and venture capital challenges
9. Expropriation risks
10. Financial regulation, arbitrage and hedging risks
11. Foreign Exchange Risk Management
12. Foreign Laws and Cargo Risks
13. Information and Communication Technology Transfer risks
14. International business and liquidity risks
15. Marketing and Sales Promotion risks
16. Merger, Acquisitions and takeovers oversight risks
17. Natural and country-specific risks
18. Raising capital difficulties & Accounting risk
19. Regulatory risks and political turmoil
20. Risks of investing abroad
21. Trade embargoes

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before January 10, 2019, 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 February 28, 2019 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by April 15, 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, Handbook of Research on Technological Innovations for Sustainability and Business Growth. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery®TM 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), "Business Science Reference," "Medical Information Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2019.

Important Dates

January 10, 2019: Proposal Submission Deadline
January 25, 2019: Notification of Acceptance
February 28, 2019: Full Chapter Submission
April 15, 2019: Review Results Returned
May 27, 2019: Final Acceptance Notification
June 10, 2019: Final Chapter Submission


If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. I appreciate your consideration of this invitation and hope to hear from you soon!

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