Call for Chapters: Interdisciplinary and Practical Approaches to Managerial Education and Training


Luísa Carvalho, Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal, Portugal
Nuno Miguel Teixeira, Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal, Portugal
Pedro Pardal, Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal, Portugal

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: March 30, 2021
Full Chapters Due: July 20, 2021
Submission Date: July 20, 2021


In the last decades, the development of innovative practices have gained considerable interest, but challenges are far from easy. New generations of students grow up in a very different environment, severally influenced by information and communications technologies (ICT). In the 2018 United Nations conference on Trade and Development, the Secretary-General of UNCTAD stated that “we live at a time of technological change that is unprecedented in its pace, scope and depth of impact”. Furthermore, in a globalized world, ICT are changing the way businesses create and capture value, how and where we work, and how we interact and communicate. These allegations were prior to the actual global pandemic, which is an event that accentuated the use of ICT like never before. Thus, some of the traditional teachings methods are rapidly becoming obsolete, unattractive to the new generation of students or needing the complementarity of additional methodologies. In the last years higher education institutions as well as lectures individually, invested in the introduction and development of new teaching methods, including in activities of training. Despite the higher development of new teaching approaches in the recent years, relevant questions related to learning objectives, suitable methodologies and impact assessment, remain unanswered. Thus, this book is open to receive research inputs that allow the interested community to learn with experiences as well as to access insights, discussion on new forms of teaching and training methodologies and curricular programs, in all the fields of management. The book will be interdisciplinary in nature appealing to lectures, academic management and regional development scholars, students and practitioners. We expect contributions from international authors focusing on a more practical approach for managerial education, at different levels of education and highlighting its importance for local communities and companies, considering a broader geographic overview.


This book aims to address the main topics of interest regarding the best practices, laboratory methods, policies, protocols, in the areas of education and managerial training. This book cover several topics related with practical approaches to managerial education and training. This topics are relevante due the actual context and students profile. More and more active methodologies are being incentivized, like problem based learning (PBL), Co-creation, team based learning (TBL) or gamification. Beside the methodologies, teaching in a more technological environment is essential for promoting digital skills of lectures and students. In the context of COVID-19, practices of e-learning or b-learning increased the adoption of digital platforms, influencing teaching practices. In addition, institutions are also giving attention to the development of soft skills as a complement of hard skills, which opens a field for different teaching contexts and experiences.

Target Audience

The book is mainly intended to support an academic audience (academics, university teachers, researchers and post-graduate students – both Master and Doctorate levels). In addition, this book will be of benefit to public and private institutions, developers and researchers within the managerial training education, Long-life training, professionals related to the managerial education and training and those who seek to reach an audience/user via media or technology.

Recommended Topics

Since this is an edited publication authors are seeking to publish chapters covering the broad areas of Managerial Education and Training, as well as other related topics. The topics proposed below are necessarily generalist and comprehensive, as we aim to open a call for articles within each chapter topic, in order to cover the widest range possible, whilst still maintaining a balance of topics that remain within the authors’ remit of innovative, engaging and emergent approaches. Topics - Entrepreneurship education practices in schools and higher education - Pedagogical theories and entrepreneurship education - On-line and blended-learning approaches - Entrepreneurial University - Role of companies and NGO’s in managerial education - Methodological Approaches to impact assessment - Teacher education for entrepreneurship - Extra-curricular programs - Co-creation and innovative labs - Quadruple Helix in the context of managerial education and training - Scholarships and internships - International programs - Managerial and training programs - Case studies - The future of managerial education - Business simulation projects for education - Accounting and finance education

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before March 30, 2021, 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 April 13, 2021 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines.Full chapters are expected to be submitted by July 20, 2021, 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, Interdisciplinary and Practical Approaches to Managerial Education and Training. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery® online submission manager.


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 2022.

Important Dates

March 30, 2021: Proposal Submission Deadline
April 13, 2021: Notification of Acceptance
July 20, 2021: Full Chapter Submission
October 29, 2021: Review Results Returned
December 30, 2021: Final Acceptance Notification
January 15, 2022: Final Chapter Submission


Luísa Cagica Carvalho Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal Nuno Miguel Teixeira Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal Pedro Pardal Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal


Business and Management; Computer Science and Information Technology; Education; Environmental, Agricultural, and Physical Sciences; Social Sciences and Humanities
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