Call for Chapters: Socio-Economic Disparities, Vulnerable Communities, and the Future of Work and Entrepreneurship


JoAnn Rolle, Medgar Evers College, City University of New York, United States
Micah Crump, Medgar Evers College, City University of New York, United States

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: July 25, 2022
Full Chapters Due: November 22, 2022
Submission Date: November 22, 2022


This book explores socio-economic disparities that contribute to the economic challenges of vulnerable communities in various countries. The book addresses opportunities and threats in how the future of work and entrepreneurship can be impeded or supported in helping to enact successful outcomes for underserved communities.


The focus of this book is to highlight post-COVID issues and challenges in vulnerable communities. We hope to shed light on areas where critical stakeholders can focus collaborative efforts to create more inclusive economic success outcomes among vulnerable communities. When vulnerable communities are lifted there is a progressive paradigm shift in the entire global economy.

Target Audience

Scholars, researchers, graduate students, policy makers, inter-agency stakeholders, industry players and the public will profit from the insights and discourses in the edited book.

Recommended Topics

Recommended topics for chapters in this book include the future of work post-COVID as it relates to: inclusion, sociodemographic entrepreneurship, industry challenges, national/regional sustainability, technology and entrepreneurial sustainability. Sample manuscripts can include scope of work in the following: • Overview of global income disparities • Scope and impact of disparities on formal economies • Scope and impact of disparities on Informal economies • Global universal income experiences and solutions • Pace of technology changes, need for adaptation and demand for skills re-set • Bottom versus middle class challenges in the labor market of the future of work COVID and Post-COVID experiments and responses to transformations for the future of work and entrepreneurship for underserved communities • Migrant entrepreneurs • Creative entrepreneurs • Minority entrepreneurs • Black entrepreneurs • Small business entrepreneurs • STEM entrepreneurs • Entrepreneurs with disabilities • Cyber insecurity for underserved communities • Immigrant labor and conversion to entrepreneurs • Green economy and sustainability of the future of work • Bootstrapping and scaling community businesses • Remote work and remote entrepreneurial ventures • Youth entrepreneurial alternatives • Growing and sustaining women owned ventures • Unique corporate social responsibility responses • Development of ecosystems and recommendations for growth and sustainability in underserved communities • Recommendations to academia and instructors • Recommendations to entrepreneurs and small businesses • Recommendations to policymakers in cities with underserved communities • Recommendations to corporations and other organizations supporting underserved communities.

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before July 25, 2022, 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 August 8, 2022 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines.Full chapters are expected to be submitted by November 22, 2022, 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, Socio-Economic Disparities, Vulnerable Communities, and the Future of Work and Entrepreneurship. 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 2023.

Important Dates

July 25, 2022: Proposal Submission Deadline
August 8, 2022: Notification of Acceptance
November 22, 2022: Full Chapter Submission
January 20, 2023: Review Results Returned
March 3, 2023: Final Acceptance Notification
March 17, 2023: Final Chapter Submission


JoAnn Rolle
Medgar Evers College, City University of New York

Micah Crump
Medgar Evers College, City University of New York


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