Call for Papers - BEQ special issue: Socio-Technological Conditions of Organized Immaturity in the 21st C - submission deadline 31 May 2021

Call for Submissions

Business Ethics Quarterly

Special Issue on:

Socio-Technological Conditions of Organized Immaturity

in the Twenty-First Century

Deadline: May 31, 2021

Guest Editors:

Andreas Georg Scherer, University of Zurich

Cristina Neesham, Newcastle University

Dennis Schoeneborn, Copenhagen Business School / Leuphana University of Lüneburg

Markus Scholz, University of Applied Science for Management & Communication Vienna


The purpose of this special issue is to collect and promote research that examines forms of organized immaturity in contemporary society. The phenomenon of organized immaturity is a manifestation of a human condition that results from the erosion of the autonomy of the individual and is advanced by socio-technological systems and their surveillance and control mechanisms. We seek conceptual, normative, or empirical studies that identify, analyze, and critique current technical and social sources of organized immaturity and develop solutions for resisting new forms of surveillance and control. In line with the disciplinary and thematic scope of BEQ, we invite authors to consider the role of (business) organizations and organizing in both control and emancipation of the individual in business and society, and to analyze possible ethical implications.

For further details and information please see the long version of the Call for Papers that is attached to this mail and published in the Business Ethics Quarterly or contact the guest editors at

Submission Process:

Manuscripts must be prepared in compliance with the journal’s instructions for contributors:

Submissions that do not conform to these instructions, in terms of manuscript style and referencing, will not be reviewed.

Manuscripts should be submitted after March 31, 2021, and no later than May 31, 2021, using BEQ’s online submission system: When submitting be sure to choose the option that indicates that the submission is for this special issue.