Call for Proposals: Case Studies in Sustainability for Textbook (SAGE Publishing)

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**Call for Proposals: Case Studies for Sustainability Management Textbook, by SAGE Publishing

Patricia Kanashiro, Ph.D., Loyola University Maryland (

Ana Siqueira, Ph.D., William Patterson University (

Cristina Neesham, Ph.D., Newcastle University (

We want to invite submissions of business case studies in sustainability management addressing one or more of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). The case studies will be part of our textbook in Sustainability Strategy: A Systems Approach, to be published by SAGE in 2023.

Final case studies should be between 3,000 and 4,000 words, including references, and excluding teaching case questions and answers. You may submit one or more proposals. Besides overall quality of the case, selection for possible publication will take into consideration:

  • Alignment with the book chapters
  • Alignment with the UN SDGs
  • Geographic representation
  • Industry representation
  • Firm size
  • Firm age

The book is organized as follow:

Part I: Analysis

Ch 1: Introduction to sustainability strategy

Ch 2: Institutions and sustainability strategy

Ch 3: Stakeholders and sustainability strategy

Ch 4: Resources and capabilities for sustainability

Part II: Formulation
Ch 5: Formulating business strategies: Ethics and resilience

Ch 6: Innovation and entrepreneurship for sustainability

Ch 7: Formulating corporate strategies: Alliances and global supply chains

Ch 8: Global strategies for climate crisis

Part III: Implementation

Ch 9: Corporate governance for sustainability

Ch 10: DEI and sustainability

Part IV: Evaluation

Ch 11: Metrics for ESG performance

Ch 12: Sustainability reporting frameworks and standards

The attached document includes possible case themes and detailed Table of Content of the textbook.

If interested, please submit a 1-page proposal by Monday, March 14 , to Cristina Neesham ( Format: APA style, font size 12, single-spaced, and references included as endnotes.

Key dates:

  • 1-page proposal submission and brief bio of author(s): Monday, March 14, 2022
  • Notification of proposal acceptance: Monday, March 28, 2022
  • Submission of final case + answers: Monday, August 29, 2022
  • Period for revisions: September, October, & November, 2022
  • Notification of case acceptance for publication: Monday, Dec 6, 2022

Please reach out to any of the authors with your questions.

We look forward to working with you!

Patricia, Ana, and Cristina.

Patricia Kanashiro
Loyola University Maryland