Towards A Sustainable Future: Cross-cultural Strategies, Practices and Advancements

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Call for Papers
September 28, 2018 to October 20, 2018
Subject Fields: 
Environmental History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Social Sciences

Sustainability is a balancing act that supports and upholds practices preserving the planet and the people. In recent times, there is an increased focus on sustainable development, meeting the needs of the present without compromising the wellbeing of future generations. Sustainable development entails simultaneous emphasis on sustainable profitability and economic development, steady ecological improvements and community responsibility.  The great intellectual minds talk about fostering a culture of innovation that creates an enabling environment for innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship wherein institutions and organizations can work together to build policy framework or national systems of innovation. In this connection, we can add that India has a rich tradition of social enterprises, community organizations and micro enterprises operating since ages. These practices have been fostering innovation through traditional knowledge of indigenous and local communities, developed and adapted over centuries in the form of stories, songs, folklore, proverbs, cultural beliefs, rituals, community rules, local language, and agricultural practices that are passed on from generation to generation through knowledge-communication-interaction networks.

We welcome original research papers/articles as per the following tracks.The book will be structured so as to focus on the following areas: 

• Developing countries and sustainable development: Reconnecting past with present

• Responsible thinking for sustainability

• The changing face of innovation

•  Role of institutional mechanism in promoting sustainable development

• Ethnic, traditional and cultural impacts on sustainable development

• Role of managers in promoting sustainable practices and advancements 

The tentative deadline for submission of full papers is 20th October, 2018. Interested contributors are requested to submit full papers to editors Rabi Narayan Kar & Kusha Tiwari at not later than 20th Oct 2018 because the papers will be sent for blind peer-review process. The length of the paper should not exceed 5000 words.  

Contact Info: 

Editors: Prof. Rabi Narayan Kar & Dr. Kusha Tiwari, University of Delhi, Delhi, India

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