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BEQ Special Issue on Organized Immaturity: Call for Papers now accessible on the BEQ website (submission deadline: May 31, 2021)

  • 1.  BEQ Special Issue on Organized Immaturity: Call for Papers now accessible on the BEQ website (submission deadline: May 31, 2021)

    Posted 06-30-2020 04:12

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    Business Ethics Quarterly


    Special issue on:

    Socio-Technological Conditions of Organized Immaturity in the Twenty-First Century


    Submission window: March 31, 2021 through 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, analyse 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 analyse possible ethical implications. The full call can be found here: (deadline: May 31, 2021)


    In November 2020 the guest editors will convene a virtual workshop designed to provide developmental guidance to authors of prospective submissions (deadline for the submission of proposals/extended abstracts: Sept. 15, 2020). Consult the full call linked above for details.


    For more information on the special issue contact the guest editor team at


    For more information on the journal contact BEQ editor in chief Bruce Barry at BEQ, published by Cambridge University Press, is the official journal of the Society for Business Ethics. Visit the journal online at Follow BEQ on Twitter @BEQJournal.







    Prof. Dr. Dennis Schoeneborn


    Copenhagen Business School

    Dept. of Management, Society & Communication (MSC)

    Dalgas Have 15 

    2000 Frederiksberg


    Phone: +45-3815-4225

    Mobile: +45-5039-6953



    Leuphana University Lüneburg

    Institute of Management & Organization (IMO)

    Universitätsallee 1

    21335 Lüneburg


    Phone: +49-4131-677-1987

    Mobile: +49-163-6335572



    Visit our "Organization as Communication" (OaC) blog:


    Visit our "Business of Society" (BOS) blog:


    Latest publications:


    • Haack, P., Martignoni, D., & Schoeneborn, D. (in press). A bait-and-switch model of corporate social responsibility. Academy of Management Review. (see here)
    • Schoeneborn, D., Morsing, M., & Crane, A. (2020). Formative perspectives on the relation between CSR communication and CSR practices: Pathways for walking, talking, and t(w)alking. Business & Society, 59(1), 5-33. (see here)
    • Schoeneborn, D., Kuhn, T. R., & Kärreman, D. (2019). The communicative constitution of organization, organizing, and organizationality. Organization Studies, 40(4), 475-496. (see here)