Call for Papers: Indigenous Business and Public Administration

Starts:  Oct 26, 2022 09:00 (PT)
Ends:  Dec 15, 2022 23:55 (PT)

Indigenous Business & Public Administration (IBAPA) will publish a special issue of the journal on the subject of conceptualizing scholarship in the domain of Indigenous business and public administration.


Editors: Dan Stewart, Gonzaga University; Joseph Scott Gladstone, Washington State University; Deanna Kennedy, University of Washington, Bothell


Motivation for the Special Issue

Although Native American scholars often refer to Native business and public initiatives as being couched in traditional native knowledge systems and framed as “Indigenous ways of knowing,” it is not clear whether and how Native practices differ from mainstream models in business and public administration. That is, academia could use more clarity on how the Native context or Native actors and agents change the action of decision makers and business leaders in the world. Herein, we ask scholars to consider what needs to be known, explored, extended, uncovered in order to advance Indigenous business and public administration. To create a critical mass of insights, we are cultivating a special issue where business, economic and public administration scholars can share their conceptualizations and ideas.


Questions of relevance to the Special Issue

  • What makes Indigenous business and public administration unique among other business and public administration scholarship and writings?
  • What are the constructs of Indigenous business and public administration?
  • What challenges exist for Indigenous business and public administration professionals that require specialized solutions?

Deadline for submissions of full manuscripts is December 15, 2022.
Authors must adhere to a timeline. Relevant dates are as follows:

  • December 15, 2022: Initial submission due date.
  • January 15, 2023: Decisions and reviews provided on initial submissions.
  • March 15, 2023: Revise and resubmit manuscript due date.
  • April 15, 2023: Second round reviews provided.
  • July 15, 2023: Second round revise and resubmit manuscript due date.
  • August 1, 2023: Completed manuscripts due to publisher.

Papers to be considered for this special issue should be submitted online via (select “Start Submission” as the manuscript type). Include in the cover letter the intent to address the Special Issue. Authors who have questions are encouraged to contact one of the Special Issue editors:



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