The literature on “business models for sustainability” (BMfS) has proposed how organizations can change their goals and practices to create social, environmental, and economic value for all their stakeholders. While BMfS research has attracted much attention, it has a strong practical orientation, and lacks a clear foundation in organization theory.
We invite scholars to draw on insights from organization theory to examine how and under what conditions the development and implementation of BMfS are related to organizational change, and to what effect. Theoretical and empirical papers are welcome that address questions such as:
- What are the cognitive, organizational, and systemic determinants of the development and implementation of BMfS?
- How do BMfS lead to new organizational forms? How does the adoption of new organizational forms stimulate the development of BMfS?
- How does the development and implementation of BMfS impact socio-ecological systems in which organizations are embedded?
The special issue will be edited by Jonatan Pinkse, Florian Lüdeke-Freund, Oliver Laasch, Yuliya Snihur, and René Bohnsack. Submission deadline is April 15, 2021.
Please do not hesitate to contact the guest editors for any inquiries or suggestions for this special issue. Contact details and further information can be found in the full call for papers: https://doi.org/10.1177/1086026620929791