Call for Papers – Christian Business Review

Next Issue Theme: “Kingdom Business in the Brave New World”

 

CBR invites Christian scholars and practitioners to submit articles for publication in our next issue. The deadline for a first complete draft with a 300-word abstract is February 16, 2018.

The CBR serves to promote the implementation of biblical truth into leadership practice by showcasing experiences, research, and original thinking by Christian scholars and practitioners. In the upcoming issue, we invite authors to ruminate on the theme of “Kingdom Business in the Brave New World.”

As the world moves swiftly toward the era of molecular-level discoveries redefining technology and society, a tidal wave of new challenges – institutional, cultural, ethical, economic, organizational, and strategic – will confront the global marketplace and all its participants. Friedman, for example, predicts such changes will fundamentally reshape the marketplace and accelerate Schumpeter’s cycle of creative destruction (see note 1). As Christians work in parallel with others trying to adapt but also reshape the world for God’s Kingdom, how should they (as business people and educators) respond to a new world of unprecedented possibilities?

Contributors might consider some of these questions:

  • Is there a Biblical approach to innovation and technology? Are there Scriptural boundaries when it comes to medical and technological innovations and their cultural adoption?
  • What specific impacts will these changes have at the organizational level and how Christians should respond in terms of corporate culture and leadership or followership?
  • What are the ethical implications from a biblical perspective as these changes reshape corporate (stakeholder), market, or institutional (e.g., regulatory) relationships?
  • How should the Church and Christian educators equip and prepare future generations of believers as they enter into the new marketplace?
  • How can marketplace Christians be the catalysts to facilitate positive changes and guardians against negative influences as they seek to live out the Great Commission?

As always, the CBR seeks discussions that bear practical significance to the business professional. Therefore contributors are urged to relate any philosophical analyses to practicable ideas that benefit the practitioner.

If you are interested in contributing to the next issue of CBR, please refer to the “Publisher’s Guidelines” in the CBR (www.hbu.edu/cbrj) website for detailed instructions. You are also welcome to write to us directly at cbr@hbu.edu.

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