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> From: Gender & Diversity in Organizations Division Listserv
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Keith James
> Sent: Friday, September 12, 2008 5:14 PM
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> Subject: Call for Submissons--JOB Special Issue
> Hello, All:
> Following this message is a Call for Papers for a special issue of the
> _Journal of Organizational Behavior_ on the theme of Terrorism,
> Disaster, and Organizational Management. Please forward the Call to
> anyone who may have a relevant manuscript to submit, and advance
> apologies for any cross-posting of this message and Call that you might
> receive. Keith
> TERRORISM, DISASTER, AND ORGANIZATIONAL MANAGEMENT The editors of the
> Journal of Organizational Behavior intend to publish a special issue of
> the journal on the subject of Terrorism, Disaster, and Organizational
> Guest Editor: Keith James, Department of Psychology, Portland State
> Research is needed on organizational efforts to address threats from
> catastrophic events such as terrorism and natural disaster. To this
> point, however, the organizational sciences have given relatively little
> attention to studies aimed at understanding terrorism/disaster
> prevention and response by either single organizations (be they
> private- or public-sector or non-profit ones), or by
> multiple-organization networks. Some theories and models adapted from
> organizational topics might have some relevance to understanding
> terror/disaster management, but explicit, systematic examination of the
> relevance of such theories is necessary. Moreover, the unique dynamics
> (e.g., near-universal generation of powerful emotions; potential
> substantial disruption of organizations? surrounding
> environments) of disaster and terror events are likely to render such
> catastrophes somewhat distinct in processes, worker outcomes, and
> organizational effects from even other types of crises. On the other
> hand, the extreme nature of the dangers and demands that disaster/terror
> can pose for organizations and their members may allow them to be used
> to illuminate fundamental organizational strategies, mechanisms,
> processes and outcomes such that broadly-relevant scientific and
> practical knowledge results. In line with the need for increased
> understanding of this topic, the papers in this special issue are
> intended to provide new data and models that illuminate disaster
> planning-and-response effectiveness in and by organizations.
> In order to contribute to understanding of the management of
> disaster/terror by organizations or inter-organizational systems,
> organizational scholars need to address questions such as: What,
> exactly, are the distinctive organizational, worker, leadership and
> management demands generated by catastrophe and chaos? How can the need
> to be ready and able to respond to the punctuated equilibrium of
> disasters be reconciled with the requirements for functionality during
> "normal" times? What tools, techniques, or systems might help
> organizations and their members plan for and successfully navigate
> disasters? Those are only example topics. Many others are possible.
> Submissions of manuscripts are encouraged that report empirical studies
> of any aspect of disaster/terror-related efforts by either single
> organizations, or by multi-organization networks. In addition to
> providing new information bearing on questions such as those given
> above, this special issue is also intended to catalyze exploration and
> exploitation of the potential value of the study of organizations and
> disaster/terror for advancing organizational science, in general.
> While the special issue will consist of data-based papers, study results
> should also be used for theory-building, and authors should link the
> specific theme of this special issue to the broader
> organizational-behavior literature.
> Contributors should note:
> ? This call is open and competitive, and the submitted papers will be
> blind reviewed in the normal way.
> ? Submitted papers must be based on original material not under
> consideration by any other journal or outlet.
> ? For empirical papers based on data sets from which multiple papers
> have been generated, the editor must be provided with copies of all
> other papers based on the same data.
> ? The editor will select a number of papers to be included in the
> special issue, but other papers submitted in this process may be
> published in other issues of the journal.
> The deadline for submissions is April 10, 2009. The special issue is
> intended for publication mid-2010.
> Papers to be considered for this special issue should be submitted
> online via http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/job (selecting "Special Issue
> Paper?" as the Manuscript Type). Please direct questions about the
> submission process, or any administrative matter, to Managing Editor,
> Kaylene Ascough, [log in to unmask]
> The editor of the special issue is very happy to discuss initial ideas
> for papers, and can be contacted directly:
> Keith James, Special Issue Editor, [log in to unmask]
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