Deadline for the Business Horizons Special Issues is approaching, May 1, 2018

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Call for Papers
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Deadline for the Business Horizons Special Issues is approaching, May 1, 2018
Business Horizons

In 2017, the Fortune 500 boasted the largest-ever percentage of female CEOs: 5.8%.  Despite obtaining undergraduate and graduate degrees at higher rates than men, women continue to earn substantially less than their similarly situated male counterparts and are less likely to advance. The consensus among scholars and practitioners alike is that there is no “quick fix,” but instead a need for consistent, thoughtful research on women’s experiences in business that informs both theory and practice. Numerous theories have tried to explain the lack of women in the uppermost echelons of business, but to date no explanation has proved. Leaders, managers, and employers still have much to learn about how to advance women in business.

Business Horizons is calling for abstract proposals for papers to provide new insights addressing these persistent gaps and challenges related to advancing women in business. 

We invite research papers on advancing women in business organizations and relevant gender dynamics that offer fresh insights for managers today. Submissions should address topical and timely issues of relevance to a broad audience of business academicians and practitioners.  

Specifically, we seek submissions on a broad range of topics that investigate but is not limited to:

  • Career experiences of women in business
  • The effect of organizational programs such as mentoring and affinity groups on women’s career and personal outcomes
  • Organizational experimentation with new ways of working to support gender inclusion
  • Gender differences in perceptions of leadership, career satisfaction, and goal attainment, and relevant management and business practices
  • Gender pay equity
  • Women on corporate boards
  • Managing gender across generations 
  • Best practices in recruiting and advancing women in traditional and digital age firms
  • Women in STEM
  • Female entrepreneurship
  • Women in philanthropy: Implications for business and non-profits
  • Women in the sharing economy
  • Opting out or pushed out? Women and career dynamics
  • Best practices for work/life and workload balance
  • Gender differences in negotiation
  • Women and business strategy
  • Global and multicultural perspectives on women in business

We encourage conceptual, empirical, and theoretical submissions that investigate these phenomena in a variety of business contexts. Papers can be from any discipline as long as it addresses the special issue topic of advancing women in business and follows the research to practice format of Business Horizons. Successful submissions should identify and develop a problem or current issue related to the advancement of women from an organizational perspective and providing relevant solutions. Papers should go beyond description and provide prescriptive advice for managers and practical researchers solidly grounded in a scholarly foundation with appropriate citations. Authors are encouraged to review a recent issue of Business Horizons and publication guidelines ( when developing their final papers. 

For sample articles of Business Horizons, please click here

The deadline for submissions: May 1, 2018

You can submit the paper here.

For more information, or to discuss a submission, contact either of the guest editors (Carolyn Goerner,; Ellen Kossek,