CITBA Research Training Series Paper Development Workshops in Sustainability and Resilience

Paper Development Workshops in Sustainability and Resilience

The Paper Development Workshop in Sustainability and Resilience (PDWSR) series is established by popular demand to complement our annual BEMAS Conference program, providing opportunities to engage in in-depth discussions with high profile CITBA researchers and editors of CITBA’s associated journals. The workshops are designed to improve and encourage interactions not usually featured in other CITBA programs. The PDWRS sessions are structured as a workshop in a highly interactive format.

The 21st century has seen a number of global financial and public health crises, including natural disasters, the Dot-Com bubble, SARS, the Global Financial Crisis, and COVID-19. These crises have a significant impact on industries, occupations, and livelihoods, and traditional methods of addressing external risks may not be sufficient for weaker economies. Therefore, innovative solutions are needed to build resilient economies. The Program on Disaster and War-affected Economies (PDWSR) aims to address this need through research and training that focuses on multidisciplinary approaches to topics such as: resilience and sustainable business practices, organizational resilience and sustainability, economic resilience at various levels, industry resilience, regional, urban, and rural resilience, and community resilience and sustainable practices.

The objectives of the workshop are as follows:

  1. Explain how to create a logical framework for prospective authors
  2. Outline potential issues that may lead to paper rejection
  3. Discuss the concept of "zombie nouns" and its impact on writing
  4. Offer individual feedback on manuscripts
  5. Facilitate breakout sessions for peer-review feedback
  6. Encourage networking and idea sharing among scholars
  7. Provide an overview of various research methods and tools
  8. Evaluate the appropriateness of different methods for different types of research

The workshops are designed for PhD students academics (including Early Career Researchers) interested in developing conceptual and empirical research that advances our understanding of the role, dynamics, and impact of economics sectors (public sector, private sector, social entities) in creating sustainable and resilient social and economic values.

The objective of these workshops is to provide a platform for researchers, scholars and practitioners to share their ideas and receive feedback on their work related to sustainability and resilience. The workshops are open to both CITBA members and non-members, and are free of charge. However, due to the interactive nature of the sessions, the number of papers accepted for each workshop will be limited to a maximum of six.

Participants are required to submit an extended abstract, which should be structured like a full paper (i.e. with sections such as Introduction, Methods, Data, Discussion, etc.) and be between 2500-3000 words in length (excluding references and appendices). The submissions will be reviewed and selected based on their potential to make significant and novel theoretical contributions to the field of sustainability and resilience.

During the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to present their papers, receive feedback from editors and editorial board members, engage in roundtable discussions, and participate in small group review and methods discussion sessions.

Authors whose papers meet the guidelines and receive positive feedback will be invited to submit their final work to the Journal of Resilient Economies for potential publication. The final papers will be subject to a double-blind peer-review process.

The Paper Development Workshop in Sustainability and Resilience (PDWSR) is free and fully supported by the Centre of International Trade and Business in Asia (CITBA) and the College of Business, Law, and Governance at James Cook University, Australia.

We will offer two certificates for the best full and developmental papers. The awardees attendees will be offered a year of membership as a CITBA Research Fellow.

The workshops are organised up to four times a year. However, due to the highly interactive nature of the workshops, limited seats are offered. To be considered, please submit your short (min 500 words) or extended abstract (between 2,500 and 3,000 words) to A/Prof Taha Chaiechi ( email: [email protected] ). As slots are limited, decisions will be made based on the quality of the submitted abstract.

Journal of Resilient Economies (JRE) is a proud partner of the PDWSR series. JRE is a Platinum Open Access journal, which means JRE does not charge either the readers or the authors. This ensures all accepted articles will be immediately and permanently available to readers free of charge.

Publication infrastructure and maintenance of JRE is fully supported by James Cook University Open Journal Systems (OJS), driven by the belief that knowledge has the power to change lives, and that research outputs should be freely accessible online, without barriers. James Cook University is one of the world's leading institutions focusing on the tropics, located in tropical North Queensland, Australia.