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 twenty-first century has witnessed widespread global financial and public health crises including, but not limited to, frequent large-scale natural disasters, the Dot-Com bubble crisis in the early 2000s, SARS pandemic, Global Financial Crisis (GFC), and COVID-19 pandemic. The effect of these crises is extended to industries, occupations, and livelihoods. Moreover, traditional methods of addressing external risks often preclude weaker economies from recognising their underlying vulnerabilities and economic weak spots. Hence, the call for creative and innovative solutions is critical and imperative. The PDWSR aims to fill this gap through research and research training that builds knowledge, understanding and insight into solutions that address the building of resilient economies.

The focus of PDWSR is accordingly multidisciplinary with special interests in:

  • Resilience and sustainable business practices
  • Organisational resilience and sustainability
  • Economic resilience (at micro, meso, or macro levels)
  • Industry resilience
  • Regional, urban, and rural resilience
  • Community resilience and sustainable practices
  1. Provide prospective authors with an understanding of how to create a logical framework
  2. Explain issues that might lead to the rejection of a paper
  3. Explain what is the curse of ‘zombie nouns’
  4. Provide individual feedback on manuscripts
  5. Provide breakout sessions for peer-review feedback
  6. Support networking between scholars and sharing of ideas.
  7. Provide an overview of the various methods and tools available in the field
  8. provide and evaluation of the methods according to the nature of the 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 workshops are open to all CITBA members and non-members, free of charge. Due to the high-engagement nature of these workshops, each session will be restricted to a maximum of six papers (regardless of the number of authors).

Participants are instructed to submit an extended abstract a week prior to the workshop. The extended abstract is a mini paper organised the same way as a full paper (e.g. Introduction, Methods, Data, Discussion etc.). The length of the extended abstracts is expected to be between 2500-3000 words, excluding references and appendices. Submissions selected for inclusion in the workshop will be judged to make potentially significant and novel theoretical contributions to sustainability and resilience. Our workshops are designed to include activities such as presentations by editors and editorial board members, roundtable discussions, and small group review feedback & methods discussion in break-out rooms.

Authors who successfully complete their papers under the guidelines will be invited to submit their final work to the Journal of Resilient Economies to be further assessed according to a double-blind peer-reviewed process for potential publication in JRE open access journal.

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: ). 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.