The objective of this special issue is to publish papers that deal with business practice and economic decisions following the recent Great Recession. How do firms deal with productivity issues subject to abundant low-wage labour (primarily due to incoming immigration and outsourcing) and automation? How do developed and developing nations deal with austerity constraints and the need to provide security and employ, educate, collect tax revenue and – above all – combat severe socio-economic disturbances?
The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented during the 2015 Business & Economics Society International Conference, but we also strongly encourage researchers unable to participate in the conference to submit articles for this call.
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Productivity and low-cost labour
- Productivity and outsourcing
- Productivity, automation and higher education
- Incentives for growth and the role of genuine governmental support
- Entrepreneurship, new products, services and markets
- Impact of online approaches to marketing
- Austerity and its impact on developed and developing nations
- Deflation, money supply management and financial development
- New empirical approaches as applied to firm performance and whole economies
Submission of manuscripts: 15 October, 2015
Notification to authors: 30 November, 2015
Final versions due: 30 December, 2015