Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative

Journal of Global Responsibility


Prof Simon Robinson ( – Professor at the School of Strategy, Marketing and Communication at the Leads Beckett University, UK


 JGR Editorial Objectives

 Organizations can become conditioned by competitive pressures to narrow their goals and adopt an overly instrumental logic, stripped of any meaning beyond simple profit. The survivalist impulse is self contradictory, because it reduces longer term viability. It also reduces the organization’s legitimacy because a narrow focus diminishes the net contribution that the organization can make to society. The adoption of global responsibility is therefore an act of leadership, a voluntary and wilful deployment of the resources of an organization towards building sustainability

Sustainable leadership takes responsibility for the renewal of the resources available to the organization, rather than simply their use and waste. It sees moral authority as a resource to be built on and renewed with each act of careful and inclusive decision making. It contextualizes the organization’s progress within the wider progress of society and takes a long term view. Sustainable leadership builds global responsibility into the culture of the organization. The Journal of Global Responsibility (JGR) wishes to publish rigorous scholarly explorations of these themes, especially where they build the capacity of organizations and their leadership to adopt a more global responsibility.

JGR Coverage

 Journal of Global Responsibility publishes scholarly articles that build the kind of understanding that will lead organizations towards the adoption of a longer term focus and a more inclusive set of responsibilities. These organizations better sustain themselves and society. The journal wants to help organizations rethink themselves and to encourage them to evaluate their own progress in terms of the progress of the communities in which they operate and thus lead the entrepreneurial and creative capacity of capitalism to become a force for building common good.

Global responsibility has a systems view and cares about the effects of action, so it builds both the legitimacy and stability of the system. Leaders can be supported by catalytic and innovative thinking from all the sub disciplines of management (finance and accounting, strategy and marketing, operations and human and organizational studies) as well as the more fundamental academic disciplines including philosophy, sociology, politics, history and psychology.

Coverage includes, but is not limited to the areas of: ethics new mental models, governance, strategy, public policy, corporate social responsibility, human rights, workplace spirituality, employee/community engagement, transparency, resource management, environmental impact, organisational development, change, human resource management and development, social entrepreneurship, innovation and creativity, social marketing, action learning, management education, cross cultural education, cross cultural management, organisational change, leadership theory and leadership development.

Key JGR Audiences

  • Located within a new and rapidly expanding area of scholarly activity, the content will be of immediate interest to academics around the world, who are currently developing the next generation of coursework for and about global responsibility
  • JGR is a valuable resource to all those in the business of translating scholarly output into innovative managerial practice
  • Academics working in the general area of sustainability, that see leadership as a means to move institutions forward towards greater levels of responsibility to the community and globally
  • Researchers working within think tanks, commercial arms of universities, non-government organisations, government instrumentalities and even within private corporations who have a role in thought leadership and/or want to publicise their own initiatives
  • Executives, who choose sustainability over short-term-ism as a survival strategy in turbulent economic times.

 Journal of Global Responsibility is indexed and abstracted in: British Library, Cabell’s Directory of Publishing Opportunities and is ranked by Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) Journal Quality List, JourQUAL (Germany), NSD (Norway).