BEQ Special Issue on Organized Immaturity

Starts:  Jun 28, 2020 9:00 AM (GB)
Ends:  May 31, 2021 11:59 PM (GB)

Business Ethics Quarterly

Special issue on:

Socio-Technological Conditions of Organized Immaturity in the Twenty-First Century

Submission Window: March 31, 2021 through May 31, 2021

Guest Editors:

Andreas Georg Scherer, University of Zurich

Cristina Neesham, Newcastle University

Dennis Schoeneborn, Copenhagen Business School / Leuphana University of Lüneburg

Markus Scholz, University of Applied Science for Management & Communication Vienna



The purpose of this special issue is to collect and promote research that examines forms of organized immaturity in contemporary society. The phenomenon of organized immaturity is a manifestation of a human condition that results from the erosion of the autonomy of the individual and is advanced by socio-technological systems and their surveillance and control mechanisms. We seek conceptual, normative, or empirical studies that identify, analyse and critique current technical and social sources of organized immaturity and develop solutions for resisting new forms of surveillance and control. In line with the disciplinary and thematic scope of BEQ, we invite authors to consider the role of (business) organizations and organizing in both control and emancipation of the individual in business and society, and to analyse possible ethical implications. The full call is here:

In November 2020 the guest editors will convene a virtual workshop designed to provide developmental guidance to authors of prospective submissions. Consult the full call linked above for details. For more information on the special issue contact the guest editor team at

For more information on the journal contact BEQ editor in chief Bruce Barry at  BEQ, published by Cambridge University Press, is the official journal of the Society for Business Ethics. Visit the journal online at  Follow BEQ on Twitter @BEQJournal.


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