Book Series on Wisdom: Call for Expressions of Interest

DEADLINE: December 17, 2012

By Wendelin Küpers and David Pauleen, Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand

The editing for the 'Handbook of Practical Wisdom: Leadership, Organisation and Integral Business Practice' is coming to a close. The book has been sent to the publishers and Gower expects a first quarter 2013 publication date.

You can find more details here:

We as editors wish to express their great appreciation to the chapter authors for their excellent contributions to this book.

Our publisher Gower has been very supportive and has agreed to have us edit a series of books in the area of wisdom, related to business, leadership and organisation. We very much welcome this possibility for releasing a series of books on wisdom in these areas. To this end we would like to invite expressions of interest and short proposals from those of you, who might like to edit or (co-)author a book.

As we all know, the subject of wisdom in the context of leadership and organisation has many antecedents, involves various influencing factors or applications, which is why at this point we do not want to limit the range of possibilities. The series will consist of themed volumes, which bring together wisdom in relation to any issues and forms of organisation, management and/or leadership respectively the field of business or non-profit institutions.

Proposals might include areas such as:

• potential, functions, roles and applications of wisdom in/for: business (SME and TNC) as well as non-profit organisations, (including political, NGO, governmental, or educational institutions o on all levels, micro-, meso-, macro-, individually and collectively)

• relevance, phenomena, forms, perspectives, and antecedents, influences or effects of wisdom as related to:

i. management and organizational learning, education (e.g. MBA education)

ii. traditional, indigenous dimensions

iii. spiritual / religious topics

iv. gender, gendering (wo/man & wisdom)

v. philosophical, e.g. phenomenological perspectives

vi science-related areas, e.g. neuro-science

vii. psychological and/or sociological perspectives

viii. multi-, inter- and transdisciplinary research

ix. technologies, 'Gestell'

x. sustainability, responsibility

Please send your expressions of interest at any time, though for planning purposes, it would be helpful to receive these as soon as possible, and best before 17 December 2012.

These first proposals should be one page, describing the contents of the suggested book, including a brief biography, stating motivation, experience and qualifications.



Associate Professor Wendelin M. Küpers

School of Management,Massey University, Albany Campus

Gate 1, South Highway 17, Albany or Private Bag 102 904 North Shore City,Auckland, New Zealand

Phone: +64 (09) 441-8115 Ext. 9235




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