Research Journals

Journal of Corporate Citizenship

Overview

The Journal of Corporate Citizenship (JCC) provides a means by which the challenges and practical realities of corporate citizenship are addressed in an engaging and useful way. The journal's primary concentration is to integrate theory about corporate citizenship with management practice. For the past ten years, JCC outputs have advanced corporate social responsibility and sustainability worldwide.

Faculty Involvement

Weatherhead faculty members Dr. David Cooperrider, Fairmount Santrol Professor in Social Entrepreneurship, and Dr. Ron Fry, professor of organizational behavior, now serve as co-editors of the influential publication.

The journal's founding general editor, Malcolm McIntosh of Coventry University, comments, "As pioneers in the field of Appreciative Inquiry, and with their work on making business responsive to more than just the bottom line, both Cooperrider and Fry come to this position exactly when the world needs to be talking across boundaries, breaking the rules, and helping develop the new sustainable enterprise economy."

During their tenure as joint editors of the JCC, Cooperrider and Fry plan to integrate concepts of sustainability, design, and innovation to ensure that the Journal's pages promote forward thinking while analyzing corporate citizenship from an appreciative starting point. In the team's introductory editorial, they have defined their point of view: "Put most simply, our view is that corporate citizenship is on the eve of its most important pragmatic era, and that sustainability is truly emerging as the business opportunity of the 21st century. It is an innovation engine. It is a lens that will dominate the management agenda for the next thirty or more years. Even more important, the outcomes will define the next episode in stakeholder capitalism and ultimately will determine the wellbeing of our imperiled planet."