JEOD launches a call for papers for a special issue on Cooperatives on the edge of societal challenges.

It calls for papers which investigate societal challenges through cooperative lenses. It addresses cutting-edge research which emphasises how cooperative organisations mitigate the consequences of the ongoing economic, financial and climate crises. Submitted papers should discuss, above all, the potential of cooperatives to support the production of social innovations, the capacity of cooperatives to adapt and be resilient to new socio-economic conditions and challenges, and the transformative social role of cooperatives in the field of cooperative conversions and worker takeovers.

Deadline for the submission of extended abstracts is 31 August 2023. The publication of the special issue is expected in October-December 2024.


The Journal of Entrepreneurial and Organizational Diversity (JEOD) deepens and expands the study of different enterprise types and organizational models, including (but not limited to) for-profit businesses, social enterprises, cooperatives, mutuals, nonprofit organizations and foundations. It places strong emphasis on their institutional and socio-economic contexts, as well as on their organizational features, practices, stakeholders and the development of communities and localities. JEOD also welcomes comparative research between different organizations and enterprise types, including different ownership and governance models, corporate social responsibility and network types. To this end, JEOD publishes full-length research articles, as well as book reviews, research proceedings and conference letters.