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Locating the workforce at the heart of sustainable tourism discourse

Call for Papers

Abstract Deadline: 18 September 2019

Guest Editors

Tom Baum, University of Strathclyde, t.g.baum@strath.ac.uk

Shelagh Mooney, Auckland University of Technology, shelagh.mooney@aut.ac.nz

David Solnet, University of Queensland, d.solnet@uq.edu.au

Richard Robinson, University of Queensland, richard.robinson@uq.edu.au

Journal of Sustainable Tourism

Journal of Sustainable Tourism publishes theoretical, conceptual and empirical research that explores one or more of the economic, social, cultural, political, organisational or environmental aspects of the subject.

Language: en-US

Publisher: tandf

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There is consensus that the social, or people, dimensions of sustainability have received scant attention compared to other more high profile dimensions, in particular, the environmental  agenda. This Special Edition of JOST will highlight research that addresses what the editors have described as a serious and sustained neglect of workforce themes in the tourism literature (Baum, Kralj, Robinson & Solnet, 2016) and, specifically, within the context of sustainable tourism (Baum, 2018; Robinson, Martins, Solnet & Baum, 2019). There has long been recognition of the diverse employment issues that are associated with work in tourism and, the reality that many of the concerns identified remain obstinately impervious to change (Baum and Mooney, 2019). The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a framework under which tourism must respond across all its domains, not least in the context of work and employment.

Therefore, this Special Edition will focus on the themes that directly relate to tourism employment in the context of the following SDGs

Goal 1: To end poverty in all its forms and everywhere.

Goal 3: To ensure healthy lives and well-being for all at all ages.

Goal 4: To ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

Goal 5: To achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

Goal 8: To promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work.

Goal 10: To reduce inequality within and among countries.

Goal 16: To promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.

Contributions are invited in the diversity of research areas that impinge upon these overarching sustainability themes. Both empirical and conceptual papers that make a contribution to theoretical and applied thinking are welcome. We particularly encourage papers that include methodologically innovative approaches to address sustainability issues in tourism employment.

Submission guidelines

To submit an abstract for consideration to this special issue, please send a 200 word abstract together with author name(s), affiliation, contact information and address, name of corresponding author, plus list of references cited to the Guest Editors (email addresses above).

Timeline: Abstracts are due by Wednesday September 18th 2019.

Authors will be notified by October 16th. Manuscripts are due by April 30th 2020.

The guest editors welcome contributions from researchers and practitioners from around the world to contribute manuscripts for the special issue.
Contributors have to follow the Journal’s Instructions for Authors.
An invitation from the guest editors to submit a full paper does not guarantee publication.
All full paper submissions will be subject to the normal peer review processes of the Journal of Sustainable Tourism.