What is it about?

This article provides an overview of the current situation of sustainability management research in the Arab World which enables us to develop the vision for our new journal "Management and Sustainability: An Arab Review" (MSAR). Six principles encompass the MSAR vision: Relevance, Interdisciplinarity, Adaptation of International Research Goals with Local Approaches, Strategic Development of Important Sectors that Affect the “Human Being”, Inclusivity, and Openness to Potential Hybridization of Existing Models and Frameworks. Based on our understanding of both the current situation of sustainability management research and our prospect about it, we propose several potential research themes for future research classified under two main perspectives: insider/internal perspective (emic) and outsider/external perspective (etic).

Featured Image

Why is it important?

Sustainability is more than just preservation of the environment. It also encompasses individual and societal sustainability such as enhancing long-term wellbeing of consumers, social groups and humankind; preventing harm for other stakeholders beyond environment; reducing disparities across regions and socio-economic groups as well as inclusivity regarding vulnerable individuals.


Blending the rich historical tradition of the Arab civilization with the modern façade, urbanities and ethos of the global cosmopolitan culture presents a much-needed perspective to the responsible management discourse.

Dr Maik Hammerschmidt
Georg-August-Universitat Gottingen

Read the Original

This page is a summary of: Editorial: Between antiquity and modernity in sustainability management research: reflections from MSAR board members, Management & Sustainability An Arab Review, May 2022, Emerald, DOI: 10.1108/msar-06-2022-009.
You can read the full text:



The following have contributed to this page