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JIE 2017 - Special Issue on Economics and Business at the Interface of Natural Sciences



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KeywordsEconomic; Business


Topics/Call fo Papers

Special Issue on Economics and Business at the Interface of Natural Sciences
The last financial/economic crisis generated a lot of debates about the ability of economics (and more generally social sciences) to deal with the complexity of our social world. In this challenging context, some scholars mobilized sources of knowledge coming from physics, biology, engineering etc. to better grasp the intricacy of economic/business activity.
The relationship between “hard sciences” and “social sciences” is a long-standing topic of interest for researchers and academics. The interdisciplinary dimension is has always been problematic due to the diversity of theoretical matrixes among scholars. These conceptual dissimilarities between scientists offers a particular professionalization of knowledge by organizing the scientific fields into different disciplines. In this context wherein scholars belong to different academic groups with their cultural practices and values; interdisciplinarity appears as a driving force and epistemological necessity to develop a meaningful knowledge on our society.
We welcome high quality submissions exploring the lessons, both positive and negative, that can be drawn from interactions between “hard sciences” (physics, biology, chemistry, engineering etc.) and “economics, finance and business fields”. All kinds of methodological approaches (quantitative, qualitative, mixed-methods) are welcome. Contributions can take different forms:
- Reflexive essays on interdisciplinarity/multidisciplinarity
- Highly interdisciplinary articles mixing economic psychology, economic history or economic sociology with natural sciences
- Articles dealing with econophysics and sociophysics
- Models or theories illustrating the rapprochement between natural science and social science
- Applications importing ideas and methods from “hard sciences” to “social sciences”
- Quantitativequalitative research at the interface of social and “hard sciences”
- Prospective work aiming at identifying new spaces for future cooperative work
The objective of this call/conference is to bring together academics from all business, management and economic fields to interact on their findings and brainstorm future potential research.
Papers can be submitted to the Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics at for consideration for publication in a Special Issue on the topic. Please select “Economics and Business at the Interface of Natural Sciences” as your manuscript type during the submission process
After peer review, the submission may be accepted for publication, or rejected, or returned for revision. The standard for acceptance is the same as regular submissions to the journal.
Proposed Editors of the Special Issue:
Felicia Chong (University Malaya, Malaysia)
Stravos Drakopoulos (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece)
Christophe Schinckus (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Vietnam Campus)
Submission Deadline:
The submission due date is May 15, 2018. The papers should be emailed to

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