Special Topics: Social Welfare Management

The special topic calls for papers on Social Welfare Management and such papers will appear in Management Science and Engineering as a special column.


The acceleration of economic reform has highlighted repeatedly the importance of social welfare for maintaining economic growth, social stability and political authority. A foundational justification for market capitalism is utilitarianism - the maximization of net social welfare, sometimes expressed as "the greatest good for the greatest number." Because it puts society's resources to their most efficient uses, a version of market capitalism that approximates microeconomic models of perfect competition - i.e., competition based on price, a laissez faire approach to governmental involvement in the economy, and a profit (or shareholder wealth) maximization objective for firms -- is thought to produce high levels of societal welfare. In this special topic, we will focus on SOCIAL WELFARE MANAGEMENT, potential areas include, but are not limited to: Shareholder and social welfare; relationship between competition based on price and social welfare; solutions to social welfare problems; influence of free trade within global markets really on the welfare of society.



In addition to the Review and Original Articles by invited speakers, we are inviting you to submit a relevant research paper on Social Welfare Management for consideration. Papers will be subject to normal peer review and must comply with the Guide for Authors.

To submit papers to the “Social Welfare Management” Special Topic, please go to http://www.cscanada.net. With your submission, please state clearly to the editor that your manuscripts are submitted to the Special Topic Social Welfare Management.


Related Conferences:

13-14, Jan 2011, Kolkata, India. management and social welfare issues: contemporary perspectives

09-12 July 2014, Melbourne, Australia, Social Work, Education and Social Development

14-16, March, 2014, Thailand, The Second International Symposium on Management and Social Science


Related Journals (Special issue):

International Journal of Social Welfare (Special Issue: Social Policy and Poverty)

Journal of Public Child Welfare (Special Issue: One Hundred Years of U.S. Children's Bureau)

Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare


Related Articles:

Breznau, N. (2010). Economic equality and social welfare: Policy preferences in five nations. International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 22(4), 458-484.

Cojocaru, S. (2010). Social projectionism: A vision for new ethics in social welfare. Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies, 5(13), 32-38.

Fazzi, L. (2012). Social enterprises, models of governance and the production of welfare services. Public Management Review, 14(3), 359-376.

Jensen, M. C. (2010). Value maximization, stakeholder theory, and the corporate objective function. Journal of applied corporate finance, 22(1), 32-42.

Hediger, W. (2010). Welfare and capital-theoretic foundations of corporate social responsibility and corporate sustainability. Journal of Socio-Economics, 39(4), 518-526.

Pollack, S. (2010). Labelling clients ‘risky’: Social work and the neo-liberal welfare state. British Journal of Social Work, 40(4), 1263-1278.

Taydas, Z., & Peksen, D. (2012). Can states buy peace? Social welfare spending and civil conflicts. Journal of Peace Research, 49(2), 273-287.

Titmuss, R. (2007). The social division of welfare: some reflections on the search for equity. Social Security Studies, 2, 008.

Zhihe, Z., Guohua, Z., Rui, H., & Zhongquan, X. (2011). Innovation studies: An emerging discipline driving economic development and improving social welfare in the 21st century. Science Research Management, 12, 020.