How can we tell our stories differently? How can we go beyond the academic article or sustainability report? All reports and all scholarly pieces are narratives of a sort, each choosing which evidence suits and each having some sense of beginning, middle and end.Through their use of fiction, art and poetry the seven papers in this Special Issue of The Journal of Corporate Citizenship are challenging what might typically be expected as the form of an academic article. These challenges include identifying silent voices, linking of our hands, hearts and heads via art, a poem, a napkin to communicate, the life of an average academic, stories of gladiatorial combat for promotion, and a man’s day in a non-specific future. This mix of challenge in both form and message contributes to the ability of the papers to advance understanding, and reinforces how an innovative approach to conveying the message can advance debate.
Table of ContentsEditorialMalcolm McIntosh, Professor and Director, Asia Pacific Centre for Sustainable Enterprise Griffith University, Queensland, AustraliaGuest Editorial Storytelling: Beyond the Academic Article – Using Fiction, Art and Literary Techniques to CommunicateNick Barter, Griffith Business School, Griffith University, Australia and Helen Tregidga, AUT University, New ZealandSacred Stories and Silent Voices: What the Big Bad Wolf Can Teach UsIlja Simons, NHTV Breda, University of Applied Sciences, the NetherlandsHand/Heart/Head: Aesthetic Practice Pedagogy for Deep Sustainability LearningVera Ivanaj, University of Lorraine, France, Kim Poldner, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland and Paul Shrivastava, Concordia University, CanadaIs This OK? An Exploration of Extremes Nick Barter and Luke Houghton, Griffith Business School, Griffith University, AustraliaThe Quest Games: A Tale of Career AdvancementCandice Harris, Katherine Ravenswood and Barbara Myers, AUT University, New ZealandUndermining the Corporate Citizen: An Academic StorySuzanne Ryan, University of Newcastle and James Guthrie, Macquarie University, AustraliaMopping up Institutional Racism: Activism on a Napkin Heather Came, AUT University, New Zealand and Maria Humphries, Waikato University, New ZealandStorytelling beyond the Academy: Exploring Roles, Responsibilities and Regulations in the Open Access Dissemination of Research Outputs and Visual DataDawn Mannay, Cardiff University, UK