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Sustainability — Section Editors

Section Board for 'Economic, Business and Management Aspects of Sustainability'

Please see the section webpage for more information on this section.

Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Ioppolo
Section Editor-in-Chief
Department of Economics, University of Messina, Piazza Pugliatti 1, Messina, Italy
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Interests: Environmental Management; Industrial Ecology; Environmental Governance; Local Development
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Sustainability: Environment and Energy: the Industrial Ecology perspective
Special Issue in Sustainability: Diverse Dynamics of Industrial Symbiosis: Emergence and Development
Special Issue in Sustainability: New Governance Model and Strategy to Improve a Sustainable Transport System
Special Issue in Sustainability: Governance, Power and Institutions and Overall Weaknesses of the SDG System: The Public Participation and the Role of Stakeholders
Dr. Tomás F. Espino-Rodríguez
Department of Economics and Business, Universiy of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, C.P. 35017, Spain
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Interests: outsourcing strategy (focused on the interorganizational relationships between suppliers and customers); the operations management of tourism companies; the supply chain; the management of tourist destinations
Dr. Nathan Pelletier
Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)/Egg Farmers of Canada (EFC) Industrial Research Chair in Sustainability, Department of Biology/Faculty of Management, University of British Columbia Okanagan, Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7, Canada
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Interests: life cycle-based sustainability measurement and management, in particular related to agri-food supply chains; life cycle-based evaluations of technology and management alternatives; life cycle-based methods for product and organization-level sustainability assessment
Dr. Jay Sterling Gregg
Department of Management Engineering, Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Lyngby, Denmark
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Interests: integrated assessment; bioenergy; future transportation; climate adaptation analysis; energy efficiency; sustainable development; sustainable cities (sustainable urban design/sustainability assessment of the built environment)
Prof. Dr. Marcel Bogers
Unit for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Management, Department of Food and Resource Economics, University of Copenhagen, Rolighedsvej 25, 1958 Frederiksberg, Denmark
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Interests: open innovation; business models; users as innovators; university-industry relations
Prof. Dr. Katsuhiko Kokubu
Graduate School of Business Administration, Kobe University, Kobe, Japan
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Interests: sustainability accounting; CSR; material flow cost accounting
Prof. Dr. Craig Carter
W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85285, USA
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Interests: sustainable supply chain management; behavioral research; empirical methodologies
Prof. Chris Cocklin
Provost, James Cook University, Douglas QLD 4814, Australia
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Interests: resources and environmental policy; agriculture and rural communities; global environmental change; sustainable development; and corporate environmental management
Prof. Dr. Benyamin B. Lichtenstein
College of Management, Department of Management, Organizations and Social Change PhD Program, University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA, USA
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Interests: entrepreneurship; new venture creation; social entrepreneurship and sustainability; complexity science and emergence; organizational transformation; leadership
Prof. Dr. Lester Johnson
Department of Management & Marketing, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia
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Interests: service innovation; consumer engagement; sustainable tourism
Dr. Alessandro M. Peluso
Department of Management and Economics, University of Salento, Lecce, Italy
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Interests: advertising; communication; consumer behavior; green consumption; innovation adoption; marketing; persuasion; word of mouth
Dr. Philipp Aerni
Director of Center for Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (CCRS) at the University of Zurich, Zähringerstrasse 24 CH-8001 Zürich, Switzerland
Tel. +41 44 634 40 60; Fax: +41 44 634 49 00
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Interests: agricultural biotechnology; sustainable agriculture; political economy; environmental economics; stakeholder attitudes; consumer behavior; science and moral education
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Sustainability: Biotechnology and Sustainable Development
Prof. Barbara Aquilani
Department of Business and Economics (DEIM) - University 'Tuscia' of Viterbo 47, Via del Paradiso, 01100 Viterbo, Italy
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Interests: value co-creation; open innovation; sustainability; business strategy; marketing
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Sustainability: Social Innovation and Value Co-Creation: Finding the Strategic Link in Business Management towards Sustainability
Special Issue in Sustainability: Industry 4.0 and the Internet of things: changes in business model, strategy formulation and implementation, firm operations towards sustainable development and sustainability
Prof. Bigliardi Barbara
Department of Engineering and Architecture, University of Parma, Parco Area delle Scienze, 181/A, 43124 Parma, Italy
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Interests: open innovation; innovation management; sustainable innovation; entrepreneurship
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Sustainability: Sustainable Food Innovation
Prof. Dr. Fabio Carlucci
Department of Economics and Statistics, University of Salerno, Fisciano (SA), Italy
Tel. +39 089 962836; Fax: +39 089 962049
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Interests: environmental economics; land use economics; transport economics; tourism economics; innovation economics
Prof. Dr. Rachel J.C. Chen
Director and Professor Center for Sustainable Business and Development, The University of Tennessee, 311 Conference Center Building, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-4134, USA
Tel. 1-865-974-0505; Fax: +1 865 974 1838
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Interests: sustainable business; sustainable development; sustainable consumer services; sustainable hospitality and tourism; branding; marketing; forecasting models; economic impacts
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Sustainability: Sustainable Branding and Marketing
Special Issue in Sustainability: Sustainable Business and Development
Special Issue in Sustainability: The Impacts of Climate Changes: From Sustainability Perspectives
Special Issue in Foods: Food Sustainability
Prof. Yongrok Choi
Department of International Trade, Inha University, Inharo 100, Nam-gu, Incheon, Korea
Tel. +82+2-10-3281-8790; Fax: +82328769328
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Interests: sustainable development; sustainable e-governance
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Sustainability: Special issue of Sustainable Asia Conference 2014
Special Issue in Sustainability: Sustainable Governance in Northeast Asia: Challenges for Innovation Frontier
Special Issue in Sustainability: Sustainable Governance in Northeast Asia: Challenges for Sustainable Frontier
Special Issue in Sustainability: Regional Cooperation for the Sustainable Development and Management in Northeast Asia
Special Issue in Sustainability: Challenges on the Asian Models and Values for the Sustainable Development
Prof. Dr. Silvano Cincotti
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Energy and Management (DIME) and Research Center on Organization Science, Economics and Management (DOGE), University of Genoa, Via Opera Pia, 15 16145 Genoa, Italy
Tel. +39-010-353-2080
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Interests: agent-based macroeconomics; financial stability; energy economics and sustainable growth; corporate social responsibility
Prof. Dr. Andrea Cirà
Department of Economics, University of Messina, Messina, Italy
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Interests: transport economics and sustainability; model choice in transport economics and tourism; tourism research; bioeconomics
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Sustainability: New Governance Model and Strategy to Improve a Sustainable Transport System
Prof. Dr. Robert Henry Cox
Department of Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA
Tel. 803-777-3109
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Interests: public policy; European Union; renewable energy; Sustainability
Drs. Johannes Franciscus Leonardus Marinus Maria Dagevos
Brabant Center for Sustainable Development, Tilburg University, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Tel. +31134662334; Fax: +31134663499
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Interests: sustainable development; monitoring; local and regional development; evolutionary regional economic development
Prof. Dr. Charles Dennis
Business School, Middlesex University, London, UK
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Interests: (e-)consumer behaviour; (e-)retailing; (e-)shopping; retail innovation; digital signage
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Sustainability: Conscious Consumption
Dr. Pauline Deutz
Department of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences, University of Hull, Hull, HU6 7RX, UK
Fax: + 44 (0) 1482 466340
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Interests: Sustainable development; industrial ecology; industrial symbiosis; environmental policy; waste management; the green economy and environmental justice
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Sustainability: Environment and Energy: the Industrial Ecology perspective
Dr. Simme Douwe Flapper
Department of Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences, Operations, Planning, Accounting and Control, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Tel. +31-40-247-4385
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Interests: mathematical models for optimizing sustainable generation; distribution of goods and services
Prof. Dr. Steve Evans
Director of Research in Industrial Sustainability, Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
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Prof. Dr. Zenon Foltynowicz
Faculty of Commodity Science, Poznań University of Economics, al. Niepodległości 10, Poznań 61875, Poland
Tel. (4861 8684223); Fax: +4861 8543993
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Interests: product and industrial ecology; product life cycle analysis and management; sustainable packaging; ecoinnovations; biodegradable nanocomposites; waste management and recycling
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Sustainability: Quality and Innovation for a Circular Economy and a Sustainable Future
Dr. Federico Frattini
Department of Economics and Management, University of Ferrara, Italy
Tel. +39 0532 455081
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Interests: development economics; economic geography; technological dynamics; public policy
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Sustainability: Economic Geography: Location, Innovation and Sustainable Development
Dr. Reinout Heijungs
Department of Econometrics and Operations Research, School of Business and Economics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Tel. +31-20-52982384
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Interests: life cycle assessment; input-output analysis; statistics; mathematics
Prof. Dr. Peter Jones
The Business School, University of Gloucestershire, England, UK‎
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Interests: sustainability; corporate social responsibility; retailing; hospitality; waste management
Prof. Dr. Jari Kaivo-oja
1. Finland Futures Research Centre, University of Turku, Turku, Finland
2. Faculty of Science, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
3. Department of Social Science, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland
Tel. +358-41-753-0244
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Interests: sustainability science; transition paths towards sustainability; green economy; clean technology; methodologies of futures studies linked to sustainability challenges; indicator research; spatial dynamics of sustainability; human geography and circular systems in economy
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Sustainability: Foresight Methodologies in Field of Sustainability Analyses
Dr. Sooksan Kantabutra
Center for Research on Sustainable Leadership, College of Management, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
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Interests: corporate sustainability, Rhineland capitalism, sustainable leadership, sufficiency economy philosophy, Thailand
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Sustainability: Topographical Reviews of Research on Sustainability in Management
Dr. Byron Keating
Professor of Service Systems, Faculty of Business Government & Law, University of Canberra, Australia
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Interests: sustainable supply chains; green outsourcing; corporate governance; marketing and consumer affairs, and rapidly emerging economies
Prof. Dr. Gurkan Kumbaroglu
Boğaziçi University, Department of Industrial Engineering, 34342, Bebek-Istanbul, Turkey
Tel. +90-212-3597079; Fax: + 90 212 265 1800
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Interests: macroeconomic modeling; energy and environmental policy modeling; energy demand forecasting; investment planning; power system economics; environmental economics
Prof. Dr. Richard L. Smith
Philip L. Boyd Prof. of Finance
Anderson Graduate School of Management, University of California Riverside, 900 University Ave., Riverside, CA 92521, USA
Fax: +1-951-827-3970
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Interests: entrepreneurial finance; venture capital; corporate finance
Prof. Dr. José M. Labeaga
Económico (Economics), Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED), Madrid, Spain
Tel. +34 913987811
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Interests: panel data methods; evaluation of public policies; energy demand; environmental taxation; sustainable energy consumption
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Sustainability: Economics of Environmental Taxes and Green Tax Reforms
Prof. Dr. Rodrigo Lozano
University of Gävle, Department of Engineering and Sustainable Development, Kungsbäcksvägen 47, Gävle, Sweden
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Interests: organizational sustainability; higher education for sustainable development; assessment and reporting; organisational change management; collaboration
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Sustainability: A Holistic View of Sustainability Assessment in Higher Education: From Campus Operations to Curricula, Research and Outreach
Prof. Dr. Elliot Maltz
Atkinson Graduate School of Management, Willamette University, 900 State Street, Salem, OR 97301, USA
Tel. +1-503-370-6832
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Interests: marketing strategy; sustainability measurement; transformative entrepreneurship
Prof. Dr. Rui Cunha Marques
Centre of Urban and Regional Systems, Technical University of Lisbon, Av. Rovisco Pais, 1049-001 Lisbon, Portugal
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Interests: infrastructure; public utilities; local government; performance; regulation; contracting; governance; water; waste and transportation
Prof. Dr. Ester Martínez-Ros
Dpto. Economía de la Empresa, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, C/Madrid 126, 20903 Getafe (Madrid), Spain
Tel. +34-91-624-93-50; Fax: +34-91-624-96-07
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Interests: economics of innovation; management of innovation; determinants of innovation and types of innovation; environmental innovation
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Sustainability: Environmentally Sustainable Competitive Strategies
Prof. Dr. Douglas Noonan
School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, USA
Tel. +1-317-278-2448
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Interests: environmental policy and sustainability; public policy; public management and governance; urban affairs
Prof. Dr. Geert Poels
Department of Management Information Science and Operations Management, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Ghent University, Belgium
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Interests: strategic sourcing; value modelling; data-driven and technology-driven business model innovation; business/IT alignment
Prof. Dr. Iñaki Heras Saizarbitoria
Faculty of Economics and Business, University of the Basque Country, San Sebastian, Spain
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Interests: corporate environmental management; environmental management systems; energy management; corporate biodiversity management; corporate social responsibility; environmental reporting; socio-economic impact of renewable energy systems; transdisciplinary research; critical management studies
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Sustainability: Quality Management and Sustainable Development
Prof. Dr. Patrik Söderholm
Economics Unit, Luleå University of Technology, Luleå, Sweden
Tel. +46-920-492078
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Interests: environmental economics; environmental policy; renewable energy; industrial pollution; technological change and innovation; regulation
Prof. Dr. Ermanno Tortia
Department of Economics and Management, University of Trento, Trento, Italy
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Interests: institutional economics; behavioral economics; evolutionary economics; institutionalist theory of the firm; co-operative enterprises; social enterprises; non-profit organizations; third sector; social economy; environmental economics; sustainability; labor economics; human resource management; personnel economics; work practices; organizational fairness; procedural fairness; interactional fairness; worker motivations; job satisfaction; happiness economics
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Sustainability: Sustainability of Labor Contracts, Negative Shocks and Job Protection
Prof. Dr. Arnold Tukker
1.Industrial Ecology, Institute of Environmental Sciences (CML), Leiden University, P.O. Box 9518, 2300 RA/Einsteinweg 2, 2333 CC, Leiden, The Netherlands
2. TNO Strategy & Policy, P.O. Box 49, 2600 AA/Van Mourik Broekmanweg 6, 2628 XE, Delft, The Netherlands
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Interests: Economic, Business and Management Aspects of Sustainability; Industrial Ecology
Prof. Dr. Marco Vivarelli
Director
Institute of Economic Policy, Catholic University, Milano, Italy
Tel. +39-02-72342921; Fax: +39-02-72342921
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Interests: economics of innovation; entrepreneurship; globalization; applied microeconometrics
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Sustainability: The Impact of Technological Change on Employment, Skills and Earnings
Prof. Dr. JinHyo Joseph Yun
Convergence Research Center for Future Automotive Technology, Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST), Daegu, Korea
Tel. +82-53-785-4410
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Interests: open innovation; business model; open innovation economy; social open innovation; schumpeterian dynamics; game theory; political economics; complexity
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Sustainability: Sustainability and Open Innovation Capabilities of Firms for Value Chain Development
Special Issue in Sustainability: Sustainability of Economic Growth: Combining Technology, Market and Society
Special Issue in Sustainability: Sustainability of Economy, Society, and Environment in the 4th Industrial Revolution
Special Issue in Journal of Open Innovation: Technology, Market, and Complexity: The 4th Industrial Revolution from Open Innovation in Manufacturing and Service Industry to Cyber-Physics
Prof. Dr. Georges Zaccour
Chair in Game Theory and Management, and GERAD, HEC Montréal 3000, chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine, Montréal (Québec), Canada
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Interests: dynamic game theory; environmental management; supply chains
Prof. Dr. João Carlos de Oliveira Matias
Department of Economics, Management, Industrial Engineering and Tourism (DEGEIT),University of Aveiro, Campus Universitário de Santiago, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
Tel. +351 234 370 361 (ext: 23623)
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Interests: The areas of research focus in Sustainability in general and Sustainable Energy Systems and Sustainable Industrial Engineering and Management (sustainable management systems: quality and sustainability, maintenance and Sustainability, Occupational Health and Safety and sustainability, sustainable energy, sustainable and lean production, circular economy, among others) in particular
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Sustainability: Sustainable Energy Systems: From Primary to End-Use
Special Issue in Sustainability: Sustainable Industrial Engineering along Product-Service Life Cycle/Supply Chain
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