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Special Issue "Towards Resilient Entrepreneurship and Technological Development in Self-Sustainable Economies"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Nica Elvira

Dean, Faculty of Administration and Public Management, Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Piata Romana Square, no.6, 1st District, Bucharest, Romania
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Interests: entrepreneurship; human resources management; procurement management; work motivation
Guest Editor
Assoc. Prof. Teodor Sedlarski

Dean, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, St Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia, Bulgaria
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Interests: sustainable growth; green economics; investments; employment; macroeconomics
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Popescu H. H. Gheorghe

The Doctoral School, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Piata Romana Square, no.6, 1st District, Bucharest, Romania
Director, Center for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis, American Association for Economic Research, New York
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Phone: +40 723 313 111
Interests: macroeconomics; regional economics; resources economics and economic governance; sustainable development
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Ignacio de los Ríos Carmenado

Director Cátedra Bancos de Alimentos, Universidad Politécnica De Madrid, GESPLAN Research Group. Planning and Management of Sustainable Rural-Local Development. Ciudad Universitaria, Madrid, 28040, Spain
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Interests: sustainable development; green economics and investments; energy; production structures
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Demetri Kantarelis

Professor of Economics Department of Economics & Global Studies, Assumption College, 500 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA 01609-1296, USA
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Interests: managerial economics; investment analysis and portfolio management; industrial organization
Guest Editor
Assoc. Prof. Andrei Jean Vasile

Faculty of Economic Sciences, Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, B-dul Bucuresti, No.39,100680, Ploiesti, Prahova, Romania
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Interests: sustainable development; green economics and investments; production structures, resource economics, resource productivity

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Resilient entrepreneurship and technological development represent a dual, main research topic, with a wider impact on self-sustainable economies. In this context, resilient entrepreneurship is increasingly relying on new generation of economic growth stimulus, whilst still stimulating sustainable economic development. Such a growth is usually driven by green and smart entrepreneurs who are not only using green factors, such as comparative and competitive advantages in highly functional sustainable economies with open markets. They consider all the economic resources available, and use the most optimal combination in the production process and sustainable consumption, offering entrepreneurial solutions for achieving the best economic outcome in a highly competitive economy.

In this context, resilient entrepreneurship and technological development in self-sustainable economies are valuable research fields, and the need for finding proper solutions and pertinent conclusions is more than necessary.

However, research in resilient entrepreneurship and technological development in self-sustainable economies, to date, has been on entrepreneurial ventures, neglecting wider economic and social contexts within which they operate. This Special Issue addresses these wider networks of support and answers to such concerning subjects as how to ensure sustainable development of green entrepreneurship, attract investments, succeed on high-competitive markets and consider climate changes, resource paradigms, sustainable consumption, rural communities and environmental constraints for more environmentally-friendly products and services.

The main aim of this special issue is to provide relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest empirical research findings in area of resilient entrepreneurship and technological development in self-sustainable economies and its impacts on competitive markets.

The target audience of this Special Issue will be composed of professionals and researchers working in the fields of green economics, investments and entrepreneurship. The inputs will be shared with an international network of stakeholders, including research institutions, universities, and individual researches in such spheres as: Green development strategies, economic models and patterns, market economy, investments portfolio, administrative sciences and management, managerial techniques, sociology, and business theory.

We invite contributors to submit manuscripts with a high degree of novelty as full-length articles, reviews and conceptual papers, both theoretical and practical contributions, which focus on the influences of resilience on assuring regional sustainable economic growth. All submissions will be subjected to a rigorous peer-review procedure before publication with the aim of fast dissemination of the results.

Prof. Dr. Nica Elvira
Assoc. Prof. Teodor Sedlarski
Prof. Dr. Popescu H. Gheorghe
Prof. Dr. Ignacio de los Ríos Carmenado
Prof. Dr. Demetri Kantarelis
Assoc. Prof. Andrei Jean Vasile
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • resilient entrepreneurship
  • green economics and management
  • technological development
  • sustainability development
  • technological endeavor
  • relative and ecological economics
  • sustainable economies
  • integrative economic systems
  • resources productivity
  • multifunctional economic systems
  • capital investments
  • human resources

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Open AccessArticle Incentives for Developing Resilient Agritourism Entrepreneurship in Rural Communities in Romania in a European Context
Sustainability 2017, 9(12), 2205; doi:10.3390/su9122205
Received: 14 October 2017 / Revised: 25 November 2017 / Accepted: 26 November 2017 / Published: 29 November 2017
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In a global setting where the requirements for development equally address the economic viability but also social and environmental sustainability, the healthy and efficient growth of rural communities poses substantial challenges. Our paper focuses on specific conditions and constraints that influence the progress
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In a global setting where the requirements for development equally address the economic viability but also social and environmental sustainability, the healthy and efficient growth of rural communities poses substantial challenges. Our paper focuses on specific conditions and constraints that influence the progress of agritourism business initiatives as viable entrepreneurial solutions for self-sustainable rural communities in Romania. To assess the impact of economic, social and tourism-related factors on agritourism entrepreneurship for Romanian counties during 2010–2015 periods, we conducted several Ordinary Least Square regression models. The results emphasize that economic indicators like regional GDP and kilometers of national roads have a positive influence on the number of agritourism business units; also, a positive impact on agritourism entrepreneurship was identified for tourism-related factors like: number of employees and corresponding salaries in tourism, total tourists, share of tourism firms and their turnover in total firms and turnover of the region, as well as preference of tourists for agritourism. The conclusions highlight the direct link between resilient agritourism entrepreneurship and sustainable development of the region and open further research directions. Full article
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Open AccessArticle Environmental Tax Policy in Romania in the Context of the EU: Double Dividend Theory
Sustainability 2017, 9(11), 1986; doi:10.3390/su9111986
Received: 21 September 2017 / Revised: 21 October 2017 / Accepted: 24 October 2017 / Published: 31 October 2017
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In the last decade, environment protection gained much more significance in designing the economic policies in the European Union (EU) countries. There are many economic and policy differences between the European countries, despite of the harmonization process inside the EU area. The path
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In the last decade, environment protection gained much more significance in designing the economic policies in the European Union (EU) countries. There are many economic and policy differences between the European countries, despite of the harmonization process inside the EU area. The path of implementation of the environmental tax reforms in the EU countries differs greatly from one country to another and the effects of such taxation in the economic and environmental areas are manifold. The authors of this paper have agreed to undertake the task of testing the double dividend hypothesis of the environmental taxation in Romania (an energy-intensive country) versus the EU area as a whole, using Vector Error Correction Model (VECM) techniques and Ordinary Least Squares (OLS) estimations. Our findings show that this hypothesis is validated neither in Romania (in the economic growth area) nor in the EU area as a whole (in the unemployment area). Therefore, Romania cannot increase the level of the environmental tax for supporting economic growth, but it can grant environmental subsidies for decreasing the emissions and supporting the economic growth. This could be achieved by expanding the tax labor base and by collecting higher budgetary revenues to sustain such environmental subsidies. As far as the EU area is concerned, it is a necessary measure to continue the descending trend for the labor taxation to achieve the goal of improving the employment rate. Full article

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Open AccessReview A Chaos Theory Perspective on International Migration
Sustainability 2017, 9(12), 2355; doi:10.3390/su9122355 (registering DOI)
Received: 18 October 2017 / Revised: 9 December 2017 / Accepted: 11 December 2017 / Published: 17 December 2017
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This paper aims at providing a different approach to international migration analysis, beyond classical models previously proposed by specialized literature. Chaos theory is getting more and more applied into macroeconomics once traditional linear models or even previous dynamic analysis become less suitable. Modern
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This paper aims at providing a different approach to international migration analysis, beyond classical models previously proposed by specialized literature. Chaos theory is getting more and more applied into macroeconomics once traditional linear models or even previous dynamic analysis become less suitable. Modern science sees chaos as unpredictable evolution, maybe even disorder. Still, chaos has got its own rules and can describe many dynamic phenomena within our world. Thus, we test whether international migration data falls under the rules of chaos and whether recent developments within the “European migration crisis” (the total daily migration inflows towards the coasts of Italy, by sea, from January 2014 to April 2017) could be described as chaotic. Full article
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