Special Issue "Sustainability in SMEs"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Economic, Business and Management Aspects of Sustainability".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2018
Prof. Dr. Beatriz Junquera
The Special Issue will comprise a selection of papers addressing competitiveness and sustainability in SMEs (Small and Medium-sized Enterprises) to simultaneously improve their environmental and organizational performance. Research papers address those concerns linked to: (1) ecological impact by SMEs; (2) environmental strategies in SMEs; (3) relationship between environmental and organizational performance in SMEs; (4) specific characteristics of environmental management in SMEs; (5) barriers towards developed environmental approaches in SMEs; and (e) ways of fostering the most developed environmental strategies in SMEs. Covered topics include the identification of the most usual environmental strategies in SMEs, the reasons which explain that choice, the external factors (environmental stakeholders, clients, suppliers, government, etc.), which foster the environmental development in SMEs, the integration between environmental issues and manufacturing strategy in SMEs, the role of managers to develop the environmental approaches in SMEs, the organizational status of environmental issues in SMEs, among others. Papers selected for the Special Issue are subject to a rigorous peer review procedure with the aim of quick and wide dissemination of research results, developments and applications (as an example of a Special Issue website, you can access:
Prof. Dr. Beatriz Junquera
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.
- environmental management
- environmental performance
- environmental strategy