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Special Issue "Sustainability in E-Business"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Miriam Jankalová

Associate Professor, University of Žilina, Faculty of Operation and Economics of Transport and Communications, Department of Communications, Slovakia
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Interests: sustainability; corporate social responsibility; business excellence; quality management; accounting
Guest Editor
Prof. Tatiana Čorejová

Professor, rector of the University of Žilina, Faculty of Operation and Economics of Transport and Communications, Department of Communications, Slovakia
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Interests: sustainable innovations systems; economics of networks; regional economics; localization theory; transfer technology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Sustainable business, or green business, is an enterprise that has minimal negative impact on the global or local environment, community, society, or economy (Cooney, 2009). In other words, sustainable business means a business with dynamic balance among three mutually interdependent elements: (i) protection of ecosystems and natural resources; (ii) economic efficiency; and (iii) consideration of social wellbeing such as jobs, housing, education, medical care and cultural opportunities (Bell and Morse, 2009). E-Business is the point where economic value creation and information technology come together (Akkermans, 2001). Sustainability in E-Business can be defined as the activities within the E-Business domain to minimize the negative impacts and maximize the positive impacts on the society and the environment through the design, production, application, operation, and disposal of information technology and information technology enabled products and services throughout their life cycle (Dewan, Chowdhury and Quaddus, 2014).

This Special Issue aims to discuss the link between sustainability and E-Business, from theoretical, methodological and disciplinary perspectives. We invite you to contribute to this issue by submitting comprehensive reviews, case studies or research articles. Papers selected for this Special Issue are subject to a rigorous peer review procedure, with the aim of rapid and wide dissemination of research results, developments, and applications.

Prof. Miriam Jankalová
Prof. Tatiana Čorejová
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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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.

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Keywords

  • sustainable e-business
  • sustainable business practices
  • sustainable e-business model
  • e-business modelling
  • green marketing
  • sustainable strategy
  • incorporating business ethics into strategy
  • sustainable business awards

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Research

Open AccessArticle Green Marketing as the Source of the Competitive Advantage of the Business
Sustainability 2017, 9(12), 2218; doi:10.3390/su9122218
Received: 26 October 2017 / Revised: 28 November 2017 / Accepted: 28 November 2017 / Published: 30 November 2017
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Abstract
In this work we focused on summarizing the principles of green marketing and the concepts related to it. The aim of this contribution was to prove the relationship between the implementation of green marketing principles and sustainable competitive company position on the market.
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In this work we focused on summarizing the principles of green marketing and the concepts related to it. The aim of this contribution was to prove the relationship between the implementation of green marketing principles and sustainable competitive company position on the market. In order to prove the relationship between the implementation of green marketing principles and the competitive market position of companies, we used a multiple regression method to reveal the relationship, despite many variables. This was preceded by a factor analysis that helped us to select the main factors of influence. In order to meet this goal, we have drawn from the surveys conducted by PwC (Bratislava, Slovakia), the Automobile Industry Association and the Slovak Automobile Institute to identify key factors and future expected development in the auto industry supplier segment and our marketing research, conducted from December 2015 to February 2016. Based on the results of marketing surveys, research responses and the study of available resources, we concluded that there is no comprehensive green marketing implementation model linking environmental consumer behavior with a link to the company’s marketing strategy. The contribution could help the Automotive Industry Union to present requirements to the government and help create incentives for the alternative vehicle market, and our findings could be incorporated into the creation of companies’ strategy. Full article
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