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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
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
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

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.


  • 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

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.

Journal Contact

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St. Alban-Anlage 66, 4052 Basel, Switzerland
Tel. +41 61 683 77 34
Fax: +41 61 302 89 18
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