Special Issue "Eco-innovation and Competitiveness"
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: closed (30 June 2016)
Prof. Dr. Beatriz Junquera
This Special Issue will comprise a selection of papers addressing eco-innovations to reduce the use of natural resources and decrease the release of harmful substances across the whole life-cycle approaches, and simultaneously to foster competitiveness, as well as those organisational factors to improve a company’s performance as an eco-innovator. Research papers address those concerns linked to (1) discussion about the concept of eco-innovation; (2) organisational factors that lead a company to become more eco-innovative; (3) how to add value because of eco-innovations; and (4) new functional approaches to improve capabilities towards eco-innovation. Covered topics include the definition of the concept of eco-innovation, the identification of organisational factors fostering eco-innovation, measurement tools for assessing the added value in a company because of eco-innovations, organisational barriers against eco-innovation, human resource policies to improve human capital’s eco-innovative capabilities, the eco-innovative intra-entrepreneur, new manufacturing challenges to become more eco-innovative, eco-innovation linked to manufacturer-client relationships, among others. 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. 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.
- human resource management
- supplier-client relationships
- environmental management