Special Issue "How Better Decision-Making Helps to Improve Sustainability"
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 (1 April 2016)
Prof. Dr. Kannan Govindan
Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management, Department of Business and Economics, University of Southern Denmark, Odense 5230, Denmark
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Interests: sustainable supply chain management; green supply chain management; reverse logistics; closed-loop supply chains; CSR based supply chain management; supply chain risk management; decision analysis; multi-criteria decision-making
Owing to the increased awareness concerning environmental protection and social responsibility, as well as to the economic viability needed to gain a competitive advantage in today’s world, the sustainability concept has become an essential theme for many industries and organizations. To maintain a long-term relationship with partners, companies have to make efficient decisions and improvise sustainable strategies. This can be achieved via effective decision-making processes that focus mainly on economically-, environmentally-, and socially-friendly issues as much as possible.
The main idea of this Special Issue is to generate research that provides great insights into efficient decision-making processes, so as to help improve the overall sustainability of industries by considering all 3P’s (Profit, Planet, and People) together. Analytical models, empirical studies, and case-based studies are all welcome, as long as the research work provides new insights and implications for the practice of management, with regard to effective decision support systems.
Prof. Dr. Kannan Govindan
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Multi-criteria decision methods for sustainable management
- Sustainable sourcing
- Decision analysis for sustainable production and consumption
- Decision support systems for sustainable development
- Sustainable supplier selection and development