Special Issue "Big Data and Predictive Analytics for 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: 30 November 2017
Prof. Dr. Benjamin T. Hazen
1. Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA
2. Department of Operational Sciences, Air Force Institute of Technology, USA
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Interests: closed-loop supply chains; reverse logistics; innovation; supply chain information systems
Because of the volume, velocity and variety of data generated and consumed across the globe, big data and predictive analytics (BDPA) are driving the means through which firms compete in today’s marketplace. Business research over the past several years has been instrumental in developing an understanding of what BDPA are (and are not), and mechanisms for their employment. Research has more recently centered upon how firms can achieve a sustainable financial advantage via employment of BDPA. However, there remains a dearth of understanding regarding the role that BDPA can play toward achiving social and environmental sustainability.
This Special Issue on “Big Data and Predictive Analytics for Sustainability” will address this important and potentially wide-ranging topic. The broad scope of this Special Issue is hoped to encourage submissions from across several disciplines. Theory-based research that links BDPA with social and/or environmental sustainabiliy is especially encouaged, as is research that is cross-disciplinary in nature. However, any research that falls under the scope of this call for papers is certainly most welcome.
Prof. Dr. Benjamin T. Hazen
Manuscript Submission Information
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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.
- Big Data
- Data Science
- Data Mining
- Data Management
- Predictive Analytics
- Environmental Sustainability
- Social Sustainability
- Circular Economy
- Information Systems
- Information Technology
- Triple Bottom Line
- Operations Research
- Applied Statistics
- Operations Management
- Supply Chain Management