Special Issue "Sustainable Development and Entrepreneurship in Contemporary Economies"


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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (16 November 2014)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Istudor Nicolae
Vice-Rector, Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Piata Romana Square, no.6, 1st District, Bucharest, Romania
Website: http://www.ase.ro/index_en.asp?nod=despre_ase&item=consiliu_administratie
E-Mail: nistudor@ase.ro
Phone: +40 721 236 670

Guest Editor
Dr. Andrei Jean Vasile
Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, B-dul Bucuresti, No.39, 100680, Ploiesti, Prahova, Romania
Website: http://se.upg-ploiesti.ro/index.php/en/
E-Mail: ajvasile@upg-ploiesti.ro
Phone: +40 721 146 587

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Popescu Gheorghe
Director of the Saint Pantelimon Emergency Hospital, Pantelimon Street, No.340-342, 2nd District, Bucharest, Romania
Website: http://www.ucdc.info/cd/cv/1423.pdf
E-Mail: popescu_ucdc@yahoo.com
Phone: +40 723 313 111

Special Issue Information

Dear colleagues,

Sustainable development represents not only a major challenge for every contemporary economy, but also an existential paradigm in doing business. Over the years, it has imposed a specific entrepreneurial development, where resource allotment and business initiatives are centered around a more environmentally friendly approach, beyond the classical economics efficiency criteria. Achieving a sustainable and well functional economic model necessitates the existence of a strong entrepreneurial culture, where the business initiative must assure a high degree of inland economic potential capitalization. With entrepreneurship, both the investors and communities will gain economic benefits which will further contribute to general social stability and welfare.

This Special Issue aims to discuss currently relevant research concerning sustainable development and entrepreneurship in contemporary economies, but from the larger context of paradigms changing in a post crisis period.

We welcome submissions of review and conceptual papers, both theoretical and practical contributions, case studies and research articles with a high degree of originality and field application. All submissions will be subjected to a rigorous peer review before publication.

Prof. Dr, Istudor Nicolae
Dr. Andrei Jean Vasile
Prof. Dr. Popescu H. Gheorghe
Guest Editors


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  • agricultural and rural policy
  • business practices
  • development paradigms
  • ecosystem services
  • entrepreneurship
  • green economy
  • green marketing
  • land use policy
  • rural development
  • sustainable business models
  • sustainable development

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Sustainability 2014, 6(12), 8876-8888; doi:10.3390/su6128876
Received: 28 October 2014; in revised form: 15 November 2014 / Accepted: 24 November 2014 / Published: 3 December 2014
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Sustainability 2014, 6(12), 8796-8807; doi:10.3390/su6128796
Received: 26 September 2014; in revised form: 20 October 2014 / Accepted: 25 November 2014 / Published: 2 December 2014
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Sustainability 2014, 6(11), 8149-8163; doi:10.3390/su6118149
Received: 14 October 2014; Accepted: 17 October 2014 / Published: 17 November 2014
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