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Aligning Strategy with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Process Scoping Diagram for Entrepreneurial Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)

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Department of Entrepreneurship and Management, Faculty of Entrepreneurship, Business Engineering and Management, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Bucharest 060042, Romania
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Department of Management for Scientific Research Activities, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Bucharest 060042, Romania
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Sustainability 2018, 10(4), 1032; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10041032
Received: 16 March 2018 / Revised: 28 March 2018 / Accepted: 29 March 2018 / Published: 30 March 2018
Seeing that the prosperity of people and society is possible with the aid of sustained and inclusive economic growth of all countries and regions, the sustainable development of our world has gained the particular attention of a wide range of decisional factors; civil society, the business sector, and the scientific community. Education has a decisive impact on changes in the way that societies are coping with national, regional, and global challenges and opportunities brought by sustainable development. The paper addressed the lack of capacity of higher education institutions (HEIs) to integrate the principles and practices of sustainable development into all aspects of education and learning, which hampers the capability to act as an entrepreneurial university. Embarking on the path of sustainable development goals (SDGs) requires HEI to design, launch, implement, and customize specific processes architecture to govern the advance of the sustainability approach. The authors applied the process scoping diagram to capture and conceptualize the educational model needed to guide the HEI through the process of change in its daily operations. The SIPOC method (Supplier, Input, Process, Output, Customer) was applied and with the aid of Visio software tool, the processes relationships were articulated and embedded in the educational model of HEI. Finally, the authors shared their views on the scalability of the model, which may be customized and harmonized in accordance with different HEI’s circumstances and priorities. View Full-Text
Keywords: entrepreneurial sustainability strategy; entrepreneurship and management; business process management and improvements; innovation in higher education; sustainable organizational performance; sustainable business models entrepreneurial sustainability strategy; entrepreneurship and management; business process management and improvements; innovation in higher education; sustainable organizational performance; sustainable business models
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Fleacă, E.; Fleacă, B.; Maiduc, S. Aligning Strategy with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Process Scoping Diagram for Entrepreneurial Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). Sustainability 2018, 10, 1032.

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