Special Issue "Business, Management, Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Sustainable Development"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2020).
Interests: entrepreneurship; innovation; entrepreneurship education; entrepreneurship ecosystems
Interests: international entrepreneurship; firm internationalization; economic development
Interests: innovation; emergence of new industries; frugal innovation; new product development
Global society faces a range of environmental, economic, and social sustainability challenges. Sustainable development is influenced by the interaction between the key actors of the socioeconomic system. The role of businesses in this system, by means of management, entrepreneurship, and innovation is an important issue of current sustainability debates. The quest for businesses, entrepreneurs, innovators, and society is no longer to aim for more than just economic value creation. It is also necessary to integrate multiple forms of value creation, with respect to business, environmental, and social challenges. This shift in meaning and focus of value creation brings forth possible changes in existing business models, the ultimate necessity of paradigm changes, and new approaches to sustainable development in business, management, entrepreneurship, and innovation.
In this context, this Special Issue of Sustainability aims to bring together multidisciplinary knowledge and value creation initiatives from a wide range of business disciplines to address global sustainable development. We welcome conceptual and scientific studies that address sustainable development in business, management, entrepreneurship, and innovation within (but not limited to) the following parameters:
- Multidisciplinary business and management related sustainable development;
- Product- and service-related innovation and development;
- Entrepreneurship as catalyst for sustainable development;
- Entrepreneurship ecosystems, education, and accelerators;
- Business model design and development;
- Interdisciplinary approaches to value creation;
- Sustainable logistics and supply chain initiatives;
- Environmental management;
- Organizational innovation and human resources;
- Business technology and digitalization;
- Social and/or corporate responsibility;
- Management and marketing in the context of sustainable development;
- Other related sustainability initiatives related to the context of business.
We believe that this Special Issue may allow further debate on cross-disciplinary and multidisciplinary knowledge in sustainable development from perspectives of business, management, entrepreneurship and innovation. We particularly welcome selected papers from the 13th International Conference of Organizational Innovation (2019 ICOI), to be held on 20–22 July 2019 at the University of Ulsan, South Korea. See: http://www.iaoiusa.org/icoi/
Prof. Alex Maritz
Dr. Aron Perenyi
Dr. Gerrit de Waal
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- sustainable development
- business, management
- value creation