Special Issue "Corporate Sustainability and Innovation in SMEs"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Interests: economics; business performance; human capital; social responsibility; sustainability
Interests: knowledge management; risks management; social responsibility; sustainability
Innovations and sustainable corporate development are nowadays seen as core determinants of both economic progress and the ensuring of well-being, due to their impact on decent quality of life. Sustainable development goal achievement in the challenging pandemic period demands innovative decisions and efforts be made to provide stable entrepreneurial activity, considering its impact on the labour market, employment, and income distribution. Consequently, it is important to maintain the entrepreneurial incentives as a core driver of future development. In this regard, the corporate sustainability in SMEs is complicated because of their higher sensitivity to large-scale changes and sudden stops in the market environment. SMEs, with their high mobility and steep reactions to environmental changes, are able to provide innovative drivers to overcome the crisis, as has been proven by numerous innovative studies. To find, develop and implement business solutions in SMEs, which are simultaneously innovative, economically feasible and socially responsible, has been a challenging task for both policymakers and researchers. The process of sustainable corporate development covers a wide array of research directions, including the following: innovations, R&D, and the development of human resources management; the sustainability of logistics and supply; the development of new economic solutions in the pandemic period; the adjustment of already functioning business processes to the changing political and economic context; government regulation and support of SMEs under the circumstances of business-environmental changes.
Within this specific research scope, the Special Issue “Corporate Sustainability and Innovation in SMEs” is collecting texts covering the following topics: social and economic changes happening in the business environment and their influence on corporate sustainability; innovative business solutions in the light of economic behaviour changes; business resources and processes planning in new economic realities; competitiveness and business planning; innovations in SMEs and their links with business performance and social responsibility; the government regulation of changes in the business environment.
Prof. Dr. Halyna Mishchuk
Dr. Olena Oliinyk
Dr. Iryna Roshchyk
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- changes in the economic behaviour and innovative development of SMEs
- social and economic changes in the business environment
- socioeconomic shifts in SMEs activity in the pandemic period
- supply chains and logistics development
- human resources and corporate sustainability
- business performance and social responsibility
- marketing, branding and competitiveness in the SMEs environment
- the ecological dimension of business sustainability
- forecasting business performance and sustainability trends
- government regulation of changes in the business environment.