Special Issue "Information Society and Sustainable Development—Selected Papers from the 6th International Conference ISSD 2019"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2019.

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Marian ZAHARIA E-Mail
Faculty of Economic Sciences, Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, B-dul Bucuresti, No.39, 100680, Ploiesti, Prahova, Romania
Interests: green econometrics and simulations; sustainable tourism; green informatics; IT&C
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Prof. Dr. Isabel NOVO-CORTI E-Mail
Economic Development and Social Sustainability Research Group (EDaSS), University School – University of A Coruña – Spain, Campus de Elviña, s/n, A Coruña 15071, Spain
Interests: economic analysis; business administration and development; creative entrepreneurial initiatives; strategic planning
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Walter LEAL E-Mail
Research and Transfer Centre “Sustainable Development and Climate Change Management”, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Phone: +49-40-42875-6313
Fax: +49-40-42875-6079
Interests: theory and practice of sustainable development
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Diana-Mihaela ȚÎRCĂ E-Mail
Center of Fundamental and Applied Economic Studies (CSEFA), Faculty of Economics, “Constantin Brâncuși” University of Târgu-Jiu, Tineretului Street, No. 4, 210135, Targu-Jiu, Gorj, Romania
Interests: macroeconomics; sustainable development; regional development
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Magdalena ZIOŁO E-Mail
Institute of Sustainable Financial Systems, University of Szczecin, Cukrowa 8, 71-004 Szczecin, Poland
Interests: finance and banking; sustainable systems
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Johannes Casparus PLATJE E-Mail
WSB University in Wroclaw, Ul. Fabryczna 29-31, 53-609 Wroclaw, Poland
Interests: institutional determinants of sustainable development; innovation and regional development; campus and business sustainability; sustainable financial systems; sustainable energy and food supply

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The Information Society and Sustainable Development represent dominant characteristics in the evolution of contemporary economies. To a great extent, they shape the future of human society. Both elements have been imposed as specific paradigms in achieving a functional and highly competitive model for an economy.

This Special Issue will consist of selected papers from the International Scientific Conference “Information Society and Sustainable Development” (ISSD 2019), which will be held in Targu-Jiu, Gorj County, Romania, during 10–11 May 2019.

The international conference “Information Society and Sustainable Development” (ISSD) is organized by the Center of Fundamental and Applied Economic Studies (CSEFA) within the Faculty of Economics, "Constantin Brancusi" University of Târgu-Jiu, Romania, in partnership with:

  • Romanian American University, Bucharest, Romania;
  • Center for Resources and Research in Tourism – CERC Tourism, University “Ștefan cel Mare” of Suceava, Romania;
  • Research Center in Innovative and Regional Tourism, University of Craiova, Romania;
  • Research and Transfer Centre “Applications of Life Sciences”, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, RCE Hamburg and Region, Germany;
  • Economic Development and Social Sustainability Research Group (EDaSS), University of A Coruña, Faculty of Economy and Business, Department of Economic Analysis and Business Administration, Spain;
  • Institute of Sustainable Financial Systems, University of Szczecin, Poland;
  • Research Institute of University of Economics – Varna, Bulgaria;
  • Wyższa Szkoła Bankowa University in Wroclaw, Poland;
  • Institute for Economic Research, Torun, Poland.

The main aim of the conference is to encourage and facilitate the dissemination of interdisciplinary research from a broader perspective, from scientists, professionals, and academia, in the field of sustainable development. Primarily, selected papers from the International Scientific Conference “Information Society and Sustainable Development” (ISSD 2019) will be considered for publication. The papers submitted and selected for this Special Issue should neither have been previously published nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere, and are subject to a very rigorous peer review process.

Prof. Dr. Marian ZAHARIA
Prof. Dr. Isabel NOVO-CORTI
Prof. Dr. Walter LEAL
Prof. Dr. Diana-Mihaela ȚÎRCĂ
Prof. Dr. Magdalena ZIOŁO
Dr. Johannes Casparus PLATJE
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • tourism, services, and sustainable development
  • industry and its impact on sustainable development
  • green statistics and economics
  • business and E-activities in the Information society
  • financing for sustainable development
  • environmental management

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The Military’s Links with Local Communities in the Context of Sustainable Development
Sustainability 2019, 11(16), 4427; https://doi.org/10.3390/su11164427 - 16 Aug 2019
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This article focuses on the analysis of the military links with local communities in the context of sustainable development, in particular the social and economic aspects of development. The aim of the article is to identify and characterize the links between military units [...] Read more.
This article focuses on the analysis of the military links with local communities in the context of sustainable development, in particular the social and economic aspects of development. The aim of the article is to identify and characterize the links between military units and entities in the local environment on the example of selected municipalities in Poland and to assess these links in the opinion of residents, local authorities, and soldiers. Between military units and local communities, there are relations of different nature and intensity, conditioned by internal and external factors. The military stationed on the territory of individual municipalities makes a direct and indirect contribution to building the social and economic potential of these places, as well as providing public goods in the form of the national defence. The links between the military and local communities are discussed in the source literature with reference to examples from different countries. While the scale and scope of these links vary, these impacts follow similar patterns. Full article
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Finance, Sustainability and Negative Externalities. An Overview of the European Context
Sustainability 2019, 11(15), 4249; https://doi.org/10.3390/su11154249 - 06 Aug 2019
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The goal of the paper is to examine the relation between finance and sustainability, with a special emphasis on the impact of negative externalities. Sustainable development as a concept aims to mitigate negative externalities. Conventional finance offers no room for the environment and [...] Read more.
The goal of the paper is to examine the relation between finance and sustainability, with a special emphasis on the impact of negative externalities. Sustainable development as a concept aims to mitigate negative externalities. Conventional finance offers no room for the environment and society. Therefore, three-dimensional sustainable finance has appeared. This paper is the first original attempt to examine the relationship between: financial, economic, environmental and social development indicators from the sustainability perspective, with a special focus on externalities. To study the disparities between the European Union (EU) countries belonging to the OECD in the field of sustainable development and sustainable finance, the multi-criteria taxonomy was used. The basis of the analyses was the indicators transformed according to the relative taxonomy method. The database, based on Eurostat, contains indicators describing pillars of sustainable development such as: economic (12 indicators), social (28), environmental (7) and sustainable finance (16). The study analyses the sample of 23 countries in 2007, 2013 and 2016. The results confirm a positive relationship among the analysed indicators. On the basis of 62 statistical features selected according to the statistical methods, 7 groups of countries were obtained in 2007 and 2013 and 8 groups in 2016. In the case of Scandinavian countries, one can observe a permanent separation of economic growth from its negative impact on the natural environment. Such dependencies are no longer so obvious in the case of other EU countries belonging to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Therefore, attention should be paid to the most economically developed countries in Western Europe, i.e., Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, whose high rankings in the case of economic, social and very often also financial results correspond to much worse results in the case of environmental development. Full article
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