Special Issue "Management, Corporate Social Responsibility and Reporting Policies in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Sustainable Management".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Isabel-María Garcia‐Sanchez
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Department of Administration and Business Economics, Universidad de Salamanca, 37008 Salamanca, Spain
Interests: CSR; business ethics; non-financial information; corporate governance; gender diversity
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Prof. Filippo Vitolla
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Department of Economics and Management, LUM Jean Monnet University, 73125 Casamassima, Italy
Interests: CSR; non-financial information; integrated reporting; intellectual capital disclosure; digitalization
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Mr. Nicola Raimo
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Department of Economics and Management, LUM Jean Monnet University, 73125 Casamassima, Italy
Interests: CSR; non-financial information; integrated teporting; intellectual capital disclosure; digitalisation
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Covid-19 has changed our lives—the way we approach everyday life, and our vision of the future. In addition to the heavy toll of human lives and the impact on everyday life, the pandemic brings with it far-reaching economic damage, the first consequences of which are beginning to be felt. Faced with the challenges and risks that emerge on the horizon, companies are rightly worried about the repercussions for their employees and their business in the immediate future as well as for the impacts in the near future. On the other hand, the pandemic could also represent an opportunity for certain companies. There is no doubt that the pandemic has distorted organizations’ business models and has substantially changed the value creation processes and management activities. Furthermore, it changed and extended the responsibility of companies towards stakeholders (in particular customers, workers and local communities). Finally, the pandemic has changed the information needs of investors and stakeholders in general, pushing companies to rethink disclosure and reporting policies.

Given this background, we are pleased to announce a Special Issue of Sustainability with the general theme of “Management, Corporate Social Responsibility and Reporting Policies in the Era of Covid-19 and Beyond”.

The objective of this Special Issue is to publish high-quality papers that contribute to promoting our understanding of how Covid-19 is changing and will change management, corporate social responsibility and reporting practices. The Special Issue is open to both conceptual studies and empirical analyses based on qualitative and quantitative methodological approaches.

Possible topics for contributions include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Strategic innovation and rethinking of business models in the light of Covid-19;
  • New risk management profiles in the era of Covid-19;
  • New marketing management models in the era of Covid-19;
  • Changes in logistics and operations in the light of Covid-19;
  • Digitalisation as a response to the critical issues arising from Covid-19;
  • New ways of human resource management in the era of Covid-19;
  • Corporate social responsibility policies in the era of Covid-19;
  • Changes in management control systems, performance measurement models and internal reporting in the era of Covid-19;
  • Changes to the content of financial and non-financial disclosure and integrated reporting in the light of Covid-19.

Prof. Dr. Isabel-María Garcia‐Sanchez
Prof. Filippo Vitolla
Mr. Nicola Raimo
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1900 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • CSR
  • disclosure
  • non-financial information
  • integrated reporting
  • management
  • COVID-19

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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