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Trends in Emerging Markets, Globalization, Economic Development, Entrepreneurship, and Management Strategies as a Result of Cross-Border Cooperation Volume II

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2024 | Viewed by 361

Special Issue Editors

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Faculty of Applied Sciences, WSB University, 41-300 Dąbrowa Górnicza, Poland
Interests: cross-border cooperation (CBC); environmental impact assessment; international cooperation; landscape architecture; regional planning; spatial planning and territorial governance; strategic and common planning; sustainable tourism; urban and city planning
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College of Business and Economics, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg 2006, South Africa
Interests: development economics; sustainable development; econometric models; regional development
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Cross-border cooperation (CBC) has resulted in the development of various trends in emerging markets, globalization, economic development, entrepreneurship, and management strategies. These trends include increased foreign direct investment, market liberalization, regional integration, knowledge and technology transfer, the rise of global value chains, opportunities for entrepreneurship and innovation, and the adoption of evolving management strategies. These trends have contributed to economic growth, job creation, market access, and the exchange of knowledge and resources between countries.

Contextually, the present Special Issue (SI) expects to cross and analyze the dynamics and patterns ongoing in this international environment—bearing in mind the sustainability principles and the related issues that may influence it. Thus, the global environments and their relationship with emerging markets, not only in Europe but all over the globe, as well as the rising phenomenon of economic development and entrepreneurship, are just some examples of the issues that are expected to be discussed within this Special Issue.

Accordingly, the Guest Editors encourage the submission of research related to the topics of international relationships, international business, international trade, economic development, cross-border cooperation, common planning, emerging markets, entrepreneurship, sustainable planning, territorial governance, and management, among many others that could relate to the main scope of this Special Issue and consequently provide new and enriched literature regarding the importance of cross-border cooperation.


Behradfar, A.; Castanho, R.A. Cross-Border Cooperation in Spatial Planning: Facts and Future Lessons From European Borderlands. In Handbook of Research on Current Advances and Challenges of Borderlands, Migration, and Geopolitics; IGI Global: Hershey, PA, USA, 2023; pp. 24–70, ISBN: 9781668470206.

Castanho, R.A.; Loures, L.; Cabezas, J.; Fernández-Pozo, L. Cross-Border Cooperation (CBC) in Southern Europe—An Iberian Case Study. The Eurocity Elvas-Badajoz. Sustainability 2017, 9, 360.

Castanho, R.A. Identifying Processes of Smart Planning, Governance and Management in European Border Cities. Learning from City‐to‐City Cooperation (C2C). Sustainability 2019, 11, 5476.

Castanho, R.A. The Relevance of Political Engagement and Transparency in Cross-Border Cooperation (CBC) Environments. Analyzing Border cities in Europe. Lex Localis J. Local Self-Gov. 2020, 18, 487–502,

Jurado Almonte, J., Pazos-Garcia, F. and Castanho, R.A. (2020). Eurocities of the Iberian Borderland: A Second Generation of Border Cooperation Structures. An Analysis of Their Development Strategies. Sustainability 2020, 12, 6438;

Meyer, D.F.; de Bruyn, C.; Meyer, N. The importance of tourism in regional economic development: A time-series analysis. J. Environ. Manag. Tour. 2017, VIII, 784–797.

Meyer, D.F.; Meyer, N. The relationship between the creation of an enabling environment and economic development: A comparative analysis of management at local government sphere. Pol. J. Manag. Stud. 2016, 14, 150–160.

Meyer, D.F.; Meyer, N. . Assessment of Inclusive Growth performance: A comparative analysis of the BRICS countries. Acta Univ. Danubius. Acon. 2019, 15, 191–207.

Meyer, D.F.; Meyer, N.; Neethling, J.R. Perceptions of business owners on service delivery and the creation of an enabling environment. Adm. Publica 2016, 24, 52–73.

Meyer, N.; Meyer, D.F. The Creation of an Enabling Environment for small businesses to prosper by Local Government through Service Delivery and Management. In Proceedings of the 6th International Scientific Conference of Management, High Tatras, Slovakia, 29 September–2 October 2016; pp. 123–129.

Meyer, N.; Meyer, D.F. An econometric analysis of entrepreneurial activity, economic growth and employment: The case of the BRICS countries. Int. J. Econ. Perspect. 2017, 11, 429–441.

Meyer, N. 2018. Local government and the creation of an enabling environment: Perceptions of female entrepreneurs. In Proceedings of the 7th International Scientific Conference of Management, High Tatras, Slovakia, 26–29 September 2018; pp. 835–841.

Paunović, I.; Jovanović, V. Implementation of Sustainable Tourism in the German Alps: A Case Study. Sustainability 2017, 9, 226.

Schenone, C.; Marrè Brunenghi, M.; Pittaluga, I.; Hajar, A.; Kamali, W.; Montaresi, F.; Rasheed, M.; Wahab, A.A.; El Moghrabi, Y.; Manasrah, R.; et al. Managing European Cross Border Cooperation Projects on Sustainability: A Focus on MESP Project. Sustainability 2017, 9, 112.

Schipper, R.P.J.R.; Silvius, A.J.G. Characteristics of Smart Sustainable City Development: Implications for Project Management. Smart Cities 2018, 1, 75–97.

Dr. Rui Alexandre Castanho
Prof. Dr. Daniel Francois Meyer
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  • cross-border cooperation
  • economic development
  • emerging markets
  • entrepreneurship common planning
  • international relationships
  • international trade
  • sustainable planning
  • enabling environment
  • territorial governance and management
  • strategic planning

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