Special Issue "Collaboration, Risk Management and Governance in SMEs: Drivers of Competitiveness and Innovation towards meeting the SDGs"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2019).
Interests: management control systems; supply chain management; sustainable partnership; international business; SMEs
Interests: risk management; supply chain management; sustainable development goals (SDGs); international business; SMEs
Interests: sustainable development goals (SDGs); social and environmental accounting; improved food supply chain valorisation; sustainability of SMEs
Internationalisation is one of the key factors of economic growth. However, internationalisation is especially complex for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), which have limited resources to deal with increasingly competitive and uncertain markets. For such companies, partnerships are key drivers of internationalisation, as these partnerships create synergies which can help develop new skills and competencies. However, the partnerships also introduce coordination problems and opportunities including with regards to meeting the Sustainable development goals (SDGs). There are, therefore, practical and academic reasons for trying to understand the manner in which these business partnerships operate and create value while promoting the SDGs.
This Special Issue will comprise a selection of papers addressing, among others, concerns linked to:
(1) Understand the nature of international partnerships in SMEs, how they create value and sustainable relationships.;
(2) Analyse the appropriate combination of antecedents, governance mechanisms, risk and competitiveness in the process of internationalization of SMEs that give consideration to the SDGs;
(3) Show the impact of different strategies of internationalisation in export performance, solving the traditional dissociation between gradual and rapid internationalisation models in sustainable partnerships;
(4) Understanding the role of entrepreneurs in the internationalization process and their impact in the creation of value that promotes the elimination of poverty and reduces inequality;
(5) Explaining the role of the export promotion agencies in the creation of value for international SMEs and their impact in creating sustainable export activities based on the creation of sustainable supply chains; and
(6) the role of management control and information systems in the internationalization process of SMEs, open but not limited to risk management systems, ERPs, performance measurement systems, scorecards, etc.
Dr. Juan Manuel Ramon-Jeronimo
Dr. Raquel Florez-Lopez
Dr. Sanjay V. Lanka
Dr. Pedro Araujo-Pinzon
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- International partnerships to promote the SDGs
- International SMEs
- International control systems.
- Sustainable development goals (SDGs)
- Sustainable supply chains in SMEs
- Increase valorization for SMEs