Special Issue "Social Businesses and Social Entrepreneurship in the Face of Sustainable Development Challenges"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2021.
Interests: sustainable finance; social entrepreneurship; microfinance; corporate social responsibility; corporate finance
Interests: social business; social entrepreneurship; entrepreneurship education; digital entrepreneurship; impact economy; internal control; internal audit
Interests: corporate social responsibility; CSR communication; consumer behavior; social entrepreneurship; social marketing; banking; fashion; tourism
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Social business and social entrepreneurship are increasingly important for economic development policies because they create social and economic values. Their contribution to the development of countries is based on their ability to create employment, especially for the disadvantaged segments of society, or their contribution to innovation and the creation of new goods and services, often for unmet social needs. In addition, they play a fundamental role in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) promoted by the United Nations in their Agenda 2030. Achieving the SDGs requires collaboration across sectors, organizations, and individuals. In this context, social businesses balance sustainability and impact, so they are sustainable by design, and most of them particularly focus on solving the problems created by the current economic system.
From Yunus Centre Cantabria (Spain), we are delighted to announce this Special Issue, with the purpose of promoting research on the current challenges and opportunities for social business and social entrepreneurship in the face of the Agenda 2030. Papers submitted to this Special Issue should cover topics including the characterization of social entrepreneurs, measurement of social business impact, their contribution to SDGs achievements, etc. General topics related to social businesses and social entrepreneurship are welcomed as well. We are equally open to conceptual papers and empirical studies around this topic.Dr. Carlos Lopez-Gutierrez
Dr. Ana Fernandez-Laviada
Prof. Dr. Andrea Pérez
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.
- social business
- social entrepreneurship
- sustainable development goals
- social impact
- impact economy