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Sustainable Enterprise Excellence and Innovation

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 January 2021) | Viewed by 2987

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Management Department, Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS 67601, USA
Interests: sustainable enterprise excellence; social–ecological innovation; six sigma innovation and design; circular economy complex management systems; systems thinking
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Management Department, Aarhus University, Aarhus V., 8210, Denmark
Interests: sustainable enterprise excellence; quality management; customer satisfaction; employee satisfaction; performance management; business excellence models
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are at a juncture in history where the cumulative influences of human activity at individual, organizational and societal levels have created many wicked challenges that place individuals, organizations, communities and societies of current and future societies in peril. Such challenges span boundaries that include social equity; organizational structures, strategies and activities; domestic and foreign policy; and environmental policy and practice. In many instances, these place organizations in conflict with governments, and national governments in conflict with one another.

Despite these challenges, there is hope. This Special Issue of Sustainability is dedicated to the hope of addressing wicked challenges in ways that can affect positive and sustainable change through innovation. Of primary interest in this Special Issue is sustainability-oriented innovation by individuals, collaborative groups, or organizations, including, but not limited to creation of or innovation in organizational structures, strategies and activities; research strategies, activities and results; supply chains; ways of working; and game-changing products, processes, or services. Organizations are broadly construed to included for-profit organizations, for-benefit organizations that emphasize doing well by doing good, non-governmental organizations, and public sector organizations. 

Collectively then, this Sustainability Special Issue is focused on Sustainable Enterprise Excellence and Innovation.

Prof. Rick Edgeman
Prof. Jacob Eskildsen
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • Sustainable Business Models
  • Sustainable Innovation
  • Sustainable Enterprise Excellence
  • Circular Economy
  • Human Ecology and Enterprise Sustainability

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Strategic Investment Decisions for Emerging Technology Fields in the Health Care Sector Based on M&A Analysis
by Jinho Choi, Nina Shin and Yong Sik Chang
Sustainability 2021, 13(7), 3644; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13073644 - 25 Mar 2021
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Abstract
The existing approaches to identification of emerging technologies create a prominent opportunity for technology convergence and market growth potential. However, existing approaches either suffer from the time lag issue or have yet to explorethe assessment’s uncertainty and ambiguity. Based on a total of [...] Read more.
The existing approaches to identification of emerging technologies create a prominent opportunity for technology convergence and market growth potential. However, existing approaches either suffer from the time lag issue or have yet to explorethe assessment’s uncertainty and ambiguity. Based on a total of 14 years of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity data in the Health Care sector, the complex patterns between growth velocity and accelerating of M&A activities are analyzed with two quantitative indicators (Promising Index and Promising Index Sharpe Ratio) to identify emerging technological opportunities. The proposed integrative approach offers a mean to resolve the time lag issue, deal with market trend irregularity, and manage expectations of investors for emerging technology and industry. Specifically, this study aims to (i) provide a decision support system integrating M&A activity information for strategic investment planning and (ii) identify promising technologies in the Healthcare sector to manage the irregularities of market trend and investment outcome. This study is one of the first research that employs a prior data-based approach to delineate emerging technologies by analyzing the growth momentum properties of specific industry areas based on the M&A activity data. Full article
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