Special Issue "Sustainable Value Management–New Concepts and Contemporary Trends"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2019
Prof. Dariusz Zarzecki
Department of Investment and Enterprise Valuation, Institute of Management and Investment, University of Szczecin, Poland
Interests: business valuation; assessment of investment effectiveness; financial analysis; feasibility studies; enterprise restructuring; business consulting
Assoc. Prof. Marek Jabłoński
Scientific Institute of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Faculty in Chorzów, WSB University in Poznań, Poland
Interests: value management; business models; sustainable business; sustainable business models; performance management; corporate social responsibility; value-based management
Nowadays sustainable value is an important determinant of the development of modern organizations. Not only has it become an increasingly important element of the survival strategy, but also of creating long-term success.
The contemporary approach to value management is evolving. Previous work on the value based management concept was concentrated in creating value for shareholders. Shareholders were the most important beneficiaries of the value created [1,2]. This approach met with wide criticism, especially after the experience of the global economic crisis in the financial and banking markets, which peaked in 2008–2009, triggered by the collapse of the high-risk mortgage loan market in the United States. Concepts of a more balanced approach to management and investment appeared . The trend of a sustainability approach to management based on the assumptions of the triple bottom line , corporate social responsibility, sustainable business models and other concepts has been growing for many years [5–7]. There is evidence that the concept of sustainability has become a paradigm . In this respect, there is a need to understand the new approach to the concept of value not only in the context of investment processes but also in the value exchange approach. The value literature has evolved from a focus on resource exchange and value in exchange to an emphasis on resource integration and value in use. This changing perspective triggered a fresh view on the customer value proposition, understood as a strategic tool for communicating how a company aims to propose value to customers . If an organization’s success is to conduct a dialogue with all key stakeholders, then the value provided should be sustained. Value should provide reasons for the monetization of the business model and create a social effect that will prevent factors that could hinder the capture of value from the market. Creating sustainable value is a process that takes into account not only the factors resulting from the contractual approach but in particular from the relational approach. The purpose of this Special Issue is to indicate the results of research into the current trends and challenges related to the sustainable value management concept.
This issue requires extensive research and analysis.
On the basis of the above-mentioned assumptions, the key issues to answer are the following:
- How to shape enterprises, including their business models, to the ability to generate sustainable value?
- How to define sustainable value?
- Which scientific concepts and practical experience should form the basis of a theory of sustainable value?
- How the creation of sustainable value can influence the success of enterprises?
- Can sustainable value be created, delivered, captured and appropriated to a similar degree?
- How co-creating value affects sustainable value?
- How to interpret sustainable value on capital markets?
- Can creating sustainable value affect the migration of values to the capital/financial markets?
- How to effectively manage sustainable value?
- Can sustainable value also exist in the public sector and how should it be defined there?
- How sustainable value is understood in various sectors of the economy?
- How does the creation of a sustainable value influence the financial and non-financial results of an organization?
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Prof. Dariusz Zarzecki
Assoc. Prof. Marek Jabłoński
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- sustainability management
- sustainability business model
- creating value
- value migration
- stock exchange
- financial market
- public sector
- theory of sustainable value