Special Issue "Social and New Technology Challenges of Sustainable Business"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, North-West University (NWU), South Africa
Interests: sustainable development; supply chain; CSR
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Interests: industrial policy; globalization; innovation and entrepreneurship
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The issue of sustainable business is very complicated, because it refers to the economy, natural environment, society and its values, as well as enterprise relations with the external environment, which, in some part, occurs using modern technologies.
Sustainable business should be based on the transparency of relationships and dialogue between stakeholders, among which one can distinguish: Employers, employees, government or social organizations. In this sense, the issue of sustainable business goes far beyond the scope of traditionally understood labor relations, including also the interests of consumers, local communities or the natural environment.
The editors propose that the assumptions regarding the Special Issue should reflect two important challenges that sustainable business is facing now: First, the global social movement directing demands for business and the second: the catalog of modern technologies and management tools that allow the company to respond to growing social and business expectations. Because this subject is often considered in the context of large corporations, it is suggested that the analyzes should concern small and medium-sized enterprises mainly.
In this context, the purpose of the Special Issue is to provide knowledge about available tools and practices of sustainable business in order to effectively respond to social and technological development challenges
Prof. Sebastian Kot
Prof. Beata Ślusarczyk
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- sustainable business
- social challenges
- industry 4.0
- new technologies
- small medium enterprises.
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Authors: Ferber, D.; Redondo, A.; Pascual, J.A & Gento, A.M.
Many works highlight the importance and added value of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in companies, as well as the role of Knowledge Management (KM) for their revitalization. But even more important is to ensure that all efforts and resources are aligned with the organization's strategic objectives (Balanced Scorecard BSC). The aim of this work is to integrate BSC, CSR and KM based on the results of two previous researches: one on BSC-CSR and the other on KM, both of a projective nature (description-action-contrast). The research carried out has made it possible to identify: 45 KW indicators, 102 CSR indicators, and their corresponding correlations with the strategic objectives and perspectives of the BSC. In addition, an Excel tool has been designed and developed for SMEs: customizable, intuitive and useful for decision-making, this has allowed us to contrast the obtained results.
Keywords: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR); Knowledge Management (KM); Balanced Scorecard (BSC)