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Blue-Green Sustainability and Tomorrow Shocks

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2020) | Viewed by 1510

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Department of Business and Economics, University of Applied Sciences (FHM), Bielefeld, Germany
Interests: energy management; modeling; blue-green economy; industry 4.0; Internet of Things; Internet of Energy; digitalization; sustainability; international management; vocational training, education, business; CSR; SME management; cultural dimensions; 5th wave theory/tomorrow age; future studies
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Dear Colleagues,

The new trends in “Blue-Green Sustainability and Future Shocks” encompass the eleven sustainable development goals and the 7PS model, (invented by Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hamid Doost Mohammadian, 2019) which is focused on the seven pillars of sustainability:

  1. Economy
  2. Social
  3. Environmental
  4. Political
  5. Cultural
  6. Educational
  7. Technical

7PS Model (Prof. Dr. Hamid Doost Mohammadian, 2019)

The following approaches are of relevance for this topic: facing future shocks, emerging with the goal to reduce, reuse, and recycle different kinds of waste and change waste to energy, hybrid companies, CSR, IoT, SMEs management, HR, digital transformation, IoE, energy management, I4.0, Society 5.0 and the “5th wave theory” (invented by Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hamid Doost Mohammadian, 2017–19).


The 5th wave theory and evaluation of ages (Invented by Prof. Dr. Hamid Doost Mohammadian, 2017–19)

Having passed two different waves, businesses developed the ability to influence and improve technologies, economy, IT, IoT, etc. However, in the seventies, IT and IoT had already begun to influence, change, and improve education, training, business, as well as our lives. This was the beginning of the 3rd wave. By 2006, IoT became a major tool for virtual learning systems and, subsequently, introduced a new wave of technological educational sustainability named the 4th wave. This theory is about the future of I4.0 and Society 5.0 (I5.0 and Society 6.0) and the edge of tomorrow.

In this Special Issue, the role of energy management and education in I4.0 and their impacts on HR competency are investigated. It is important to make these IoT-based technologies simple and user-friendly for HR and the public sector to face the shocks of tomorrow in the energy sector by promoting these technologies and demonstrating their benefits; with this in mind, a new theory named the ”The 5th Wave” is introduced.

The challenges of sustainability in a blue-green economy can be defined according to the so-called triple-bottom-line, or triple-P, paradigm (people, planet, and profit).

SMEs need to reconcile their economic goals with environmental and social targets. This Special Issue welcomes both conceptual and empirical contributions that may help to evaluate the relationships, the complementarities, and the trade-offs along these seven pillars and three dimensions.

Authors from different disciplines such as business, management, economics, politics, social, technique/engineering, education, energy, culture, and other related disciplines are invited to submit their papers.

Multidisciplinary research that embraces the diversity of blue-green sustainability perspectives and future study is particularly appreciated.

Submissions can relate, but are not limited, to the following topics:

  • Blue-green sustainability and tomorrow shocks
  • Blue-green sustainability and legal aspects
  • Blue-green sustainability and Internet of Energy (IoE)
  • Measuring environmental and cost efficiency in blue-green sustainable services
  • Innovative practices in blue-green sustainable management
  • Digital practices in blue-green sustainable management
  • Working with consumers to improve blue-green sustainable management
  • Impact of pricing schemes on household, hospital, mobility, water, energy and industrial waste production
  • Best practices in solid waste collection and recycling
  • Blue-green sustainable mobility management
  • Blue-green practices, firm reputation and financial performances
  • Blue-green sustainability makes waste as an energy resource
  • Impact of illegal blue-green sustainable management practices
  • Role of blue-green sustainability and its effect on HR competencies
  • Blue-green sustainability and I4.0 – readiness check for HR competencies

Histomap of 5th Theory (Hamid Doost Mohammadian, 2010- Revised 2017)


  • 09/2019: ”Sustainable Innovative Project Management: Response to Improve Liveability and Quality of Life:Case Studies: Iran and Germany”, Inventions, MDPI, Published: 29 September 2019,
  • 08/2019: “Giving three Practical Innovative Models Based on IMP3rove and TRIZ in Smart Mobility: Key towards Blue-Green Sustainable Livable Urban Areas”, International Congress on Engineering, Technology and Innovation 1th and 2th of August, Darmstadt, Germany
  • 08/2019: “Global SME Management as Innovative Sustainable Practical Solutions to improve Sustainability, Quality of Life and Livability (Case: Iran & Germany)”, International Congress on Engineering, Technology and Innovation 1st and 2nd August, Darmstadt, Germany
  • 08/2019: “An applied study of Innovative Models and Holding a Discussion about Sustainable Innovative Project Management: Response to improve Quality of Life and Livability (Case Study: Iran and Germany)”, International Congress on Engineering, Technology and Innovation 1th and 2th of August, Darmstadt, Germany
  • 06/2019: “An Applied Study of Sustainability plus, Digitalization, Urban Planning and Environmental challenges –key to Green Ubiquitous Cities & Mobility as a new concept of Urban Living( case study: Germany, Denmark and Iran)”, 6th International Conference on Civil, Architectural and Environment Sciences 19th of June 2019, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 06/2019: “A Study of Risk Management in Mobility: Key to Provide Comprehensive Blue-Green Sustainable Urban Plan Model to move to Blue-Green Sustainable Mobility in order to create Modern Livable Urban Setting”, 6th International Conference on Civil, Architectural and Environment Sciences 19th of June 2019, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 06/2019: “An applied comparative study about the countries with low sustainability and high CO2-emission and advanced sustainability knowledge in Europe and giving practical models to improve and implement sustainability solutions ( case study: Songdo and Seoul in South Korea)”, 6th International Conference on Civil, Architectural and Environment Sciences 19th of June 2019, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 05/2019: “Blue-Green Ubiquitous Cities: A Response to Create Sustainable and Low Emissions Greenhouse Gases Urban Areas with High Liveability and Quality of Life”, 2nd International Conference on Advanced Research in Humanities and Art (ICARHA2019), May 21. Venice, Italy
  • 04/2019: “IoE – a solution for Energy Management Challenges”, EDUCON Global Engineering Education Conference 9-11th of April 2019. American University in Dubai, Dubai, UAE
  • 04/2019: “IoT – a solution for Educational Management Challenges”, EDUCON Global Engineering Education Conference 9-11th of April 2019. American University in Dubai, Dubai, UAE
  • 02/2019: “ A study of Revolution Models and holding a discussion on Social Cultural Capital: Trust, Democracy and Velvet Revolution as excuses to Sustainability”, 1st International Conference on Research in Humanities of February 2019, Rostock, Germany
  • 02/2019: “ Sustainable Mobility, Building Sustainability and Smart Cities: Responses to Sustainable Urban Development in Social Responsibility”, 1st International Conference on Research in Humanities 14th of February 2019, Rostock, Germany
  • 12/2018: ‘University Social Cultural Responsibility and Ego Identity: A Wide-ranging study of University Teachers”, International Conference “Innovation in Industrial Management and Engineering” 8th of December 2018, Melbourne, Australia
  • 12/2018: ”A Cross-Cultural Analysis of Iranian and German SMEs Professional Identity”, International Conference „Innovation in Industrial Management and Engineering” 8th of December 2018, Melbourne, Australia
  • 09/2018: Buying time to reach the highest level of hegemony by energy, SRRNet 17th International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility and 8th Organizational Governance Conference from 12th to 14th September 2018 at Garden City University, Bangalore, India
  • 08/2018: ”A Cross-Cultural Analysis of Global SMEs’ Professional Identity”, First International Conference ”Future of SMEs for Iran and Germany”, 21st to 23th of August, Berlin, Germany
  • 04/2018: “IoE - a solution for improving the efficiency of reversible energy”, IEEE EDUCON – Global Engineering Education 2018”, Conference, Electronic ISSN: 2165-9567, INSPEC Accession Number: 17802890, Publisher: IEEE, from17. To 20. April 2018 in Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
  • 02/2018: „The Business Perspective of Cloud Computing”, “10th International Conference on Accounting and Management” and „7th International Conference on Entrepreneurship and Open Innovation” 24. February 2018 in Tehran, Iran
  • 07/2017: The Business Perspective of Cloud Computing, The 2nd International Conference on knowledge-based research in Computer Engineering and Information Technology, July 2017, Iran
  • 07/2017: An Overview of International Cross-Cultural Management, University of Applied Sciences (FHM), Germany, ISBN: 978-3-937149-65-3
  • 06/2017: A comparative study use of renewable energy in Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Cambodia, China and Iran, The 2nd National Conference on Accounting, Economy and Management, June 2017, Iran

Prof. Dr. Hamid Doost Mohammadian
Guest Editor

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  • Blue-green sustainability
  • Tomorrow shocks
  • Edge of tomorrow
  • Global challenges
  • Hybrid companies
  • CSR
  • IoT (Internet of Things), IoB (Internet of Business), and IoE (Internet of Energy)
  • Energy management
  • SMEs management
  • Sustainable HR
  • Digitalization and digital transformation
  • Sustainable energy management
  • Sustainable mobility management
  • I4.0
  • Society 5.0
  • 5th wave theory
  • Sustainable urban planning
  • Sustainable comprehensive plan
  • Waste reduction, reusing, and recycling
  • Blue-green marketing
  • Tomorrow crimes
  • Building and construction
  • Blue-green sustainable project management

Published Papers

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