Special Issue "Innovation and Sustainable Development for the Bioeconomy"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2016).
Interests: quantitative and qualitative social science; science, technology and environmental politics; sustainable energy transition; bioeconomy and green economics
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Interests: Teis Hansen is interested in spatial aspects of innovation processes for sustainability transitions, as well as technology transfer from developed to emerging economies within the field of renewable energy. Additionally, Teis also works on proximity and innovation, the development of low-tech industries, innovation in cross-border regions and Smart Specialisation Strategies
To this Special Issue we invite papers, which address the sustainable transition to a bioeconomy. We define bioeconomy as the set of economic activities related to the production and use of renewable biological feedstock and processes to generate economic outputs in the form of bio-based food, feed, energy, materials, or chemicals, while maintaining our environment, and protecting food quality and biodiversity.
This Special Issue of Sustainability invites theoretical, as well as empirical papers that make a contribution to theory development. We are especially interested in papers examining:
1) The trade-off between sustainability concerns and economic development in the bioeconomy;
2) The governance of the bioeconomy—at and across different scales, actor groups and policy areas;
3) The geography of the bioeconomy, including if and why bioeconomy development is a spatially uneven process;
4) The challenges of establishing a circular bioeconomy where resources are used and reused in an efficient way; and
5) Innovation processes in the bioeconomy, in particular examining the extent and importance of collaboration across sectoral boundaries.
Papers selected for this Special Issue are subject to a rigorous peer review procedure with the aim of rapid and wide dissemination of research results, developments, and applications.
Prof. Dr. Antje Klitkou
Dr. Teis Hansen
Manuscript Submission Information
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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.
- economic development
- circular economy