Special Issue "Cultural Dynamic and Innovation Performance"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Economic and Business Aspects of Sustainability".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Panagiotis E. Petrakis
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Guest Editor
Department of Economics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Interests: economic development and growth; economic policy; culture; institutions; entrepreneurship
Dr. Pantelis C. Kostis
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Guest Editor
Department of Economics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Interests: economic development and growth; economic policy; culture; institutions; entrepreneurship

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Differences among countries in terms of levels of technological development and investment capacity largely stem from the society’s dominant cultural background. A significant requirement for societies and economies to move toward innovative activities is a more favorable environment (culture) that promotes the free exchange of ideas among members of society. The grid of values in a society plays a special role in motivating and encouraging its members to innovate. Due to the fact that innovation is a complex process that involves learning and developing new ideas, culture is integral to innovation. An effective way of keeping enterprises and organizations competitive is by developing an entrepreneurial culture that boosts innovative activity and thus maintains competitive advantage. Thus, culture should be considered a strategic instrument for achieving competitive advantage through innovation. Culture encourages innovation and creativity and motivates individuals or groups to foster the spirit of entrepreneurship.

This Special Issue aims to publish high-quality theoretical or empirical research papers that are going to explore the cultural dynamics that affect the innovation performance of the economies. The scope is to highlight the direct and indirect channels through which the cultural dynamics lead to innovation outcomes and identify other factors that may intervene in this process. International or country-specific research is welcomed.

Prof. Dr. Panagiotis E. Petrakis
Dr. Pantelis C. Kostis
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • innovation performance
  • cultural background
  • social capital
  • cultural change

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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