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Special Issue "Economic Geography: Location, Innovation and Sustainable Development"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Economic, Business and Management Aspects of Sustainability".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (17 September 2018).
Globalization has caused people, businesses, and institutions to become more tightly interconnected. Economic prosperity and decay have grown to habit much closer one another than in the past, even in surrounding regions or cities. Prosperity critically depends on the success in value creation and a sustainable engagement in value chains, which rely, in turn, on local capabilities to innovate and maintain pace with changes. The agglomeration of these capabilities, their fulfillment in business, the development of local industrial ecosystems, private and/or public initiatives to support change from within, and the emerging linkages/complementarities between regions and communities, all contribute to incessantly mold the geography of the global economy. This Special Issue aims to collect papers that contribute to the literature with intuitions and evidence of the dynamics of sustainable development within and between regions. Sustainability is intended in wide terms, that is, environmental, economic, and social. Papers are expected to investigate one or more of the aspects of local/regional value creation in the global economy, with no limitations to the methodologies applied at a micro, meso, or macro level, and serve as inspiration for practitioners, managers, and policy makers. Some example topics are, among others: Technical change, innovation, and industrial renewal; industrial development, cohesion, and global dynamics; regional advantages, business location decisions, and value chains; place-based policies to support innovation and sustainability; eco-innovation and regional competitiveness; and transitional communities, regions, and systems.
Dr. Federico Frattini
Dr. Francesco Nicolli
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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 1700 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.
- industrial ecosystem
- public policy
- regional development
- technical change
- value chain