Special Issue "Entrepreneurship and Business Sustainability"

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: 30 June 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Ladislav Mura
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Department of International Entrepreneurship, Faculty of Economics and Business, Pan-European University, Tematínska 10, 851 05 Bratislava, Slovakia
Interests: entrepreneurship; small and medium enterprises; family business; international entrepreneurship; internationalization
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Dear Colleagues,

We are offering the possibility to publish your latest research results in the field of entrepreneurship and business sustainability. The current market conditions, competition on the market, and the impact of COVID-19 on the economy and entrepreneurship are forcing businesses to think about the possibilities and limits of sustainable entrepreneurship. This issue has to be addressed by the management of all business entities, regardless of the size, market share, and achievements of the enterprise. Considering these determinants, the issue of sustainable entrepreneurship is one of the most addressed and up-to-date issues in the entrepreneurial environment.

The focus of this Special Issue “Entrepreneurship and Business Sustainability” is on obtaining relevant data and introducing the latest issues and research results in the business environment, involving regional, national, and transnational economies in order to identify the current situation and provide solutions for further sustainability of business activities. This Special Issue of our journal will address the empirical research in the field of business entities, entrepreneurship, and the impact of COVID-19, COVID-19 and the sustainable business activity, modeling business sustainability, and the future of entrepreneurship.

The Guest Editors will select high-quality research papers to proceed with blind peer reviews. Reviewers will be selected among researchers active in the field whose works are present in international databases.

Within the framework described above, authors are invited to contribute to this Special Issue in the following fields (keywords):

entrepreneurship; competitiveness and business; small and medium enterprises and their sustainability; impact of COVID-19 on entrepreneurship; new possibilities in international entrepreneurship and sustainability; sustainability of family businesses; business models for future and sustainability

Inspirations for References:

Mura, L. 2019. Entrepreneurship internationalization – Case of Slovak family businesses. AD ALTA-J. Interdiscip. Res. 9 (1), pp. 222–226

Mura, L., Marchevska, M., & Dubravska, M. 2018. Slovak Retail Business Across Panel Regression Model. Mark. Manag. Innov. 4, pp. 203–211

Mura, L., Havierniková, K, & Machová, R. 2017. Empirical results of entrepreneurs' network: case study of Slovakia. Serb. J. Manag. 12(1), pp. 121–131

Dúbravská, M., Mura, L., Kotulič, R., & Novotný, J. 2015. Internationalization of Entrepreneurship - Motivating Factors: Case Study of the Slovak Republic. Acta Polytech. Hung. 12 (5), pp. 121–133.

Prof. Dr. Ladislav Mura
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • entrepreneurship
  • small and medium enterprises
  • international entrepreneurship
  • small business
  • sustainability of business
  • sustainability of entrepreneurship

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Built to Sustain: The Effect of Entrepreneurial Decision-Making Logic on New Venture Sustainability
Sustainability 2021, 13(4), 2170; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13042170 - 18 Feb 2021
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How entrepreneurs make entrepreneurial decisions to improve entrepreneurial performance is a popular concern in both theoretical and practical circles. Existing studies mostly analyze the effect of entrepreneurial decision-making logic on the survival and growth of new ventures from the perspective of financial performance, [...] Read more.
How entrepreneurs make entrepreneurial decisions to improve entrepreneurial performance is a popular concern in both theoretical and practical circles. Existing studies mostly analyze the effect of entrepreneurial decision-making logic on the survival and growth of new ventures from the perspective of financial performance, but few studies focus on new venture sustainability. Based on datasets from the first two survey rounds of CPSED (Chinese Panel Study of Entrepreneurial Dynamics), this paper selects a group of 259 entrepreneurs as a sample and uses logistic regression analysis as a research method. The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of entrepreneurial decision-making logic on new venture sustainability. There are two main entrepreneurial logics, namely effectuation and causation. The paper discusses causation in terms of four dimensions, namely goal orientation, expected returns, competitive analysis, and avoiding contingencies. It examines effectuation in terms of the dimensions of means orientation, affordable loss, partnerships, and leveraging contingencies. The empirical results show that goal orientation plays a negative role in promoting new venture sustainability, while avoiding contingencies has a positive influence on it. Partnerships are conducive to new venture sustainability, while means orientation and leveraging contingencies have a negative effect. Full article
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Development of Methods for the Strategic Management of Web Projects
Sustainability 2021, 13(2), 742; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13020742 - 14 Jan 2021
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In this article, we have explored methods for the strategic management of web projects. By introducing a long-term web project development strategy into the operation of a web project, mechanisms can be developed to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the web project. [...] Read more.
In this article, we have explored methods for the strategic management of web projects. By introducing a long-term web project development strategy into the operation of a web project, mechanisms can be developed to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the web project. An important factor is to develop a strategy taking into account all possible crisis situations and ways out of these situations. The authors analyzed and simulated the web project structure, working out methods of web project strategy realization and implementation in a crisis situation. Additionally, in this article, the authors have presented the model for the strategic map of the balanced scorecard of a web project. The authors tested the developed methods on six web projects of university departments. The received results confirmed the appropriateness and necessity of the development and implementation of methods of the strategic management of web projects. Full article
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When Fact-Checking and ‘BBC Standards’ Are Helpless: ‘Fake Newsworthy Event’ Manipulation and the Reaction of the ‘High-Quality Media’ on It
Sustainability 2021, 13(2), 573; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13020573 - 09 Jan 2021
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Fact-checking and journalists professional standards usually are considered to be the best fail-safe against manipulations in media. However, we found that newsmakers are able to manipulate even the audience of so-called ‘high-quality media’ who practice all mentioned approaches. To prove this we have [...] Read more.
Fact-checking and journalists professional standards usually are considered to be the best fail-safe against manipulations in media. However, we found that newsmakers are able to manipulate even the audience of so-called ‘high-quality media’ who practice all mentioned approaches. To prove this we have refined the concept of ‘pseudo-event’, introduced by D.J. Boorstin, by defining the term ‘fake newsworthy event’ as an event created by newsmakers, that is high-profile and attractive for media, but the only or particular aim of these actions is an agenda-setting, and this aim is not obvious from the origin of the action. Namely, the member of parliament may file some bill realizing that it cannot be adopted and trying just to shape the public opinion. Or some person may claim against a celebrity or businessman having no chance to win at trial. On the example of Ukrainian ‘high-quality media’ we showed that journalists usually do not take into account whether some topics are launched just for manipulating agenda-setting. To prove that we gathered the data about publications focused on such topics in Ukrainian ‘high-quality media’, we provided their discourse analysis, and compared the result with experts’ evaluations of ‘media quality’ and ‘artificiality rate’ of the topic. We have not found correlations between ‘artificiality’ of the topic and the number of publications. Recommendations were elaborated for the media workers if they want to avoid this type of manipulation. Full article
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