Special Issue "Open Innovation and Business Model for Economy Sustainability after the COVID-19 Pandemic"

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 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. JinHyo Joseph Yun *
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DGIST (Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology), 333, Techno jungang-daero, Hyeonpung-eup, Dalseong-gun, Daegu, Korea
Interests: open innovation; business model; open innovation economy; social open innovation; Schumpeterian dynamics; complexity; game theory; political economics
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Prof. Dr. Yuri Sadoi
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Faculty of Economics, Meijo University, 1 Chome-501 Shiogamaguchi, Tenpaku Ward, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture 468-0073, Japan
Interests: management; economic policy; innovation
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Prof. Dr. Valentina Della Corte
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Department of Economics, Management and Institutions, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy
Interests: inter-firm collaboration; strategic networks; coopetition; tourism management; dynamic capabilities; value creation and appropriation; value co-creation; industry 4.0; open innovation
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Prof. Dr. JungHyun Yoon
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School of Business, Yeungnam University, Gyeongsan 38541, Korea
Interests: SMEs performance; innovation; social sciences business, management and accounting energy environmental science decision sciences engineering multidisciplinary
Prof. Dr. Wookjoon Sung
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Graduate School of Public Policy & Information Tech., Seoul National University of Science & Technology, 232 Gongneung-ro, Nowon-gu, Seoul 139-743, Korea
Interests: open innovation; digital-based public innovation; government innovation; evidence-based policy; dynamic ecosystem model; technological innovation and regulatory policy

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue aims to include selected studies that contribute to our understanding of open innovation and business models for the sustainability of the economy after the COVID-19 pandemic.  

This Special Issue will cover all special sessions of SOI 2021 including Social Change & Entrepreneurship, Technology Management and Transfer & Commercialization, Climate Change and Sustainability, Open Innovation and Business Model in the Biomedical Industry, Organization Open Innovation, etc.

This Special Issue seeks to collect the top theoretical and empirical studies on open innovation economics, policy, engineering, and management, in addition to open business models, open service innovation, and others of the high-quality SOI 2021 papers.

In addition to these 43 papers, which were selected from SOI 2021 special sessions, a total of 60–70 papers will be submitted to this Special Issue

 Time schedule of this Special Issue:

  • Special Issue Open: 10 June 2021

From 10 June 2021, any SOI 2021 authors in addition to the planned papers can submit to this Special Issue after full paper submission to the SOI 2021 platform and paying the registration fee until 10 June 2021.

  • Close: 31 December 2021

All papers should be submitted to this Special Issue by 31 December 2021

Prof. Dr. JinHyo Joseph Yun
Prof. Dr. Yuri Sadoi
Prof. Dr. Valentina Della Corte
Prof. Dr. JungHyun Yoon
Prof. Dr. Wookjoon Sung
Guest Editors

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  • new open innovation for the sustainability of the economy
  • new business model for the sustainability of the economy
  • innovation diversity for the sustainability of the economy
  • new technology transfers to conquer the pandemic
  • tourism sector open innovation
  • financial open innovation and management
  • technological change and future work
  • open innovation in Japan under COVID-19
  • strategic digital transformation for the sustainability of the economy
  • rethinking business digitalization
  • common goods open innovation for the sustainability of the economy
  • new HRM after the pandemic for the sustainability of the economy
  • public sector innovation in the era of digital transformation
  • public policies and organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • biomedical industry open innovation after the pandemic
  • AI-based open innovation

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission, see below for planned papers.

Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

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Title: Assessment of the Impact of Coaching on A Company's Performance: A Review of Methods
Authors: Rosa Angelina * and Lace Natalja

Title: Digital Transformation of Companies’ Business Models in Times of Pandemic
Authors: Mariana Tesarova *, Marketa Bednarova, Yuliya Tsap, Iveta Simberova and Ludmila Kasperovica

Title: Agile Management in Product Innovation Process
Authors: Lenka Smolikova *, David Schuller and Iveta Šimberová

Title: Innovations in the Management of E-Commerce: Analysis of Customer Interactions during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Authors: Michal Konečný *, František Pollák and Deniss Sčeulovs

Title: Sustainable Economic Models and Investments in Human Capital
Authors: Elmars Kehris *, Tatjana Tambovceva and Elina Gaile-Sarkane

Title: Challenges of Uncertainty in Strategy Development: Reconsidering the Key Performance Indicators
Authors: Aija Medne *, Inga Lapina and Arturs Zeps

Title: Patents Full-Text and Labour-Saving Technologies: A Natural Language Processing Approach
Authors: Fabio Montobbio *, Jacopo Staccioli, Maria Enrica Virgillito and Marco Vivarelli

Title: Destination Resilience and Open Innovation. A Bibliometrical Analysis
Authors: Valentina Della Corte *, Giovanna Del Gaudio, Fabiana Sepe and Giuliana Nevola

Title: Analysis of eTrading Prospects under Conditions of Coronavirus Pandemic
Authors: Nikita Moiseev *, Alexey Mikhaylov and Jaehyung An

Title: Impact of the Bitcoin Mempool Technology on Crypto Investor Behavior
Authors: Artur Meynkhard

Title: Evaluation of Regional Emergency Governance Capacity Based on REC-SEIR Model: A Case Study of China's Response to COVID-19
Authors: Runhui Lin *, Yalin Li and Ze Ji

Title: Research on the Resilience of Collaborative Governance between Chinese Government and Social Organizations in Public Health Emergencies
Authors: Yunpeng Lu

Title: Research on the Mechanism of Information Technology Applied to Grass Roots Governance—Taking Nanjing Group Renting Technology Governance Model as An Example
Authors: Jing Kou *, Lei Ma, Zheng Liu and Yun Zhao

Title: The Role of Japan for Production Innovation & Development in SMEs in Myanmar
Authors: Yuri Sadoi

Title: Intelligentization and Open Innovation in Automobile Industry Evidence from Chinese Patent Data
Authors: Yakun Ji

Title: Sustainability through Open Data Sharing and Reuse in the Digital Economy
Authors: Ibrahim Niankara

Title: Ensuring Efficiency through Employee Onboarding
Authors: Nadežda Koleda * and Jarmila Straková

Title: Sustainable Construction Activities within the Pandemic of COVID-19
Authors: Svetlana Mjakuškina *, Karolina Daszyńska-Żygadło and Inga LAPIŅA

Title: Justification of Criteria on Their Information
Authors: D. Garanin *, N. Lukashevich, V. Balsky and A. Volovik

Title: Collective Intelligence: The Gap between Open Access Journal, and Non-Open Access Journal
Authors: JinHyo Joseph Yun *, Euiseob Jeong and SangWoo Kim

Title: Does Job Training Investment Widen the Productivity and Innovation Differentials in Firms?
Authors: Jaeseong Kim and Sang Ok Choi *

Title: Creativity, Passion and Open Innovation. Exploring the Michelin Starred Restaurants
Authors: Valentina Della Corte * and Giovanna Del Gaudio

Title: Identifying the Policy Direction of National R&D Projects Based on A Two-stage DEA Approach
Authors: Myoung Jae Choi * and Wooseok Jang

Title: Analysis of the Change Process of Digital Governance in South Korea-From Kim Young-sam Administration to Moon Jae-in Administration
Authors: Choong-Sik Chung

Title: Innovation in the Way You Work in the Public Sector: What are the Achievements of Smart Work in South Korea?
Authors: WookJoon Sung *, Choong-Sik Chung, Changil Kim and Dongwook Kim

Title: Beyond Covid-19: Big Data in Policy Decision Making
Authors: Eunmi Lee

Title: Governing the Tension among Data Privacy, Ethics, and Big Data Industry
Authors: Jonghwan Eun * and Ik-hyun Han

Title: Digital Literacy and Economic Adaptation among North Korean Refugees
Authors: ByeongJo Kim * and Haeran Song

Title: Impact of Big Data Management Capabilities on Sustainable Manufacturing Performance
Authors: Sung Kim * and Kwangsoo Kim

Title: Business Model Transformation in Retail Industry: A Case Study of New Retail Strategy in China
Authors: Haochen Guo * and Junic Kim

Title: The Mass Valuation of Patent (MVP): the Patent Appraisal System for Activation of Technology Financial Market for Open Innovation
Authors: Chan-Ho Lee, Eun-Sik Oh, Jae-Sik Lee, Ji-Hye Choi, Yong-Ju Jang, Min-Seung Kim and Tae-Eung Sung *

Title: The Servitization and Value Network with a Focus on Smart City
Authors: JungHee Han

Title: Servitization for the Sustainability of SMEs: Focused on the Open Innovation of the Characteristics of Offering Products and Services
Authors: Chulok Ahn, Minjeong Oh and Sungyong Choi *

Title: Impacts of the Political Event on Tourism in Jeju Island
Authors: Tae Youn Kim, Eunsong Bae and Daecheol Kim *

Title: The Effect of Industry-Academic Cooperation Program on Sustainability of Universities in Korea
Authors: Seunghoo Jin *, Kangwon Lee, Sangok Choi

Title: Analysis of Factors Affecting Food SMEs' Innovation Performance—Focusing on Government Support
Authors: Harry Jeong, Seunghyun Kim, Kwangsoo Shin * and Eungdo Kim *

Title: Revisiting Korea R&D Paradox: An Exploratory Study in the R&D Project Level
Authors: Hyoung Ryul Ma and Dong Hoon Oh *

Title: Sustainable Cross-Border Ecommerce Platforms Based on Block Chain-Open Data Sharing
Authors: Heongu Lee * and Changhak Yeon

Title: Phenological Change of Ecological Communities Based on Global Warming
Authors: Minkyung Kim and SangDon Lee *

Title: Estimated the Gap between Expected Technological Valuation and Technology Transfer Pricing: R-NPV Valuation Approach
Authors: Myoung Jae Choi *, Hun Park and Jongtaik Lee

Title: Online Education between Japan and Myanmar: The Development of Myanmar High Technological Engineers for the Job Market in Japan
Authors: Yuri Sadoi

Title: The Effect of Management Efficiency of Social Enterprise: Corporate Social & Economic Outcome-related Performance
Authors: Han Jun Cho, Dea Soo Choi, Joo Y. Park and Chang Soo Sung *

Title: Impact of the Use of Emerging Technologies on Organizational Knowledge Creation Capability by Task Complexity
Authors: Eundgo Kim

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