Special Issue "Resilient Businesses: Assessment, Approaches and Technology"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2015).
Interests: Information Systems, Open Innovation, Knowledge Management, Organizational resilience
Interests: organizational resilience, adoption and diffusion of information systems and technology, business processes management
This Special Issue will comprise a selection of papers addressing approaches and tools for assessing and improving business resiliency. Research papers address the multifaceted phenomena of managing the collective and of the distributed capacities required to (1) anticipate potentially disruptive events; (2) avoid or prevent their occurrence; (3) plan and prepare for disruption in order to protect the business; and (4) recover to a new, fully functional state and assure continued operations. Covered topics include the definition of the concept of business resilience, the identification of factors affecting resilience, measurement tools for assessing business resilience, principles guiding the design of resilient businesses, challenges to consider when implementing changes for increasing business resilience (cognitive, strategic, technological, political, and ideological), resilience simulation models, resilience assessment tools, information systems for supporting the resilience of businesses, business continuity, and risk management, among others. 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. Isabel Ramos
Prof. Dr. Rui Dinis Sousa
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 1800 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.
- business resiliency
- resilience indicators
- resilience principles
- value chain resilience
- business continuity
- crisis management
- information systems for resilient businesses