Special Issue "Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainability"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2020.
Interests: community sustainability; disaster and emergency management; social enterprise; land use; transport planning
Interests: social enterprise; micro-finance; SMEs; legal frameworks
Over the past decade, the discourse on social enterprises has emerged as a powerful intervention for ameliorating socio-economic challenges in communities worldwide. Given the increasing gaps in the delivery of public services around the world, social enterprises are now being called upon to tackle these institutional voids though innovation in practice. There is a range of debates regarding the business models of social enterprises but all manifestations potentially align with the UN sustainable development goals, and could be the drivers of creativity and innovation that will lead to more sustainable and resilient communities.
This Special Issue seeks to host a collection of papers that explore the meaning and relevance of social enterprises through a sustainability lens. We are seeking theoretical as well as empirical contributions and would welcome case studies from both the North and the South.
Dr. Julia Meaton
Dr. Walter Mswaka
Manuscript Submission Information
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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.
- social enterprise
- sustainable futures
- community development
- community cohesion and engagement
- social enterprise business models
- resilient communities
- creative enterprise
- social entrepreneurship