Special Issue "Restaurant Sustainable Strategic Management (SSM)"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 October 2020).
Interests: market segmentation; supply chain management; generational analysis; wine research; tourism destination strategy; resort mangement; organizational behavior
Interests: Sustainable strategic management and supply chain management for the foodservice industry
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Restaurants face a great deal of difficulties by having to respond to rapid changes in customer demands and operate in markets surrounded by increasingly high levels of new and existing competition, while exceptionally high failure rates continue to cast doubts on the chances for restaurants to experience success. Restaurants in particular experience more challenges due to potential losses caused by food spoilage, waste, theft, unrecorded sales and over-portioning. In particular, restaurants categorized as a small- to medium-sized business suffer from a lack of competence in developing and implementing strategic management compared with large businesses. This dilemma continues to be addressed in an ongoing effort to develop effective marketing and operational strategies. Accordingly existing relevant literature has addressed various issues on the examination of best practices for preventing and overcoming this situation. Prior research emphasis has been placed on accurately assessing the extent to which strategic management results in better restaurant business performance.
This movement has focused on the importance of developing ‘Sustainable Strategic Management (SSM)’ involving business activities that include analyzing, developing and implementing economically competitive, ecologically sustainable and socially responsible strategic management activities. Most of the existing academic literature has begun to address sustainable strategic management from primarily two points of view including eco-environmental and ecological aspects. Thus, sustainable strategic management concerning developing and implementing more effective strategies should be assessed based on its performance for business continuity from both the competitive marketplace as well as from environmental perspectives. This implies that a more comprehensive approach should be adopted in the literature by encompassing the long-term viability of sustainable strategies for restaurants.
In conclusion, we need to define and elaborate more integrated sub-disciplinary areas within restaurant sustainable strategic management. Additionally, we should address functional, competitive and corporate level strategic management that can possibly contribute to achieving sustainability in terms of economic, eco- and social effectiveness. Therefore, this special issue will focus on addressing these issues with a specific emphasis on incorporating both superior restaurant performance and environmental- and social benefits in the restaurant context. Finally, this special issue will serve as a springboard for scholars who seek to pursue various research scopes in the context of restaurant sustainable strategic management.
This special issue is confined to topics related to restaurant sustainable strategic management. Relevant topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Restaurant sustainable marketing
- Restaurant sustainability-oriented organizational structures
- Restaurant sustainable human resource management systems
- Restaurant sustainability of performance
- Restaurant sustainable resource management
- Restaurant sustainability and competitive advantage
- Restaurant ethical and social responsibility
- Restaurant eco-environmental practices
- Restaurant sustainable supply chain management
Prof. Dr. Mark Bonn
Prof. Dr. Meehee Cho
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