31 July 2015

Special issue published: "Atypical Projects and Atypical Management of Projects: Conceptual and Empirical Developments"

International Journal of Project Organisation and Management 7(3) 2015
  • Processual knowledge production in organisations dealing with projects
  • Fuzzy projects: a qualitative investigation of project leaders' service role
  • Atypical perspectives on project management: moving beyond the rational, to the political and the psychosocial
  • Project management for academic research projects: balancing structure and flexibility
  • BIM: in search of the organisational architect
Additional paper
  • Exploring the impact of team rapport and empowerment on information processing and project performance in outsourced system development 

New Editor for the International Journal of Internet Technology and Secured Transactions

Dr. Tyson Terrill Brooks from Syracuse University in the USA has been appointed to take over editorship of the International Journal of Internet Technology and Secured Transactions.

Special issue published: "Hybrid Soft Computing Approaches for Image Processing: the 'X' Dimension"

International Journal of Advanced Intelligence Paradigms 7(2) 2015
  • Differential evolution versus genetic algorithm in optimising the quantisation table for JPEG baseline algorithm
  • A systematic review on advances and perspectives of image compression in telemedicine
  • An efficient reversible data hiding approach for colour images based on Gaussian weighted prediction error expansion and genetic algorithm
  • Visual attention-based leukocyte image segmentation using extreme learning machine
  • A colour features-based methodology for variety recognition from bulk paddy images 

Call for papers: "Business Strategy - Then and Now"

For a special issue of the International Journal of Complexity in Leadership and Management.

This special issue will focus on changes in business and related strategy – in practice, theory and research – during the past twenty-one years. More specifically, the issue seeks to explore the relationship between business strategy in practice and academic theory and research in a field that, generally speaking, began in the 1960s with, in particular, Igor Ansoff, and the Business Policy group at Harvard Business School.
These concerns were examined by Trevor Williams in "The End of Strategy", the lead article in a special issue of the international policy journal Futures in May 1994. In looking at the history and the current state of strategy, the article and special issue as a whole questioned whether it was valid or useful to make a distinction between, on the one hand, practice and, on the other hand, academic theory and research.
More recently, in the 50th Anniversary Edition of the McKinsey Quarterly (2014, Number 3), Ghemawat detects a worsening disconnect between "what companies want from strategy" and "current conversations among strategy researchers in academia". Going further, in Business Strategy: Uncertainty, Opportunity and Enterprise, Spender wondered whether "… a book on business strategy [should] be informing its readers about academics' work? If so, I have failed completely. Everything I have done is to stand all available theory on its head to show what it does not do". Is Spender's judgment useful?
In examining claims for practical novelty and significance, we should not, perhaps, be too concerned to be merely polite. For example, the so-called "Strategy-as-Practice" "turn" has been claimed, as illustrated by the publication of a Cambridge Handbook, to be significant. But its underlying motivation is bogus. Imagine a telephone conversation:
Caller: "I wish to speak to your company."
Receptionist: "Who in particular would you like to speak to?"
Caller: "No, no. You don't understand. Your company's annual report states that your company has a strategy. I wish to speak to your company, not to a human representative."
The notion that, in practice, anybody believes and acts as if strategy could exist independently of human agency is bizarre. It is an academic fantasy. And since nobody in practice could behave as if strategy could be anything other than what people do, the need for a new “domain” of interest is, to put it mildly, suspect. But, whether or not any good will come from the strategy-as-practice "turn" in strategy research, was the diagnosis of an earlier academic turning away from what people do in strategy correct? If so, what had led to that turning away?
In considering strategy over the last twenty-one years, some questions that arise may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • What, in practice, has happened to business models in the world over the last twenty-one years?
  • Has technology - including but not limited to information technology - been the main "driver"?
  • Have genuinely new organisational forms appeared?
  • Does twentieth century science, and the science of the new millennium, have something useful to contribute to business strategy?
  • While knowing that the future cannot be predicted, i.e. foretold with certainty, what sorts of developments might be envisaged? Are there any credible and useful "scenarios" for the development of business strategy?
  • In Mintzbergian terms, how have "strategies" in business and other organisations been in practice "formed"?
  • Has "strategic planning" survived in any recognisable form?
  • Is the attempted newish brand from INSEAD, so-called "Blue Ocean" thinking, both new and significant?
  • Is there any validity in the not infrequent current claim that both the pace of change and the extent of "turbulence" have increased and are continuing to increase? In the context of, say, the last two hundred years, what is the evidence?
  • How, if at all, has the teaching of "strategy" changed?
  • Have successive editions of textbooks changed significantly?
  • Is Freedman (Strategy: a History, 2013) correct in identifying common elements in strategy in war, politics and business - and in his account of the history of business strategy?
  • How, in practice, have managers responded to Ackoff's (somewhat ponderous) question, "What in the world is going on in the world?"?
  • And, for example, are Nonaka and Zhichang correct (in Pragmatic Strategy, 2012) in identifying a four-fold shift in the environment of business?
  • Has "systems thinking" become, in practice, influential? And have any other "...ologies"?
Important Dates
Submission of manuscripts: 31 October, 2015
Notification to authors: December 31, 2015
Final version due: 31 January, 2016

30 July 2015

Special issue published: "Contemporary Issues in Corporate Governance"

International Journal of Monetary Economics and Finance 8(2) 2015

Expanded versions of papers presented at the SIBR-RDINRRU 2014 Conference on Interdisciplinary Business and Economic Research.
  • The effect of earnings management with special item to investment decision: empirical study at manufacture firm listed in Indonesia Stock Exchange 2008-2010
  • An empirical examination of the role of the remuneration committee in the relationship between board of directors and remuneration
  • The impact of corporate governance on corporate social disclosure: comparative study in South East Asia
  • Intellectual capital disclosure, corporate governance structure and firm value in Indonesian banking industry
  • Can shareholder rights protection reduce corruption in lending?
  • Large shareholders' relationship, active shareholder and supervision
  • Market reaction on income smoothing in the Indonesian manufacturing industry
  • The effect of audit committee quality and internal auditor objectivity on the prevention of fraudulent financial reporting and the impact on financial reporting quality (a survey on state-owned company in Indonesia)

Call for papers: "New Approaches for Transport, Logistics and Transformation"

For a special issue of the International Journal of Supply Chain and Inventory Management.

Transport, logistics and transportation continue to present new challenges and demand that researchers and practitioner find new and powerful approaches for dealing with the everyday complexities that affect operational and management processes. To this end, there is a growing effort towards the application of artificial intelligence techniques as well as mathematical modelling and software development.

Given that, the aim of this special issue is twofold: to appraise the current state of research, and to provide advanced approaches for the future development of the field. Therefore, the issue calls for papers that go beyond the current state of the art and have the potential to stimulate and guide future research efforts delineating critical paths for future research.

The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the 2014 International Workshop on Innovation for Logistics (WIN-LOG 2014), but we also strongly encourage researchers unable to participate in the conference to submit articles for this call.

Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Bulk terminals
  • Container shipping
  • Container terminals
  • Control of logistics processes
  • Decision support in logistics
  • Environmental impact of logistic operations
  • Green logistics
  • Green supply chain operations
  • Logistics and manufacturing
  • Multimodal transportation
  • Naval training systems
  • Port management
  • Production planning and control
  • Railways
  • Resource planning
  • Supply chain management
  • Supply chain risks and vulnerabilities
  • Supply chain security
  • Supply chains
  • Sustainability in logistics
  • Traceability along the supply chain
  • Transportation and distribution
  • Urban transportation
  • Vessel traffic systems
  • Warehouse services and management

Important Dates
Submission of manuscripts: 30 September, 2015
Notification to authors: 30 November, 2015
Final versions due: 30 December, 2015

Special issue published: "IT-based Sustainable Agricultural Systems Management"

International Journal of Sustainable Agricultural Management and Informatics 1(2) 2015

Extended versions of papers presented at the 35th Commission Internationale de l’Organisation Scientifique du Travail en Agriculture Conference.
  • Multi-criteria evaluation of sustainable supply chains in the agrifood sector
  • Coverage planning for capacitated field operations under spatial variability
  • An adaptive scaring device
  • Optimisation of thermal performances in livestock housing design solutions using genetic algorithms
  • A simulation study on the use of co-state variables as strategic setpoints for tomato greenhouses
  • Radio frequency identification and wireless sensor networks application domains integration using DASH7 Mode 2 standard in agriculture

29 July 2015

Special issue published: "Applications of AHP/ANP in Government Policy and Decision Making"

International Journal of Management and Decision Making 14(3) 2015
  • Government policy and healthcare management: proposal of a shared decision-making model
  • Measuring economic sustainability of energy use: an ANP-based evaluation of some European Union countries and Turkey
  • Using different pair-wise comparison scales for developing industrial strategies
  • Analytic hierarchy process as a ranking tool for decision making units

Call for papers: "Grind Hardening"

For a special issue of the International Journal of Microstructure and Materials Properties.

Grinding is one of the most important processes in the manufacturing discipline. One of the key goals for successful grinding is controlling the heat transfer in order to ensure that the workpiece material does not undergo any metallurgical changes. However, this problem can also be considered as an opportunity, as controlling the amount of heat that is conducted in the workpiece material can result in its surface heat treatment. The grind-hardening process is thus a novel, non-conventional machining process that can be used for the simultaneous surface hardening and grinding of metallic components.
The grind-hardening process has a history of almost twenty years. Since its introduction, numerous studies have been presented focusing on a number of aspects of the process such as its modelling, the impact of process parameters, the grinding wheel importance, etc.
The objective of this special issue is to present innovations and breakthroughs that have recently been developed in grind hardening.
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Theoretical and practical aspects of the grind-hardening process
  • Computer modelling and optimisation
  • Microstructural and grain size control
  • Material properties
  • Hardening/tempering/stress relieving
  • Residual stresses
  • Nondestructive testing
  • Failure analysis
  • Thermal processing development
  • Process monitoring and quality assurance
  • Grinding wheel designs
Important Dates
Submission of manuscripts: 31 December, 2015

28 July 2015

Special issue published: "Management of Copyright and Related Rights by Collective Management Organisations: Part I"

International Journal of Intellectual Property Management 7(3/4) 2014
  • Collective administration of online rights in musical works: analysing the economic efficiency of the Directive 2014/26/EU
  • The EU Collective Rights Management Directive and the RRO
  • The regulation of the Spanish Copyright Commission and the 2014 reform: a missed chance for change in Spain and Europe?
  • Will the CRM-directive succeed re-aggregating the mechanical reproduction rights in the Anglo-American music repertoire?
  • Protection of popular culture and collective management organisations: appropriation of the commons and unjust enrichment?
  • Collective management organisations on the eve of Directive 2014/26/EU - the case of Portugal 

Call for papers: "Inventory Management in the Fashion Industry"

For a special issue of the International Journal of Inventory Research.

The fashion and textiles industry is one of the most important industries in the world. Its markets are characterised by short product life cycles and high demand volatility. To be profitable in this fast-paced and uncertain environment, effective and efficient supply chain management is necessary. This special issue is devoted to the latest and most significant findings on inventory management in fashion supply chains.
We seek cutting-edge developments, novel concepts, innovative practices and research opportunities in inventory management in the fashion industry. We actively encourage submissions of analytical, empirical and case-based studies, with methodologies including mathematical modelling, simulation and conceptual framework formulation with suitable case studies or large-scale surveys.
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Inventory management and production planning in the fashion industry
  • Job scheduling problems in fashion manufacturing and remanufacturing
  • Optimal lot sizing in fashion supply chains
  • Inventory control methods in fashion supply chains
  • Healthcare apparel product management
  • Inventory management for sourcing and outsourcing in fashion supply chains
  • Risk management for fashion product inventory
  • Sustainability issues in inventory management in the fashion industry
  • Demand forecasting and inventory planning for fashion products
  • Performance measurement for fashion inventory management
  • Vendor-managed inventory in the fashion industry
  • Information technology for inventory management in the fashion industry
  • Multi-criteria, multi-objective decision making models for inventory management in the fashion industry
  • Facility location models and network design methods for inventory management in the fashion industry

Important Dates
Submission of manuscripts: 31 January, 2016
Notification to authors: 31 March, 2016
Final versions due: 31 May, 2016

New Editor for the International Journal of Functional Informatics and Personalised Medicine

Prof. Timothy B. Patrick from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the USA has left his Managing Editor position for the International Journal of Functional Informatics and Personalised Medicine to become its new Editor in Chief.

Heal thyself, Patient 2.0

Writing in the International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management, researchers in Denmark explain how the new paradigm of a digital healthcare system, as it matures, is putting the picture of the doctor-patient relationship in an entirely new frame and not always in a positive way.

The advent of electronic healthcare records and the mobile computer in the form of the laptop, tablet and smart phone has led to the notion of patient empowerment. The new medical ethos that began to emerge in the mid-2000s was of a transformation of the traditional healthcare system into a modern digital system in which we, as patients, have access to the information and knowledge previously available only to medical professionals and can now meet our physicians on a more equitable footing.

Søsser Brodersen and Hanne Lindegaard of the Center for Design, Innovation and Sustainable Transitions at Aalborg University Copenhagen, explain how the headline proclamations that future patients will take of themselves via tele-healthcare systems are yet to happen. Patients would not interact with a face-to-face meeting with stethoscopes and sphygmomanometers and a “stick-out-your-tongue”, but via digital sensors and domestic diagnostic devices and a video conference call to their doctor.

“In Scandinavia, the design of future healthcare systems and healthcare technology innovation are top priorities for politicians and technology developers,” the researchers argue. ” An ageing population and an increasing number of patients who are living with chronic diseases have led to increased healthcare system costs,” they add. The same can be said for many other parts of the world. Information and communication technology (ICT) could be key to reducing the number and length of hospital visits in the digital age. But, to make the necessary adaptations to healthcare and upgrade us to the Patient 2.0 paradigm, there are many issues yet to be addressed and questions to be answered:
  • Will the technology-based, self-management view result in an increased number of technologies in private homes?
  • How will the vision change the relationships between doctors and patients, and patients and relatives in practice?
  • How will the newly-empowered patients (or their relatives) become experts on their own illnesses?
  • How will patients’ identities shift from being ‘treated’ to being ’empowered’ when living with a chronic illness?
The transfer of power to patients will inevitably involve additional work and costs for someone, but perhaps reduce the burden on the healthcare worker. The researchers argues that the changes will have implications beyond the economic and logistic gains anticipated by politicians looking to free up hospital beds and reducing waiting times. But, while our evolution into Patient 2.0 means we could undergo home diagnosis and home treatment and continue to work or live out our retirement, Patient 2.0 will have to learn how to share the responsibility for their own health, seek information, stick to medication regimes, measure vital signs and be attentive to symptoms.

The researchers’ case studies of elderly and chronically ill patients show that a 150-year old Patient 1.0 tradition might be overturned to the benefit of both patient and physician, and perhaps even politicians.

Brodersen, S. and Lindegaard, H. (2015) “Empowering patients through healthcare technology and information? The challenge of becoming a Patient 2.0“, Int. J. Healthcare Technology and Management, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp.7388.

Original article: Heal thyself, Patient 2.0.
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27 July 2015

Inderscience is media partner for 14th Annual HR Directors Business Summit

Inderscience is a media partner for the 14th Annual HR Directors Business Summit (2-4 February, 2016, Birmingham, UK).

The journals involved are:

Inderscience journals to publish expanded papers from ICNC-FSKD'2015

Extended versions of papers presented at the ICNC-FSKD'2015 (15-17 August 2015, Zhangjiajie, China) will be published by the following journals:

Special issue published: "Current Developments on Advanced Systems"

International Journal of Advanced Mechatronic Systems 6(2/3) 2015
  • A class of adaptive robust controllers for uncertain dynamical systems with unknown virtual control coefficients
  • Semiautonomous centipede-like robot for rubble - development of an actual scale robot for rescue operation
  • Control of an air spring type anti-vibration apparatus using minimal order observer
  • Unified controller for swing-up control of parallel and serial double inverted pendulum systems
  • Robustness investigation of a ducted-fan aerial vehicle control, using linear, adaptive, and model predictive controllers
  • Terminal sliding mode formation control of uncertain multiple robots
  • Robot control intelligent interfaces using the DSmT and the neutrosophic logic

26 July 2015

Inderscience is media partner for Occupational Safety and Health Middle East 2016

Inderscience is a media partner for Occupational Safety and Health Middle East (15-17 March 2016, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates).

The journal involved is the International Journal of Risk Assessment and Management.

Inderscience journals to publish expanded papers from Int. Conf. on P2P, Parallel, Grid, Cloud and Internet Computing

Extended versions of papers presented at the 10th International Conference on P2P, Parallel, Grid, Cloud and Internet Computing (4-6 November 2015, Krakow, Poland) will be published by the following journals:

Call for papers: "Export Marketing Management Related to Knowledge and Innovation"

For a special issue of the International Journal of Export Marketing.

Rapidly changing environments and technologies, the development of new knowledge and the continuous flow of innovations are sources of new challenges for international firms operating in different markets. Therefore, this special issue addresses the need to look at firms of any size and examine their internationalisation pathways, their innovativeness, their international marketing strategies and their overseas distributor relations. Research into other areas related to international marketing management strategies of firms is also welcome.

The issue invited all types of studies – quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods as well as meta-analysis/critical review/conceptual papers, empirical studies and case studies.

The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the 2016 Global Innovation and Knowledge Academy (GIKA) Conference, but we also encourage researchers unable to participate in the conference to submit articles for this call.

Important Dates
Submission of manuscripts: 30 April, 2016
Notification to authors: 31 July, 2016
Final versions due: 30 November, 2016

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Advanced Mechatronic Systems

The following sample articles from the International Journal of Advanced Mechatronic Systems are now available here for free:
  • A robust hybrid active noise control system using IIR notch filters
  • Hybrid optimal filtering for linear continuous-time Markovian jump systems with non-Gaussian noises by MPT approach
  • Multiple model adaptive control of a hydro turbine plant - performance of H∞, LQG and PI controllers
  • Robustness investigation of the linear multi-variable control technique for power management of DFIG wind turbines
  • A robust high-speed position control scheme based on computed torque method for 2 DOF flexible link robot arms
  • Design and experimental evaluation of a data-oriented multivariable PID controller
  • Design of a multirate PD control system for improvement in the steady-state intersample response
  • Oscillation criteria of solutions for a new class of impulsive parabolic equations with delay

25 July 2015

Inderscience is media partner for Emergency and Response Disaster Prevention 2016

Inderscience is a media partner for Emergency and Response Disaster Prevention (15-17 March 2016, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates).

The journal involved is the International Journal of Emergency Management.

Special issue published: "Intelligent Grid and Cloud Computing"

  • Collective advancements on access control scheme for multi-authority cloud storage system
  • Support vector machine-based stuttering dysfluency classification using GMM supervectors
  • An efficient methodology to improve service negotiation in cloud environment
  • Fast query by humming system based on complex multiscale music entropy and CMMEB Kd tree
  • Text-to-speech synthesis with an Indian language perspective
  • The design of tractor CAN bus intelligent node based on dual-core processor
  • Semi-partitioned scheduling for fixed-priority real-time tasks based on intelligent rate monotonic algorithm
  • Hardware implementation based on FPGA of semaphore management in μC/OS-II real-time operating system
  • Network congestion control methods and theory
  • The architecture design of the wearable health monitoring system based on internet of things technology
  • BSN-mesh and its basic parallel algorithms
Additional papers
  • Multi-keyword ranked searchable public-key encryption
  • A model for resource management in computational grid for real-time jobs using game theory

Inderscience journals to publish expanded papers from INCoS-2015

Extended versions of papers presented at the Intelligent Networking and Collaborative Systems (2-4 September 2015, Taipei, Taiwan) will be published by the following journals:

Call for papers: "Creating Solutions with Sustainable Entrepreneurship"

For a special issue of the International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing.

Entrepreneurial activities of individuals and organisations are of growing significance to creating solutions to existing social and environmental problems. Entrepreneurship is addressed increasingly often, both in literature and in corporate and societal practice, as an approach to achieving sustainability goals and to contributing to sustainable development. The phenomenon embraces small and large companies, start-ups and non-profit organisations alike. Yet, while some conceptual papers have dealt with the topic in sustainability management and entrepreneurial journals, the research remains sporadic. The role of individual actors is frequently mentioned but has thus far not been examined in depth. Only a few empirical studies have been conducted, mainly as single case studies, thus leaving ample research space for comparative case studies and large-scale empirical investigations.
The rationale for this special issue is that entrepreneurs in small and large companies and across NGOs and governmental organisations, entrepreneurship as a philosophy and approach to creating sustainability solutions can act as a catalyst for the sustainability transitions of markets and sustainable development of societies. This issue will explore approaches to sustainable entrepreneurship and its interaction with sustainability innovations, sustainability-oriented business models and business cases. Sustainable entrepreneurship and related concepts such as ecopreneurship (Schaltegger 2002) and social entrepreneurship (Dees 1998) have been characterised in different ways. This special issue intends to embrace the broad variety of research foci in this area including, for example, entrepreneurial approaches to reducing environmental degradation through entrepreneurial action (Dean & McMullen 2007), to preserving nature and communities in the pursuit of perceived opportunities of economic and non-economic gains (Sheppert & Patzelt 2011), to initiating entrepreneurial discovery (Kirzner 1997) of “worthy contributions” (Parrish 2010) and solutions to social and environmental problems, to searching for the most effective methods of serving social missions (Seelos & Mair 2007), to realising processes of creative destruction (Schumpeter 1939) of unsustainable products, services and organisations through sustainability innovations and the introduction of more convincing sustainable offers (Schaltegger & Wagner 2011), and to creating sustainability transformations of the mass market (Hockerts & Wüstenhagen 2010).
Sustainable entrepreneurship thus encompasses a broad range of mission-driven, profit- and non-profit-oriented, social, environmental and sustainability ventures including hybrid organisations, sustainability-oriented niche pioneers and companies creating sustainability transformations of mass markets. Sustainability innovations, furthermore, are necessary drivers of sustainable entrepreneurship which create variations to existing unsustainable products, services and organisations (Hansen et al. 2009; Schaltegger & Wagner 2011). This raises questions of what is different between sustainable and conventional (e.g. Austin et al. 2006), social, environmental and sustainable entrepreneurs (Thompson et al. 2011), or between sustainability pioneers in market niches, in mass markets or non-market societal contexts. Also, international and industry comparisons may serve for extended research papers. Conceptual and empirical papers specifying the existence or non-existence of differences are welcome.
As many sustainable entrepreneurs want to change their environment for the better, their sustainability innovations need to diffuse and/or scale up. In this upscaling and diffusion process, entrepreneurial success with sustainability innovations depends on reacting to strategies and activities of competitors as well as constant changes in the societal and regulatory environment. Sustainable entrepreneurs are challenged to create new solutions, bring them into the market and adopt them to market, competitor and societal reactions. Once innovative sustainability-oriented business models (Boons & Lüdeke-Freund 2013), products and organisations are developed and established in a market niche, the question arises of which of these survive market selection and remain to finally influence mass markets. We invite papers which examine sustainable entrepreneurship and/or its interaction with sustainability innovations, business models and business cases for sustainability as elements of entrepreneurship. Purely conceptual papers are as welcome as theory-driven empirical works applying qualitative, quantitative or mixed methods.
Austin, J. & Leonard, H. (2008). Can the virtuous mouse and the wealthy elephant live happily ever after? California Management Review, 51(1), 77-102.
Boons, F. A. A. & Lüdeke-Freund, F. (2013). Business models for sustainable innovation: State-of-the-art and steps towards a research agenda. Journal of Cleaner Production, 45, 9-19.
Dean,T. J. & McMullen, J. S. (2007). Toward a theory of sustainable entrepreneurship. Reducing environmental degradation through entrepreneurial action, Journal of Business Venturing, 22, 50-76.
Dees, J. (1998). The Meaning of Social Entrepreneurship, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University.
Hansen, E. G.; Große-Dunker, F. & Reichwald, R. (2009). Sustainability innovation cube. A framework to evaluate sustainability-oriented innovations. international Journal of Innovation Management, 13(4), 683-713.
Hockerts, K. & Wüstenhagen, R. (2010). Greening Goliaths versus emerging Davids. Theorizing about the role of incumbents and new entrants in sustainable entrepreneurship. Journal of Business Venturing, 25(5), 481-492.
Kirzner, I. (1997). Entrepreneurial Discovery and the Competitive Market Process: An Austrian Approach. Journal of Economic Literature, 35(1), 60-85.
Parrish, B. D. (2010). Sustainability-driven entrepreneurship. Principles of organization design. Journal of Business Venturing, 25(5), 510-523.
Schaltegger, S. (2002): A Framework for Ecopreneurship. Leading Bioneers and Environmental Managers to Ecopreneurship, Greener Management International, Theme Issue on Environmental Entrepreneurship (Schaper, M., Ed.), Issue 38, 45-58.
Schaltegger, S. & Wagner, M. (2011). Sustainable entrepreneurship and sustainability innovation: categories and interactions. Business Strategy and the Environment, 20(4), 222-237.
Seelos, C. & Mair, J. (2005). Profitable Business Models and Market Creation in the Context of Deep Poverty. A Strategic View. Academy of Management Perspectives, 21(4), 49-63.
Sheppert, D. & Patzelt, H. (2011). The New Field of Sustainable Entrepreneurship: Studying Entrepreneurial Action Linking "What Is to Be Sustained" With "What Is to Be Developed. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 35(1), 137-163.
Thomason, N.; Kiefer, K. & York, J. (2011). Distinctions not Dichotomies. Exploring Social, Sustainable, and Environmental Entrepreneurship, In: Lumpkin, G. & Katz, J. (eds.): Social and Sustainable Entrepreneurship. Advances in Entrepreneurship, Firm Emergence and Growth, Vol. 13, Bingley (UK): Emerald, 201-229.
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Processes, obstacles and opportunities of sustainable entrepreneurship
  • Business models and entrepreneurship for sustainability
  • Entrepreneurship and sustainability innovations
  • Sustainability pioneers as entrepreneurs
  • The interface between sustainability innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Innovations in social entrepreneurship
  • The role of mission or purpose in innovation and resource acquisition processes
  • Opportunity identification by sustainable entrepreneurs
  • Responsible innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Sustainable entrepreneurship in the international context and in international comparison
  • Financing sustainable entrepreneurship
  • In-depth qualitative analyses of case studies and comparative case studies
  • Motivations and psychological studies of entrepreneurs
  • Empirical analyses of sustainability-oriented business models and business model development
  • Transformation processes and effects in markets and society induced by new business models and entrepreneurship
  • Further studies on the phenomena of sustainable entrepreneurship, sustainable business model development and sustainability innovations
Important Dates
Deadline for papers: 31 March, 2016