18 January 2015

Call for papers: "Environment, Health and Business Management: Linking Efficiency and Effectiveness to Viable Sustainability"

For a special issue of the International Journal of Environment and Health.

In developed countries, during the last few years, policy makers and scholars have shown increasing interest in knowing how firms actually perceive “sustainability” and decide about sustainability-oriented strategies.
Firms have become more and more involved in eco-efficiency strategies focused on reducing energy and resource consumption, minimising waste generation, etc. Over the next years the true challenge for firms and their managers will be linking efficiency and effectiveness to viable sustainability. For these reasons, corporate aims and managerial decision-making processes should not be ignored in the effort to promote a sustainable economy.
The aim of this special issue is to offer to policy makers and academics deeper insights into understanding corporate environmental behaviour.
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Sustainable and responsible business
  • Eco-innovation
  • Eco-design
  • Eco-industries
  • SMEs and the environment
  • Corporate sustainability and social responsibility (CSSR), economic performance and value creation
  • CSSR performance measurement
  • Sustainability and the service science-based perspectives
  • The viable systems approach (VSA) to sustainability
  • Managing business sustainability: the role of core capabilities
  • Technology, production and sustainability
  • Green value chains and sustainable competitive advantage
  • Green value chains: the role of supply chain management and logistic operators
  • Greenwashing or the dark side of CSSR
  • Health, HRM and CSSR: promoting organisational wellness
  • Designing sustainable organisations: the human factor
Important Dates
Submission of abstract for evaluation (via email): 15 February, 2015
Notification to authors of abstract acceptance: 15 March, 2015
Submission of invited full papers (online): 15 July, 2015
Notification to authors of full paper acceptance: 30 September, 2015
Final versions due: 30 November, 2015

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