10 May 2017

Call for papers: "Entrepreneurship and Sustainability: A Skill India Perspective"

For a special issue of the International Journal of Environmental Technology and Management.

There is a strong paradox between economic growth and sustainability. Sustainable development aims at balancing current needs and the needs of the future generations. Effects of growth ranging from climate change to resource depletion are hampering the ecosystem.

Nations, companies and individuals are recognising the urgency of achieving sustainability. The real food for thought here is whether economic development and sustainability can coexist or are in fact mutually exclusive.

Entrepreneurial intervention in the current economic scenario is a great contributor to the growth of economies. The recent Skill India initiative is focused on motivating budding entrepreneurs. Undoubtedly, campaigns like Skill India are encouraging entrepreneurs and contributing to economic development. However, the major research domain pertaining to this area explores whether or not the issue of sustainability is being considered simultaneously.

This special issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the 3rd International Research Conference on Entrepreneurship: A Skill India Perspective, but we also strongly encourage researchers unable to participate in the conference to submit articles for this call.

Some examples of relevant themes and research questions that may be considered include, but not limited to, the following:
  • What is the role of entrepreneurship in fostering sustainable development?
  • How will the Skill India initiative contribute to sustainable development?
  • What kind of business models, strategies and innovations would aid in coping with the sustainability issues around the world?
  • What is the role of entrepreneurs in sustainable development?
  • What type of entrepreneurial activities would foster sustainable development?
  • How do IT innovations and processes help in dealing with climate change and sustainability issues arising due to resource depletion?
  • What is the role of innovative management practices and strategies in resolving sustainability issues? These may include perspectives from marketing, finance, accounting, human resources, operations and other subjects of management studies.

Important DatesManuscripts due by: 20 July, 2017
Notification to authors: 15 September, 2017
Final versions due: 15 November, 2017

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