International Journal of Sustainable Strategic Management

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Editor in Chief: Dr. John E. Spillan
ISSN online: 1753-3619
ISSN print: 1753-3600
2 issues per year
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Leaders in organisations and governments must make responsible strategic and policy decisions that satisfy two important objectives:

  • to facilitate and sustain high organisational performance, and
  • to manage organisational and national resources so that organisations and societies can benefit from them in the future.

Balancing these objectives can be complex and typically requires intellectual contributions across disciplines. IJSSM is a forum for publication of refereed scientific work in this field.


 Topics covered include

  • General business topics, e.g. management, marketing, finance, international business, entrepreneurship, international management
  • Resource management
  • Sustainability of performance
  • Sustainability of competitive advantage
  • Crisis management from perspectives of society/government/the organisation
  • Ethical/social responsibility considerations
  • Role of IT in sustainable development

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IJSSM serves as an interface between business leaders, policy makers, economists, and management scholars. IJSSM seeks contributions with global relevance concerned with organisational and economic sustainability.


Professionals, academics, researchers and policy makers.


IJSSM publishes original and review papers, technical reports, case studies, book reviews, and research notes. Contributions from diverse perspectives are welcome, but each one should blend issues associated with market sustainability (i.e., sustaining superior organisational performance) and environmental sustainability (i.e., consistency with environmental and social concerns). Qualitative and empirical submissions are invited. Contribution may be by submission or invitation, and suggestions for special issues and publications are welcome.



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    Editor in Chief

  • Spillan, John E., University of North Carolina - Pembroke, USA

Associate Editors

  • Bahhouth, Victor, University of North Carolina at Pembroke, USA
  • Crandall, William “Rick”, University of North Carolina at Pembroke, USA
  • Mensah, Edwin Clifford, University of North Carolina at Pembroke, USA
  • Tang, Zaiyong, Salem State College, USA

Regional Editor China

  • Long, Zhang, China University of Geosciences (Beijing), China

Regional Editor India

  • Sangle, Shirish, National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), India

Regional Editor Middle East

  • Khoueiri, Roy, Notre Dame University, Lebanon

Editorial Board Members

  • Abou Hamad, Jeniffer, Notre Dame University, Lebanon
  • Carraher, Shawn M., Minot State University, USA
  • Cerda, Arcadio A., Universidad de Talca, Chile
  • Crandall, Richard E., Appalachian State University, USA
  • De Bakker, Frank G.A., Vrije Universiteit, Netherlands
  • Dongkun, Luo, China University of Petroleum, China
  • Fasone, Vincenzo, Kore University of Enna, Italy
  • Ghobadian, Abby, Henley Management College, UK
  • Hockerts, Kai, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
  • Jun, Deng, China University of Gecosciences (Beijing), China
  • McCann, Jack, Lincoln Memorial University, USA
  • O’Regan, Nicholas, University of the West of England, UK
  • Parnell, John A., University of North Carolina at Pembroke, USA
  • Pillania, Rajesh K., Management Development Institute Gurgaon, India
  • Ruiz, Carlos, Georgia Gwinnett College, USA
  • Shrivastava, Paul, Bucknell University, USA
  • Stead, Jean Garner, East Tennessee State University, USA
  • Stead, W. Edward, East Tennessee State University, USA
  • Xiucheng, Dong, China University of Petroleum, China
  • Yalin, Lei, China University of Gecosciences (Beijing), China


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  • Submitted articles should not have been previously published or be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  • Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written (more details available here) and the author has cleared any necessary permissions with the copyright owner if it has been previously copyrighted.
  • All our articles go through a double-blind review process.
  • All authors must declare they have read and agreed to the content of the submitted article. A full statement of our Ethical Guidelines for Authors (PDF) is available.
  • There are no charges for publishing with Inderscience, unless you require your article to be Open Access (OA). You can find more information on OA here.


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All articles for this journal must be submitted using our online submissions system.

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