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International Journal of Sustainable Economy
International Journal of Sustainable Economy


Special Issue on: "Sustainable Practices for Industrial Sectors and Regional Development"

Guest Editors: Dr. Giovanni Lagioia and Dr. Teodoro Gallucci, University of Bari, Italy
Dr. Vesselina Dimitrova, University of Economics-Varna, Bulgaria

The role of environmental performance in contemporary society is increasing. Industrial business has a potentially crucial role in developing sustainable practices which can maximise its productivity and improve its strategical, tactical and operational performance. Various industrial sectors are reconsidering actions to be taken on sustainable issues, because the political and social, as well as the technological and financial, pressures increase and require urgent actions for the development of the regions. The regional development process offers an opportunity for building sustainable programmes in the economic, environmental and social spheres and for improving the long-term effectiveness of government policy agenda.

The motivation of this special issue is to address concerns integrating sustainability into the mainstream regional development. It will present papers which focus on sustainable issues, particularly over industrial dimensions and regional and local issues associated with environmental performance. The main goal is to provide a current perspective of sustainable economy, including theory and illustrative manufacturing and managerial applications, with particular emphasis on sustainable initiatives.

Subject Coverage
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
  • Banking sector performance in globalised financial markets
  • Best sustainable practices
  • Brand marketing
  • Business incubator development strategy
  • Corporative governance responsibility and legislation
  • Cultural and social collaboration for sustainable knowledge
  • Design for environment
  • E-commerce
  • Econometric and mathematical modelling of sustainable economic processes
  • E-learning
  • Energy conservation
  • Environmental quality management
  • Environmental policy
  • Environmental burdens of international trade
  • Environmental accounting
  • Environmental rating
  • Entrepreneurs in the non-profit sector
  • E-marketing
  • Europeanisation and open economy
  • Foreign direct investments in sustainable initiatives
  • Globalisation, strategic management and green technologies
  • Innovative environmental management
  • Industrial ecology
  • Industrial metabolism
  • Innovation and sustainability
  • Innovative marketing strategies for MNEs and SMEs
  • Knowledge management and sustainability
  • Macroeconomic and microeconomics analysis of sustainable economic growth and development
  • Multiple or simultaneous equation models of (sustainable) economic growth and development
  • Project management for regional development
  • Resource management
  • Reverse logistics and green supply chain applications
  • Regional development and partnerships
  • Regionalisation and sustainable development
  • Sustainable fiscal policy
  • Sustainability models and welfare
  • Sustainable and rural tourism
  • Sustainable product development
  • Sustainable consumption models
  • Teleworking
  • Territorial management
  • Waste management
  • Web-based knowledge management planning

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Full paper deadline: 15 July, 2009

Notification of status and acceptance of paper: 21 September, 2009

Final version of paper: 30 October, 2009