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Asian Journal of Management Science and Applications
Asian Journal of Management Science and Applications


Special Issue on: "Sustainable Development and Industrial Sustainability"

Dr. Xianbing Liu, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Japan

The need for sustainable development (SD) comes as a response to growing concerns over how economic growth was often associated with environmental damage. The triple bottom line concept addresses the importance of integrating social and economic dimensions into sustainable development to achieve environmental progress. More recently, it has been suggested that a more consistent analytical breakdown is to distinguish the four domains of economic, ecological, political and cultural sustainability. Although the idea of sustainable development has been widely accepted as a common wish, there is little guidance about its practical implementation.

Discussion of sustainable development occurs not only among world governments, academics and NGOs, but also in industry. The global industrial system has been given a 2050 target by international agreements and governments to double its output while only using 50% of current resources and generating 20% of current CO2. This represents a new industrial revolution, requiring new approaches which we term collectively industrial sustainability (IS). Industrial sustainability now appears to be moving up the management agenda in a lot of organisations. Despite this increasing awareness, many challenges for academics and practitioners are still to be resolved.

The aim of this special issue is to provide a forum for exchanging and promoting ideas, experience and knowledge, as well as fostering collaborations. A special focus is on highlighting recent advances in all research directions of the field of SD/IS. The issue will also bring researchers and practitioners together to obtain synergy between scientific developments and empirical experiences and needs.

The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the 2013 Asian Conference of Management Science and Applications (ACMSA2013), but we also strongly encourage researchers unable to participate in the conference to submit articles for this call.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Corporate environmental management
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Environmental and sustainability reporting
  • Green supply chain management
  • Eco-design for resource efficiency
  • Remanufacturing, reuse and recycling
  • Product service systems
  • Case studies for industrial sustainability
  • Policies and strategies for industrial sustainability

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.

Important Dates

Manuscripts due by: 31 March, 2014

Notification of authors: 30 June, 2014