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Special Issue on The Role of Open Innovation and Information Technologies in Corporate Sustainability

Aims and Scope

Businesses need to become sustainable in a dynamic and evolving way. The challenge is to understand how companies can incorporate sustainability into their business. Progress in the market suggests that innovation is a means to enhance sustainability in business. The environmental awareness of economic actors has directed innovation towards sustainable development. Sustainability-oriented innovation enables the development of new products, management processes, and supply sources focused on environmental, social, and economic goals.
Enterprises should develop organizational capacities to address these challenges by incorporating external actors in sustainability-oriented innovation processes. Sustainability-oriented innovation through the collaborative approach can improve organizational performance by increasing market share and customer satisfaction. Open innovation practices in organizations have the potential to have a positive impact on both sustainability and innovation, due to the complementarity of knowledge and resources.
Information technology resources enable firms to develop sustainability capabilities, contribute to significantly reducing carbon emissions in the economy, and thus achieving more sustainable economic growth. Green information technology is an important component of sustainable operations management. This is because it covers activities such as recycling, energy management, data center management, server virtualization, environmental risk reduction and the use of renewable energy sources.

Guest Editors

José Moleiro Martins Email:
Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon, Portugal
Research Interests: Knowledge Management, Open Innovation, Green Technological Innovation, Business Sustainability, New Technologies, Innovation Management, Entrepreneurship

Dr. Naveed Ur Rehman Email:
UCSI University, Malaysia
Research Interests: Entrepreneurship, Sustainability, Green HR Practices, Innovation, Gender in Management

Dr. Muhammad Rafiq Email:
Superior University, Pakistan
Research Interests: Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Principles of Management, Human Resource Management, Strategic Management and Research Methods

Dr. Budi Harsanto Email:
Faculty of Economics and Business, Indonesia
Research Interests: Sustainability Innovation, Operations & Supply Chain Management, Strategy & Entrepreneurship


Special Issue Information

In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome. Research areas may include (but not limited to) the following:

· Business sustainability and innovation in developing economies
· Energy efficiency and sustainability in emerging economies
· Green information technology
· Impact of open innovation practices on climate and sustainability
· Incorporation of external actors in conventional and sustainability-oriented innovations
· Influence of context on sustainability-driven innovation
· Information technology and open innovation in business sustainability
· Information technology and sustainability in business
· Information technology in the management of sustainable operations
· Open innovation in enhancing organizational sustainability
· Open innovation in the development of green technologies
·Reducing carbon emissions using information technology and open innovation practices
· Strategic direction and the open innovation process
· Sustainability-oriented innovation for new products
· Sustainable operations management
· The integration of information technology resources in the development of sustainability capabilities
· The resource-based view and sustainability of innovative businesses
· The role of human resource management in open innovation and business sustainability


Manuscript Submission Information

Submission deadline: 31 October 2024

Submissions that pass pre-check will be reviewed by at least two reviewers of the specific field. Accepted papers will be published on early access first and sent for copy editing and typesetting. Then all papers will be included in the special issue when it is published.

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