Special Issue round 5th NBM Conference

Track 30

Within the programme of NBM 2020, there will be a workshop led by Professor Rick Edgeman, Management Department of Robbins College of Business & Entrepreneurship of Fort Hays State University of and Professor Florian Lüdecke-Freund, Professor for Corporate Sustainability at ESCP Europe. The special issues will be in the Sustainability journal and the International Journal of Innovation Management. This workshop will be used to inform you about the special issue and will also contain a part that will help you develop your research to comply with the criteria for one of these special issues.

  • 1. Journal: Sustainability
    Special Issue Title: ‘Sustainable Enterprise Excellence and Innovation’
    Guest editors: Rick Edgeman, Jacob Kjear Eskildson

We are at a juncture in history where the cumulative influences of human activity at individual, organizational and societal levels have created many wicked challenges that place individuals, organizations, communities and societies of current and future societies in peril. Such challenges span boundaries that include social equity; organizational structures, strategies and activities; domestic and foreign policy; and environmental policy and practice. In many instances, these place organizations in conflict with governments, and national governments in conflict with one another.

Despite these challenges, there is hope. This Special Issue of Sustainability is dedicated to the hope of addressing wicked challenges in ways that can affect positive and sustainable change through innovation. Of primary interest in this Special Issue is sustainability-oriented innovation by individuals, collaborative groups, or organizations, including, but not limited to creation of or innovation in organizational structures, strategies and activities; research strategies, activities and results; supply chains; ways of working; and game-changing products, processes, or services. Organizations are broadly construed to included for-profit organizations, for-benefit organizations that emphasize doing well by doing good, non-governmental organizations, and public sector organizations. 

Collectively then, this Sustainability Special Issue is focused on Sustainable Enterprise Excellence and Innovation.Prof. Rick Edgeman, Prof. Jacob Eskildsen Guest Editors

  • 2. Journal: Sustainability
    Special Issue “New Business Models: Sustainable. Circular. Inclusive”
    Guest Editors: Prof. Rick Edgeman, Prof. Jacob Eskildsen, Prof. Dr. Jan Jonker, Dr. Sjors Witjes, Dr. Niels R. Faber, Prof. Dr. Florian Lüdeke-Freund.

The growing prominence of socially equitable, environmentally sensitive, and economically sound triple top line strategy that—when deftly implemented—sustainably yield socially responsible, ecologically neutral or positive, and financially acceptable triple bottom line performance and impacts has accelerated the need for development, deployment, and assessment of effective and innovative business models. Companion to these elements, the recognition of the importance of responsible use of both renewable and nonrenewable, organic, and technical resources that are keystone to the development of circular economies has also grown. Finally, the myriad challenges faced by societies and enterprises alike highlight the necessity of inclusivity in the ways that societies are formed, enterprises are built, products and services are created and used, and problems are solved. As such, new business models should not only deliver sustainable results but should actively promote circularity and do so in ways that bring all the richness of diversity implied by inclusivity, including the richness brought to bear when individuals who are differently-abled, who look or think differently, who hail from unconventional or disadvantaged backgrounds, or whose cultural experiences are generally alien to whatever then social or enterprise status quo might be.

This Special Issue of Sustainability will comprise manuscripts from the 5th International Conference on New Business Models: Sustainable. Circular. Inclusive. It is possible that additional manuscripts will be used to complement those from the conference. The conference will be held in Nijmegen, The Netherlands on 1–2 July 2020 and hosted by Radboud University. See: https://www.nbmconference.eu/

Of special interest are manuscripts carefully aligned with the conference theme and that integrate any or all of sustainability, circularity and/or inclusiveness into business models that drive triple top line strategy into triple bottom line performance and impacts. Similarly, manuscripts associated with business models that infuse socially or environmentally motivation innovation are of interest.

Collectively then, this Sustainability Special Issue is focused on New Business Models: Sustainable, Circular, Inclusive.

Special issue topic: Innovation research increasingly attends to the role values and normative orientations play for innovation and its management. Newer streams such as responsible and sustainable innovation result from an explicit orientation towards values and normative orientations, where values of sustainability, equity, safety, and other issues humans deeply care about serve as sources, levers, and orientation marks for innovation. However, our knowledge about the ‘normative turn’ in innovation research and management and the emerging ‘values-based view’ is still scarce. We invite researchers from various fields (e.g., innovation management, management studies, cultural studies, organisational psychology, or sociology) and are interested in e.g. empirical studies, innovation research methods, innovation facilitation methods, or theoretical contributions. 

Submission: Full paper submission between 1st July and 31st August 2020. Full call : https://www.worldscientific.com/page/ijim/callforpapers02