call for papers: Sustainable Development in Emerging Economies

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International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development
(IJSESD)

Call For Papers - Special Issue
Submission Due Date: August 1, 2011
Special Issue On: “Sustainable Development in Emerging Economies”
Guest Editor: Dr. Mustafa Zihni TUNCA

Introduction
Sustainable development is an important social objective in the world.
Many obstacles oppose the implementation of sustainable development in
developing countries. Approaching these issues that are the greatest
challenges for implementing sustainable development in these countries
can lead to a better understanding of how these issues can be
addressed.

Emerging economies, which are the developing countries in the process
of rapid growth and industrialization, inevitably play a significant
role towards the achievement of sustainable development. A close look
at socio-economic, technological, and political changes in emerging
economies can help us for a better understanding of the dynamics of
sustainable development.

One of the major challenges facing emerging economies in their efforts
to promote sustainable development is the expansion of information
technologies (IT). IT is the key concept for sustainable economic
development within both macro and micro perspectives as it can assist
in addressing individual, organizational, regional, and global
development. Hence, there is an imperative need for an in-depth,
systematical investigation of the influence of information
technologies on sustainable economic development in emerging
economies.

Objective of the Special Issue
The objective of the special issues is to help both researchers and
practitioners to develop a critical understanding of sustainable
development in emerging economies with a special reference to
information technologies. The special issue will bring together work
from a range of disciplines to promote a multi-disciplinary
perspective to develop practical and theoretical solutions to improve
the economic, social, environmental, technological, educational, and
administrative sustainability.

Recommended Topics
Topics to be discussed in this special issue include (but are not
limited to) the following:
- Sustainable development, economic development theories, policies
and practices
- Emerging & transition economies, developing & less developed
countries
- Globalization
- Welfare and poverty
- Foreign trade
- Environmental policy and environmental management
- Information and communication technologies
- E-business, E-commerce, E-government, E-services
- Digital divide
- Knowledge society
- Knowledge management
- Public investments
- Enterprise development
- Financial institutions
- Technological alliances
- Innovation and entrepreneurship
- Supply chain management
- Policy making

Submission
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this
special issue on or before August 1, 2011. All submissions must be
original and may not be under review by another publication.
Interested authors should consult the journal’s guidelines for
manuscript submissions at http://www.igi-global.com/Files/AuthorEditor/guidelinessubmission.pdf.
All submitted papers will be reviewed on a double-blind, peer review
basis.

All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the attention of:

Dr. Mustafa Zihni TUNCA
Guest Editor
E-mail: tu...@iibf.sdu.edu.tr ; tu...@hotmail.com

and

Dr. Elias G. Carayannis
Editor-in-Chief, IJSESD
Email: car...@gwu.edu

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