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
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.
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
– 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
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
Dr. Elias G. Carayannis