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Responsible consumption and production in corporate decision-making models using soft computation

Special issue call for papers from Industrial Management & Data Systems

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The purpose of this special issue (SI) is to build on the existing research on Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) and the latest debates on different approaches for managing SCP in corporate decision-making models. Hence, this call for papers seeks to encourage research that:

(a) broadens our understanding and tracking of Responsible Consumption and Production (RCP),

(b) addresses and tracks how research on sustainable resource and utilities management has evolved in light of accumulated knowledge or in response to specific critiques, and

(c) deepens theoretical and practical insights into how RCP or sustainable resource and utilities management are successfully addressed at corporate, industrial, sectoral, and national levels. 

The RCP strategies and tools in this SI discipline may cover industrial ecology, green supply chain management, and sustainable operations strategies. The applications and cases of soft computing methods, implementation strategy and business models for process design, industrial symbiosis and collaboration of stakeholders in firms, eco-industrial parks and cities.

Specific topics we invite you to provide submissions on include, but are not limited to:

  • Empirical and case studies for future directions to better understanding of corporate decision-making models employed for RCP.
  • Investigate how firms address RCP challenges, and how those strategies differ in developing and developed economies.
  • Investigate how firms, using sustainability and operations management theories, craft RCP strategies on the usage of resources and utilities.  
  • What are the challenges/and potential solutions for aligning different RCP in supply chain parties to achieve sustainability?
  • Understand and promote the various and/or integrated Industrial ecology tools combining with corporate model to ensure the RCP strategies.
  • What are the measurement metrics for RCP in various scopes?
  • Understand the various training and education approaches for engaging SCP firms in decision support system to the corporate model to ensure the sustainable resource and utilities utilization.
  • What are the incentives and deterrents for RCP or sustainable resource and utilities utilization?
  • What are the different adaptation approaches in view of environmental disasters?
  • Investigate the challenges of achieving sustainable agriculture and food security and economic growth.
  • Investigate the role of transportation in RCP. What are the appropriate operations strategies for sustainably managing resource and utilities utilization?
  • Applications and cases of soft computing methods, implementation strategy and business models for process design, industrial symbiosis and collaboration of stakeholders in firms, eco-industrial parks and cities.

Guest editors

Important dates

  • Submission deadline: March 31, 2017
  • Papers reviewed: July 31, 2017
  • Revised papers reviewed and accepted: October 15, 2017
  • Final versions of accepted papers delivered: December 15, 2017

Author Guidelines

Please see our author guidelines for more details and submission instructions. Papers should be submitted via the ScholarOne system in use by Industrial Mamagement and Data Systems. Please be sure to select this special issue option when you submit your paper through ScholarOne.

About the Journal

Industrial Management & Data Systems (IMDS) focuses on topics treating the interface between operations management and information systems. IMDS is interdisciplinary in nature and serves researchers and practitioners the necessary information to enable them to explore and apply the potential of new technologies to all aspects of management activities such as marketing, management information systems, operations management, business strategy, innovation, organization behaviour, business process management and supply chain management.

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