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International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development (IJSESD)

International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development (IJSESD)

Editor-in-Chief: Elias G. Carayannis (George Washington University, USA)
Indexed In: SCOPUS, INSPEC and 7 more indices
Published: Quarterly |Established: 2010
ISSN: 1947-8402|EISSN: 1947-8410|DOI: 10.4018/IJSESD


The International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development (IJSESD) addresses issues of sustainable economic, environmental, and financial development in advancing, developing, and transitioning economies through eco-innovation and eco-entrepreneurship-driven ideas and solutions. This journal contains a cross-disciplinary focus and presents leverage synergies from the synthesis of knowledge, learning, and experience from diverse fields of theory and practice. IJSESD provides coverage of timely and significant issues of sustainability and development with social ecology-driven concepts and practices.

Topics Covered

  • Biodiversity related to eco-innovation and eco-entrepreneurship
  • Biotechnology related to eco-innovation and eco-entrepreneurship
  • Clean/green technology valuation and risk capital financing
  • Computational economics related to eco-innovation and eco-entrepreneurship
  • Discontinuous innovations
  • Disruptive technologies
  • Eco-entrepreneurship business models and value proposition case studies
  • Eco-innovation and eco-entrepreneurship
  • E-development (e-learning, e-health, e-business, e-government, and e-society)
  • Environmental change and human development
  • Environmental informatics
  • Game theory related to eco-innovation and eco-entrepreneurship
  • Glocalization
  • ICT and knowledge for development
  • Innovation Networks
  • Knowledge clusters
  • Market and technology pull and push eco-innovation diffusion drivers
  • Nanotechnology related to eco-innovation and eco-entrepreneurship
  • Network science related to eco-innovation and eco-entrepreneurship
  • Public-private sector partnerships for research and technology development
  • Real options related to eco-innovation and eco-entrepreneurship
  • Regional economic development related to eco-innovation and eco-entrepreneurship
  • Renewable energy sources and uses
  • Social Networking
  • Socio-economic and socio-technical aspects of eco-innovation
  • Technological learning

Mission and Scope

The mission of the International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development (IJSESD) is to establish a new set of platforms for intellectual discourse and identification of critical and strategic emerging issues, the formulation of cogent and useful policies, and practice recommendations. IJSESD covers matters that relate to and combine social ecology and sustainable development issues and trends within diverse contexts such as eco-innovation, eco-entrepreneurship, e-development (e-learning, e-health, e-business, e-government, and e-society), governance, environment, education, economy, civil society and policy, health, transportation, defense, energy, and other related global issues with local impact.

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Volume 11: 4 Issues (2020): Forthcoming, Available for Pre-Order
Volume 10: 4 Issues (2019)
Volume 9: 4 Issues (2018)
Volume 8: 4 Issues (2017)
Volume 7: 4 Issues (2016)
Volume 6: 4 Issues (2015)
Volume 5: 4 Issues (2014)
Volume 4: 4 Issues (2013)
Volume 3: 4 Issues (2012)
Volume 2: 4 Issues (2011)
Volume 1: 4 Issues (2010)
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Editor(s)-in-Chief Biography

Elias G. Carayannis is a professor of Science, Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship. He is the co-Founder and co-Director of the Global and Entrepreneurial Finance Research Institute (GEFRI) and Director of Research on Science, Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship in the European Union Research Center (EURC) at The George Washington University School of Business. Dr. Carayannis’ teaching and research activities focus on the areas of strategic government – university and industry R&D partnerships, technology road-mapping, technology transfer and commercialization, international science and technology policy, technological entrepreneurship, and regional economic development.

Dr. Carayannis has several publications in both academics and practitioners, US and European journals such as IEEE Transactions in Engineering Management (IEEE TEM), Research Policy, Journal of R&D Management, Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, International Journal of Technology Management, Technovation, Journal of Technology Transfer, Engineering Management Journal, Journal of Growth and Change, The Review of Regional Studies, International Journal of Global Energy Issues, International Journal of Environment and Pollution, Le Progres Technique, and the Focus on Change Management. He has also published eleven books to date on science, technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship with CRC Press, Praeger/Greenwood Press, Palgrave/MacMillan Press, and Edward Elgar, plus several more under contract. He is Editor-in-Chief of The Book Series on Science, Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Edward Elgar), The Book Series on Technology, Innovation and Knowledge Management (Springer), the International Journal of the Knowledge Economy (Springer), and the International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development (IGI Global). He is also Associate Editor of the International Journal of Innovation and Regional Development and on the Editorial Board of the IEEE TEM and the International Journal of Nuclear Knowledge Management, as well as he is on the Board of Directors for the International Association for the Management of Technology (IAMOT).

He has consulted for several technology driven government, private, and large organizations, as well as small organizations such as the World Bank, the European Commission, the Inter-American Development Bank, the US Agency for International Development, the National Science Foundation Small Business Innovation Research Program, the National Institute of Standards and Technology Advanced Technology Program, the National Coalition for Advanced Manufacturing (NACFAM), the USN CNO Office, Sandia National Laboratories' New Technological Ventures Initiative, the General Electric Corporate Training & Development Center, Cowen & Co, First Albany International, Entreprises Importfab, and others.

He is fluent in English, French, German, and Greek and has a working knowledge of Spanish. He is citizen of the United States of America and the European Union.

Editorial Board

International Advisory Board
Surajit Bag, University of Johannesburg, South Africa ORCID
João Ferreira, University of Beira Interior, Portugal ORCID
Ahmed Karmaoui, Southern Center for Culture and Sciences (Zagora), Morocco ORCID
Kijpokin Kasemsap, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Thailand
Associate Editors
David F. J. Campbell, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
Tugrul Daim, Portland State University, United States
Manlio Del Giudice, Link Campus University, Italy
Maria Rosaria Della Peruta, Link Campus University, Italy
Mario Efthymiopoulos, American University, United Arab Emirates
João Ferreira, University of Beira Interior, Portugal ORCID
Evangelos Grigoroudis, Technical University of Crete, Greece ORCID
Halvor Holtskog, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Armando Papa, Link Campus University, Italy
Stratos Tavoulareas, International Finance Corp., United States
Christopher Ziemnowicz, The University of North Carolina, United States ORCID
Editorial Review Board
Gaye Acikdilli, University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Turkey
Dimosthenis Anagnostopoulos, Harokopio University of Athens, Greece ORCID
Dimitris Assimakopoulos, Grenoble Ecole de Management, France
Francesco Campanella, Second University of Naples, Italy
Steve Clark, Wells Fargo Bank, United States
Phil Cooke, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
Tugrul Daim, Portland State University, United States
Muammer Erdoğdu, Marmara University, Turkey ORCID
Vasilii Erokhin, Harbin Engineering University, China ORCID
Piero Formica, National University of Ireland, United Kingdom
Elie Geisler, Illinois Institute of Technology, United States
Andreas Gkouzos, Panteion University of Athens, Greece
Raul Gouvea, University of New Mexico, United States
Taneli Heikka, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Suleiman Kassicieh, University of New Mexico, United States
Nicos Komninos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Tzong-Ru Lee, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan
Vincenzo Maggioni, Second University of Naples, Italy
Mara Nikolaidou, Harokopio University of Athens, Greece
Bugra Ozer, Celal Bayar University, Turkey
Eleonore Pauwels, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, United States
Marta Peris-Ortiz, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Francesco Schiavone, University of Naples Parthenope
Stavros Sindakis, Laureate Online Education, Netherlands ORCID
Chia-Wen Tsai, Ming Chuan University, Taiwan
Spyros Vliamos, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece & Neapolis University Pafos, Cyprus


Prospective authors should note that only original and previously unpublished articles will be considered. INTERESTED AUTHORS MUST CONSULT THE JOURNAL’S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at PRIOR TO SUBMISSION. All article submissions will be forwarded to at least 3 members of the Editorial Review Board of the journal for double-blind, peer review. Final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers. All submissions must be forwarded electronically.

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

Dr. Elias G. Carayannis
International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development (IJSESD)

Award Winning Articles

  • IGI Global’s Seventh Annual Excellence in Research Journal Awards
    Investigating the Measurement of Consumer Ecological Behaviour, Environmental Knowledge, Healthy Food, and Healthy Way of LifeIGI Global’s Seventh Annual Excellence in Research Journal Awards