International Journal of Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Corporate Social Responsibility (IJSECSR)

International Journal of Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Corporate Social Responsibility (IJSECSR)

Editor-in-Chief: Amulya Gurtu (University of Wisconsin, USA)
Published: Semi-Annually |Established: 2016
ISSN: 2379-7398|EISSN: 2379-7401|DOI: 10.4018/IJSECSR


The International Journal of Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Corporate Social Responsibility (IJSECSR) is a peer-reviewed publication dedicated to social entrepreneurship. It is a multi-disciplinary, multi-functional, and multi-contextual scholarly forum for exchanging the latest research on all aspects of sustainable entrepreneurship. Social entrepreneurship is an emerging field of research that concerns how enterprising individuals or groups develop businesses that offer solutions to various social and environmental problems. Research in this domain aims to incorporate entrepreneurial insights about opportunity recognition and exploitation into sustainable development in order to help scholars, practitioners, and policymakers gain a deeper and broader understanding of how a new business mindset can be developed and used in managing an effective and smooth transition toward more sustainable societies where new and established businesses preserve and protect communities, nature, and the environment while contributing to economic growth by creating offerings with environmental and social value.

Topics Covered

  • Attributes of sustainable leaders in corporate world
  • Business model transitions and transformation toward sustainable businesses
  • Concept of shared value
  • Corporate citizenship and philanthropy from an entrepreneurial perspective
  • Corporate social responsibility in established and entrepreneurial firms
  • Difference between large and small firms in adoption of sustainable business models
  • Doing business at the bottom of the pyramid
  • Dynamism of opportunities exploitation in sustainable and social entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial management of sustainable value chains and supply chains
  • Globalization and opportunities for sustainable trade for small and large firms
  • Green Business Models
  • Inclusive Growth
  • Large firms adoption of multiple sustainable business models
  • Recognition of opportunities for business model greening
  • Resource configurations in sustainable versus unsustainable business ventures
  • Social and sustainable entrepreneurship
  • Sustainability paradigm
  • Sustainable business models
  • Typology of sustainable entrepreneurs/managers

Mission and Scope

The journal is international in scope and welcomes submissions that are theoretically rigorous, practically relevant, and methodologically sound. It aspires to deepen and enrich understanding of sustainable entrepreneurship as a complex yet unexplored phenomenon. Therefore, it aims to publish articles that help understand how, why, when, under what circumstances, and by whom sustainable businesses emerge, thrive, or fail. The vision is to become a key outlet for interesting and insightful ideas about myriad forms and dimensions of sustainable entrepreneurship. Subsequently, it welcomes case studies, quantitative and qualitative research, commentaries, book reviews, and conceptual submissions, so long as they offer original and new insights into this growing domain of inquiry to help researchers, students and educators, practitioners, and policymakers understand social entrepreneurship in the context of corporate social responsibility.

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Editor(s)-in-Chief Biography

Amulya Gurtu is an Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management at the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business, University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, USA. His research interests are in global manufacturing and supply chains, and its impact on the environment and society. Dr. Gurtu obtained his Ph.D. from Ryerson University, Canada, and an M.B.A. from Ivey Business School, Western University, Canada. His research has been published in the Journal of Environment & Development, Management Research Review, Sustainable Production and Consumption, Journal of Cleaner Production and Applied Mathematical Modelling. He can be reached at

Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief Emeritus
Arash Najmaei, ICMS, ACU, ISL & MGSM, Australia
International Advisory Board
Somayeh Alizadeh, Macquarie University, Australia
Maria Ciurea, University of Petrosani, Romania
Filip Fidanoski, Researcher, Macedonia
Kijpokin Kasemsap, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Thailand
Brenda Lee, Macquarie University Graduate School of Management, Hong Kong
Florian Lüdeke-Freund, University of Hamburg, Germany
Julia Puaschunder, The New School, United States
Mark Tayar, Macquarie University, Australia, Australia
Walter Vesperi, University of messina, Italy
Associate Editors
Rossella Canestrino, Parthenope University of Naples, Italy
Amir Ekhlassi, Assistant Professor, University of Tehran, Iran, Islamic Republic Of
Richard Glavee-Geo, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Elena Goubanova, CPhA, Canada
Zahid Memon, Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan
Amir Rahdari, Tarbiat Modares University, Iran, Islamic Republic Of
Suresh Subramoniam, Kerala University, India
Editorial Review Board
Anindita Adhikary, Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology, India
Olusegun Ayadi, Texas Southern University, United States
Vallari Chandna, University of Wisconsin- Green Bay, United States
Vinit Ghosh, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India, India
Jesus Gonzalez-Feliu, Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne, France ORCID
Sudhanshu Joshi, Doon University, India ORCID
Evika Karamagioli, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Joseph Nyangon, University of Delaware, United States ORCID
Mirela Panait, Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania, Romania ORCID
Mohammad Mahdi Rounaghi, Islamic Azad University, Mashhad Branch, Iran, Islamic Republic Of
Ilona Swiatek-Barylska, University of Lodz, Poland, Poland
Manupati Vijaya Kumar, National Institute of Technology Warangal, India
Ana-Marija Vrtodušić Hrgović, University of Rijeka, Croatia ORCID
Vinod Yadav, Harcourt Butler Technical University, Kanpur, India


Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit their original empirical research articles, 5,000-7,000 words in length. Interested authors must consult the journal’s guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted articles will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis by no fewer than 3 members of the journal’s Editorial Review Board and 1 Associate Editor. Final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers and at the sole discretion of the Editor-in-Chief. All articles must be submitted through E-Editorial Discovery™.

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International Journal of Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Corporate Social Responsibility (IJSECSR)