Special Issue "Industrial Management Control Systems for Sustainable Development"

A special issue of Processes (ISSN 2227-9717). This special issue belongs to the section "Sustainable Processes".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2022.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Juan Manuel Ramon Jeronimo
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The move to Industry 4.0 will bring many advances in efficiency and productivity. The degree to which these advances are achieved will depend largely on how industrial management control systems are designed and used to achieve sustainable development. Sustainability and its further development will bring new goals and objectives to industrial processes. These will have to be established, fixed, evaluated, and corrected by control systems.

This special issue on "Industrial Management Control Systems for Sustainable Development" aims to bring together the most outstanding research and comprehensive coverage of all aspects related to management control for sustainable development, covering a wide range of technologies, tools, and techniques to generate sustainable development through industrial control mechanisms. This special issue will bring together high-quality research articles on different aspects of Management Control Systems, including the current situation and outstanding challenges in sustainable development.  Topics include, but not limited to:

  • Control modelling for sustainable development. Reviews of the state of the art, including predictions, future scenarios, or future challenges.
  • Tools of control and sustainability in industrial SMEs and supply and distribution chains.
  • Impact of the management and control of the sustainable development in the food industry, pharmaceutical, or other industries that generate high ranges of waste.
Prof. Dr. Juan Manuel Ramon-Jeronimo
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • management control systems
  • control models
  • control mechanisms
  • sustainable development
  • sustainability
  • industrial

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A Study on Updating the Model for Monitoring and Evaluation of Involuntary Resettlement Based on the Experience of China
Processes 2022, 10(2), 225; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/pr10020225 (registering DOI) - 25 Jan 2022
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The monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of involuntary resettlement has been implemented for over 30 years since being introduced, achieving significant results in preventing resettlement risks and safeguarding the rights and interests of the persons affected (APs). However, the situation surrounding resettlement has changed [...] Read more.
The monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of involuntary resettlement has been implemented for over 30 years since being introduced, achieving significant results in preventing resettlement risks and safeguarding the rights and interests of the persons affected (APs). However, the situation surrounding resettlement has changed significantly over these decades, as the interests of the APs have become more diverse and their social class differentiation has become more pronounced, implying that approaches regarding the governance of resettlement risks must be adjusted. Based on the experience of China, we intend to update the original model for M&E of involuntary resettlement, proposing that the two monitoring systems for risk-susceptible groups and the APs’ development should be set up separately in the monitoring model, and specific monitoring indicators defined within each system. In terms of the evaluation model, we introduce the meta-model of evaluation to strengthen the organic relationship among various evaluation units and enhance the overall capacity of the evaluation. Furthermore, the evaluation should be implemented in general resettlement, risk-susceptible groups resettlement and APs’ development. Full article
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Analyzing Management Control Systems between Principal Owners of Facilities and Subsidiaries in the Chemical Industry
Processes 2021, 9(7), 1114; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/pr9071114 - 26 Jun 2021
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The purpose of this study is to analyze how managers of sections that belong to the chemical industry make use of management control systems (MCS) in order to facilitate relationships between the labor force of the owner enterprise and employees of outsourced companies, [...] Read more.
The purpose of this study is to analyze how managers of sections that belong to the chemical industry make use of management control systems (MCS) in order to facilitate relationships between the labor force of the owner enterprise and employees of outsourced companies, through collaboration and daily bases of coworking. It intends to consider how they allocate their available resources to the contractor characteristics and how, together, they confront external factors. The research strategy is based on a case study in which the uses of MCS by the most relevant Spanish chemical contractor influence the relationship with subcontractors in terms of strategic goals, trust, risk management or performance evaluation. Findings derived from four semi-structured interviews conducted with the central contractor and three subcontractors belonging to each of the three separate activities’ categories suggest that using MCS as controlling or enabling, in this setting, can have lasting and deep effects in the alignment of subcontractors’ strategic orientation to match the contractor’s, in the unification of risk management mechanisms, in the enhanced trust and collaboration in the coworking space, as well as in the performance evaluation criteria applied. Full article
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