Special Issue "Digital Transformation and Sustainability: Enabling the Digital Enterprise"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2022.
Interests: information systems and E-business; E-mobile marketing; social media marketing; social networks; ICT innovation
Interests: food supply chain management; retail supply chain management; sustainability in supply chains; IT/E-business and supply chain management
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Interests: digital transformation; digital marketing; big data and consumer neuroscience (or neuromarketing) artificial intelligence; internet of things
In this new age of technology revolution, digital transformation is the new way of doing business by leveraging digital technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Cloud, Big Data, Internet of Things, Mobile connectivity and Analytics, but also Augmented and virtual reality, resulting in significant changes in customer experience, business processes, and business models, and reshaping every industry across the globe.
Industry structures and business models are being disrupted, digital opportunities for retail are emerging, and the digitalization of the economy is being rapidly accelerated. An estimated 70% of new value created in the economy over the next decade will be based on digitally enabled platform business models. Since our planet is facing critical challenges such as climate change, natural disasters and other environmental risks, digitization can play a significant role in doing business more sustainable, having a significant impact in terms of the environmental, social, and economic footprints.
This Special Issue will examine the link between digital transformation and sustainability and will focus on the rise of new digital trends, the importance of digitization to support more sustainable operations and the effects of shaping the future of the digital enterprise. In this Special Issue, we are seeking to address research questions on topics including but not limited to disruptive digital technologies and actor-guided organizational transformation of capabilities, structures, processes and business model components in all industries.
Prof. Dr. Maro Vlachopoulou
Prof. Dr. Michael Bourlakis
Dr. Efthymios Constantinides
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1900 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- digital transformation
- digital disruption
- technological disruption (blockchain, artificial intelligence, cloud, big data, internet of things, mobile connectivity and analytics, augmented and virtual reality)
- customer experience
- business processes
- suistanable business models
- digital entrepreneurship
- digital marketing
- circular economy
- waste management
- green economy & growth