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

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

Editor-in-Chief: Maria Palazzo (University of Salerno, Italy)
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

Maria Palazzo (PhD, AFHEA, FHEA, MSc (Honor), MA, BA (Honor) is a research fellow at the Department of Political and Communication Studies, University of Salerno (Italy) and a member of the ‘Sustainability Communication Centre’ (SCC) ( She is also an academic tutor and a lecturer at the Universitas Mercatorum (Rome, Italy). She was a former Lecturer at University of Bedfordshire, School of Business (London, Luton, UK), a Visiting Scholar at the University of Granada (Granada, Spain), and a Visiting Lecturer at the Universidad del Norte, Escuela de Negocios (Barranquilla, Colombia). Her articles have been published in The TQM Journal, Qualitative Market Research: an International Journal, Journal of Business-to-Business Marketing, Journal of Brand Management and in other academic outlets (e-mail:

Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief Emeriti
Amulya Gurtu, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, United States ORCID
Arash Najmaei, ICMS, ACU, ISL & MGSM, Australia
International Advisory Board
Maria Ciurea, University of Petrosani, Romania
Kijpokin Kasemsap, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Thailand
Florian Lüdeke-Freund, University of Hamburg, Germany
Julia Puaschunder, The New School, United States
Mark Tayar, Macquarie University, Australia, Australia
Valentina Vasile, Romania ORCID
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
Mirela Panait, Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania, Romania
Amir Rahdari, Tarbiat Modares University, Iran, Islamic Republic Of
Suresh Subramoniam, APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University, India ORCID
Editorial Review Board
Felice Addeo, University of Salerno, Italy
Anindita Adhikary, Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology, India
Ana Aleksic, Faculty of Economics & Business, University of Zagreb, Croatia ORCID
Olusegun Ayadi, Texas Southern University, United States
Soniya Billore, Linnaeus University, Sweden ORCID
Vallari Chandna, University of Wisconsin- Green Bay, United States
Barbara Czarnecka, United Kingdom
Linda Deigh, Academic City University College, Ghana
Luis Doña Toledo, Spain
Corina Ene, Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania ORCID
Pantea Foroudi, Dr ORCID
Vinit Ghosh, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India, India
Jesus Gonzalez-Feliu, Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne, France ORCID
RADULESCU IRINA, Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania ORCID
Sudhanshu Joshi, Doon University, India ORCID
Evika Karamagioli, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Syed Abdul Rehman Khan, Tsinghua University, China ORCID
Bashar H. Malkawi, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates ORCID
Nuria Rodriguez, Spain
Mohammad Mahdi Rounaghi, Islamic Azad University, Mashhad Branch, Iran, Islamic Republic Of
Raiswa Saha, Assistant Professor IILM University, Gurugram, India
Ksenia Shelest, Associate Professor, Russian Federation ORCID
Alfonso Siano, University of Salerno, Italy
Adrian Stancu, Petroleum-Gas University of Ploieşti, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Romania ORCID
Ilona Swiatek-Barylska, University of Lodz, Poland, Poland
Stanciu Vasile Miltiade, Spiru Haret University, Economic Sciences Faculty, Romania
Manupati Vijaya Kumar, National Institute of Technology Warangal, India
Marian Cătălin Voica, Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania ORCID
Agostino Vollero, University of Salerno, Italy ORCID
Ana-Marija Vrtodušić Hrgović, University of Rijeka, Croatia ORCID
Vinod Yadav, Harcourt Butler Technical University, Kanpur, India


Prospective authors should note that only original and previously unpublished article manuscripts will be considered. Interested authors must consult the Journal Guidelines for Manuscript Submission at PRIOR to submission. Any further questions may be answered at All article manuscript submissions will be forwarded to at least three members of the editorial review board of the journal for a double-blind peer review. The final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers.

All inquiries should be directed to the attention of:

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