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Special Issue "Sustainability, Circular Economy and Bioeconomy Practices in Resilient Supply Chains"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Bioeconomy of Sustainability".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 December 2023 | Viewed by 727

Special Issue Editors

Department of Supply Chain and Logistics, RMIT University, Melbourne 3000, Australia
Interests: sustainable supply chains; strategic operations management; reverse logistics; remanufacturing
UTS Business School, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney 2007, Australia
Interests: supply chain risk management; sustainable supply chains; bioeconomy; decision-making; operations research
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Department of Supply Chain and Logistics, RMIT University, Melbourne 3000, Australia
Interests: supply chain risk management; supply chain resilience; sustainable supply chains
Department of Operations and Supply Chain Management, National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Mumbai 400087, India
Interests: partner selection; collaborative network organization; managing supplier relations; service supply chain management; modeling and analysis of healthcare service operations; reverse logistics management
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Supply chain sustainability, circular economy (CE), and bioeconomy practices have attracted global attention for achieving sustainable development goals. CE and bioeconmy are system-wide concepts of sustainability when viewed as a regenerative system in which resource input and waste, emission, and energy leakage are minimized by slowing, closing, and narrowing material and energy loops. However, given that the know-how and key resources critical for achieving these system-wide objectives do not reside in a single entity, both sustainability, CE, and bioeconomy practices go beyond a given firm’s borders and require a concerted collaborative effort among supply chain entities. 

Recently, supply chain resilience has also become an important phenomenon in light of the recent COVID-19 pandemic and other disruptions. It is important to integrate sustainability, CE, bioeconomy, and resilience practices within the supply chain environment to achieve optimal economic, social and environmental performance. While the importance of resilience, sustainability, CE, and bioeconomy practices as a source of competitive advantage cannot be overemphasized, not much understanding exists on how sustainability, circular economy, bioeconomy, and resilience practices co-exist and/or influence each other.

This special issue provides an opportunity to address intersections of sustainability, circular economy, and bioeconomy concepts in the context of resilient supply chains. Researchers are encouraged to submit articles from the perspective of operations and/or supply chains practices, concepts, strategies and/or policy formulations using innovative methods, theories, tools, and techniques.

Dr. Muhammad Dan Asabe Abdulrahman
Dr. Sanjoy Kumar Paul
Dr. Priyabrata Chowdhury
Dr. Rakesh Raut
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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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 2400 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.


  • sustainability
  • circular economy
  • bioeconomy
  • resilience
  • operations management
  • supply chain management

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