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Problems of Selected Industries on the Way to Suitable Development

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2020) | Viewed by 13652

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Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Faculty of Informatics and Management, Center for Basic and Applied Research, University of Hradec Kralove, Rokitanskeho 62, 50003 Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
Interests: control systems; smart sensors; ubiquitous computing; manufacturing; wireless technology; portable devices; biomedicine; image segmentation and recognition; biometrics; technical cybernetics
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Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Hradec Králové, 50003 Hradec Králové, Czech Republic
Interests: toxins; drug design and development; antidotes for pesticide and nerve agent intoxications; Alzheimer’s disease; detergents as disinfectants, decontamination means; nanotechnology; health economics and pharmacoeconomics
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

With the consequence of increasing competitive pressure from the global economy, it has been consistently highlighted the need to balance the social, economic and environmental aspects of sustainable development. This can be achieved “through sustainable consumption and production, sustainably managing its natural resources, ensuring just transition and economic viability, and taking urgent action on climate change”. This phenomenon applies to all sectors of the economy, but for each of them different issues are urgent. This special issue is focused on selected microeconomics and macroeconomics aspects in industries, especially:

  • Assessment of past and future development in selected industries: energy sector, agriculture and water sector, intersectoral context and collaboration, individual vulnerability and adaptation;
  • Social consequences of industry development, global impact on society;
  • Microeconomic view on the company, specification of consequences in the use of production factors, impacts of changes in the related regulatory, economic efficiency, impact modelling,
  • New business models in high tech industry.

These topics are only examples, and other novel or emerging topics within the area are welcome.

Assoc. Prof. Petra Maresova
Prof. Ali Selamat
Prof. Ondrej Krejcar
Prof. Kamil Kuca
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Keywords

  • sector
  • modelling
  • prediction
  • economic indicators
  • scenario
  • company
  • high tech
  • business model
  • energy
  • agriculture
  • water management
  • business model
  • healthcare
  • social care

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Detecting the Influencer on Social Networks Using Passion Point and Measures of Information Propagation
by Tai Huynh, Hien Nguyen, Ivan Zelinka, Dac Dinh and Xuan Hau Pham
Sustainability 2020, 12(7), 3064; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12073064 - 10 Apr 2020
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Influencer marketing is a modern method that uses influential users to approach goal customers easily and quickly. An online social network is a useful platform to detect the most effective influencer for a brand. Thus, we have an issue: how can we extract [...] Read more.
Influencer marketing is a modern method that uses influential users to approach goal customers easily and quickly. An online social network is a useful platform to detect the most effective influencer for a brand. Thus, we have an issue: how can we extract user data to determine an influencer? In this paper, a model for representing a social network based on users, tags, and the relationships among them, called the SNet model, is presented. A graph-based approach for computing the impact of users and the speed of information propagation, and measuring the favorite brand of a user and sharing the similar brand characteristics, called a passion point, is proposed. Therefore, we consider two main influential measures, including the extent of the influence on other people by the relationships between users and the concern to user’s tags, and the tag propagation through social pulse on the social network. Based on these, the problem of determining the influencer of a specific brand on a social network is solved. The results of this method are used to run the influencer marketing strategy in practice and have obtained positive results. Full article
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Complexity Stage Model of the Medical Device Development Based on Economic Evaluation—MedDee
by Petra Marešová, Lukáš Peter, Jan Honegr, Lukáš Režný, Marek Penhaker, Martin Augustýnek, Hana Mohelská, Blanka Klímová and Kamil Kuča
Sustainability 2020, 12(5), 1755; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12051755 - 26 Feb 2020
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The development of a new product is essential for the progress and success of any company. The medical device market is very specific, which is challenging. Therefore, this paper assesses an economic model for medical device evaluation using the economic, health, technology regulatory, [...] Read more.
The development of a new product is essential for the progress and success of any company. The medical device market is very specific, which is challenging. Therefore, this paper assesses an economic model for medical device evaluation using the economic, health, technology regulatory, and present market knowledge to enable the cost–time conception for any applicant. The purpose of this study is to propose a comprehensive stage model of the medical device development to subsequently describe the financial expenditure of the entire development process. The identification of critical steps was based on the literature review, and analysis, and a comparison of the available medical device development stages and directives. Furthermore, a preliminary assessment of the medical device development steps and procedures on the basis of the interviews was performed. Six interviews were conducted with an average duration of one hour, focusing on areas: relevance and level of detail of the medical device development stages, involvement of economic methods, and applicability of the proposed model. Subsequently, the improvement and modification of the medical device investment process, based on respondents’ responses, were conducted. The authors have proposed the complexity model MedDee—Medical Devices Development by Economic Evaluation. This model is comprised of six phases: initiation, concept, design, production, final verification, and market disposition in which the economic methods are incorporated. Full article
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