The main themes of the special edition focus on "Strategic management as a promoter of Sustainability to Shared Value" The main issue addressed by the Congress is that of strategic management, because although López and Rodríguez (2008) mention it, it is the strategic approaches that lead to an organization being competitive, so important are they that they become the main objective this. Other authors such as Hill and Jones (2011) even say that strategic management is a modern method to successfully manage companies and face future challenges. On the other hand, strategic management is involved in the issue of sustainability and shared value, which is why this topic is being worked on in the last few days in a very correct manner, because although Schalb and Malca (2006) say it is an attitude in the that we consider the repercussions of the physical and social environment derived from our actions. For the above it is very important to explain that for this to be achieved, the concept of sustainability is strengthened in practice thanks to various aspects such as in this case the creation of value, as indicated by Díaz and Lozano (2011).



Special Issue Topics


  • Strategic management and competitiveness
  • Knowledge, innovation and organizational development
  • Sustainability and corporate social responsibility
  • Marketing strategies and international business
  • Public policies, institutions, and organizational perspective
  • Accounting, financial, fiscal and auditing studies in organizations
  • Schedule 

    • 31 May 2019: submission deadline.
    • 31 July 2019: Review results.
    • 15 August 2019: resubmission deadline.
    • 15 September 2019: Review results.
    • 20 September 2019: Submission of the special issue to the journal.

Short CV of the guest editors: 

Ernesto León-Castro

Professor at Universidad Catolica de la Santisima Concepcion (Chile). He has a PhD in Management from University of Occidente. He also has a M.Sc. in Management from University of Occidente and another one in Laws from University Autonoma de Sinaloa. His interest in research are in aggregation operators, decision making, finance, economics, computational intelligence and other related topics He has published some papers in different journals, books and proceedings, including journals such as Applied Soft Computing, Technological and Economic Development of Economy, International Journal of Intelligent Systems, Journal of Intelligent and Fuzzy Systems, Cybernetics and Systems, International Journal of Machine Learning and Cybernetics and Economic Computation and Economic Cybernetics Studies and Research.

     Fabio Raul Blanco MesaAssociate Professor in the Business Administration School at Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia. International Doctor in Business from the Department of Economics and Business Organization of the University of Barcelona. With a Master's Degree in Business, Finance and Insurance Research and a Master's Degree in Sports Business Management from the University of Barcelona and a Sports Administrator degree from the Francisco José de Caldas District University. With experience in research activities in the international field, management of research and teaching groups. With several publications of scientific articles in international journals, book chapters and conference proceedings, such as: Knowledge Based Systems, Journal Computational Optimization in Economics and Finance, Innovation in Service Firms: Perspective From Innovative Behavior, Soft Computing in Management and Business Economics , Technological and Economic Development of Economy, Advance in Intelligence Systems and Computing, Soft Computing in Management and Business Economics, Journal of Intelligent in Fuzzy Systems, Kybernetes. Also, development of revision, control and verification tasks for different international journals. With interest in issues related to decision making, competitiveness, interest groups, entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship, regional development, strategic analysis, diffuse systems and aggregation operators applied to management, uncertainty, and bibliometrics  Anna Maria Gil-Lafuente Full Professor in the Department of Business Administration at the University of Barcelona (Spain). She has a MSc and a PhD Degree in Business Administration from the University of Barcelona. She has published more than 400 papers in journals, books and conference proceedings including journals such as Information Sciences, International Journal of Intelligent Systems, Applied Soft Computing, International Journal of Uncertainty, Fuzziness and Knowledge-Based Systems and Expert Systems with Applications. She has published more than 20 books including 10 with Springer and 2 with World Scientific. She is editor-in-chief of Nova Sciences Collection Computational Intelligence in Engineering, Economics, and Management and co-editor-in-chief of 8 journals published by the Association for Modeling and Simulation in Enterprises (AMSE). She is on the editorial board of several journals and scientific committees. She has also served as a reviewer for many journals. She is currently interested in Decision Making, Aggregation Operators, Fuzzy Systems, Uncertainty and Finance. 

Eleazar González Álvarez

Professor, researcher and coordinator of the Doctorate in Strategic Management of the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (Mexico). He has a Master's Degree in Business Development from the aforementioned University and a Doctorate in Administrative Sciences from the Universidad de Occidente. He is a collaborator of the Academic Strategic Management body. He works on the research line: Business Management and Management He has published some papers in indexed journals and books, such as International Journal of Intelligent Systems. He is a business consultant in Coaching and leadership.



Luiz Vicente Ovalles Toledo

Full-time Professor-Researcher and General Coordinator of research and postgraduate studies at the School of Accounting and Administration of the Autonomous University of Sinaloa, Doctor in Administration, Academic Body leader UAS-CA-275 "Strategic Management" member of the System of Researchers and Technologists awarded by the Institute of Support for Research and Innovation of Sinaloa, Mexico, Desirable profile for the Program for the Improvement of Teachers (Promep), Academic certified in Administration by the National Association of Schools and Schools in Accounting and Administration of Mexico (ANFECA), participation as an evaluator of research projects, thesis director at the undergraduate, master's and doctoral levels, publication of scientific articles in indexed journals, publication of books and book chapters in sustainable competitive management, member and responsible for the national research network "Contexto de la MIPyME ​​", member and head of the international research network "Management and Organizational Knowledge ".


Gregorio Guzmán Lares

Professor at the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (Mexico). Master's Degree in Business and Economic Studies from the University of Guadalajara; Doctorate in Administrative Sciences from the University of the West; collaborator of the research body "educational innovation in the framework of the administrative development of companies"; Active adjudicator of the Mexican network of researchers (REMINEO); The research line works: Competitiveness. He has published some articles in electronic books and physics of scientific recognition. Currently research coordinator at the Accounting and Administration School of the Autonomous University of Sinaloa.