Sustainable Management in COVID-19 Times

ISBN: 978-1-80382-598-4, eISBN: 978-1-80382-597-7

ISSN: 1877-6361

Publication date: 24 February 2023


(2023), "Prelims", Alvarez-Risco, A., Rosen, M.A. and Del-Aguila-Arcentales, S. (Ed.) Sustainable Management in COVID-19 Times (Advanced Series in Management, Vol. 30), Emerald Publishing Limited, Leeds, pp. i-xv.



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Sustainable Management in COVID-19 Times

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Advanced Series in Management

Series Editors: Miguel R. Olivas-Luján and Tanya Bondarouk

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Advanced Series in Management Volume 30

Sustainable Management in COVID-19 Times

Edited by

Aldo Alvarez-Risco

Universidad de Lima, Peru

Marc A. Rosen

University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada


Shyla Del-Aguila-Arcentales

Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola, Peru

United Kingdom – North America – Japan India – Malaysia – China

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About the Editors

Aldo Alvarez-Risco is an Associate Professor of International Business and Coordinator of the Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management Research Group at Universidad de Lima in Perú. He has completed a PhD at Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Doctor in Pharmacy and Biochemistry, Master in Pharmacology and Pharmacist at the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, and Master Pharmaceutical Care at Universidad de Granada. Dr. Alvarez-Risco is the author of various books and articles and has been a speaker at academic events in 22 countries. He has experience as a speaker for radio and TV appearances.

Marc A. Rosen is a Professor at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (now called Ontario Tech University) in Oshawa, Canada, where he served as founding Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. Dr. Rosen has served as President of the Engineering Institute of Canada and the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering. He has held many professional roles, including Editor-in-Chief of various journals and Director of Oshawa Power and Utilities Corporation. With over 70 research grants and contracts and 900 technical publications, Dr. Rosen is an active teacher and researcher in energy technology, sustainable energy, and energy systems' environmental impact. Much of his research has been carried out for industry. Dr. Rosen has worked for Imatra Power Company in Finland, Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago, the Institute for Hydrogen Systems near Toronto, and Ryerson University (now called Toronto Metropolitan University) in Toronto. He has received numerous awards and honors.

Shyla Del-Aguila-Arcentales is a researcher in the sustainability area. She completed a doctoral program, Master in Pharmaceutical Sciences at the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos and Pharmacist at Universidad Nacional de la Amazonia Peruana. She is linked to the ancestral knowledge of medicinal plants in the jungle regarding traditional uses and industrial processes. Also, she has experience in bio-business, audit, environmental management, and import-export management. She is the author of several articles and chapters of books.

List of Contributors

Aldo Alvarez-Risco Universidad de Lima, Peru
Maria de las Mercedes Anderson-Seminario Universidad de Lima, Peru
Marián Arias-Meza Universidad de Lima, Peru
Nilda Campos-Dávalos Universidad de Lima, Peru
Sarahit Castillo-Benancio Universidad de Lima, Peru
Berdy Briggitte Cuya-Velásquez Universidad de Lima, Peru
Myreya de-La-Cruz-Diaz Universidad de Lima, Peru
Shyla Del-Aguila-Arcentales Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola, Peru
Alfredo Estrada-Merino Universidad de Lima, Peru
Sharon Esquerre-Botton Universidad de Lima, Peru
Romina Gómez-Prado Universidad de Lima, Peru
Micaela Jaramillo-Arévalo Universidad de Lima, Peru
Luis Juarez-Rojas Universidad de Lima, Peru
Luigi Leclercq-Machado Universidad de Lima, Peru
Flavio Morales-Rios Universidad de Lima, Peru
Valentina Ramos-Flórez Fundación Universitaria Konrad Lorenz, Colombia
Marc A. Rosen University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada
Jorge Sánchez-Palomino Universidad de Lima, Peru
María Vera-Castro Universidad de Lima, Peru


Global organizations have had to radically change their behaviors and dynamics due to the impacts and effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Sustainable Management in COVID-19 Times addresses these changes. This book also speaks to attaining or maintaining sustainable management during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

The main theories of international business (Chapter 1) are presented so that researchers, teachers, and students can take them into account and investigate their effects during the COVID-19 pandemic. Another relevant topic covered in the benefits that have been achieved through smart cities is the protection of citizens against COVID-19 (Chapter 2). Note that the development of smart cities is increasingly promoted globally, although there are various administrative, legal, and technological requirements for and challenges to their implementation.

Recreation-related activities are affected by the pandemic, as is the tourism and hospitality sector, and these areas are addressed (Chapter 3). In the postpandemic period, companies need to reactivate sustainable management in a manner that helps them resume their business operations. Also, it is important to recognize the efforts regarding sustainable urbanization and the critical role that cities can have in contributing to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations (Chapter 4). The impact of digital transformation on the sustainability of international business is described (Chapter 5). These education initiatives are relevant to STEM education and the various components that constitute it (Chapter 6).

The entire global recovery from the pandemic involves initiatives focused on numerous areas, and many of these are addressed in this book. The areas covered include food (Chapter 7), energy management (Chapter 8), and changes in labor dynamics and the profound change based on teleworking (Chapter 9). Also covered are changes in tourism (Chapter 10 and 11), the resilience policy to revive the tourism sector (Chapter 12), and entrepreneurship in hospitality (Chapter 13). Finally, cultural content (Chapter 14) and reflections on education based on the SDGs (Chapter 15) are examined.

Sustainable Management in COVID-19 Times undoubtedly develops diverse content that can help business develop during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. This book can also foster future research, giving rise to global and regional business management analyses in a unique scenario such as the COVID-19 pandemic. It is hoped that readers can take advantage of the various approaches presented to generate development plans and business strategies that have the Sustainable Development Goals as a programmatic axis, emphasizing specific sectors and describing the quality standards required at the business level to ensure the quality of the services provided.

Aldo Alvarez-Risco

Marc A. Rosen

Shyla Del-Aguila-Arcentales