Our #ExploreSDGs campaign continues, and this time we would like to highlight the research and scientific work available on the topic of economic growth and decent work, which falls under SDG 8.
The SDGs seek to promote economic growth and development while combating climate change and conserving biodiversity in our oceans and forests. Academic and publishing communities are increasingly joining forces to support and promote these ambitious goals.
Join our #ExploreSDGs Twitter hashtag and let’s start discovering the impact of SDG8 research on ScienceOpen and how it is assisting in achieving this goal by 2030.
SDG8 aims to promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.
Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading, and innovation
One of the primary goals of SDG8 is to increase productivity through diversification, innovation, and technological advancement. On this subject, our network offers plenty of topical collections and titles that feature some of the most recent scientific advancements and research, integrated into various contexts and case studies from around the world.
Covering the topic of productivity and fairer economic output, the World Review of Political Economy (WRPE), a peer-reviewed Pluto journal, provides groundbreaking research and analyses of the economy, from a Marxist perspective. In this collection, you can access titles like:
- Israeli Kibbutz: A Successful Example of Collective Economy
- The Ecological Crisis, Apocalypticism, and the Internalization of Unfreedom
- A Critique of Inclusive Growth: Problems of Modernization of Agriculture
Prometheus. Critical Studies in Innovation is another journal by Pluto, focused mostly on innovation and a multidisciplinary approach to topics like production and diffusion of change.
- Patterns of knowledge use in ‘low-tech’ industries
- Patterns of innovative outputs across climate zones: the geography of innovation
- Transferring intermediate technologies to rural enterprises in developing economies: a conceptual framework
On the Pluto Journals super collection you can access more research titles in this context:
- Free Trade Agreements and Environmental Nexus in Pakistan – Policy Perspectives
- Developing a Fairtrade rice supply chain from Myanmar: achievements, challenges, lessons – Journal of Fair Trade
- Debating the role of Fair Trade in the context of socio-economic transformation in South Africa – Journal of Fair Trade
- The labour digital divide: digital dimensions of labour market segmentation – Work Organisation, Labour & Globalisation
Our interactive discovery environment offers not only research titles and papers, but many books, conference proceedings, and book chapter records in the field of economics. We have highlighted below a few titles that address the goals of innovation, technological advancement, and diversification.
- Economy Studies: A Guide to Rethinking Economics Education – Amsterdam University Press
- Silicon Valley: Planet Startup: Disruptive Innovation, Passionate Entrepreneurship & High-tech Startups – Amsterdam University Press
- Iron Will: Global Extractivism and Mining Resistance in Brazil and India – Michigan Publishing
- Transport in Transition: The Evolution of Traditional Shipping in China – Michigan Publishing
- Peer to Peer – University of Westminster Press Books
- 33rd Bled eConference – Enabling Technology for a Sustainable Society: June 28 – 29, 2020, On-line Conference Proceedings – University of Maribor Press
- 2nd International Conference on Technologies & Business Models for Circular Economy – University of Maribor Press
Promote policies that support decent job creation, and improve resource efficiency in consumption and production
On these targets, an emphasis is put on the promotion of entrepreneurship, creativity, and innovation, as a means of achieving fairer job markets in the future and sustainable and efficient use of resources. These target tackles as well the issues of environmental degradation, access to financial services, fair use of resources, etc.
A simple research result demonstrates the diversity of perspectives on ScienceOpen. Many articles appear when searching for decent job creation or a fair work environment, covering topics such as pandemic recovery and addressing unemployment. Our platform has a lot to offer, from psychology articles to books on consumption patterns and the creation of a more sustainable and efficient economy.
- A Qualitative Construction of Sufficiency Living Wage in Thailand Based on the Sufficiency Economy Philosophy – Hogrefe Psychology
- Keeping hope alive: an analysis of training opportunities for Ghanaian youth in the emerging oil and gas industry – Liverpool University Press
- Logged labour: a new paradigm of work organisation? – Work Organisation, Labour & Globalisation
- When Online Courses Became the Student Union: Technologies for Peer Interaction and Their Association With Improved Outcomes During COVID-19 – Technology, Mind, and Behavior
- Virtual Work Communication During a Pandemic—The Moderating Effect of Technology Expertise on Technology Overload – Technology, Mind, and Behavior
- Where platforms meet infrastructures: digital platforms, urban resistance and the ambivalence of the city in the Italian case of Bologna – Work Organisation, Labour & Globalisation
- Globalisation in the time of COVID-19: repositioning Africa to meet the immediate and remote challenges – COVID-19 Research in and about Africa
- Consuming Life in Post-Bubble Japan: A Transdisciplinary Perspective – Amsterdam University Press
- Best practice of outsourcing in electrical and electronics companies in Malaysia – UUM Press Books
- Deep Ecology, Business Ethics and Personal Responsibility: Selected Papers (1988–2020) – Peter Lang Books
- The Arab Spring Five Years Later Volume One: Toward Greater Inclusiveness
- Women’s Labors in Industrial and Postindustrial America
Reducing unemployment and ensuring full and productive employment and decent work for all
By 2030, SDG8 aims to achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities; equal pay for equal work; significantly reduce the proportion of youth unemployed; protect labor rights, and promote safe and secure working environments for all workers.
Work Organisation, Labour & Globalisation by Pluto Journals is a collection dedicated to the organization of work and tackling existing unemployment in the global labor market.
- Effects of project-based research work on the career paths of young academics
- Fragmenting labour: organisational restructuring, employment relations and the dynamics of national regulatory frameworks
- On the last mile: logistical urbanism and the transformation of labour
Liverpool University Press Labour History meanwhile, covers the employment relationship and economic, social and political factors surrounding it – such as labour markets, union and employer policies and organisation, the law, and gender and ethnicity.
- The Forgotten Strike: Equality, Gender, and Class in the Trico Equal Pay Strike
- Australian Women Journalists and the “Pretence of Equality”
- Class, Gender and Cold War Politics: The Union of Australian Women and the Campaign for Equal Pay, 1950–66
Promote sustainable tourism, local culture, and products
Our collections on biodiversity and sustainable resource management include articles that address the need for tourism to be more sustainable by utilizing case studies from various countries. We present some titles from Pensoft Biodiversity, Emerald: Responsible Management, and University of Maribor Press, showcasing examples of sustainable tourism and resource conservation from South Africa, Aruba, Slovenia, and France, below.
- Community perceptions towards nature conservation in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa
- Linking ecosystem services and the Sustainable Development Goals in Small Island Developing States: the case of Aruba
- The sustainability of French event companies: an exploratory study
- Expo 2020 and sustainability: luxury hotel properties challenges and future outlook
- Responsible Hospitality: Inclusive, Active, Green
More collections on SDG8
UCL Press has topical collections dedicated to each of the SDGs, demonstrating the vast and diverse amount of research at UCL that is assisting in the achievement of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Check out the most recent titles in UCL’s SDG8 collection:
- Efficiency assessment of green technology innovation of renewable energy enterprises in China: a dynamic data envelopment analysis considering undesirable output
- Lost generation: Reflections on resilience and flexibility from an energy system architecture perspective
- What is robotics made of? The interdisciplinary politics of robotics research
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