About this Research Topic
Sustainable development is the amalgamation of three aspects: economic, environmental, and political, illustrating that current standards of life should be maintained in order for future generations to be able to enjoy the same quality of life. The United Nations has indicated the sustainable development goals which are based on 17 targets, and the novel coronavirus outbreak at the global scale at the beginning of 2020 has caused a reciprocal impact on the economy and agitated social problems, severely affected the growth and development of many of these targets.
The pandemic has also overwhelmingly harmed the global economy: consumers stay at home, businesses lose revenue and lay off workers, and unemployment levels rise sharply. Irrespective of the economic categorization, many countries are struggling to prevent further economic damage caused by this pandemic.
Moreover, as the COVID-19 crisis potentially inflict long-lasting emotional trauma and disturb the psychological well-being of employees, it will ultimately affect the comfortability level within the organizations. In addition to imposing severe stress on individuals, from the perspective of the macro level, this pandemic has also ruined the psychology of sustainability, namely the sustainable development for well-being in organizations.
The goal of this Research Topic is to stimulate discussion related to the impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on the psychology of sustainability, sustainable development, and global economy. We welcome brief research report, case report, original research, conceptual research, and hypothesis and theory articles focusing on these questions:
• How does the global economy have been decelerated through COVID-19? What would be the aftermath effects in the coming periods?
• How this pandemic will impact the psychology of sustainability and sustainable development?
• On the micro-level, how do firms react to the immediate emergency of COVID- 19? how human resources envision the survival of organizations during such calamities?
• On the macro-level, how will the world trade’s environmental infrastructure support countries to tackle COVID- 19?
***Due to the exceptional nature of the COVID-19 situation, Frontiers is waiving all article publishing charges for COVID-19 related research in this Research Topic until December 31st, 2020***
Keywords: coronavirus disease, COVID-19, sustainable management, economic growth, human resource management, psychology of sustainability, world economy, world trade, sustainable development
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