Advancing sustainability education in business studies through digital service learning

Stephanie Perkiss*, Stephanos Anastasiadis, Leopold Bayerlein, Bonnie Dean, Hannah Jun, Pilar Acosta, Maria Alejandra Gonzalez-Perez, Alec Wersun, Belinda Gibbons

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To support the development of a society that is attuned to the challenges presented by sustainable development, it is vital that higher education business students understand the value of sustainability, and act in a way that is consistent with these values. This paper explores a sustainability-focused experiential learning activity through investigating the utility of an emerging form of service learning in the digital space for developing global citizens. The paper presents an international case study of educators who employed digital service learning in various business education contexts. The research reports on the perceptions of higher education students in relation to their awareness, critical thinking and action for sustainability. The paper has practical contributions in identifying an opportunity for implementing sustainability curriculum into higher education for business.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)283-299
Number of pages17
JournalAmerican Business Review
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 2020


  • business education; digital service learning; sustainability; WikiRate.
  • Digital service learning
  • Sustainability
  • WikiRate
  • Business education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Marketing
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
  • Strategy and Management


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