Sustainable Development

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Mon, Mar 20, 2017
Abstract This study's objectives are (1) application of a quantitatively sound approach to the evaluation of economic and environmental sustainability for 10 Southeast Europe (SEE) countries, including comparison with the developed countries of Germany, France and the Russian Federation, and (2) evaluation of the effects of chosen sustainability indicator weights, especially ...Read more >>
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Tue, Mar 07, 2017
Abstract Dynamic capabilities are considered relevant competencies in the fields of strategic management, as they are proposed as a framework for analysing the sources of wealth creation in rapidly changing environments. However, there are few authors who have analysed dynamic individual capability requirements for the manager of a business to ensure ...Read more >>
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Wed, Mar 01, 2017
Abstract This study analyzes how frequently political parties in Austria, Germany, Ireland, the United Kingdom and Switzerland referred to the concept of sustainable development in their manifestos for national elections from 1976 to 2011. Has the frequency of reference to the concept grown over time? Does an increase in frequency still ...Read more >>
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Fri, Feb 24, 2017
Abstract We aim in this paper to address the sustainability challenge of how an integrated approach can lead to figuring out solutions to complex issues for modern societies. We reviewed papers related to integrated water resource management (IWRM) and integrated solid waste management (ISWM) to advocate some innovative concepts and methodologies ...Read more >>
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Wed, Feb 22, 2017
Abstract This paper analyzes productivity and efficiency by using inclusive wealth as a sustainability measurement. The study extends current measures of sustainability by capturing the efficient utilization of natural capital and other conventional inputs as input and carbon damage as undesirable output in a productivity measure for 140 countries from 1995 ...Read more >>
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Tue, Feb 21, 2017
Abstract Sustainable development has become a global concern because of problems of environmental pollution, energy consumption and climate change. Sustainable development requires that individuals from all sectors contribute to protecting the environment. Although numerous studies have investigated the relationship between social normative beliefs and environmental behaviour, the results of these studies ...Read more >>
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Tue, Feb 21, 2017
Abstract Over the past few years, there have been increasing efforts to promote green products in developing nations. However, evaluating customer preferences when it comes to choosing green products is a rather complex task, which is perhaps due to the influence of cultural values on customer preferences. Hence, the objective of ...Read more >>
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Tue, Feb 21, 2017
Abstract There is broad agreement that the regulative idea of sustainability needs to be specified in public deliberation so that it can contribute to sustainable development policies and practices. The media plays a critical role in this endeavor. However, journalists commonly criticize the terminology of ‘sustainability' and ‘sustainable development' as blurred, ...Read more >>
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Fri, Feb 17, 2017
Abstract There is a large and growing literature on the relation between economic growth and poverty reduction. The evidence points to a negative correlation between growth and poverty. However, many studies also find that growth does not mechanically reduce poverty, arguing that in many cases rapid economic growth has not necessarily ...Read more >>
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Fri, Feb 17, 2017
Abstract Sustainable supply chain management (SSCM) is increasingly followed by academia and industry. Although some companies have shown their success in implementing SSCM practices, many are still hesitant – that is, certain challenges to SSCM operation still exist. The focus of this study was to identify the influential factors of SSCM ...Read more >>
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Wed, Feb 15, 2017
Abstract The important factors for successfully implementing transfer of development rights (TDR) programs have been explored. However, these factors are not yet adequate to guide the practice directly, especially for those cities at the early stage of exploring TDR. This research aims to find out how different cities/counties put these successful ...Read more >>
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Tue, Feb 07, 2017
Abstract Sustainability enables the creation of new opportunity through innovation to achieve competitive advantage and drive cost reduction programs. Organizations that acknowledge and embrace the key drivers for sustainability will obtain the ultimate benefits of market opportunities and efficient business operations. Numerous organizations are involved in sustainability initiatives and they need ...Read more >>
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Thu, Jan 26, 2017
Abstract The recently adopted global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are intended to catalyse implementation of sustainable development. Their success or failure will rely heavily upon national implementation. However, the SDGs represent a broad, integrated and complex agenda that will be very challenging for countries to implement. Over the past decade, scenario ...Read more >>
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Tue, Jan 24, 2017
Abstract In recent years, the problem triad of population, environment and development has been joined by the added element of consumption, with a consequent boom in studies on sustainable consumption. This study provides a holistic and quantitative overview of these studies, aiming to track the evolution of research on sustainable consumption, ...Read more >>
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Tue, Jan 24, 2017
Abstract Since sustainable consumption (SC) research focuses primarily on consumer purchasing behaviors, there is a gap regarding how firms attempt to shape sustainable consumption in practice. Utilizing nine case studies, this gap is addressed by exploring the use of value propositions entailing product–service systems among Swedish fashion firms. The value propositions ...Read more >>
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Tue, Jan 17, 2017
Abstract Despite the recent trends toward sustainable architecture, the concept of social sustainability has not been practically addressed through design strategies. This paper aims to address this disparity through an investigation of daylighting design strategies and situate social sustainability aspects related to the built environment in Iranian traditional four-season courtyard houses ...Read more >>
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Tue, Jan 10, 2017
Abstract The gradual reorientation of the global economy towards accommodation of the idea of sustainable development has brought new thinking in terms of how corporates address issues pertaining to harmful carbon emissions that lead to global warming and in turn climate change. Hence, since 2007 a number of companies listed on ...Read more >>
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Fri, Jan 06, 2017
Abstract With the aim of facilitating the long-term transformation towards a sustainable future, the research field of sustainability transition has gained growing attention. A number of approaches have been proposed to understand or even manage the complex societal transition processes towards sustainable development. There are four popular approaches for sustainability transitions, ...Read more >>
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Fri, Jan 06, 2017
Abstract This study delves into the long-term relationship between social and financial performance of organizations. The aim of this study is to analyse the evolution of this relationship during the global financial crisis to ascertain both how companies have evolved in terms of CSR strategic consistency under financial uncertainty, and the ...Read more >>
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Fri, Jan 06, 2017
ABSTRACT According to the concept of microfinance, financial institutions ought to contribute to sustainable economic and financial systems development by offering access to credit for clients who are usually excluded from the formal banking system. However, in recent decades microfinance institutions (MFIs) have often focused on their profitability rather than the ...Read more >>
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Fri, Jan 06, 2017
Abstract It is still a relatively open question if and how sustainability fits into a critical theory of society. This paper's aim is to makes a contribution to the critical social theory foundations of sustainability and to reflect on the links between capitalism, class and sustainability. Sustainability has not been a ...Read more >>
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Thu, Dec 29, 2016
Abstract Eco-friendly technologies (EFTs) and microfinance provide impetus for securing the livelihoods of forest-living communities. Use of EFTs arrests the degradation of forests in addition to enhancing people's livelihoods. Forest-living people adopt unsustainable harvesting methods due to a lack of access to and unawareness of EFTs. Sustainable harvesting of forest produce ...Read more >>
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Wed, Dec 28, 2016
Abstract This paper analyses the repertoire of the ‘sustainable city' by conducting a comparative review of the French- and English-language literature. Some use this language for its practical impact regarding urban policies; others criticize it as a tool for legitimizing growth-oriented policies. The article aims at overcoming this duality. Statistical and ...Read more >>
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Wed, Nov 23, 2016
Abstract The concept of sustainability has come to permeate many spheres of governance, decision-making and scientific inquiry. Although current academic conceptualizations of sustainability often acknowledge the conflicts inherent in the pursuit of sustainable development, the present discourse does not explicitly include the concepts of peace and conflict. This omission has been ...Read more >>
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Wed, Nov 23, 2016
Abstract Nine different indices for measuring sustainable development, comprising Change in Wealth Index (CWI), Ecological Footprint (EF), Environmental Performance Index (EPI), Environmental Sustainability Index (ESI), Genuine Savings Index (GSI), Global Well-Being Index (GWI), Happy Planet Index (HPI), Human Development Index (HDI) and Sustainable Society Index (SSI) were selected in this study. ...Read more >>
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Wed, Nov 16, 2016
Abstract The importance of involving stakeholders in sustainability policymaking is widely recognized. Current methods of stakeholder involvement in environmental policymaking neither systematically identify stakeholders based on their roles in sustainability nor understand them from a behavioural level; moreover, strategies formulated to address the problems do not explicitly address possible conflicts among ...Read more >>
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Wed, Nov 16, 2016
Abstract Over the past few decades, in both the USA and Europe, many cultural landscapes (CLs) facing social and economic decline have been revitalized through processes embracing planning, design, touristic ideas, heritage resources, local administrations and communities, resulting in cultural or heritage parks (HPs). This paper forms part of the debate ...Read more >>
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Wed, Nov 16, 2016
Abstract There is a basic drive to protect a society's memory by suppressing unpleasant events and their symbols in the collective memory. This prevents learning from the past and a broad and inclusive sustainable development. The theme is exemplified by the terror attack on the Norwegian government buildings, 22 July 2011. ...Read more >>
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Wed, Nov 16, 2016
Abstract One of the major challenges today is to learn how to act collaboratively in public space. This does not just relate to the use of old public space; it is also about creating new common platforms where people can participate in any kind of development process. Apparently, cultural, social and ...Read more >>
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