Sustainable Development: New Research


Jose Prado-Lorenzo (Editor)
University of Salamanca, Spain

Isabel María García-Sánchez (Editor)
University of Salamanca, Facultad de Economía y Empresa, Salamanca, Spain

Series: Economic Issues, Problems and Perspectives, Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology
BISAC: BUS000000

The concept of sustainable development refers to doing what is necessary to try and guarantee that future generations will also be able to satisfy their needs. Taking this idea as a reference, the different areas of public administration, the business world and society as a whole are trying to spread the idea of respect for our natural resources as widely as possible. This book analyzes the importance of sustainable development in optimizing our future, discussing and proposing new paradigms, procedures and techniques addressed on the one hand to improving lifestyles, well-being or quality of life, and sustainable business practices, among other things, and on the other to preserving natural resources and ecosystems. (Imprint: Nova)


Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Chapter 1. Sustainable Development across Europe
(L. Rodríguez-Ariza, J.V. Frías-Aceituno and J. Martínez-Ferrero)

Chapter 2. Different Countries, Different Perspectives. An Application of Biplot Analisys to Environmental Performance Index
(I. Gallego-Álvarez, L. Rodríguez-Domínguez and R. García-Rubio)

Chapter 3. Quality of Life in European Municipalities : A Multidimensional Approach
(B. Cuadrado-Ballesteros, J.M. Prado-Lorenzo and I.M. García-Sánchez)

Chapter 4. Landscapes in Transition : A Focus on the Asia and Pacific Region
(M. Robertson, G. Curry, Ch. Thanawood and J. Corcoran)

Chapter 5. Spatial Decision Support for Sustainable Land-use Decision Making: An Application for Industry Site Planning and Irrigation Use in the Surroundings of Zaragoza (Spain)
(M.T. Lamelas, O. Marinoni, J. de la Riva and A. Hoppe)

Chapter 6. Sustainable Developmente : The Brasilian Scene
(M.L. de Amorim Soares and L. Petarnella)

Chapter 7. Sustainable Development Planning : Allowing for Future Generations, Time and Uncertainty
(C.A. Tisdell)


Chapter 8. Using Game Theory to Develop Stakeholder Strategies Towards more Holistic Corporate Sustainability
(R. Lozano)

Chapter 9. How to Mitigate a Weak Financial Image? CSR Strategies in Firms Facing a Declining Situation
(A. Mecaj, M.I. González-Bravo and D. Martín-Jiménez)

Chapter 10. Sustainability in Industrial Design : Concepts, Challenges and Opportunities
(M. Keitsch)

Chapter 11. EMAS vs ISO 14001 : Is Now the Time to Change?
(G. Lannelongue, J. González-Benito and O. González-Benito)

Chapter 12. Economics of Sustainable Built Environment : Case Studies in Hong Kong´s Private Housing Market
(Y. Yau and S. Man Chiu)

Chapter 13. Sustainable Development an Social Entrepreneurship : Evidence from Private Institutions of Social Solidarity
(F. David, R. Abreu and A. Aleixo)

Chapter 14. Online Disclosure Information on Sustainability and Social Responsibility: A Comparative Study of Universities in Spain and the USA
(M.P. Rodríguez-Bolívar, R. Garde-Sánchez and A.M. López-Hernández)


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