Towards A Society with a More Fair Economy or an Economy with a More Social Face: The Contribution of Scientific Social Knowledge to the Alternative Models of Socioeconomic Development

Kostas Rontos (Editor)
Department of Sociology, University of the Aegean, University Hill, Mytilene, Lesvos, Greece

José António Filipe (Editor)
Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), Business Research Unit (BRU-IUL) and Information Sciences, Technologies and Architecture Research Center (ISTAR-IUL), Lisboa, Portugal

Nikos Nagopoulos (Editor)
University of the Aegean, University Hill, Mytilene, Lesvos, Greece

Ioannis Vavouras (Editor)
Department of Public Administration, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Athens, Greece

Series: Economic Issues, Problems and Perspectives
BISAC: BUS069000

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It has been established long ago that unrestricted economic growth is not a sufficient condition for the overall advancement of nations. With this in mind, we must switch our priorities to development. Development is a much wider concept than growth; it stimulates the social and political advancement of countries. Unfortunately, the identification and analysis of these sociopolitical transformations is associated with major difficulties. However, this problem should not hinder policymakers and academic researchers’ concern for the social and political dimensions of development. This book focuses on the reality that a balanced, sustainable, overall development of nations will overcome the various problems that humanity faces today.

Preface

Curriculum Vitae

Chapter 1
Governance Quality: Theory, Determinants and Policy Issues
(Kostas Rontos, Maria-Eleni Syrmali, Flora Tsapala, and Ioannis Vavouras, University of Aegean, Mytilene, Greece, and others)

Chapter 2
Socioeconomic and Political Aspects of Overall Development Worldwide: Measurement and Interconnections
(Kostas Rontos, Flora Tsapala and Ioannis Vavouras, University of Aegean, Mytilene, Greece, and others)

Chapter 3
Endogenous Growth, Social Economy and Social Enterprises as a Means of Reversing the Traditional Model of Regional Development
(Nikos Nagopoulos and Kostas Rontos, University of Aegean, Mytilene, Greece)

Chapter 4
Corporate Social Responsibility: A Theoretical and Legal Background
(Nikolaos Bloskas, Department of Sociology, University of Aegean, Mytilene, Greece)

Chapter 5
The Emergence of CSR in Greece at Local Level – Synergies Between SMES and Local Authorities
(Miltiadis Stampoulis and Vassiliki Dimitriou, Department of Educational and Social Policy, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece, and others)

Chapter 6
Environmental Education, Environmental Policy and Socioeconomic - Sustainable Development
(Niki Psoma, University of Aegean, Mytilene, Greece)

Chapter 7
Commons, Anti-Commons, Cooperation and Fair Economy: A Reflection
(José António Filipe, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, ISCTE-IUL, BRU-UNIDE, Lisboa, Portugal)

Chapter 8
Mediterranean, Region, Development: Three Key Words and a Brief Commentary
(Luca Salvati, Consiglio per la Ricerca in Agricoltura e l'analisi dell'economia Agraria (CRA), Rome, Italy)

Chapter 9
A Queue Model for Idle Motorcars Management Considering an Energy Sources’ New Scenario
(Manuel Alberto M. Ferreira, José António Filipe, and Manuel Coelho, ISCTE-IUL, Department of Mathematics, Lisboa, Portugal, and others)

Chapter 10
Exploring Environmental Convergence in Complex Socio-Ecological Systems: A Brief Commentary
(Luca Salvati, Consiglio per la Ricerca in Agricoltura e l'analisi dell'economia agraria (CRA), Rome, Italy)

Case Studies Worldwide

Chapter 11
Case Study: Social Economy and Entrepreneurship: The Case of Greece (or Evidences from Greece)
(Kostas Rontos and Nikos Nagopoulos, Department of Sociology, University of the Aegean, Mytilene, Greece)

Chapter 12
Case Study: An International Study on CSR in Five Countries (Portugal, Bulgaria, Brazil, India and Greece): Effects on Economic Development, Environmental Sustainability and Social Welfare
(Nikos Nagopoulos, Kostas Rontos, Desislava I. Yordanova, Manuel Coelho, José António Filipe, Manuel Alberto M. Ferreira, Selvarasu A. Mutharasu and Ivo C. Figueredo, Department of Sociology, University of the Aegean, Mytilene, Greece, and others)

Chapter 13
Case Study: Environmental Education Centers in Greece
(Niki Psoma, University of Aegean, Mytilene, Greece)

Index

"Addressing major challenges in advanced and developing economies and exploring full potential in terms of development, requires a multidimensional and operational approach regarding analysis and policy design. It is highlighted that development is a much broader notion than growth incorporating apart from the economic dimension of development the social and political pillar." READ MORE... - Reviewed by Manuel Alberto M. Ferreira, Lisbon University Institute ISCTE-IUL, BRU-IUL, ISTAR-IUL Portugal. Published in the International Journal of Latest Trends in Finance and Economic Sciences

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