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International Journal of Sustainable Development
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ISSN (Print) 0960-1406 - ISSN (Online) 1741-5268
Published by Inderscience Publishers Homepage  [451 journals]
  • Evaluation of sustainable development level for front-end cold-chain
           logistics of fruits and vegetables: a case study on Xinjiang, China

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      Authors: Ting Wu, Hong Li, Jijuan Zhan, Shuai He, Bin Wang
      Pages: 155 - 174
      Abstract: The first-mile problem in the producing area of fruits and vegetables (F&V) is a key difficulty in the sustainable development of agricultural industry chain. Based on the numerical examples from Xinjiang, China, this paper sets up an evaluation index system (EIS) for the sustainable development level (SDL) of front-end cold-chain logistics of F&V (FECCLF&V). Moreover, the temporal variation of FECCLF&V SDL in each prefecture was tracked, and the spatial distributions of FECCLF&V SDL in different prefectures were compared, with the aid of dynamic factor analysis, which makes up the shortcomings of static analysis. In this way, the authors determined the key factors affecting the FECCLF&V SDL in various prefectures. The results show that: the FECCLF&V SDL in Xinjiang belongs to the growth period, as it gradually decreased with the growing distance from Urumqi, and fluctuated slightly with time; the prefectural differences in FECCLF&V SDL come from various regional-based factors; Xinjiang needs to take targeted measures to promote FECCLF&V SDL, which helps to enhance the sustainability of agricultural industry chain.
      Keywords: fruits and vegetables; evaluation; front-end cold-chain logistics of F&V; FECCLF&V; dynamic factor analysis; sustainable development; China; evaluation index system; EIS; sustainable development level; SDL
      Citation: International Journal of Sustainable Development, Vol. 24, No. 3/4 (2021) pp. 155 - 174
      PubDate: 2022-05-06T23:20:50-05:00
      DOI: 10.1504/IJSD.2021.122710
      Issue No: Vol. 24, No. 3/4 (2022)
       
  • Evaluating the impacts of participatory processes for water management: a
           theoretical proposal based on the capability approach

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      Authors: Sarah Loudin, Nils Ferrand, Patrice Garin, Jérôme Pelenc, Sophie Bonnard
      Pages: 175 - 193
      Abstract: Public participation to manage water resources is largely promoted by institutional actors from national to international scale. Progress is still required to understand, depending on specific variables such as contexts, issues or implementation protocols, how participatory processes impact the individual participants, the group and eventually their decisions and practices. The need for a scientific evaluation tool applied to participatory processes and their transformative impacts has thus emerged during the last decade. We argue in this contribution that the capability approach can support researchers and practitioners in specifying, identifying and understanding changes occurring among individuals and groups taking part in a participatory process because of the twofold link that exists between the capabilities of participants and the participatory process they undertake. Once this has been considered, several methodological choices are required and reviewed here to define an operational evaluation framework, starting with the choice of the relevant capabilities to integrate into it.
      Keywords: public participation; monitoring evaluation; capability approach; collective capability; water management
      Citation: International Journal of Sustainable Development, Vol. 24, No. 3/4 (2021) pp. 175 - 193
      PubDate: 2022-05-06T23:20:50-05:00
      DOI: 10.1504/IJSD.2021.122711
      Issue No: Vol. 24, No. 3/4 (2022)
       
  • Revised and augmented adjusted net savings and real GDP per capita in
           Sub-Saharan Africa

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      Authors: Sarah Loudin, Nils Ferrand, Patrice Garin, Jérôme Pelenc, Sophie Bonnard
      Pages: 194 - 205
      Abstract: This article measures the effect of revised and augmented adjusted net savings (RANS) - by integrating variables such as health - on the per capita real GDP of Sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries. The results of the estimation by the GMM panel data model dynamics show that the coefficient of RANS ratio with respect to the gross national income is positive and significant at the 5% threshold. Thus, the increase in the ratio of 1% leads to an increase of 0.482 point of real GDP per capita.
      Keywords: revised and augmented adjusted net savings; RANS; real GDP per capita; Sub-Saharan Africa; SSA; sustainable development; GMM method
      Citation: International Journal of Sustainable Development, Vol. 24, No. 3/4 (2021) pp. 194 - 205
      PubDate: 2022-05-06T23:20:50-05:00
      DOI: 10.1504/IJSD.2021.122712
      Issue No: Vol. 24, No. 3/4 (2022)
       
  • Main inducements for companies to adopt the corporate social
           responsibility strategy: environmental, social and economic stakes

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      Authors: Sarah Loudin, Nils Ferrand, Patrice Garin, Jérôme Pelenc, Sophie Bonnard
      Pages: 206 - 219
      Abstract: The corporate social responsibility concept attracts increasing interest around the world. For companies, setting up a corporate social responsibility program and good governance makes perfect sense to promote transparency and dialogue with stakeholders while strengthening its credibility and reputation in the market. This managerial approach is a flexible and effective mode of management through which the company interacts harmoniously with its stakeholders. This article is part of an understanding of a complex phenomenon. Corporate social responsibility is multi-faceted and refers to a wide variety of definitions and meanings. The concept of corporate social responsibility requires conciliation of interdependent spheres (financial, social, ecological, and ethical) whose values and objectives can compete. This paper presents a broad review of the literature on corporate social responsibility. Indeed, we present the different strategies and incentives of companies in corporate social responsibility and the institutional and organisational determinants.
      Keywords: corporate social responsibility; CSR; sustainable development; social; company; stakeholders
      Citation: International Journal of Sustainable Development, Vol. 24, No. 3/4 (2021) pp. 206 - 219
      PubDate: 2022-05-06T23:20:50-05:00
      DOI: 10.1504/IJSD.2021.122713
      Issue No: Vol. 24, No. 3/4 (2022)
       
  • Corruption, economic growth and sustainable development - a
           conditional quantile analysis

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      Authors: Conceição Castro, Carlos Pinho
      Pages: 220 - 244
      Abstract: Corruption strangles not only economic growth and but also sustainable development, which comprises the economic, social, and environmental dimensions of development. This paper aims to analyse the effects of corruption on economic growth and sustainable development, measured by the adjusted net savings. Using a quantile regression approach, this paper develops a panel data model allowing the analysis of different potential effects in the relationships corruption - economic growth and corruption - sustainable development. This is done along different points of the conditional growth and sustainable development distributions in a sample of 134 countries during the period 2000-2018. The results suggest that corruption decreases GDP per capita and sustainable development despite its levels. But the magnitude of the effects of corruption increases as one moves from the higher to the lower tail of the conditional distribution of GDP per capita or sustainable development. Consequently, lower-performing countries could benefit more from reducing corruption. Controlling corruption can thus be seen as an effective way to promote growth and sustainable development.
      Keywords: corruption; economic growth; sustainable development; conditional quantile analysis; adjusted net savings
      Citation: International Journal of Sustainable Development, Vol. 24, No. 3/4 (2021) pp. 220 - 244
      PubDate: 2022-05-06T23:20:50-05:00
      DOI: 10.1504/IJSD.2021.122714
      Issue No: Vol. 24, No. 3/4 (2022)
       
  • Industrial agglomeration and regional innovation in China: a three-stage
           innovation perspective

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      Authors: Yuliang Zhou, Zhangwen Li, Xinyan Xie
      Pages: 245 - 276
      Abstract: This paper divides regional innovation activities into the following three stages: R&D investment, patent output, and new product launch. Based on panel data of 30 provinces of mainland China from 1998 to 2018, an improved innovation factor model is established to empirically analyse the effects and differences of Marshall-Arrow-Romer (MAR), Jacobs, complementarity (DIV), and competitive (COM) externalities on the three-stage regional innovation. The results show that: 1) close technology exchange exists between the eastern and central regions, and the role of technological radiation in the economic centre of the western region is strengthened; 2) Jacobs externality can promote regional innovation activities of high-tech industries and neighbouring provinces, while MAR, DIV, and COM externalities all play negative roles; their effects in the three-stage innovation differ significantly; 3) fixed capital investment, human capital investment, and labour force all promote innovation, but only fixed capital exerts spatial effects.
      Keywords: industrial agglomeration; regional innovation; MAR externality; Jacobs externality; DIV externality; COM externality; three-stage innovation; China; R&D investment; patent output; new product launch
      Citation: International Journal of Sustainable Development, Vol. 24, No. 3/4 (2021) pp. 245 - 276
      PubDate: 2022-05-06T23:20:50-05:00
      DOI: 10.1504/IJSD.2021.122715
      Issue No: Vol. 24, No. 3/4 (2022)
       
  • Research on mechanism of rail-transport NIMBY conflict in China based
           on risk perception

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      Authors: Jinfeng Ding, Dajian Zhu, Li Yu, Yuanhong Tian, Jun LI
      Pages: 277 - 294
      Abstract: This paper investigates the mechanism of 'not in my backyard' (NIMBY) risk perception. The identification of the mechanism is a prerequisite to resolving NIMBY conflict from the perspective of social psychology rather than from a technical, economic and political perspective. Based on the concept model of NIMBY risk perception and by adopting the methods of factor analysis and multivariate regression, the research analyses collected data on NIMBY conflict cases of public rail transport in Shanghai. It reveals that NIMBY attitude and behaviour are the direct cause behind NIMBY conflict and NIMBY risk perception is its indirect cause. The empirical study also reveals that the factors of residents' value, decision-making procedures of the facility generating NIMBY conflicts, trust between resident and government and residents' knowledge of the facility causing the NIMBY conflicts, all have significant influences on the factors of residents' risk perceptions, NIMBY attitude and behaviour. It is necessary to focus on these factors and develop policy tools to improve the effectiveness of NIMBY conflict governance.
      Keywords: risk perception; not in my backyard; NIMBY; conflict; mechanism; public transport; China
      Citation: International Journal of Sustainable Development, Vol. 24, No. 3/4 (2021) pp. 277 - 294
      PubDate: 2022-05-06T23:20:50-05:00
      DOI: 10.1504/IJSD.2021.122716
      Issue No: Vol. 24, No. 3/4 (2022)
       
 
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