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Implementing Sustainability Strategies in Networks and Clusters

Principles, Tools, and New Research Outcomes

  • Identifies key features of sustainability strategies in networks and clusters

  • Describes the principles and managerial tools for successful implementation of the strategies

  • Examines the importance of social capital in establishing sustainable business behaviors

  • Explains how to create the conditions enabling even small companies to contribute to sustainable development

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

Part of the book series: CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance (CSEG)

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Table of contents (6 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv
  2. From Corporate Social Responsibility to Cluster Sustainability

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. The Territory and Business Competitiveness

      • Alessandra De Chiara
      Pages 3-23
    3. Social Capital and Sustainability Strategies

      • Alessandra De Chiara
      Pages 25-72
  3. Industrial District Sustainability in Southern Italy: Results of Empirical Research in Campania

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 99-99
    2. Research Methodology and Results

      • Alessandra De Chiara
      Pages 101-111

About this book

This book investigates the dynamics of the management of sustainability in networks and clusters – an area of increasing importance that is neglected by the many studies addressing sustainability at the single-enterprise level. The focus is in particular on projects involving groups of enterprises with a high level of productive interdependence and steady relations that allow sharing of resources and activities. The book is organized into two parts, the first of which discusses the value of the territory for firm competitiveness, examines the importance of social capital in creating sustainable business behaviors and “unique” networks, and describes principles and tools for the implementation and management of sustainability strategies in networks or clusters. The second part then presents the methodology and outcomes of empirical research conducted on industrial districts and productive centres in Campania, southern Italy, which are representative of Italian productive chains. The book will be of value to all management scholars with an interest in this field, as well as to readers wishing to learn more of the role of local institutions.

Keywords

  • Industrial clusters in Campania
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Cluster sustainability
  • Sustainability strategies
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Social capital
  • SMEs
  • Clusters and networks
  • Civic and local institution engagement
  • Multi-stakeholder committees
  • Cluster governance
  • sustainability

Authors and Affiliations

  • Department of Human and Social Sciences, “L’Orientale” University of Naples, Naples, Italy

    Alessandra De Chiara

About the author

Alessandra De Chiara is an Ethics and Market Professor at the University of Naples “L’Orientale”, Italy. She has been a Professor in Business Administration and Management since 2002 and has held academic and institutional positions at several Italian universities. She is especially interested in the scientific themes of internationalization of business and SME strategic management and in the past few years has examined in detail issues relating to corporate social responsibility and sustainability strategies.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Implementing Sustainability Strategies in Networks and Clusters

  • Book Subtitle: Principles, Tools, and New Research Outcomes

  • Authors: Alessandra De Chiara

  • Series Title: CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-40201-7

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Business and Management, Business and Management (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-40200-0Published: 12 October 2016

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-82052-1Published: 16 June 2018

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-40201-7Published: 04 October 2016

  • Series ISSN: 2196-7075

  • Series E-ISSN: 2196-7083

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XV, 167

  • Number of Illustrations: 28 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Business Ethics, Industrial Organization, Management, Sustainability, Small Business

Buying options

eBook USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-40201-7
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)