Tag: Economic Sustainability,


DEA Environmental Assessment on U.S. Industrial Sectors

A green image is recently an important component for corporate survivability in modern business. This study discusses a new use of DEA for environmental assessment by incorporating an analytical capability to handle zero and negative values. The proposed approach provides us with not only quantitative assessment on unified (operational and environmental) performance of firms but


Influencing Factors and Processes Involved in the Commercialization of the Industry-University-Government Alliance Outcomes

According to data from the Japan Science and Technology Agency (data from 2004 to 2014), the total number of Industry-University-Government Alliances during this period more than doubled. However, from the industry side, there are few analyses related to how companies have used outcomes for their business. Thus, an understanding of factors and organizational cooperation processes


Waste Management Cost Impacts on Project Finance: A Case Study of Solar Photovoltaic Rooftops in Thailand

Recently, the Royal Government of Thailand has announced promotional policies for solar photovoltaic (PV) roof mounts. The feed-in tariff policy of three project scales (residential


Using Asset Management to Unlock Sustainability Potential

The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) ensures the nation’s nuclear security. Comprised of eight science and manufacturing campuses covering 36 million square feet of facilities, NNSA is the heart of the US nuclear deterrence and non-proliferation missions. Its unique capabilities, from supercomputing to laser science, and workforce of upwards of


The Unlikely Pollution Haven

According to the pollution haven competitiveness hypothesis more stringent environmental policy adversely affects international competitiveness in a polluting industry. To avert such impacts, Finnish energy intensive firms are entitled to a substantial refund on excise taxes paid on energy use. I explore its impact with firm level data on exports, energy and other firm-specific factors


The Effect of Firms Reporting to the Carbon Disclosure Project on Their Co2 Emissions

Nowadays, we are more aware of climate change and so increasingly sensitive to the “green” economics in order to assure the future. Consequently, companies are pushed to rapidly and significantly cut down their CO2 emissions and review their policies. The objective of our study is to assess the pertinence of green policy introduction at the business


What Drivers Determine CSR Strategies in the Energy Industry? Evidence From Italy

This paper moves from the awareness that companies in the energy sector are increasingly stimulated to deal with the growing societal challenges – like scarcity of resources and high political instability. Hence, companies in this industry are more and more pushed to fit their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy to the pressures of the external


Industry Sectors Specifics of Remanufacturing Processes

Today remanufacturing is a key industrial discipline at the end of a product’s life cycle. In terms of the economic potential, remanufacturing facilitates multiple use of the value-added from new production by several life cycles. For preserving work, material and energy effort costs of new production can be avoided. Ecologically, this leads to corresponding resource


Low Cost Taxis an Environmentally Friendly Low Cost Transport. A Study Made at the City of Lisbon, Portugal

This project, nesting in the entrepreneurism area, aims to develop an innovative road transport network for passengers (TAXI) at the city of Lisbon, Portugal, combining energy efficiency with the reductions of costs associated with the operation of the network. This research highlights the importance of entrepreneurism and the role of the entrepreneur in the Portuguese economic


Corporate Social Responsibility Politics in Small and Medium-Sized Companies from Poland

It would be seemed that Corporate Social Responsibility is the domain of large companies, which due to their adopted policy and financial means, are able to perform actions according to the scope of CSR. However, as with the principles of the Sustainable Development concept, companies from the SME sector are able, to some extent, carry


Foreign Investment and Environmental Protection: The Liability of Private Enterprises Under International Environmental Law

Foreign investment and environmental protection entertain both synergistic and conflicting relations. On the one hand, foreign investment can harness the resources (financial and technological) to promote environmental protection through various channels (e.g. Clean Development Mechanism, socially responsible investing and private environmental finance). On the other hand, foreign investment may adversely affect the environment of host


Information Management in the Company’s Information Space

In modern companies’ activities, information plays a quite important role. Without adequate information and without an effective management system, it is not possible to achieve success on the current market. This is particularly related to dynamic character of present markets. It should be considered whether this dynamism and globalization as well, are not the result