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Technology, Business and Sustainable Development
Advances for People, Planet and Profit

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ISBN 9781032275284
June 30, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
248 Pages 16 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Triple Bottom Line (TBL or 3BL) was coined as a wide and inspiring approach for businesses aimed at understanding how to create, track and manage economic, social, and environmental value added. The sustainability sector is strongly increasing its relevance among academics and practitioners, and the market opportunities associated with the Sustainable Development Goals are estimated in over $ 12 trillion per year by 2030. Although this is a promising context, a recent article suggested a rethinking of the TBL, arguing that sustainability goals’ value should not be assessed in terms of profit and loss, but of people wellbeing and planet health, looking for a societal profit. Technology plays a crucial role in our society. Respectively, the Agenda 21 and the Paris Agreement consider technology to be essential in the pursue of the sustainable development and the achievement of the SDGs. Adding to this, the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the adoption of digital solution in several field, from the way of working to the way of buying and consuming. Companies are becoming more aware of the responsibility they have with the environmental and human context, and people are looking for a work reflecting their values and purposes to motive them. This book aims to contribute to the understanding on the role of technology and its emerging and innovative solutions in the achievement of a sustainable development while making profit. It will be of value to researchers, academics, practitioners, and students in the fields of strategic management, entrepreneurship, management of technology and innovation, and sustainable development.

Table of Contents

Chapter 01: Technological Advancement for Sustainable Development: A Socio-Ecological Vision

S. M. Riad Shams, Demetris Vrontis, Yaakov Weber, Evangelos Tsoukatos, Lea Iaia, Johana Hajdini

Chapter 02: Sustainable Innovation and the Trible Bottom Line: Value, Actors, Technologies

Alkis Thrassou, Demetris Vrontis, Meliz Bozat

Chapter 03: Technological Advances and the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Challenges Toward Conscious Capitalism

Ina Keçi, Ani Mbrica, Arlinda Ymeraj

Chapter 04: Blockchain and Sustainability: A Possible Union?

Alberto Dello Strologo, Edoardo D’Andrassi, Francesca Ventimiglia

Chapter 05: Sustainable Entrepreneurial Opportunities Through Innovation in the Fashion Industry

Simona Leonelli, Francesca Masciarelli

Chapter 06: Management of Employee Resistance Caused by Technological Change for Organizational Sustainability

Erika Župerkienė, Ligita Šimanskienė, Mariantonietta Fiore, Julius Paulikas

Chapter 07: Hybrid Business Model: Can Business Networking Help the Development of Benefit Goals in Tourism?

Raffaele Campo, Pierfelice Rosato, Savino Santovito, Antonio Iazzi

Chapter 08: Enhancing Network Theory: Towards an Innovative Framework of Blockchain in Logistic and Supply Chain Management

Alessia Munnia, Francesco Russo, Domitilla Magni

Chapter 09: Application of Ai in Marketing: A Proposed Conceptual Framework

Ranjan Chaudhuri, Sheshadri Chatterjee, Demetris Vrontis

Chapter 10: How Does Non-Financial Disclosure Affect Firm Value and Innovation? Evidence From Italy

Asad Mehmood, Francesco De Luca

Chapter 11: Sustainability-Driven-Innovation in Waste Management: The Case of Recykal

Rosa Palladino, Rossana Piccolo, Valentina Cillo, Manlio Del Giudice

Chapter 12: Sustainable Development of Regional Energy Economy According to Environmental Footprint Methodology

Kęstutis Biekša, Violeta Valiule

Chapter 13: The Role of Technological Advances in Cultural Heritage: Focus on Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality in User Experience

Marcello Sansone, Maria Anna Pagnanelli, Annarita Colamatteo

Chapter 14: The Online Role of Culinary Tourism for the Sustainable Development of Tourist Destinations: An International Cross-country Analysis

Paola Scorrano, Lea Iaia, Federica Cavallo, Monica Fait

Chapter 15: Technological Advancement in Business Management for Sustainable Development: Implications for People, Planet and Profit

S. M. Riad Shams, Demetris Vrontis, Yaakov Weber, Evangelos Tsoukatos, Lea Iaia, Johana Hajdini

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S. M. Riad Shams is an Assistant Professor of Marketing at the Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University, UK.

Demetris Vrontis is the Vice Rector for Faculty and Research and a Professor of Strategic Marketing Management at the University of Nicosia, Cyprus.

Yaakov Weber teaches courses on Strategic Management, Mergers and Acquisitions Management, Strategic Alliances, Corporate Strategy, Cross Cultural Management, and Global Strategic Management.

Evangelos Tsoukatos is faculty at: the University of Nicosia, Cyprus and the Hellenic Open University. He teaches courses on Management and Research Methods

Lea Iaia, Ph.D., is Senior Researcher at the Department of Computer Sciences, University of Turin (Italy). Her research interests include marketing and communication processes, in particular with reference to the use of information technology, innovation and technology management, and sustainability.