1st Edition

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

    254 Pages 16 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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 values added. The sustainability sector is strongly increasing its relevance among academics and practitioners, and the market opportunities associated with the sustainable development goals (SDGs) are estimated at 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 well-being 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 pursuit of sustainable development and the achievement of the SDGs. Adding to this, the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the adoption of digital solutions in several fields, from the way of working to the way of buying and consuming. Companies are becoming more aware of the responsibility they have within environmental and human contexts, and people are looking for work reflecting their values and purposes to motivate them.

    This book aims to contribute to the understanding of the role of technology and its emerging and innovative solutions in the achievement of sustainable development while making a 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.

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

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

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

    Alkis Thrassou, Demetris Vrontis, and Meliz Bozat

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

    Ina Keçi, Ani Mbrica, and 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 and Francesca Masciarelli

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

    Erika Župerkienė, Ligita Šimanskienė, Mariantonietta Fiore, and Julius Paulikas

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

    Raffaele Campo, Pierfelice Rosato, Savino Santovito, and Antonio Iazzi

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

    Alessia Munnia, Francesco Russo, and Domitilla Magni

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

    Ranjan Chaudhuri, Sheshadri Chatterjee, and Demetris Vrontis

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

    Asad Mehmood and Francesco De Luca

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

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

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

    Kęstutis Biekša and 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, and 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, and 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, and Johana Hajdini


    S. M. Riad Shams is 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, with reference to the use of information technology, innovation and technology management, and sustainability.