1st Edition

The Economics of Sustainable Transformation

Edited By Anna Szelągowska, Aneta Pluta-Zaremba Copyright 2021
    370 Pages 36 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    370 Pages 36 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book presents the ways in which three key issues of the modern world – transformation, digitalisation and sustainability – may be combined for the greater good and highlights which activities may be designed to integrate these three directly linked paths. It is an experience-derived and evidence-based analysis of how sustainable development impacts the transformation of the economy and how the business environment influences economic transformation in the light of the sustainable development principles. The book addresses the current challenges and shows how the economy can be transformed further in an organic way that meets the needs of society and the environment, through the use of digital technologies.

    The multidisciplinary approach to sustainability transformation is one of the core strengths of the book, as it emphasises the need for a holistic approach to the functioning of sustainable development ideas at the micro- and macro-levels. The authors present a fresh perspective, particularly around the regulations stimulating the sustainable development of enterprises, tax systems, and the allocation of capital. Moreover, the book brings together and makes available the results of the latest research on the subject, using a vast amount of primary evidence and both quantitative and qualitative methodology. The authors’ insights go beyond the obvious effects of economic transformation and call attention to ways in which smart technology and digitalisation may help to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

    The book is directed first and foremost towards academics, researchers and students, but also professionals, who would like to expand their knowledge of sustainable development from a scientific perspective.

    Chapter 1 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF at http://www.taylorfrancis.com under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives (CC-BY-NC-ND) 4.0 license. 

    Introduction Part I: Contemporary directions of business and the transformation of society 1. Transformation of the economy: Towards era 5.0 2. The energy security trap: the European Union perspective 3. Public-private partnerships in e-car sharing: A magic bullet or a dead end? 4. Eco-innovations in the circular economy 5. Circular economy value perspectives on digital supply chain business models 6. Sustainable supply chain risk management in a digitally VUCA changing world Part II: Regulations supporting the sustainability transformations 7. Smart industries 5.0: Challenges for regulation 8. Circular economy call for tax system restructuring 9. Sustainable development and general anti-avoidance measures in tax systems of Central and Eastern European countries 10. Anti-abuse and anti-evasion measures in the VAT system of European countries as a key factor of sustainable development Part III: Financial instruments for sustainable investments 11. Index of national SRI practices: Comparative analysis of global SRI indices 12. The role of stock exchanges in the transmission of Sustainable Development Goals to enterprises: The case of BRASIL, BOLSA, BALCÃO 13. The impact of artificial intelligence on allocative efficiency: Insights and gaps in the case of high-frequency trading Summary


    Anna Szelągowska, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Innovative City Department (Collegium of Business Administration) at the SGH Warsaw School of Economics, Warsaw, Poland.

    Aneta Pluta-Zaremba, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor in the Department of Logistics at the SGH Warsaw School of Economics, Warsaw, Poland.

    "This book offers an extensive and exhaustive assortment of chapters focused on current transformations in business, challenges to sustainability and investment instruments that seek to encourage expansion of marketplace-based sustainable developments. The chapters present a variety of topics that through a combination of literature reviews and empirical analyses, provide evidence for author hypotheses and/or policy recommendations. The monograph provides excellent takeaways for all readers. I enthusiastically support and recommend this text, edited by Professors Anna Szelągowska and Aneta Pluta-Zaremba, for everyone who needs a new, comprehensive look at economic and sustainable transformation." Professor Christina Ciecierski, Department of Economics, Northeastern Illinois University, Principal Investigator, Chicago CHEC, USA

    "This book provides students, academics, and anyone interested in reading a comprehensive analysis about industrial and societal revolutions resulting from economic transformation. The wide-ranging topics covered in each chapter examine the history and power of social, economic, environmental, digital, and spatial dynamic changes through the lens of sustainability. This book enables the reader to better understand sustainable development as evolving with, not separately from, rapidly evolving trends, policies, and technologies." Jesse Saginor, Ph.D., AICP, Associate Professor, Department of Urban & Regional Planning, Florida Atlantic University, USA

    "This book takes a clear and practical approach to the sustainability, digitalisation and transformation of the economy. It alters the readers' thinking about what it means to be sustainable in the digitally transforming economy. Authors examine sustainability policies through various European and non-European case studies in the Era 4.0 and 5.0 challenges. The book is ideal both for academic, business, and management fields." Professor Hrvoje Šimović, Ph.D., Faculty of Economics & Business, University of Zagreb, Croatia