Greening of Industry Networks Studies

Collaboration for Sustainability and Innovation: A Role For Sustainability Driven by the Global South?

A Cross-Border, Multi-Stakeholder Perspective

Editors: Vazquez-Brust, Diego A., Sarkis, Joseph, Cordeiro, James J. (Eds.)

  • Provides tools and models for cross-border collaboration for innovation and sustainability, especially building on models developed in the South that are transferable to the North
  • Applies the tools of innovation science to the pursuit of sustainable economics
  • Shows how traditional models of exploitation and consumption can be improved for the benefit of all
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About this book

A number of arguments are made by an international group of authors in this though provoking book about an understudied and socially important context. A future in which financial wealth transfers across the North-South divide from richer to poorer countries is far from sufficient for the relief of poverty and the pursuit of sustainability. Caution must be taken when growth is achieved through the liquidation of the natural wealth of poorer nations, in order to maintain a global economic status quo. Neither poverty reduction nor sustainability will ultimately be achieved. The financial collapse and social upheaval that might result will make the most recent economic downturn look trivial by comparison. What is more urgently needed instead, as argued in this book, is collaboration for sustainability and innovation in the global South, especially building on models originally developed in the South that are transferable to the North. In pursuit of a sustainable and more equitable future, the book examines such topics as Cross-Border Innovation in South-North Fair Trade Supply Chains; Potential Pollution Prevention Programs in Bangladesh; Digital Literacy and Social Inclusion in the South through Collective Storytelling and Eco-innovation at the ‘Bottom of the Pyramid’. Many of these stories and have not been told and need greater visibility. The book contributes in a meaningfully to the discussion of how innovation and sustainability science can benefit both sides in South-North innovation collaborations. It provides useful introduction to the topics, as well as valuable critiques and best practices. This back-and-forth flow of ideas and innovation is itself new and promising in the modern pursuit of a fair and sustainable future for all regions of our planet.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Collaboration for Sustainability and Innovation in the Global South: A Cross-Border, Multi-stakeholder Perspective

    Vazquez-Brust, Diego A. (et al.)

    Pages 1-23

  • Challenges of Cross-Border Collaboration: Knowledge Networks for Innovation and Sustainability in the Global South

    Hidalgo, Cecilia (et al.)

    Pages 25-42

  • The Role of Expatriates in Cross-Subsidiary Collaboration

    Kusumoto, Minori

    Pages 43-62

  • The Roles of First and Second Tier Suppliers in Greening International Supply Chains

    Liu, Chao-Min (et al.)

    Pages 63-85

  • Cross-Border Innovation in South–North Fair Trade Supply Chains: The Opportunities and Problems of Integrating Fair Trade Governance into Northern Public Procurement

    Smith, Alastair M.

    Pages 87-105

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eBook $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-7633-3
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • Due: November 4, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0765-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Collaboration for Sustainability and Innovation: A Role For Sustainability Driven by the Global South?
Book Subtitle
A Cross-Border, Multi-Stakeholder Perspective
Editors
  • Diego A. Vazquez-Brust
  • Joseph Sarkis
  • James J. Cordeiro
Series Title
Greening of Industry Networks Studies
Series Volume
3
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7633-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7633-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-7632-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0765-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 322
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
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