Challenges On the Path Toward Sustainability in Europe: Social Responsibility and Circular Economy Perspectives

Vesna Zabkar
University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Tjaša Redek
University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Product Details
04 Dec 2020
Emerald Publishing Limited
336 pages - 152 x 229mm
Challenges On the Path Toward Sustainability in Europe provides readers with guidance on sustainable actions at firm, consumer and institutional level. It studies the wide ranging challenges of implementing the sustainable development goals in Europe, while also addressing the challenges for key stakeholders in the economy.

Vesna Zabkar and Tjaša Redek offer a theoretical and empirical approach to addressing sustainable development, providing rich data analysis at cross-country level, as well as practical examples from the European context. Its scientific outlook is based on extensive theoretical and empirical data analysis, however refraining from an extensively technical approach.

Challenges On the Path Toward Sustainability in Europe is of direct relevance to both academics and practitioners seeking to expand their practical knowledge the subject as well as a richer theoretical background for analysing this field at the intersection of environmental and resource economics.
Chapter 1. The challenges on the path towards sustainability in the EU Vesna Zabkar, Tjaša Redek
Part 1: Where does Europe stand?
Chapter 2. Sustainable Development Goals in the EU and the Challenges in Their Implementation Tjaša Redek, Polona Domadenik, Matjaž Koman
Chapter 3. How far is the European Union from sustainable development goals Matjaž Koman, Polona Domadenik, Tjaša Redek
Part 2: The corporate and consumer perspective
Chapter 4. Strategic CSR: Mapping the state-of-the-art Barbara Čater, Urša Golob, Vesna Zabkar
Chapter 5. Towards better understanding of the corporate sustainability concept Tomaž Čater, Patricia Fux
Chapter 6. Why does a firm go bankrupt? Denis Marinšek
Chapter 7. Innovation for a Greener and More Profitable Future: A Conceptual Approach Polona Domadenik, Matjaž Koman, Francesco Pastore
Chapter 8. Environmental-sustainability aspect in the outsourcing of business-logistics services Marko Jakšič, Marko Budler
Chapter 9. Sustainable market exchange from the consumer perspective Barbara Culiberg, Mateja Kos Koklic, Vesna Zabkar, Katarina K. Mihelič
Part 3: The socio-economic and regulatory context of sustainable development
Chapter 10. National Transfer Accounts indicators of economic dependency in the EU countries Jože Sambt, Tanja Istenič
Chapter 11. Promoting well-being through intergenerational transfers and gender equality in 25 EU Countries Tanja Istenič, Jože Sambt, Daša Farčnik
Chapter 12. The importance of human capital for sustainability Daša Farčnik, Tanja Istenič
Chapter 13. Reinforcement of social sustainability through education and public intangible capital Eva Erjavec
Chapter 14. Over-regulation, degradation of the rule of law and  implementation of sustainable practices Mitja Kovac, Ann-Sophie Vandenberghe
Chapter 15. Towards a sustainable future: challenges ahead Aleksandar Kešeljević, Tjaša Redek, Vesna Zabkar
Vesna Zabkar is Professor of Marketing at the School of Economics and Business, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia (SEB LU) and former Vice-Dean of Research and Doctoral Studies at SEB LU. Her work has been published in Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Business Research, Industrial Marketing Management, Journal of International Marketing and other outlets. 

Tjaša Redek is Professor of Economics at the School of Economics and Business, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. Her research focuses on different development and sustainability-related topics, such as intangible capital, firm development and competitiveness, as well as sustainable socio-economic development, primarily in the context of labour markets. She has produced a number of publications and has been involved in several national and international projects.

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