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Adaptability, Entrepreneurship and Stakeholder Integration: Scenarios and Strategies for Environment and Vulnerability  [PDF]
Jerónimo De-Burgos-Jiménez, Diego A. Vazquez-Brust, José A. Plaza-úbeda
Journal of Environmental Protection (JEP) , 2011, DOI: 10.4236/jep.2011.210160
Abstract: The “vicious circle” between poverty and environmental deterioration is a major challenge for those developmental approaches which look to improve the welfare of vulnerable communities. Environmental deterioration increases poverty while, at the same time, poverty causes further environmental deterioration as the business activities which communities depend upon for survival aggravate environmental deterioration by causing pollution and waste. It is therefore necessary that firms and communities collaborate in order to develop innovative solutions to break this vicious circle. This paper argues that such collaboration should be based on genuine stakeholders’ integration and entrepreneurship, proposes a holistic framework to guide business intervention strategies, and further explores collaboration scenarios between firms and communities.
Icons: Visual Representation to Enrich Requirements Engineering Work  [PDF]
Sukanya Khanom, Anneli Heimbürger, Tommi K?rkk?inen
Journal of Software Engineering and Applications (JSEA) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/jsea.2013.611073

Adapting icons in requirements engineering can support the multifaceted needs of stakeholders. Conventional approaches to RE are mainly highlighted in diagrams. This paper introduces icon-based information as a way to represent ideas and concepts in the requirements engineering domain. We report on icon artifacts that support requirements engineering work such as priority types, status states and stakeholder kinds. We evaluate how users interpret meanings of icons and the efficacy of icon prototypes shaped to represent those requirements attributes. Our hypothesis is whether practitioners can recognize the icons’ meaning in terms of their functional representation. According to the empirical data from 45 participants, the findings demonstrate the probability of providing users with icons and their intended functions that correspond to RE artifacts in a novel yet effective manner. Based on these findings, we suggest that icons could enrich stakeholders’ perception of the RE process as a whole; however, meaningful interpretation of an icon is subject to the user’s prior knowledge and experience.

Evaluation of Rice Husk Use Scenarios Incorporating Stakeholders’ Preferences Revealed through the Analytic Hierarchy Process in An Giang Province, Vietnam  [PDF]
Pham Thi Mai Thao, Kiyo H. Kurisu, Keisuke Hanaki
Low Carbon Economy (LCE) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/lce.2014.53010

To process biomass energy successfully, it is necessary to incorporate a number of criteria that can be assessed either quantitatively or qualitatively for various biomass scenarios. It is also important to take into account the local people’s preferences and interests in the decision-making process. In this study, preferences of various stakeholders on rice husk use, such as urban households, rural households, rice mill owners, brick kiln owners, government officials, and scientists, were investigated using the Analytic Hierarchy Process. The results were incorporated with objective evaluation that was derived from Life Cycle Assessment. A holistic evaluation of rice-husk use scenarios was conducted. The results showed that rural households, rice mill owners, and brick kiln owners still want to use rice husk in conventional ways, while urban households, government officials, and scientists prefer to use rice husk with new technologies. The results reveal the aspects that each stakeholder thinks important and the conflicts between stakeholders. These can help government officials grasp the preferences of the local people which is important information for decision-making.

Ordinary Biodiversity, Local Stakeholders and Forest Management as a Driver for Regional Sustainable Development  [PDF]
Hervé Brédif, Laurent Simon
Open Journal of Forestry (OJF) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/ojf.2014.43032

The protection of biodiversity which had long been bounded up with emblematic “natural” spaces is now increasingly focusing on ordinary biodiversity and rural agricultural land and forests as well as on urban and peri-urban spaces. Such ordinary biodiversity has its own specific features which make it both a relative and uncertain topic of research. Traditional nature protection instruments do not work on this dimension of the planet’s living tissue and new tools need to be deployed in conjunction with regional and local stakeholders that will provide long-term sustainable solutions for biodiversity and for local and regional development more generally. Research conducted on the Plateau de Millevaches explores the possibilities for shared caring for this biodiversity.

Transport Policy—The Perspective of Swedish Stakeholders  [PDF]
Hilda Karlsson, Rickard Bergqvist, Lars Brigelius
Journal of Transportation Technologies (JTTs) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/jtts.2014.43018

Differences between countries’ internalization degrees and between transport modes both tend to risk distorting competition and creating socioeconomic inefficiency. This review examines regulations and charges for freight transports for different transport modes in Sweden and compares the situation with other key European countries. The aim was to identify best practices and benchmarking for Swedish conditions. The project involved both a literature study and interviews with different stakeholders. It was found that today’s fee structure for goods transports often deviated from the views of different stakeholders and market segments. The problem is that it is difficult to estimate and plan well in advance due to a lack of relevant data. Economic transport data are often extracted from heavily aggregated data where resource consumption and production costs for transport are unclear, preventing reliable estimates and obstructing the calculation of marginal costs and internalization of externalities through charges imposed on the respective transport modes and transport units. Furthermore, there is little research on how railroad and shipping are affected by changes and introduction of truck fees. The latter implies that truck fees must be seen from a European perspective to assess their effect on the overall transport system. Other aspects that are important to highlight are the extent and point in time for railroad deregulation. Further, it became clear from the stakeholder analysis that all fees and policies need to be both comprehensible and transparent through good communication of rules and by explaining the fee structures to all those concerned.

Enriching Stakeholder Theory: Student Identity of Higher Education  [PDF]
Joseph W. C. Lau
American Journal of Industrial and Business Management (AJIBM) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/ajibm.2014.412082
Abstract: While students commonly assume the identity of being key stakeholders of higher education, the present article explores the possible complications stemmed from such key identity. Stakeholder theory has its strengths attributed by its conceptual breath and versatility; the limits of the theory arise for the same merit. Making reference to the theory with no restrains leads reasonably to the conclusion that the educational institute is unwilling to take measure closely to the long term effect, tangible or intangible, of such approach. Providing multiple perspectives on the identity of students are observed, an enrichment of stakeholder theory catering student identity is necessary.
The Public Perception of Corporate Social Responsibility and Its Effects on Customer Behaviour in China  [PDF]
Junwu Chai, Pengfei Chang, Zhenhua Wang, Yaw Brew
American Journal of Industrial and Business Management (AJIBM) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/ajibm.2015.510061
Abstract: With the rapid economic development of China, many enterprises have developed rapidly with the growing scale and strength, and their products and services have had a profound impact on the society. However, the study finds that many enterprises are merely spectators toward corporate social responsibility (CSR); these enterprises do not play an active role in CSR. At present, the domestic and foreign scholars’ researches on CSR are focused on motivation, influence factors and its influence on enterprise performance, but less attention has been given to the public perception of CSR and its different effects on customer behavior from the demographic range. This paper is based on a questionnaire of public perception in CSR, advancing with the times to consider the current status of the public’s perception of CSR in China, at the same time, it investigates the public’s attention to the dimensions of CSR at present, and particularly analyzes the perception of CSR and its different effects on customer behaviour in the demographic indicators.
Means for Satisfaction of Stakeholders’ Needs and Interests
Dalia Susnien?,Povilas Vanagas
Engineering Economics , 2007,
Abstract: The paper focuses on satisfaction of stakeholderthrough carrying out comprehensive stakeholder analysisincluding identification and prioritization of stakeholders,understanding and harmonizing their needs andinterests, as well as integrating stakeholder needs intoorganization’s performance plans. Many business leadersacknowledge the fact that organizations have their stakeholdersthough the dynamism and interdependence ofrelationships between organization and stakeholders arenot explored enough. Every organization has its uniquestakeholders and their groups. Stakeholders can be internalor external and their interests are closely interrelatedwith organization’s wealth. They share a common risk, apossibility of gaining benefits or experiencing losses orharms, as a result of organization’s operations Thestakeholder concept of the organization implies that favorablerelationships and linkages with stakeholders,both internal and external, are important assets of thecompany. Indeed, they are part of its current wealth andits capacity to generate more wealth in futureTotal quality management only raises the problembut does not provide any solution. Though the nature oftotal quality management implies the emergence of stakeholdersand satisfaction of their needs because realizationof it gives positive impact to all organization’sstakeholders – good quality products provide benefit anddelight to customers, richer organizations make richersociety, establish new work places, implementation ofnew technologies allows to save resources and herewithprovides positive ecological effect. Positive influence onsociety or community improves organization’s goodwilland gives permission to organization to act and operatein the same way. From this point there is one drawbackin scientific literature that there are no wider discussionsor references how to pursue that. Quite often constructivecooperation with stakeholders is missing; unsatisfactoryalignment of interests emerges and all that impedes satisfactionof stakeholder interests and reduces organizationcompetitiveness. People and organizations are apt tokeep relationships when this corresponds to their interests.Organizations could want to start cooperation withstakeholders in order to gain trust and keep the costs lowin execution of their plans, in order to improve theirgood-will when satisfying stakeholders’ expectations andneeds. During initial stage interests of stakeholders areidentified but later a more difficult process comes whereconsensus is sought from the long-range perspectiveThree different notions could be disting
Lucr?ri ?tiin?ifice : Management Agricol , 2009,
Abstract: The degree of social involvement of organizations is the preferred subject of researchers for qualitative studies. This paper highlights some of the most common motivations and forms for social involvement emphasized by different studies and organisations around the world and in Romania, considering both internal and external factors.
An Empirical Study of the Importance and Uniqueness of Stakeholder Management in China  [PDF]
Luo Jing, Yin Jian
Open Journal of Business and Management (OJBM) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/ojbm.2014.24035
Abstract: Chinese economic reform in the early 1980s had introduced China modern project management theories and techniques, which had been widely observed in various industries and business sectors ever since. However, empirical studies of project stakeholder practice presented before indicate that Chinese people have learned the definition of modern projects but they give a new definition to project success according to their own working environment [1], and that stakeholder management is one of the areas where major differences between Chinese and Western projects exist. Therefore, understanding the uniqueness of stakeholder relationship in Chinese projects is one of the key factors for project success. This paper a) explores informal relationship among key stakeholders in Chinese projects and b) examines the influences their relationships have on project success in China. The final findings of this paper aim to provide best practice for understanding and managing key stakeholders in Chinese projects.
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