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Stakeholder engagement: a conceptual framework and initial validation to foster sustainability development in a maritive cluster.

Osobajo, Oluyomi Abayomi; Koliousis, Yannis; McLaughlin, Heather

Authors

Yannis Koliousis

Heather McLaughlin



Abstract

Sustainability development, as a concept, is becoming an important topic for discussion within the maritime industry due to its environmental impact and intensification ofthe compliance framework. Achieving sustainable development will require involvement from the industry diverse stakeholders. Yet the ongoing discussions and research studies on promoting sustainability within the maritime industry gave no attention to engaging the various stakeholders existing and/or operating within the industrial or professional cluster, whose absence from the decision-making processes may fail to address sustainability issues within the industry. This study argues in support of actively engaging the maritime industry diverse stakeholders to foster the implementation of sustainable development. Based on desk research and validation from subject experts, we propose a conceptual engagement framework that may be adopted by shipping entities to correctly identify and engage the industry key stakeholders towards promoting sustainable development.

Citation

OSOBAJO, O.A., KOLIOUSIS, Y. and MCLAUGHLIN, H. 2021. Stakeholder engagement: a conceptual framework and initial validation to foster sustainability development in a maritime cluster. European journal of sustainable development research [online], 5(1), article number em0149. Available from: https://doi.org/10.21601/ejosdr/9664

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Oct 8, 2020
Online Publication Date Jan 16, 2021
Publication Date Mar 31, 2021
Deposit Date Dec 14, 2020
Publicly Available Date Jan 16, 2021
Journal European journal of sustainable development research
Electronic ISSN 2542-4742
Publisher Veritas Publications Ltd
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 5
Issue 1
Article Number em0149
DOI https://doi.org/10.21601/ejosdr/9664
Keywords Stakeholder; Stakeholder engagement; Sustainability development; Maritime clusters
Public URL https://rgu-repository.worktribe.com/output/1006698

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