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Green practices in port authority management: A multiple case study
Author/s: Marcello Risitano, Francesco Parola, Alessandra Turi, Marco Ferretti 
Year:  2017 Issue: Language: English 
Pages:  19 Pg. 127-145 FullText PDF:  118 KB
DOI:  10.3280/MC2017-003008
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Port management is one of the most important economic pillars in maritime countries, where business players - such as port authorities, shippers, carriers, terminals, etc. - are called to undertake a virtuous process of economic development, respectful of the environment. This means achieving a sustainable growth, supported by green actions for environmental protection to improve corporate social responsibility. Coherently, the authors analyzed the role of Port Authorities (PAs) in adopting a socially responsible behavior, taking into consideration economic, environmental and societal expectations of all stakeholders in port logistics and management. For this purpose, in this work was adopted a multiple case study analysis to comparatively evaluate the green practices of PA enabling a sustainable growth, trying to explain: a. if there is a single or multiple stakeholders involvement in PA’s green strategies; b. what are the key green practices in port management; c. if there is a proactive or reactive approach to define green practices. In the empirical research were selected four representative PAs with a strong attitude towards green practices - Hong Kong (Asia), Antwerp (Northern Europe), Barcelona (Southern Europe) and Los Angeles (USA) - located in different geographical areas.
Keywords: Port management, corporate social responsibility, green practices, port authority, stakeholder involvement, case study.

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Marcello Risitano, Francesco Parola, Alessandra Turi, Marco Ferretti, in "MERCATI & COMPETITIVITÀ" 3/2017, pp. 127-145, DOI:10.3280/MC2017-003008


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