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Sustainability 2015, 7(8), 10036-10051; doi:10.3390/su70810036

Eco-Industrial Parks Development and Integrated Management Challenges: Findings from Italy

Istituto di Management, Scuola Superiore di Studi Universitari e di Perfezionamento Sant'Anna, Piazza Martiri della Libertà, 24, 56127 Pisa, Italy
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Received: 30 April 2015 / Revised: 13 July 2015 / Accepted: 21 July 2015 / Published: 24 July 2015
(This article belongs to the Section Social Ecology and Sustainability)
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Abstract

The evolution of Eco Industrial Parks (EIPs) in Italy is a development opportunity for many territories and companies. Starting from the initial experiences in the 1980s, the Eco Industrial Parks model has spread throughout many of the central and northern regions of the country. The key element of Italian Eco Industrial Parks is the management body, an entity provided by national legislation to manage and coordinate companies and to develop more environmentally sustainable production practices. The survey results describe the role and activities of the management bodies concerning the actions implemented, the interaction with the main stakeholders and the resources and investments. The following research introduces an important environmental management experience implemented in Italy. View Full-Text
Keywords: Eco-Industrial Park; management; sustainable development; inter-organizational relationships; industrial ecology; Italy Eco-Industrial Park; management; sustainable development; inter-organizational relationships; industrial ecology; Italy
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Tessitore, S.; Daddi, T.; Iraldo, F. Eco-Industrial Parks Development and Integrated Management Challenges: Findings from Italy. Sustainability 2015, 7, 10036-10051.

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