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Soc. Sci. 2018, 7(1), 13; doi:10.3390/socsci7010013

Modeling and Evaluation of the Possibilities of Forming a Regional Industrial Symbiosis Networks

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Faculty of Information Studies, 8000 Novo mesto, Slovenia
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Department of Knowledge Technologies, Jožef Stefan Institute, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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School of Advanced Social Studies, 5000 Nova Gorica, Slovenia
Presented at the 9th Slovenian Social Science Conference on Social Transformations: The Global and the Local-Transformations towards Sustainable Economy.
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Received: 31 October 2017 / Revised: 8 January 2018 / Accepted: 8 January 2018 / Published: 17 January 2018
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Industrial symbiosis (IS) is a term used to describe a network of diverse organizations that make use of different byproducts to improve their ability to achieve common goals, improve environmental conditions, and/or improve business and technical processes. In this paper, we propose a model for evaluation of the possibilities of the establishment of such IS on a regional level. This paper studied a benchmark of seven IS examples, which are used to build a qualitative multi-criteria decision model for evaluation of the development of IS network model. Through these examples, where two are the best known IS cases in the world, we demonstrate the importance of social actors’ involvement in IS in their industrial or non-industrial technological processes. View Full-Text
Keywords: industrial symbiosis; industrial symbiosis networks; social forces; multi attribute hierarchical model; simulation; ecology industrial symbiosis; industrial symbiosis networks; social forces; multi attribute hierarchical model; simulation; ecology
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Mileva-Boshkoska, B.; Rončević, B.; Uršič, E.D. Modeling and Evaluation of the Possibilities of Forming a Regional Industrial Symbiosis Networks. Soc. Sci. 2018, 7, 13.

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