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Analysis of the Development of Industrial Symbiosis in Emerging and Frontier Market Countries: Barriers and Drivers

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Department of Industrial Engineering, Universidad del Norte, Km 5 Vía Puerto Colombia, Barranquilla 081007, Colombia
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Faculty of Basic and Applied Sciences, Universidad de La Guajira, Km 5 Vía Maicao, Riohacha 440007, Colombia
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Academic Editors: Helena Carvalho, Michael Martin and Radu Godina
Sustainability 2022, 14(7), 4223; https://doi.org/10.3390/su14074223
Received: 16 February 2022 / Revised: 11 March 2022 / Accepted: 14 March 2022 / Published: 2 April 2022
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Industrial Symbiosis and Sustainability)
Industrial symbiosis (IS) allows the use of the resources of a productive chain, based on collaboration between companies, finding ways to use the waste of one as inputs or raw materials for the other entity. IS seeks to generate environmental sustainability, maximize resources, and generate social, environmental, and economic benefits based on the physical exchanges of waste, residues, and materials, which generate various advantages for companies and environmental benefits for society. Over the years, research has been conducted worldwide on the implementation of IS in business settings and case studies related to IS in countries with strong economies; however, no papers mapping studies on IS that are focused on emerging and frontier market countries have been identified, and academic literature on research in these countries is also scarce. In this research, an in-depth review of the literature on IS cases in emerging and frontier market countries was conducted to provide future researchers with information on the similarities, weaknesses, strengths, and elements to consider in addressing the topic and closing research gaps in the area. In addition, a mapping was made of the evolution of studies on IS according to country, economic activity, distribution by journal, year of publication, methods used, barriers and drivers in the case studies, and the importance of this topic in the current academic context. In Asian and developing countries, the integration of companies and economic activities takes place in industrial parks, and they have legislation and government regulations that support IS. On the other hand, in the United States and Africa, integrating various sources such as energy, water, coal, and waste in industrial environments is at an early stage of development, and opportunities are being identified to promote IS between companies. This research interests a broad audience, including investors, regulators, policymakers, and researchers interested in fostering IS in emerging and frontier market countries as a mechanism for industrial and economic development. View Full-Text
Keywords: industrial symbiosis; circular economy; emerging market; frontier market; sustainability industrial symbiosis; circular economy; emerging market; frontier market; sustainability
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Boom-Cárcamo, E.; Peñabaena-Niebles, R. Analysis of the Development of Industrial Symbiosis in Emerging and Frontier Market Countries: Barriers and Drivers. Sustainability 2022, 14, 4223. https://doi.org/10.3390/su14074223

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Boom-Cárcamo E, Peñabaena-Niebles R. Analysis of the Development of Industrial Symbiosis in Emerging and Frontier Market Countries: Barriers and Drivers. Sustainability. 2022; 14(7):4223. https://doi.org/10.3390/su14074223

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Boom-Cárcamo, Efrain, and Rita Peñabaena-Niebles. 2022. "Analysis of the Development of Industrial Symbiosis in Emerging and Frontier Market Countries: Barriers and Drivers" Sustainability 14, no. 7: 4223. https://doi.org/10.3390/su14074223

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