Title: Combining sustainable development and economic attractiveness: towards an indicator of sustainable attractiveness

Authors: Anne Musson

Addresses: Centre d'Analyse Théorique et de Traitement des Données Economiques, Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour, Domaine Universitaire, Avenue du Doyen Poplawski, BP 1633-64016, PAU Cedex, France; Aménagement, Développement, Environnement et Société, Université Bordeaux 3, France; Laboratoire d'Analyse et de Recherche en Economie et Finance Internationales, Université Montesquieu Bordeaux 4, France

Abstract: This article addresses the question of the attractiveness of a particular territory from the perspective of sustainable development. Attractiveness cannot be measured without an assessment of sustainable development because recent global economic and ecological crises mean territories still want to attract businesses, but governments are also responsible for responding to concerns about the well-being of citizens and the environment. Thus, in comparing measures of economic attractiveness and sustainable development, this study proposes an indicator of sustainable attractiveness.

Keywords: indicators; economic attractiveness; sustainable attractiveness; sustainable development; composite index; dashboard; territories; well-being; sustainability.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSD.2013.053787

International Journal of Sustainable Development, 2013 Vol.16 No.1/2, pp.127 - 162

Received: 23 Jun 2011
Accepted: 21 Mar 2012

Published online: 30 Jun 2014 *

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