Title: A stakeholder theory approach on environmental management for small Greek ports. A case study of the three small ports of Volos, Kavala and Lagos

Authors: Alkiviadis Tromaras; Georgios Palantzas; Aristotelis Naniopoulos

Addresses: Hellenic Institute of Transport, 6th Km Charilaou – Thermi Rd., P.O. Box 361 – 57001 Thermi, Thessaloniki, Greece ' Hellenic Institute of Transport, 6th Km Charilaou – Thermi Rd., P.O. Box 361 – 57001 Thermi, Thessaloniki, Greece ' Hellenic Institute of Transport, 6th Km Charilaou – Thermi Rd., P.O. Box 361 – 57001 Thermi, Thessaloniki, Greece

Abstract: This article seeks to review the research that was carried out in the framework of the SuPorts project regarding the application of stakeholder theory on environmental management for three Greek ports. Specifically, the article seeks to explore the need for stakeholder engagement at ports and presents interview data from the ports of Volos, Kavala and Lagos. The interviews aimed at presenting: 1) the ports' level of engagement with their stakeholders regarding environmental issues; 2) what the main barriers for better environmental performance were; 3) how ports perceived stakeholder influence. The latter was assessed through graphs that present stakeholder influence on a series of environmental issues that the ports face. Finally, the article proposes a stakeholder engagement plan for the ports and presents an overview of a roundtable meeting with stakeholders that was held at the Port of Lagos.

Keywords: stakeholder theory; stakeholder management; stakeholder engagement; Greek ports; environmental management; environmental stakeholders; environmental issues; Greece; small ports; case study; perceived influence.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSEAM.2016.076947

International Journal of Strategic Engineering Asset Management, 2016 Vol.3 No.1, pp.23 - 44

Available online: 07 Jun 2016 *

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