Title: Youth and sustainable development - overview, theoretical framework and further research directions

Authors: Archana Singh; Nehajoan Panackal

Addresses: Symbiosis Center for Management Studies, Symbiosis International University, India ' Symbiosis Center for Management Studies, Symbiosis International University, India

Abstract: Youth is the most versatile and active segment of an economy and are a vital source of creativity and innovation. This paper is concerned with the establishment of a relationship between youth and sustainable development. The major issue under investigation is to assess the contribution of youth towards the nations growth and prosperity. We have undertaken an extensive literature review which is considered as a base for deriving the interpretative structural model (ISM). It is an approach which drives the researchers to study various aspects and correlate variables. This paper reflects an understanding of the various areas of youth contribution towards sustainable development in a hierarchical manner. To the researchers, this survey has significant insights into the relationship between youth and sustainability. It also highlights the important variables which have been arrived at, based on systematic literature review as well as ISM approach and MICMAC analysis; coupled with the interrelationship between the varied elements of the concept of youth contribution towards sustainable development. In this paper, the researchers have attempted to answer the research questions if there exists a relation between youth and sustainable development and whether a research model can be developed based on literature review and theoretical framework for further research directions.

Keywords: youth; young people; sustainable development; sustainability; interpretive structural modelling; ISM; MICMAC analysis; literature review.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPMB.2017.080939

International Journal of Process Management and Benchmarking, 2017 Vol.7 No.1, pp.59 - 78

Available online: 07 Nov 2016 *

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