Title: Territory and management science: new insights by the ConsulCubo model

Authors: Cristina Simone; Mario Calabrese

Addresses: Department of Management, Sapienza University of Rome, Via del Castro Laurenziano, 9, 00161 Rome, Italy ' Department of Management, Sapienza University of Rome, Via del Castro Laurenziano, 9, 00161 Rome, Italy

Abstract: Globalisation exacerbates the need to conceive sustainable and shared solutions to the dramatic environmental, social and economic issues at a local level, i.e., for a specific territory. Satisfying this need asks for a decision-making processes awareness of the specific environmental, social and economic features of the territory itself. The paper starts debating the challenge to linking effectiveness and efficiency with a viable sustainability at a local level (par. 1); then, after discussing the vision of the territory in the economic literature (par.2), the work firstly offers deeper insights in understanding the complex nature of the territory according to the viable system approach (VSA) (par. 3) and secondly it proposes a new model, the ConsulCubo VSA, helpful to support the decision-makers facing the increasing challenge of an effective, efficient and sustainable management of territory (par 4); final remarks are then discussed and fully debated (par. 5).

Keywords: territory; management science; ConsulCubo model; VSA; viable system approach.

DOI: 10.1504/IJENVH.2017.083977

International Journal of Environment and Health, 2017 Vol.8 No.2, pp.101 - 119

Available online: 22 Apr 2017 *

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