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Progress in Industrial Ecology, An International Journal

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  • The spillover of CSR perceptions for market shaping in banking industry   Order a copy of this article
    by Laura Cristo, Álvaro Dias, Leandro Pereira, Renato Lopes Da Costa, Rui Gonçalves 
    Abstract: Adopting a multi-theoretical approach to CSR, this study explored whether customer loyalty and brand trust, mediated by stakeholder perceptions of banking performance can spillover into the competitive sphere directly and indirectly, due to market pressures generated by impact of CSR’s reputation. Using structural equation modelling and survey data findings reveal the indirect effects of the two categories of banking performance in the mediation of customer loyalty and brand trust with the CSR spillover effect. Such effects signal the fundamental role that brand trust plays for the occurrence of CSR spillover, suggesting that general banking CSR impressions are leveraged by customers’ perceptions of banks’ competitive performance, as they foster closer and more grounded interactions with this type of performance, conjecturing it as their entitled participation on the bank’s social responsibility performance.
    Keywords: bank industry; market shape; corporate social responsibility; CSR; spillover.
    DOI: 10.1504/PIE.2022.10050519

Special Issue on: ICOMEP'21 Environmental Management and Sustainability Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Social vulnerability and the pandemic in Cuba: impacts on family food security from the sociology of risk   Order a copy of this article
    by Yinet Domínguez Ruiz, Osmanys Soler Nariño, José Manuel Jurado Almonte, Rui Alexandre Castanho 
    Abstract: The current health situation, generated by the COVID-19 outbreak, has led to substantial impacts on local food systems on a global scale. Its consequences are marked by inequalities, variations in food prices, and instabilities in production and consumption that affect family food security (FFS) and cause situations of social vulnerability. Within this panorama, the Sociology of Risk constitutes an essential theoretical and methodological space to analyse the prevailing reality. The aim of this study, therefore, is to assess the relationship between social vulnerability and pandemics from the Cuban context, based on its impacts on FFS within the analytical framework of risk sociology. This study uses qualitative and quantitative methodology and scientific observational studies and surveys. Their results verified the existence of situations of social food vulnerability in the territorial area studied. The problems identified include the following: conflicts regarding the integration of food access, stability, availability and use within the family, the increase in practices or behaviours related to care, and gender inequalities during lockdown. These problems or situations impact food security at the family household level, and social relationships have been exacerbated by the pandemic crisis.
    Keywords: Cuba; family food security; FFS; SARS-CoV-2 pandemic; social vulnerability; sustainable development goals; SDGs.
    DOI: 10.1504/PIE.2022.10047763
  • Examining the effect of policy shocks on environmental pollution   Order a copy of this article
    by Işıl Demirtaş, Seda Yıldırım, Durmuş Çağrı Yıldırım, Tuğba Turan 
    Abstract: The concept of ecological footprint is a method developed to calculate the balance of ecosystems deteriorated as a result of human activities and to determine the amount that needs to be restored to the ecosystem. This study utilised the technique of rolling window unit root test to obtain time-varying estimates of the convergence of ecological foot prints within the EU and candidate countries. Accordingly, the study analysed the convergence of ecological foot print indicators (cropland, grazing land, fishing, forest and total footprint) among 14 European (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden) and two candidate countries (Turkey and Albania) for the period of 1961 and 2016. According to test results, series converge in general. However, there are divergences in some sub-periods. In other words, policy effectiveness can change over time. In the sub-periods where the series converge, more effective policies are required.
    Keywords: policy shocks; ecological footprint; rolling-window CIPS test; convergence; environmental pollution.
    DOI: 10.1504/PIE.2022.10050260
  • How did a state of emergency facilitate populist strategy during the pandemic? Hungary and Brazil in comparative perspective   Order a copy of this article
    by Emre Taşkıran 
    Abstract: The emergence of the coronavirus pandemic has created an unprecedented humanitarian crisis in all parts of the world. Although, at first insight, this biological disaster can be imagined through the medical context, the recent political developments have shown that there is a research gap regarding the different effects of the virus on the political realm. In this context, populist politicians strengthened this necessity by utilising the state of emergency to put their populist agenda into force. Under this regime, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban have brought robust evidence to consolidate the research question of how the state of emergency facilitates populist manoeuvre during the pandemic. Scrutinising leaders speeches, interviews, and decrees under the state of emergency regime, it is argued that these politicians have preferred four common populist themes. Creating new elite figures who are the enemy of the people, excluding the out-group because they increase the risk, concentrating more power in the hands of the leader, and falsifying the facts, both leaders have introduced a new populist agenda during the pandemic.
    Keywords: COVID-19; state of emergency; populism; Hungary; Brazil.
    DOI: 10.1504/PIE.2022.10051626
  • The effects of COVID-19 on social enterprise tourism initiatives: a multiple case study approach of the global south   Order a copy of this article
    by Andrés Morales, Sara Calvo 
    Abstract: Studies about the effects of COVID-19 on tourism related activities are well developed; however, there are limited studies about the effects of COVID on Social Enterprise touristic activities. This paper aims to contribute to the existing studies about this phenomenon using a multiple case study approach with case studies from the Global South, specifically, from Vietnam, Cambodia, Palestine, Ecuador and Colombia. Considering qualitative research techniques, a multiple case study approach that included online semi-structured interviews and a focus group was used. Online interviews and a focus group were carried out with the tourism initiatives (n = 5) determined by the purposeful sampling method. Several aspects emerged from the findings: how COVID-19 affected SE tourism businesses, the expectations of tourist mobility, the anxiety of founders related to tourism, preparation and training for COVID-19, and alternatives to the current services provided. The paper concludes with recommendations for future research into the effects of COVID-19 on touristic Social Enterprise initiatives in the Global South and North.
    Keywords: COVID-19; tourism sector; social enterprise; global south.
    DOI: 10.1504/PIE.2022.10052470