How industrial symbiosis emerges through partnerships: actors, platforms, and stakeholder processes leading to collaborative business models in port industrial areas

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Abstract

The present paper explores how industrial symbiosis emergence
unfolds within port industrial areas. A multiple case study shows how industrial
symbiosis emerges through partnering and stakeholder processes that take the
form of collaborative business models. Focusing on actors, platforms for
collaboration, and content of stakeholder processes, the study identifies drivers
for industrial symbiosis emergence, including the importance of geographical
proximity and agglomeration, which identify port industrial areas as natural
habitats for industrial symbiosis. A defining characteristic of industrial
symbiosis emergence within port industrial areas is the collective effort of
actors to bridge economic, environmental, and social objectives across private
and public sectors. Finally, the paper suggests that future research on industrial
symbiosis and the emergence thereof within port industrial areas may benefit
from insights into corporate social responsibility and the emerging field of
servitisation.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development
Volume17
Issue number1/2
Pages (from-to)205-228
Number of pages23
ISSN1740-8822
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 1 Sep 2022

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