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What is Local Development

Encyclopedia of Organizational Knowledge, Administration, and Technology
It is the process of developing a territory, by actors who belong to it or whose activity in it has an impact, which implies the formulation of strategies, decision-making, and implementation of actions that allow civic participation, society.
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Corporate Social Responsibility and Management in a Glocal Context
Maria Luísa Silva (Universidade Aberta, Portugal), Marc M. Jacquinet (Universidade Aberta, Portugal), and Ângela Lacerda Nobre (CICE, Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal, Portugal & CEFI, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Portugal)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-3473-1.ch060
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) has become a recurrent and global concept used by international and local corporations, with its supporters, skeptics, and critics. It is also a growing area of concern and practice for businesses for answering the challenges of the present century, such as fighting poverty or promoting sustainable development goals. There is need—almost consensual—for clarifying the impact and the policy setting related to complex areas, such as climate change, environmental issues, social responsibility and a whole array of ethical issues, at global and at the local level (i.e., through an unavoidable glocal perspective). The purpose of this chapter is, first, to review the literature and the main issues related to corporate social responsibility; second, to identify the current challenges this scientific area is facing; and, third, to pinpoint its relevance at the level of the digital economy setting, for the management of the emergent business models and of the information systems management of businesses.
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Higher Education, Technological Change, and Local Development: Experiences and Challenges in Cuban Context
Participative process to address and solve a diversity of socio-economic, cultural and environmental problems with the aim of producing sustainable development and improve the quality of life of the population.
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Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Low-Density Territories: An Overview of the Centro Region of Portugal
A particular form of regional development, in which the resources and endogenous factors of a territory are key to its social and economic development.
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