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Cases on the Diffusion and Adoption of Sustainable Development Practices

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Organizations and businesses are applying sustainable development concepts in their management strategies in order to improve and rethink products, processes, services, and policies which will have significant potential to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, excess consumption, and improve the quality of lives.Cases on the Diffusion and Adoption of Sustainable Development Practices is a collection of case studies on the concepts and theories of successful sustainable practices. It also identifies key mechanisms and strategies that have allowed the successful diffusion of these practices into communities, regions and nations around the world. This reference source is essential for professionals, researchers, educators and leaders in pursuit of innovative solutions in sustainable development.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  5. Dedication
  6. Foreword
  7. Preface
    1. THE ROLE OF DIFFUSION AND ADOPTION IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
  8. Acknowledgment
  9. Section 1: Social Reform for Sustainable Development
    1. Chapter 1: Innovating and Serving the Poor with Antiretroviral Drug Systems
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND
      3. OVERVIEW OF WORLD AIDS
      4. OVERVIEW OF HIV IN BRAZIL
      5. INNOVATION AND THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY IN BRAZIL
      6. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY/PATENT MEDICINES
      7. METHODOLOGY
      8. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 2: Phenomena of Adoption of Wireless Handheld Devices
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND
      3. ADOPTION AND HEALTHCARE
      4. SUSTAINABILITY AND ADOPTION
      5. ADOPTION THEORIES
      6. THEORY OF REASONED ACTION (TRA)
      7. THEORY OF PLANNED BEHAVIOUR
      8. TECHNOLOGY ADOPTION MODEL (TAM)
      9. INNOVATION DIFFUSION THEORY
      10. UNIFIED APPROACH
      11. SYNTHESIS OF DISCUSSION
      12. CONCEPTUAL ADOPTION MODEL FOR WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY
      13. FINDING OF QUALITATIVE DATA ANALYSIS
      14. DEFINITION OF FACTORS USED IN THE INITIAL FRAMEWORK
      15. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH
    3. Chapter 3: Local vs. Expert Perception of Climate Change
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. DATA PRESENTATION AND ANALYSIS
      6. FINDINGS: INTEGRATING THE MENTAL MODELS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    4. Chapter 4: Desert in Bengal Delta- Changes in Landscape, Changes in Livelihood
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND
      3. STUDY AREA AND METHODS
      4. RESULT AND DISCUSSION
      5. ADOPTION AND DIFFUSION OF SUSTAINABLE ADAPTATION: CHALLENGES AND WAY FORWARD
  10. Section 2: Finances, Economics, and Sustainable Enterprise
    1. Chapter 5: Earth Building Materials, Production, and Construction Techniques
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND
      3. CASE STUDY: METHODS OF BUILDING WITH EARTH
      4. CHARACTERISTICS OF RAMMED EARTH BUILDINGS
      5. HISTORY OF RAMMED EARTH CONSTRUCTION
      6. TYPES OF STABILIZATION
      7. TYPES OF EARTH BUILDINGS
      8. RESURGENCE OF EARTH BUILDING
      9. DURABILITY OF EARTH WALL BUILDINGS
      10. CONCLUSION
      11. RECOMMENDATIONS
    2. Chapter 6: Project Implementation Constraints with Examples from Affordable Housing and Infrastructure Efforts
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. EXPERIENCES AND OBSERVATIONS
      5. RESULTS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH AND ASSESSMENT DIRECTIONS
    3. Chapter 7: Sustainability Reporting and Financial Reporting
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND
      3. METHODOLOGY
      4. BACKGROUND RESEARCH
      5. THEORETICAL REFLECTION AND FINDINGS
      6. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    4. Chapter 8: Perception is Reality
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CASE STUDIES: THE ADOPTION OF COMMERCIAL AQUAPONICS IN THE GREAT LAKES REGION
      5. PERCEIVED ATTRIBUTES AS DRIVERS OF COMMERCIAL AQUAPONICS
      6. CONCLUSION, RECOMMENDATIONS, AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    5. Chapter 9: Towards Sustainable Mining
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND
      3. CASE: TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE MINING PROGRAM PROTOCOLS & PROGRESS
      4. CONCLUSION
  11. Section 3: Environmentally Responsible Sustainable Development
    1. Chapter 10: Diffusion of Renewable Energy Technologies in Rural Communities
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND
      3. CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK4
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. EXPLORATORY CASE STUDY IN CAJAMARCA, PERU
      6. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. APPENDIX A
    2. Chapter 11: Electric Public Transport in Puerto Princesa City
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. CASE STUDY
      4. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      5. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 12: Industrial Pollution and People’s Movement
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
      5. ENVIRONMENTALISM OF THE NORTH AND SOUTH WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO ENVIRONMENTALISM IN INDIA
      6. ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION
      7. DATA SOURCES AND METHODOLOGY
      8. LOCATION OF THE STUDY
      9. ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION IN ELOOR ISLAND
      10. THE PERIYAR RIVER POLLUTION
      11. STUDY REPORTS: AN ANALYSIS
      12. GREENPEACE'S RIVER KEEPER FOR THE PERIYAR RIVER
      13. SOME OBSERVATIONS
      14. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      15. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      16. CONCLUSION
      17. APPENDIX
    4. Chapter 13: Hydrology and Integrated Water Resource Management for Sustainable Watershed Management in Kenya
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. RESULTS
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    5. Chapter 14: The Role of Authentic Science Research and Education Outreach in Increasing Community Resilience
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND
      3. CASE STUDIES
    6. Chapter 15: Promoting Rainwater Harvesting (RWH) in Small Island Developing States (SIDS)
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. A. THE DEVELOPMENT OF RAINWATER HARVESTING IN THE GRENADINES
      6. B. CONSTRAINTS TO RWH GROWTH
      7. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
      8. FUTURE RESEARCH
      9. CONCLUSION
    7. Chapter 16: Assessment of Smallholders' Barriers to Adopt Sustainable Practices
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. DATA AND RESEARCH METHOD
      4. EMPIRICAL FINDINGS
      5. DISCUSSION
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTION AND CONCLUSION
      8. CONCLUSION
    8. Chapter 17: Implementing BioSand Filters in Rural Honduras
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CASE STUDY
      5. RESULTS
      6. ISSUES, CONTROVERSIES, PROBLEMS
      7. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      8. GENERALIZED APPLICATIONS
      9. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      10. CONCLUSION
  12. Compilation of References
  13. About the Contributors