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Title: Multi-criteria analysis and the resolution of sustainable development dilemmas: A stakeholder management approach
Authors: De Brucker, Klaas ×
Verbeke, Alain
Macharis, Cathy #
Issue Date: Jan-2013
Publisher: Elsevier
Series Title: European Journal of Operational Research vol:224 issue:1 pages:122-131
Abstract: We demonstrate that stakeholder-oriented multi-criteria analysis (MCA) can adequately address a variety of sustainable development dilemmas in decision-making, especially when applied to complex project evaluations involving multiple objectives and multiple stakeholder groups. Such evaluations are typically geared towards satisfying simultaneously private economic goals, broader social objectives and environmental targets. We show that, under specific conditions, a variety of stakeholder-oriented MCA approaches may be able to contribute substantively to the resolution or improved governance of societal conflicts and the pursuit of the public good in the form of sustainable development. We contrast the potential usefulness of these stakeholder-oriented approaches – in terms of their ability to contribute to sustainable development – with more conventional MCA approaches and social cost–benefit analysis.
ISSN: 0377-2217
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Centre for Economics and Corporate Sustainability, Campus Brussels
Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) - miscellaneous
Department of ECON-CEDON, Campus Brussels
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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