|Title||Inter-organizational collaboration in bio-based business : sustainability-oriented networks inagro-industrial parks|
|Source||University. Promotor(en): Onno Omta. - Wageningen : Wageningen University - ISBN 9789462577695 - 194 p.|
|Publication type||Dissertation, internally prepared|
|Keyword(s)||biobased economy - sustainability - agribusiness - cooperation - agroindustrial sector - business parks - network analysis - netherlands - sustainable development - duurzaamheid (sustainability) - landbouwindustrie - samenwerking - agro-industriële sector - bedrijventerreinen - netwerkanalyse - nederland - duurzame ontwikkeling|
|Categories||Management studies, Business Administration, Organizational Science (General)|
Globally, bio-based business is often perceived as sustainable, because its renewable production can potentially lower carbon and greenhouse emissions by substituting fossil-fuel-based production, reduce environmental sourcing problems, and create turnover and jobs. However, bio-based business can also bring sustainability challenges. Urged to exploit innovative solutions and further enhance their sustainability performance, organizations engaged in bio-based activities extensively search for collaboration possibilities with new partners. Inter-organizational collaboration is considered as mechanism to enhance sustainability. This thesis explores the ways inter-organizational collaboration in bio-based business in general and in agro-industrial parks in particular can enhance sustainability.