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Journal of Environmental Accounting and Management
António Mendes Lopes (editor), Jiazhong Zhang(editor)
António Mendes Lopes (editor)

University of Porto, Portugal


Jiazhong Zhang (editor)

School of Energy and Power Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, Shaanxi Province 710049, China

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Sustainability as a Strategy for the Commons

Journal of Environmental Accounting and Management 7(4) (2019) 363--366 | DOI:10.5890/JEAM.2019.12.001

Biagio F. Giannetti$^{1}$,$^{2}$, Feni Agostinho$^{1}$,$^{2}$, Cecília M.V.B. Almeida$^{1}$, Zhifeng Yang$^{2}$, Gengyuan Liu$^{2}$, Linda Hancock$^{3}$, Natalie Ralph$^{3}$, Bimal Arora$^{4}$

$^{1}$ Universidade Paulista (UNIP), Programa de Pós-graduação em Engenharia de Produção, Laboratório de Produção e Meio Ambiente, São Paulo, Brazil

$^{2}$ State Key Joint Laboratory of Environment Simulation and Pollution Control, School of Environment, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China

$^{3}$ ACES Centre of Excellence in Electromaterials Science, Deakin University, 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood Victoria 3125, Australia

$^{4}$ Centre for Responsible Business, India, and Aston Business School, Aston University, Birmingham, UK

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The overexploitation of commons under the purpose of economic growth (i.e. the business-as-usual pattern) is resulting in serious environmental and social damages in many regions around the world. This claim for efforts to better understand the human-nature nexus that would support public policies focused on a real societal development. A sustainable development is mandatory, and for such a goal, higher amount of studies on the most diverse systems and topics are necessary to support better-oriented public policies. This special issue brings research show cases focused on the different aspects under the large umbrella of sustainability concept, including environmental assessments of production systems, natural-social interaction, and the current important theme of happiness. It is expected that the presented studies may collaborate to spread information on the strategy for the commons and, maybe, support further studies regarding such an important topic for a sustainable development.


Guest editors of this special issue are grateful for the support of reviewers that provided an excellent work to guarantee the scientific quality of the published papers.


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