- Silvia Rita Sedita (University of Padova, Italy)
- Luciana Lazzeretti (University of Florence, Italy)
- Dieter F. Kogler (University College Dublin, Ireland)
- Jose-Luis Hervas-Oliver (Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain)
Social and environmental issues are increasingly considered pivotal for shaping future trajectories of regional development and can be analyzed under a variety of perspectives: the innovation management and process, the organizational forms and business strategies, the institutional setting, and the consumption angle.
A cross-disciplinary approach is needed to create the basis of a theoretical and empirical understanding of how to include social and environmental concerns into consolidated and promising trajectories of regional development.
The special session aims to bring together scholars from different disciplines to exchange their perspectives on the following and related topics: