Technological Advancement for Sustainable Development: A Socio-Ecological Vision

S. M.Riad Shams, Demetris Vrontis, Yaakov Weber, Evangelos Tsoukatos, Lea Iaia, Johana Hajdini

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    This chapter provides an introductory vision to the potential of technological advancement for the achievement of sustainable development. It is highly recognized in literature that technology plays a major role in the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). For long, companies are adopting technological advances to improve their performance and increase profits, while consumers are purchasing new devices that use advanced technologies to simplify daily tasks and improve the quality of life. Recently, the unexpected spread of Covid-19 accelerated the quick adoption of digital solutions from businesses operating in several industries, thus completely disrupting the way we work, buy, and consume. Therefore, we experience a need to provide a comprehensive understanding of technological potential in mitigating societal and environmental crises. Following this perspective, this chapter proposes a background in understanding technology as a vector to underpin sustainable development while providing solution to big societal and environmental crises and provides an overview on the following chapters of this book, to portray how the chapters of this book provide critical unexplored viewpoints about the potentiality of new technologies applied to reach and promote sustainable development.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationTechnology, Business and Sustainable Development
    Subtitle of host publicationAdvances for People, Planet and Profit
    PublisherTaylor and Francis
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Electronic)9781000902549
    ISBN (Print)9781032275284
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2023


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