Sustainable development is the process of reaching sustainability, and Stakeholder Value Creation (SVC) can foster urban sustainability. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are optimal tools for scrutinizing sustainable development processes. Although SVC and urban sustainability are clearly connected, the dyadic phenomenon of the contribution of SVC to achieving the SDGs is obscure. Thus, this study explores how SVC contributes to achieving the SDGs at the city level. We performed the Cross-Network Information Analysis protocol, which is properly designed for investigating dyadic phenomena. The main findings revealed that SVC contributes to most SDGs in cities, mainly 11, 17, 9, and 8. Consensus building, smart sustainable cities, and innovation ecosystems are central aspects of the SVC contribution to the SDGs in general. Other relevant aspects are: shared meaning, networking strategy, socio-spatial & cultural patterns, technology, circular economy, sharing economy, corporate social responsibility, entrepreneurship, social bricolage, knowledge sharing, open innovation, ethics, and creativity. However, there has been no empirical evidence of SVC contribution to reaching the SDGs 5, 14, and 15. Policymakers, academics, and practitioners can address the lack of applied research on these last three SDGs by including non-human stakeholders, the environment, and gender diversity in organizational processes, organizational systems, and partnerships.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This research was financially supported by: (1) the Council for Higher Education of Israel (CHE, גבוהה להשכלה המועצה) - Israel; and (2) the Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES) - Brazil .
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- Cross-Network Information Analysis
- Smart Sustainable Cities
- Stakeholder Theory
- Stakeholder Value Creation
- Sustainable Development Goals
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
- Building and Construction
- Environmental Science (all)
- Strategy and Management
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering