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Raffaele Matacena

-disciplinary initiative position paper. Rome. Feagan, R. (2007). The place of food: mapping out the ‘local’ in local food systems. Progress in human geography , 31 (1). 23-42. Feenstra, G. W. (1997). Local food systems and sustainable communities. American journal of alternative agriculture , 12 (01), 28-36. Franklin, A., & Morgan, S. (2014). Exploring the new rural–urban interface: community food practice, land access and farmer entrepreneurialism. In Marsden, T., & Morley, A. (Eds.). (2014). Sustainable food systems: building a new paradigm . Routledge. London

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Peter R. W. Gerritsen

://www.scribd.com/doc/19092923/Agroecologia-Bases-Cientificas-Para-Una-Agricultura-Sustentable - consulted on 23 September 2010) Holt-Gimenez, E. (2006) Campesino a Campesino: Voices from Latin America s Framer to Farmer Movement for Sustainable Agriculture / Oakland, CA: Food First Books. Hurni, H., U. Wiesman and R. Schertenleib (2004) Research for Mitigating Syndromes of Global Change.A Transdisciplinary Appraisal of Selected Regions of the World to Prepare Development Oriented Research Partnerships (vol. 1). Berna: Geographica Bernansia. IUCN (International Union for

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Svjetlana Janković Šoja and Dana Bucalo Jelić

. (2010). The Measurement of Economic, Social and Environmental Performance of Countries: A Novel Approach. Social Indicators Research, Vol. 95, No. 2, pp. 339-356. 4. Espina, P. Z., Arechavala, N. S. (2013). An assessment of social welfare in Spain: territorial analysis using a synthetic welfare indicator. Social Indicators Research, Vol. 111, No. 1, pp. 1-23. 5. Eurostat (2015). Sustainable development in the European Union, 2015 monitoring report of the EU Sustainable Development Strategy. Available at http

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Cristina Parente, Mónica Santos, Vanessa Marcos, Daniel Costa and Luísa Veloso

References Amaro, R. (2009) ‘A Economia Solidária da Macaronésia - Um Novo Conceito’. Revista de Economia Solidária . 1:11-28. Alvord, S., D. Brown and C. Letts (2003) Social Entrepreneurship: Leadership that Facilitates Societal Transformation - An Exploratory Study . Center for Public Leadership Working Paper Series, 3 (5). Anderson, B.B. and G. Dees (2006) Rhetoric, ‘Reality and Research: Building a Solid Foundation for the Practice of Social Entrepreneurship’ In Nicholls, A. (ed.), Social Entrepreneurship: New Models of Sustainable Social

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Voica Puşcaşiu

Greenberg, C. Art and Culture: Critical Essays , pp. 3-21, Boston MA: Beacon Press. Henrion, F.H.K (1985) Art and/or Design . Heidelberg, DE: Braus. Jones, L. (2008) (ed.) Environmentally Responsible Design: Green and Sustainable Design for Interior Designers . Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. Ludden, G.D.S., H.N.J. Schifferstein and P. Hekkert (2008) ‘Surprise as Design Strategy’. Design Issues , 24(2): 28-38. McLuhan, M. (1994) Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man . Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. Norman, D.A. (2004) Emotional Design

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Javier Esparcia and J. Javier Serrano

continuum de movilidad como hipótesis explicativa de la masculinización rural’. In Revista Española de investigaciones Sociológicas (REIS) , Nº 124, 73-105 pp. Chiritescu, V., Ruxandra, A.D., Mihaela, K. (2015) ‘The role of youth in sustainable development of Romanian rural communities’. Romanian Economic and Business Review , 10 (2), pp. 183-196. Chung, K., Hossain, L. and Davis, J. (2005) Exploring Sociocentric and Egocentric Approaches for Social Network Analysis . International Conference on Knowledge Management in Asia Pacific, Wellington, New Zeeland

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Daniel Klimovský, Zuzana Lacková, Veronika Černáková, Zuzana Maliková, Tomáš Šoltés and Tomáš Želinský

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Fundamental changes that occurred in Central and Eastern Europe (including Slovakia) in recent two decades have caused that regional policy as well as regional development has become one of the hottest national policy issues. If one connects this issue with the existence of regional disparities, there is no surprise that also the EU considers this topic an extra important one. Various scholars point out that innovation policy is the right path how to achieve sustainable regional development and how to improve competitiveness of less developed regions. This article is aimed particularly at the innovation policies of the Slovak self-government regions and their outcomes.

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Myriam Hivon, Pascale Lehoux, Christopher J. Longo, Bryn Williams-Jones and Fiona A. Miller

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Websites are perceived as an additional communication space where public and private institutions and their stakeholders can interact and develop sustainable relationships. Although public relations scholars argue that both companies and consumers may benefit from virtual interactions, the growing online direct-to-consumer advertising and sale of health-related products has raised social and ethical concerns. Our study seeks to clarify the scope and nature of the virtual relationships that are specific to medical devices companies. Through a qualitative analysis of website, we show how four Canadian medical technology companies sought to enroll three types of stakeholders into their innovation development and commercialization strategies: investors, healthcare providers and patients. Our findings show that by reinforcing stereotypical relationships with investors, the websites maintain certain disconnect between the worlds of business and healthcare, and by creating proactive roles for healthcare providers and patients, they contribute to forge ethically convoluted relationships.

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Lazăr Vlăsceanu and Marian-Gabriel Hâncean

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Our main purpose was to look into the correspondence relation between the macro-level normative planning within higher education (implemented by the Romanian communist state) and the de facto micro-level occupational mobility of higher education graduates. We unraveled a consistent lack of correspondence between higher education graduates’ flows and economic production, split on different areas (i.e. industry, agriculture, services). In this light, the production of services significantly increased during communism, given an insignificant oscillation in the number of specialists in services, and in spite of the state’s priority to support industrial production by sustaining large numbers of technical higher education graduates. Identifying time series data on education, population and economy, we explored trends from cross national (i.e. Romania in the context of the Eastern Communist Block) and cross topic (i.e. education, demography and economy) perspectives. We used regression equations to estimate linear trends, the Dickey-Fuller test for stationary checking, and the original stationary variable differencing for oscillation comparative purposes. Our main finding was that the inflation of technical higher education graduates, triggered by the Romanian communist state to support the industry, backfired an informal individual occupational mobility towards urban areas that offered jobs in the service sector.

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Audrey Lundahl

Sustainability Performance of Local Food Production in Home Garden.’ Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability, 19(1): 33-55. Gottlieb, R. and A. Joshi (2010) Food Justice. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press. Hayes, S. (2010) Radical Homemakers: Reclaiming Domesticity from a Consumer Culture. Richmondville, NY: Left to Write Press. Just Food “What is Food Justice.” http://justfood.org/advocacy/what-is-food-justice. (consulted 24 February 2016). Macias, T. (2008) ‘Working Toward a Just