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Global business and emerging economies: Towards a new perspective on the effects of e-waste

Amankwah-Amoah, J. (2016) Global business and emerging economies: Towards a new perspective on the effects of e-waste. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 105 . pp. 20-26. ISSN 0040-1625. (doi:10.1016/j.techfore.2016.01.026) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:57733)

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Abstract

Although there has been a growing body of research on the detrimental effects of electronic waste (e-waste) in emerging economies, this fails to capture a complete picture of the subject. The purpose of this paper is to address this deficit in our understanding by developing a unified perspective of the effects of e-waste. The paper advances three main perspectives (i.e. the positive, detrimental and the unified perspectives) of the effects of e-waste in emerging economies. These perspectives unify the existing scattered streams of research on the subject to offer more robust explanations of the effects of e-waste in developing countries. Through an illustrative case of an emerging economy, the paper demonstrates that contrary to the perceived view that e-waste from advanced economies to developing countries is detrimental; some sectors such as the second-hand market, aftermarket and repair industry have flourished. The paper outlines a range of strategies for countries that can be adopted to develop and enhance environmental sustainability.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.techfore.2016.01.026
Uncontrolled keywords: Electronic waste; e-waste; Global business; Externalities; Africa
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Department of Marketing, Entrepreneurship and International Business
Depositing User: Joseph Amankwah-Amoah
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2016 10:39 UTC
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2021 15:55 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/57733 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Amankwah-Amoah, J.: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0383-5831
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