Ecological modernization and environmental policy reform in Thailand: the case of food processing SMEs

A. Wattanapinyo, A.P.J. Mol

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Abstract

To mitigate environmental pollution from a rapidly expanding Thai food processing industry, different options and technologies can be identifi ed. However, actually implementing these environmental improvements within small and medium-sized agro-food companies requires governing efforts of a variety of actors. This paper assesses feasible paths towards the ecological modernization of small and medium-sized agro-food processing industries in Thailand. A so-called quartet-network model is applied to analyze the greening potentials for small and medium-sized enterprises in three agro-food sectors in Northern Thailand: fruit and vegetable processing industries, meat processing companies and fruit wine enterprises. Conclusions are drawn on how actors in the networks around these companies could contribute towards a more sustainable development of these companies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)309-323
JournalSustainable Development
Volume21
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • corporate sustainability
  • developing-countries
  • consumption
  • governance
  • industry
  • china

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