Book: Proecological restructuring

concept book

Proecological restructuring of the companies: case studies

The purpose of this book is to present a practical approach to the challenges of greening in restructured enterprises. Therefore, it uses qualitative research method which are interviews with entrepreneurs described subsequently in the form of case studies. Importantly, the content of the book was enriched by presentations of ecological behavior in restructured enterprises of different countries of the European Union and the world. This will bring problems of companies that underwent restructuring, with particular emphasis on environmental actions in different countries.

Procedure of application:

  1. Write an e-mail to editor of the section with topic and scope of case study proposition.
  2. The section editor will decide if this fit to the conception
  3. The e-mail with confirmation or proposition of changes will be sent to author. 


Below we put a proposed content of the book.

Black colour written chapters are still not taken by author

Red colour written chapter is reserved for author already.

The content:


Editor of the book: Aleksandra Gąsior (University of Szczecin)

Introduction – (Aleksandra Gąsior)


Section 1. A turbulent environment 

Editor Rodica Zacharia, Academy of Economics Studies from Bucarest, Romania,

Chapter 1.1.       Economic factors

Chapter 1.2.       Political and legal factors

Chapter 1.3.       International market

Chapter 1.4.       Socio-cultural factors

Chapter 1.5.       The technological factors

Chapter 1.6.       International factors

Chapter 1.7.       Ecological aspect


Section 2. Proecological performance of the enterprises (maximum 8-9 chapters finally, we need to exclude some propositions below or join some areas in one)

Editor: Gernot Muehge, Helex Institute, Bochum, Germany,

Chapter 2.1.       Environmental issues in restructuring

Chapter 2.2.       Implementation of ecological activities in the restructuring process

Chapter 2.3.       Reducing environmentally harmful activities of the company

Chapter 2.4.       Environmental investments in new technologies

Chapter 2.5.       The modified product, in order to meet the requirements of environmental protection

Chapter 2.6.       Green jobs

Chapter 2.7.       Establishment of company’s unit involved in the protection of the environment

Chapter 2.8.       Pro-ecological management

Chapter 2.9.       The implemented system of waste segregation

Chapter 2.10.    Investment in conventional or renewable energy sources

Chapter 2.11.    Implemening environmental management systems (eg ISO or EMAS)

Chapter 2.12.    Recycling

Chapter 2.13.    Implementing ecological culture in the company (for all staff)

Chapter 2.14.    Withdrawal and partial liquidation of the products and technologies that do not require the ecological criteria


Section 3. The role of stakeholders in the restructuring process (positive or negative) (maximum 8-9 chapters finally, we need to exclude some propositions below or join some areas in one)

Editor: Martin Samy, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, Great Britain,

Chapter 3.1.       Owners of the company

Chapter 3.2.       Employees

Chapter 3.3.       Clients (direct buyer)

Chapter 3.4.       Suppliers

Chapter 3.5.       Lenders (financial institutions)

Chapter 3.6.       Local government

Chapter 3.7.       Local business supporting institutions

Chapter 3.8.       Local institutions of higher education / science

Chapter 3.9.       Local labour market institutions

Chapter 3.10.    Local non-government organisations

Chapter 3.11.    Regional and national media

Chapter 3.12.    Consumers (end user of the product)

Chapter 3.13.    Management

Chapter 3.14.    Competitors


Section 4. Ecoinnovations (maximum 8-9 chapters finally, we need to exclude some propositions below or join some areas in one)

Editor: Joanna Duda, AGH University of Science and Technology, Kraków, Poland,

Chapter 4.1.       Envinromental benefits created from products

Chapter 4.2.       Energy using

Chapter 4.3.       Pollutions

Chapter 4.4.       State interventions

Chapter 4.5.       Law changes

Chapter 4.6.       International standards

Chapter 4.7.       State suport of the ecoinnovations

Chapter 4.8.       State policy

Chapter 4.9. Final users benefits 


Conclusion (Aleksandra Gąsior)






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