E-waste has become among the fastest growing municipal wastes in the world. Therefore, attention to this waste stream, and its effective processing deserves our attention. We will argue in this paper, that effective e-waste management is based on the cooperative relations between all actors involved. We base our arguments in favor of cooperative relations on a case study in two very distinct environments in terms of e-waste management, i.e. Belgium and Kenya. Our case study research illustrates that the strong cooperation between different stakeholders leads to effective waste management, and this is irrespective of the significant differences between the e-waste management systems in both two countries. Overall, this case study provides a good illustration of relational stakeholder engagement, and contributes to understanding the complexity of relational stakeholder engagement approaches of multiple constituents with diverging stakes. Once each stakeholder has a clear role and contribution in the process, such a relational approach becomes an advantage to resolving rather challenging sustainability issues.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEngaging With Stakeholders: A Relational Perspective on Responsible Business
Place of PublicationUK (2 Park Square Milton Park Abingdon Oxfordshire OX14 4RN) and USA (Taylor & Francis 711 Third Avenue New York NY 10017)
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter3.6
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780429450341
ISBN (Print)9781138325579, 9780429833397
Publication statusPublished - 2019

    Research areas

  • e-waste, cooperation, stakeholders, engagement, effectivee-waste management, different e-waste management systems

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