In one of the key scholarly contributions in the 3rd volume of the Book Series by the Sefacil foundation on Port-City governance, PortEconomics member Michaël Dooms explores the strategic management of the social license to operate for ports, linking objective “triple P” performance management (through e.g. sustainability reports) with subjective perception indicators of the strength of the social license to operate. The thought process in the chapter, rooted both in theory as well as prolific practical examples from leading ports, suggests a matrix identifying 4 potential risk situations for port authorities, in relation to performance management and the license to operate. For each risk situation, specific strategic actions are suggested to improve the position of the port in the matrix.
In the third volume of the Book series, edited by Yann Alix, Bruno Delsalle and Claude Comtois, a large group of scholars and practitioners look into the issue of port-city governance. The book was presented during the 14th IACP/AIVP Conference beginning of November in Durban, South Africa
The Book series is traditionally printed on 1.000 issues and distributed through the Sefacil network, but the research is also freely and fully available through the website of the Foundation, where the full books and chapters can be downloaded. While volume 3 is not online yet, previous volumes, also including contributions from PortEconomics members, are available.
The SEFACIL foundation aims at polarizing the knowledge and the intelligences of the French-speaking world through the team-up of multidisciplinary & applied researchers. The foundation accompanies the creation of innovative educational products thanks to the support of the biggest private enterprises of the port, maritime and logistic sectors as well as national and international public bodies and institutions. A collection of books, the creation of a pulpit of excellence as well as the organization of events and the representation to international authorities complete the device for an international recognition of the foundation.
You may freely download Michael’s chapter 3 @PortEconomic.eu.