Sustainable Development in Developing Countries: Survey of Attitudes and Knowledge in Iran

By Mahmood Bahaee and Mahmoud Saremi.

Published by The International Journal of Sustainability in Economic, Social and Cultural Context

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A survey questionnaire and interviews were used to explore the attitudes and knowledge of a group of Iranian university students and business executives toward sustainable development (SD) and its related concepts. While the research on the perception of students toward sustainable development is limited, it is almost non-existent in the developing countries. In general, participants expressed a positive and supportive attitude toward sustainable development. But, the knowledge of participants about the SD concepts was very limited. This was especially pronounced among business executives. Results of this research are crucial in developing educational strategies to further the goals of sustainability.

Keywords: Sustainable Development, Sustainability, Iran, Developing Countries

The International Journal of Social Sustainability in Economic, Social and Cultural Context, Volume 8, Issue 1, pp.107-120. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 570.218KB).

Prof. Mahmood Bahaee

Professor and Chair, Department of Management, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, USA

Dr. Bahaee is a professor of Strategic Management and International Business in the Department of Management at Central Michigan University in the United States. Dr. Bahaee’s research in the areas of small business strategies, global entrepreneurship, international consumer behaviors, and international trade have been published in scholarly journals and presented in national and international conferences. Some of the journal publications include Journal of Business, International Business Review, International Journal of Commerce and Management, Thunderbird International Business Review, Business Horizon, and Australian Journal of Business.

Dr. Mahmoud Saremi

Assistant Professor, College of Management and Administration, University of Tehran, Tehran, Tehran, Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Dr. Saremi has been teaching in the area of production operation management and strategy for over twenty years. His research has been in the areas of quality control and standards and regional economic trade bloc.