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An account of the sustainable development process in Bangladesh


  • Mohammed Solaiman

    (University of Rhode Island, USA)

  • Ataur Rahman Belal

    (Cardiff Business School, UK)


With the accelerating industrialization process, even further increasing population and mass deforestation, 'sustainability' as a concept has only recently been popularized in Bangladesh. This paper sheds light on the sustainable development process in Bangladesh. It points out the major challenges to this process and identifies the motivating factors for a sustainable society in Bangladesh. The paper concludes with some strategies that are considered essential for the development of a sustainable society in Bangladesh, e.g., strong and effective regulatory framework, emphasis on rural entrepreneurship, development of indigenous technology and an integrated environmental management system. Copyright © 1999 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and ERP Environment.

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  • Mohammed Solaiman & Ataur Rahman Belal, 1999. "An account of the sustainable development process in Bangladesh," Sustainable Development, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 7(3), pages 121-131.
  • Handle: RePEc:wly:sustdv:v:7:y:1999:i:3:p:121-131
    DOI: 10.1002/(SICI)1099-1719(199908)7:3<121::AID-SD110>3.0.CO;2-C

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    1. Hall, Jeremy K. & Daneke, Gregory A. & Lenox, Michael J., 2010. "Sustainable development and entrepreneurship: Past contributions and future directions," Journal of Business Venturing, Elsevier, vol. 25(5), pages 439-448, September.

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