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Acceptability of operations

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Publication Details
Authors: Mikkilä Mirja, Koistinen Katariina, Kuokkanen Anna, Linnanen, Lassi, Levänen Jarkko
Editors of book: Idowu, Samuel; Schmidpeter, Rene; Abrue, Rute; Del Baldo, Mara; Capaldi, Nicholas; Zu, Liangrong
Publishing place: Switzerland
Publication year: 2021
Language: English
Title of parent publication: Encyclopedia of Sustainability Management
JUFO-Level of this publication: 2
Open Access: Open Access publication


is a value-bound social concept being subject to acceptance
for some purpose. The concept can be considered as a value that that
changes in time and place. The changing nature is one of the major limitations,
especially when assessing the acceptability of an issue, operation, process,
protocol etc. The issue judged acceptable yesterday, may get a different status
today and tomorrow.

The acceptance
is closely related to operations and procedures that interact closely with
surrounding societies. Consequently, the concept of acceptability is used in
practice when referring to societal relationships within socially sensitive
sectors, such as natural resources-based sectors, sectors related to basic-needs,
like food, water and energy, or other type necessities, or health care and
medical sectors.

The research
started to emerge in the early 2000’s. The acceptability of operations has been
largely applied in various research fields when investigating involved people’s
perceptions. The concept has been studied both quantitatively, qualitatively,
and with mixed methods. The number of scientific works has increased
significantly towards the end of 2010’s indicating the popularity and
applicability of the concept both among scholars and practitioners.

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