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Michele Preziosi     Post Doctoral Researcher 
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Michele Preziosi published an article in January 2018.
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Roberto Merli

11 shared publications

Department of Business Studies, Roma Tre University, Via Silvio D'Amico, 77, 00145 Rome, Italy

Ilaria Massa

3 shared publications

Management Department, "Sapienza" University of Rome, Via del Castro Laurenziano 9, 00161 Rome, Italy

Mara D'amico

2 shared publications

Christian Ippolito

1 shared publications

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Distribution of Articles published per year 
(2013 - 2018)
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Article 0 Reads 2 Citations Sustainability experiences in the wine sector: toward the development of an international indicators system Roberto Merli, Michele Preziosi, Alessia Acampora Published: 01 January 2018
Journal of Cleaner Production, doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.06.129
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Article 3 Reads 2 Citations The EMAS impasse: Factors influencing Italian organizations to withdraw or renew the registration Roberto Merli, Michele Preziosi Published: 01 January 2018
Journal of Cleaner Production, doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.11.031
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Article 1 Read 7 Citations Promoting Sustainability through EMS Application: A Survey Examining the Critical Factors about EMAS Registration in Ita... Roberto Merli, Michele Preziosi, Christian Ippolito Published: 23 February 2016
Sustainability, doi: 10.3390/su8030197
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One of the tools set by the European Community (EC) to reduce the environmental impact of firms is EMAS Regulation (Regulation (EC) No 1221/2009), setting up an Environmental Management System (EMS), which aims for a continuous improvement of environmental performances. Italy has the highest number of certified organization among all European Member States, accounting for over one thousand registrations. The paper presents the result of a survey conducted through a questionnaire about EMAS implementation and targeted to all Italian registered organizations. Of nearly 1000 organizations, over 500 answers were collected. The main goal is to understand how organizations experience the scheme, focusing on main drivers for its adoption, main difficulties encountered, and perceived benefits. In particular, survey results contribute to define a reflection on the difficulties regarding EMAS diffusion among European companies. Aspects identified as critical can lead to a contraction of registration requests, especially those formulated by SMEs, which constitute the majority of Italian companies. Moreover, perceived difficulties might affect the firms’ willingness to renew EMAS registration. Data provided by the Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA) recently highlighted the increasing rate of firms who decide to withdraw from registration. This study offers interesting inputs related to main critical issues in EMAS implementation, which can be the baseline for future research on companies that abandon the certification scheme, in order to provide suggestions for the improvement of its effectiveness both for national and communitarian institutions.
Article 0 Reads 2 Citations Why Companies Do Not Renew Their EMAS Registration? An Exploratory Research Michele Preziosi, Roberto Merli, Mara D’Amico Published: 22 February 2016
Sustainability, doi: 10.3390/su8020191
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The Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) is the official Environmental Management System (EMS) issued by the European Union (EU). Italy is the country where EMAS is most widespread, accounting for over 1000 registered organizations. Since entry into the force of the Regulation in 1997, the number of registrations has constantly grown until 2008, when the figures started to drop. The phenomena are due to both the decrease of the annual registration rate and the lack of renewals. According to the Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA), in recent years, an increasing number of organizations decided to withdraw from EMAS registration. The purpose of this paper is to analyze the reasons of this negative trend. The first step consisted of a literature review concerning the main barriers, difficulties, and costs incurred by EMAS-registered organizations. Subsequently, this information was integrated with data about the evolution of EMAS registrations and the results of a previous survey, which involved the entire population of registered firms. The present exploratory research highlighted economic and operational domains concerning the cancellation trends that deserve a deeper investigation, which will be conducted through a questionnaire addressed to Italian firms that did not renew the registration in the last lustrum. The intended output will allow us to identify stakeholders’ priority intervention areas in order to suggest an operative strategy to reduce EMAS cancellation rates, addressed to Member States (MS) Competent Bodies.
CONFERENCE-ARTICLE 3 Reads 0 Citations EMAS Regulation in Italian Clusters: Investigating the Involvement of Local Stakeholders Roberto Merli, Mara D'amico, Michele Preziosi, Ilaria Massa Published: 31 October 2013
Proceedings of The 3rd World Sustainability Forum, doi: 10.3390/wsf3-b001
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In its last revision EMAS Regulation has encouraged a cluster approach to increase the participation of the organizations and to involve local stakeholders in a cluster sustainability process. Our research activity, conducted by the Department of Business Studies of Roma Tre University and ISPRA (High Institute for Environmental Protection and Research), intends to partially fill the literature gap in the field by investigating the Italian cluster approach for EMAS, characterized by the creation of a cluster Managing Committee (MC) – which has received a dedicated EMAS certificate – that coordinates the implementation of the scheme. If in a first phase we investigated the effectiveness of support given to registered EMAS organizations inside the cluster by the MCs that possess an EMAS certificate, the main objective of the second step here presented has been to verify the impact on different stakeholders categories of the actions taken by the various MCs in 12 Italian clusters. In this paper we present the results of a survey conducted through the distribution of a specifically designed questionnaire on different categories of stakeholders in the considered clusters. These three categories are the 67 organizations certified ISO 14001 in the cluster’s areas, the 100 municipalities of the areas and the 9 chamber of commerce involved in the Managing Committee of the clusters. The main two goals of the investigation are: to determine the impacts of the action put in place by the Managing Committee inside the clusters, in terms of environmental performance enhancements and network creations to improve the cluster competitiveness; to evaluate how the tools offered to cluster organizations have effectively contributed to a widespread knowledge of EMAS and environmental concerns.