The aim of the article. The objective of the work is to develop the system-synergetic approach to managing environmental contradictions at the level of the territory, on the example of Sumy region in Ukraine. The results of the analysis. The main results are as follows. Firstly, as a result, the research has shown that the causes and consequences of social and natural confrontations have less to do with the essence of «man – environment» and more of a system of «social environment – environment». This shows that environmental conflicts are one of the main factors existing crisis in the economy and in society in general, and the fact that in conjunction with heterogeneous, especially social aspects, the actual environmental conflicts that can be seen in the form of potential environmental, particular natural resource conflicts are complex objects on their research and management. Secondly, we study the set of environmental contradictions in the Sumy region, using fractal method (the geometric tool of synergetics) establishing the relationship between social and natural-environmental factors in the development of the territory under different scenarios of conflicts. The degree of social conflict predicted impact factors formalized and reflected in the value of the corresponding coefficient (similar to defined coefficient environmental conflict). Application of approximated variation of fractal method allows to determine the «synergistic profile» of prognostic impact of the environmental contradictions: under threshold conditions (i.e. in cases escalating threats of potential conflict in the crisis). Thirdly, the methodological approach for the application of system-synergetic thinking is proposed on the practical level of management of environmental contradictions that arise between economic entities at the level of territory. Namely, it is about improving techniques of environmental standards. It is proved that international standards series ISO and OHSAS 18001are built on the principles of system-synergetic approach: for each direction formed a system of standards, and indicated systems are interrelated, including the latest trends in business, environmental protection, development of social relationships others. In general improvement of the relationship between management instruments of ecological contradictions in a territorial-economic system we see in the complex synthesis of tools in the mechanism of contradictions taking place in a territorial-economic system, as well as in the implementation of the bilateral process improvements on the one hand, on ecological management conflicts (the research field of environmental conflicts in the context of management covers potential conflicts form), on the other hand, for «conflictization» of methods and instruments of environmental management. Conclusions and directions of further researches. So, the features of the systems-synergistic thinking within the territorial environmental conflicts management are considered. The scientific-methodical approach to the administrative impact implementation on the potential environmental conflicts is proposed on the relationship basis between the international standards ISO – as an instrument of the environmental conflicts management within the interactions between economic agents at the territory.
Keywords: environmental conflict, ecological-economic development, management, systems-synergistic thinking, territory
Cite as: Prokopenko O. & Petrushenko, M. (2013). Systems-synergetic thinking to the environmental conflicts management at the territorial level. Marketing and Management of Innovations, 1, 254-266. https://doi.org/10.21272/mmi.2013.1-24