Technological Managerial and Organizational Core Competencies Dynamic Innovation and Sustainable Development

Technological  Managerial and Organizational Core Competencies  Dynamic Innovation and Sustainable Development
Author: Nobre, Farley Simon
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 732
Release: 2011-09-30
ISBN: 1613501668
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Technological Managerial and Organizational Core Competencies Dynamic Innovation and Sustainable Development Book Excerpt:

Innovation involves a set of processes which support the production and transformation of knowledge into new processes, technologies and products, goods and services, and provide an organization with particular strengths and value relative to other firms. In such a view, innovation is a key source of customer benefits and sustainable competitive advantage. Technological, Managerial and Organizational Core Competencies: Dynamic Innovation and Sustainable Development investigates the impact of knowledge management, information systems, finance, organizational networks, internationalization, strategic management, marketing, entrepreneurship, and sustainability on an organization that pursues dynamic innovation and sustainable advantage. This book provides research and practice for graduate and undergraduate programs, as well as business firms with different technological, managerial, and organizational perspectives. Further Description from the Editors: This book represents the culmination of an international project to compile inter-disciplinary research that most contributes to innovation. More specifically, this book is about innovation in firms, industries, nations and society. It speaks to professionals and researchers who want to improve their understanding of dynamic innovation and sustainable development. The Editors’ goal is to foster cross-pollination among researchers. To this aim, the Editors have selected and assembled 35 chapters that illustrate multidisciplinary theoretical perspectives and empiric results on innovation and the roles of Sustainability, Organizational Networks, Entrepreneurship, Knowledge Management, R&D&T (Research, Development and Technology) Management, Marketing, Finance, Internationalization, and Information Systems in the organization that pursues dynamic innovation and sustainable development. Innovation involves processes, organizational elements (or resources), and Organizational Abilities (OA) that support the production and transformation of knowledge into new knowledge, processes, structures, technologies and products, goods and services. At the firm and industry levels of analysis, innovation can provide organizations with strengths relative to other firms, clusters, and nations and it is a key source of customer benefits and sustainable development. At the collective and societal levels of analysis, innovation can provide humanity with economic, social and environmental wealth through sustainable development. The uniqueness of this book lies in the participants’ efforts to identify Organizations' Creative Areas (OCA) that can provide core competencies for the organization in pursuit of dynamic innovation and sustainable development. In this perspective, innovation is a dynamic system and it is contingent upon a set of core competencies that couple to each other. Therefore, changing of even one competence can affect the organization's ability to innovate. The book avoids the term competitive advantage and adopts a more fruitful perspective of sustainable development – “the process of achieving human development … in an inclusive, connected, equitable, prudent, and secure manner”. An inclusive perspective sees traditional competitive advantage as occupying one extreme, whereas truly sustainable development occupies the opposite extreme. Sustainable development must benefit not only the organization and its customers, but also the whole society and the future of humanity through sustainability. Most chapters of this book fall between these extremes.

Data Visualization and Knowledge Engineering

Data Visualization and Knowledge Engineering
Author: Jude Hemanth,Madhulika Bhatia,Oana Geman
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 319
Release: 2019-08-09
ISBN: 3030257975
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Data Visualization and Knowledge Engineering Book Excerpt:

This book presents the fundamentals and advances in the field of data visualization and knowledge engineering, supported by case studies and practical examples. Data visualization and engineering has been instrumental in the development of many data-driven products and processes. As such the book promotes basic research on data visualization and knowledge engineering toward data engineering and knowledge. Visual data exploration focuses on perception of information and manipulation of data to enable even non-expert users to extract knowledge. A number of visualization techniques are used in a variety of systems that provide users with innovative ways to interact with data and reveal patterns. A variety of scalable data visualization techniques are required to deal with constantly increasing volume of data in different formats. Knowledge engineering deals with the simulation of the exchange of ideas and the development of smart information systems in which reasoning and knowledge play an important role. Presenting research in areas like data visualization and knowledge engineering, this book is a valuable resource for students, scholars and researchers in the field. Each chapter is self-contained and offers an in-depth analysis of real-world applications. It discusses topics including (but not limited to) spatial data visualization; biomedical visualization and applications; image/video summarization and visualization; perception and cognition in visualization; visualization taxonomies and models; abstract data visualization; information and graph visualization; knowledge engineering; human–machine cooperation; metamodeling; natural language processing; architectures of database, expert and knowledge-based systems; knowledge acquisition methods; applications, case studies and management issues: data administration issues and knowledge; tools for specifying and developing data and knowledge bases using tools based on communication aspects involved in implementing, designing and using KBSs in cyberspace; Semantic Web.

Innovation For Sustainability

Innovation For Sustainability
Author: Mammo Muchie,Angathevar Baskaran
Publsiher: African Books Collective
Total Pages: 171
Release: 2012
ISBN: 0798303468
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Innovation For Sustainability Book Excerpt:

The innovation system theory has to deal with climate change as it generates the intellectual tools to promote development. A unified innovation system theory that integrates the eradication of threats to nature with the promotion of development is critically important to advance an original pedigree and trajectory of epistemology. Africa must learn and appreciate the costs to itself from the way Europe industrialised. It can neither follow nor imitate the European pattern of industrialisation. It has to include in its own development agenda both the meeting of social needs and choosing a path of development that would not bring ecological harm in the process. The African innovation system has to evolve in a nature protecting - rather than hurting - system; in addition, social needs must be met rather than exacerbating the social inequalities path of development.

Technologies and Eco innovation towards Sustainability II

Technologies and Eco innovation towards Sustainability II
Author: Allen H. Hu,Mitsutaka Matsumoto,Tsai Chi Kuo,Shana Smith
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 377
Release: 2019-01-04
ISBN: 981131196X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Technologies and Eco innovation towards Sustainability II Book Excerpt:

This 2-volume book covers the state-of-the-art of the research and practices on eco-design. It covers the latest topics in the field: e.g. global eco-design management, big data in eco-design, social perspectives in eco-design; as well as emphasizing the developments in emerging economies such as Asian countries. Eco-design of products and product-related services are indispensable to realize the circular economy and to increase resource efficiencies of our society. Eco-design practices are necessary both in developed countries and developing countries. The book chapters are contributed by the worldwide authors, especially authors from East Asian countries, European countries, and Southeast Asian countries, and contains selected presentations at the EcoDesign2017 symposium (10th International Symposium on Environmentally Conscious Design and Inverse Manufacturing). The second volume focus on assessment and management, including topics such as sustainable manufacturing and End of Life (EOL) management, sustainability assessment, policy and regulations and Incentives for eco-design.

Proceedings of the International Conference Engineering Innovations and Sustainable Development

Proceedings of the International Conference Engineering Innovations and Sustainable Development
Author: S. I. Ashmarina
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 651
Release: 2022
ISBN: 3030908437
Category: Electronic books
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Proceedings of the International Conference Engineering Innovations and Sustainable Development Book Excerpt:

This book contains contributions from the international conference "Engineering Innovations and Sustainable Development," organized by three Russian universities on June 17-18, 2021. By presenting international research on various sustainability issues, it includes topics such as current trends in industrial and agricultural development, innovations in the construction and transport sectors, problems concerning the financing of innovative activities and governmental support for innovations, and engineering competences and skills in the era of new technologies. It also covers the economic, environmental, and informational aspects of sustainable development in the context of innovations. Finally, the book addresses theoretical and practical aspects by studying the phenomenon of sustainability and engineering development in terms of comparing international experiences. It provides significant value for scientists, teachers, and students of higher educational institutions, and specialists, who are researching sustainable development issues in the era of engineering innovations.

Towards Environmental Innovation Systems

Towards Environmental Innovation Systems
Author: K. Matthias Weber,Jens Hemmelskamp
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2005-12-05
ISBN: 3540272984
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Towards Environmental Innovation Systems Book Excerpt:

Here is a dialog among worldwide experts across disciplines concerning theoretical frameworks and practical experiences to guide research and policy "towards environmental innovation systems". The contributors explore new directions of research at the border of two research traditions: systems of innovation and environmental innovations. The text examines the four main components of environmental innovation systems: conceptual foundations, empirical experiences, strategic approaches, and experiences with policy instruments.

System Innovation for Sustainability 1

System Innovation for Sustainability 1
Author: Arnold Tukker,Martin Charter,Carlo Vezzoli,Eivind Stø,Maj Munch Andersen
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 482
Release: 2017-09-08
ISBN: 135128018X
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

System Innovation for Sustainability 1 Book Excerpt:

Sustainable consumption and production (SCP) was adopted as a priority area during the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg in 2002 and has since become one of the main vehicles for targeting international sustainability policy. Sustainable consumption focuses on formulating equitable strategies that foster the highest quality of life, the efficient use of natural resources, and the effective satisfaction of human needs while simultaneously promoting equitable social development, economic competitiveness, and technological innovation. But this is a complex topic and, as the challenges of sustainability grow larger, there is a need to re-imagine how SCP policies can be formulated, governed and implemented. The EU-funded project "Sustainable Consumption Research Exchanges" (SCORE!) consists of around 200 experts in the field of sustainable innovation and sustainable consumption. The SCORE! philosophy is that innovation in SCP policy can be achieved only if experts that understand business development, (sustainable) solution design, consumer behaviour and system innovation policy work together in shaping it. Sustainable technology design can be effective only if business can profitably make the products and consumers are attracted to them. To understand how this might effectively happen, the expertise of systems thinkers must be added to the mix. System Innovation for Sustainability 1 is the first result of a unique positive confrontation between experts from all four communities. It examines what SCP is and what it could be, provides a state-of-the-art review on the governance of change in SCP policy and looks at the strengths and weaknesses of current approaches. The SCORE! experts are working with actors in industry, consumer groups and eco-labelling organisations in the key consumption areas of mobility, food and agriculture, and energy use and housing – responsible for 70% of the life-cycle environmental impacts of Western societies – with the aim of stimulating, fostering or forcing change to SCP theory in practice. The System Innovation for Sustainability series will continue with three further volumes of comprehensive case studies in each of these three critical consumption areas. Each chapter of this book examines problems and suggests solutions from a business, design, consumer and system innovation perspective. It primarily examines the differing solutions necessary in the consumer economies of the West, but also comments on the differing needs in rapidly emerging economies such as China, as well as base-of-the-pyramid economies. The System Innovation for Sustainability series is the fruit of the only major international research network on SCP and will set the standard in this field for some years to come. It will be required reading for all involved in the policy debate on sustainable production and consumption from government, business, academia and NGOs for designers, scientists, businesses and system innovators.

Biomimetic Design Method for Innovation and Sustainability

Biomimetic Design Method for Innovation and Sustainability
Author: Yael Helfman Cohen,Yoram Reich
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2016-07-01
ISBN: 3319339974
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biomimetic Design Method for Innovation and Sustainability Book Excerpt:

Presenting a novel biomimetic design method for transferring design solutions from nature to technology, this book focuses on structure-function patterns in nature and advanced modeling tools derived from TRIZ, the theory of inventive problem-solving. The book includes an extensive literature review on biomimicry as an engine of both innovation and sustainability, and discusses in detail the biomimetic design process, current biomimetic design methods and tools. The structural biomimetic design method for innovation and sustainability put forward in this text encompasses (1) the research method and rationale used to develop and validate this new design method; (2) the suggested design algorithm and tools including the Find structure database, structure-function patterns and ideality patterns; and (3) analyses of four case studies describing how to use the proposed method. This book offers an essential resource for designers who wish to use nature as a source of inspiration and knowledge, innovators and sustainability experts, and scientists and researchers, amongst others.

Design for Innovative Value Towards a Sustainable Society

Design for Innovative Value Towards a Sustainable Society
Author: Mitsutaka Matsumoto,Yasushi Umeda,Keijiro Masui,Shinichi Fukushige
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 1195
Release: 2012-04-03
ISBN: 9400730101
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Design for Innovative Value Towards a Sustainable Society Book Excerpt:

Since the first EcoDesign International Symposium held in 1999, this symposium has led the research and practices of environmentally conscious design of products, services, manufacturing systems, supply chain, consumption, as well as economics and society. EcoDesign 2011 - the 7th International Symposium on Environmentally Conscious Design and Inverse Manufacturing - was successfully held in the Japanese old capital city of Kyoto, on November 30th – December 2nd, 2011. The subtitle of EcoDesign 2011 is to “design for value innovation towards sustainable society.” During this event, presenters discussed the way to achieve both drastic environmental consciousness and value innovation in order to realise a sustainable society.

Green Engineering

Green Engineering
Author: Riadh Habash
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 726
Release: 2017-11-07
ISBN: 1351652982
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Green Engineering Book Excerpt:

This is a primary text project that combines sustainability development with engineering entrepreneurship and design to present a transdisciplinary approach to modern engineering education. The book is distinguished by extensive descriptions of concepts in sustainability, its principles, and its relevance to environment, economy, and society. It can be read by all engineers regardless of their disciplines as well as by engineering students as they would be future designers of products and systems. This book presents a flexible organization of knowledge in various fields, which allows to be used as a text in a number of courses including for example, engineering entrepreneurship and design, engineering innovation and leadership, and sustainability in engineering design

Advances in Production Management Systems Innovative Production Management Towards Sustainable Growth

Advances in Production Management Systems  Innovative Production Management Towards Sustainable Growth
Author: Shigeki Umeda,Masaru Nakano,Hajime Mizuyama,Nironori Hibino,Dimitris Kiritsis,Gregor von Cieminski
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 743
Release: 2015-08-17
ISBN: 3319227564
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Production Management Systems Innovative Production Management Towards Sustainable Growth Book Excerpt:

The two volumes IFIP AICT 459 and 460 constitute the refereed proceedings of the International IFIP WG 5.7 Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems, APMS 2015, held in Tokyo, Japan, in September 2015. The 163 revised full papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 185 submissions. They are organized in the following topical sections: collaborative networks; globalization and production management; knowledge based production management; project management, engineering management, and quality management; sustainability and production management; co-creating sustainable business processes and ecosystems; open cloud computing architecture for smart manufacturing and cyber physical production systems; the practitioner's view on "innovative production management towards sustainable growth"; the role of additive manufacturing in value chain reconfiguration and sustainability; operations management in engineer-to-order manufacturing; lean production; sustainable system design for green products; cloud-based manufacturing; ontology-aided production - towards open and knowledge-driven planning and control; product-service lifecycle management: knowledge-driven innovation and social implications; and service engineering.

Innovation Entrepreneurship and Sustainability

Innovation  Entrepreneurship and Sustainability
Author: Norbert Grünwald
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2015-06-03
ISBN: 3945021189
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Innovation Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Book Excerpt:

The ICEBE conference in Windhoek is the sixth in a series of annual conferences on engineering and business education. It is organized by the Robert-Schmidt-Institute (University Wismar), hosted by Polytechnic of Namibia and co-organised by University of Applied Sciences Jena. The conferences were held in Sibiu (Romania), Manila (Philippines), Cape Town (South Africa) and Wismar (Germany). The theme of the Windhoek Conference is “Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability which describes the emphasis that is laid on always using these three terms in combination, i.e., not to consider one in isolation from the others. Thus the primary target of this conference is to provide the delegates with cross-disciplinary thinking related to the three main streams in engineering and business education.

Bridge Maintenance Safety Management Life Cycle Sustainability and Innovations

Bridge Maintenance  Safety  Management  Life Cycle Sustainability and Innovations
Author: Hiroshi Yokota,Dan M. Frangopol
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 926
Release: 2021-04-20
ISBN: 1000173755
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bridge Maintenance Safety Management Life Cycle Sustainability and Innovations Book Excerpt:

Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management, Life-Cycle Sustainability and Innovations contains lectures and papers presented at the Tenth International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management (IABMAS 2020), held in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan, April 11–15, 2021. This volume consists of a book of extended abstracts and a USB card containing the full papers of 571 contributions presented at IABMAS 2020, including the T.Y. Lin Lecture, 9 Keynote Lectures, and 561 technical papers from 40 countries. The contributions presented at IABMAS 2020 deal with the state of the art as well as emerging concepts and innovative applications related to the main aspects of maintenance, safety, management, life-cycle sustainability and technological innovations of bridges. Major topics include: advanced bridge design, construction and maintenance approaches, safety, reliability and risk evaluation, life-cycle management, life-cycle sustainability, standardization, analytical models, bridge management systems, service life prediction, maintenance and management strategies, structural health monitoring, non-destructive testing and field testing, safety, resilience, robustness and redundancy, durability enhancement, repair and rehabilitation, fatigue and corrosion, extreme loads, and application of information and computer technology and artificial intelligence for bridges, among others. This volume provides both an up-to-date overview of the field of bridge engineering and significant contributions to the process of making more rational decisions on maintenance, safety, management, life-cycle sustainability and technological innovations of bridges for the purpose of enhancing the welfare of society. The Editors hope that these Proceedings will serve as a valuable reference to all concerned with bridge structure and infrastructure systems, including engineers, researchers, academics and students from all areas of bridge engineering.

Driving the Development Management and Sustainability of Cognitive Cities

Driving the Development  Management  and Sustainability of Cognitive Cities
Author: Ahuja, Kiran,Khosla, Arun
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 337
Release: 2019-05-03
ISBN: 1522580867
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Driving the Development Management and Sustainability of Cognitive Cities Book Excerpt:

The technological advancements of today not only affect individual’s personal lives. They also affect the way urban communities regard the improvement of their resident’s lives. Research involving these autonomic reactions to the growing needs of the people is desperately needed to transform the cities of today into the cities of the future. Driving the Development, Management, and Sustainability of Cognitive Cities is a pivotal reference source that explores and improves the understanding of the strategic role of sustainable cognitive cities in residents’ routine life styles. Such benefits to residents and businesses include having access to world-class training while sitting at home, having their wellbeing observed consistently, and having their medical issues identified before occurrence. This book is ideally designed for administrators, policymakers, industrialists, and researchers seeking current research on developing and managing cognitive cities.

Enabling Manufacturing Competitiveness and Economic Sustainability

Enabling Manufacturing Competitiveness and Economic Sustainability
Author: Michael F. Zaeh
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2013-09-12
ISBN: 3319020544
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Enabling Manufacturing Competitiveness and Economic Sustainability Book Excerpt:

The changing manufacturing environment requires more responsive and adaptable manufacturing systems. The theme of the 5th International Conference on Changeable, Agile, Reconfigurable and Virtual production (CARV2013) is "Enabling Manufacturing Competitiveness and Economic Sustainability. Leading edge research and best implementation practices and experiences, which address these important issues and challenges, are presented. The proceedings include advances in manufacturing systems design, planning, evaluation, control and evolving paradigms such as mass customization, personalization, changeability, re-configurability and flexibility. New and important concepts such as the dynamic product families and platforms, co-evolution of products and systems, and methods for enhancing manufacturing systems' economic sustainability and prolonging their life to produce more than one product generation are treated. Enablers of change in manufacturing systems, production volume and capability, scalability and managing the volatility of markets, competition among global enterprises and the increasing complexity of products, manufacturing systems and management strategies are discussed. Industry challenges and future directions for research and development needed to help both practitioners and academicians are presented. About the Editor Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael F. Zaeh, born in 1963, has been and is Professor for and Manufacturing Technology since 2002 and, together with Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gunther Reinhart, Head of the Institute for Machine Tools and Industrial Management (iwb) at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM). After studying general mechanical engineering, he was doctoral candidate under Prof. Dr.-Ing. Joachim Milberg at TUM from 1990 until 1993 and received his doctorate in 1993. From 1994 to 1995, he was department leader under Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gunther Reinhart. From 1996 to 2002, he worked for a machine tool manufacturer in several positions, most recently as a member of the extended management. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael F. Zaeh is an associated member of the CIRP and member of acatech, WGP and WLP. His current researches include among others Joining and Cutting Technologies like Laser Cutting and Welding as well as Friction Stir Welding, Structural Behaviour and Energy Efficiency of Machine Tools and Manufacturing Processes like Additive Manufacturing.

Developments in Engineering Education Standards Advanced Curriculum Innovations

Developments in Engineering Education Standards  Advanced Curriculum Innovations
Author: Rasul, Mohammad
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 402
Release: 2012-04-30
ISBN: 1466609524
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Developments in Engineering Education Standards Advanced Curriculum Innovations Book Excerpt:

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Advances in Manufacturing Processes Intelligent Methods and Systems in Production Engineering

Advances in Manufacturing Processes  Intelligent Methods and Systems in Production Engineering
Author: Andre Batako,Anna Burduk,Kanisius Karyono,Xun Chen,Ryszard Wyczółkowski
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 788
Release: 2022
ISBN: 3030905322
Category: Artificial intelligence
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Manufacturing Processes Intelligent Methods and Systems in Production Engineering Book Excerpt:

This book forms an excellent basis for the development of intelligent manufacturing system for Industry 4.0, digital and distributed manufacturing, and factories for future. This book of new developments and advancement in intelligent control and optimization system for production engineering serves as a good companion to scholars, manufacturing companies, and RTO to improve the efficiency of production systems.

Sustainable Innovation and Regional Development

Sustainable Innovation and Regional Development
Author: Leïla Kebir,Olivier Crevoisier,Pedro Costa,Véronique Peyrache-Gadeau
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-01-27
ISBN: 1784712213
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Innovation and Regional Development Book Excerpt:

This book questions the way contemporary innovation processes develop and become embedded in territories. It analyses recent developments in territorial systems of production, networks of innovation and innovative milieus, with regard to the issue of sustainable development. Drawing on 12 case studies aimed at fostering sustainable development and conducted by an experienced team of international scholars, a new conceptual approach to sustainable innovation is proposed. More broadly, it also reassesses the development models proposed in the 1980s that emerged in the context of globalization, competitiveness and technological innovation.

Handbook of Sustainable Innovation

Handbook of Sustainable Innovation
Author: Frank Boons,Andrew McMeekin
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2019
ISBN: 1788112571
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Sustainable Innovation Book Excerpt:

The Handbook of Sustainable Innovation maps the multiple lineages of research and understanding that constitute academic work on how technological change relates to sustainable practices of production and consumption. Leading academics contribute by mapping the general evolution of this academic field, our understanding of sustainable innovation at the firm, user, and systems level, the governance of sustainable innovation, and the methodological approaches used. The Handbook explores the distinctiveness of sustainable innovation and concludes with suggestions for generating future research avenues that exploit the current diversity of work while seeking increased systemic insight.

Dimensions of Sustainable Development Volume I

Dimensions of Sustainable Development   Volume I
Author: Kamaljit S. Bawa ,Reinmar Seidler
Publsiher: EOLSS Publications
Total Pages: 398
Release: 2009-11-26
ISBN: 1848262078
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dimensions of Sustainable Development Volume I Book Excerpt:

Dimensions of Sustainable Development is the component of Encyclopedia of Development and Economic Sciences in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. The Theme on Dimensions of Sustainable Development, in two volumes, deals with the diversity of points of view on this complex subject. The chapters in these volumes are organized into five groups. The first starts with chapters introducing the general concepts underlying sustainable development. The second treats current and emerging understandings of the general biophysical limits of economic growth and development. The third focuses on the human and social capital requirements for sustainability. The fourth deals with a particular aspect of the organization of human economic and technological activity. The final group discusses something of the diversity of possible approaches to the management of sustainability. These two volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers and NGOs.