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xix, 482 p.
  • One.- Mapping Sustainability.- Global Knowledge e-Networking.- Global Workflow Strategy.- Global e-Partnerships and Strategic Collaboration.- Two.- Organizational Innovation.- Information and Communication Technology in the Arab Region.- GSSD-Arabic.- GSSD-China.- Strategies for Re-Engineering Global Knowledge e-Networks.- The Value of Knowledge for Extended Enterprises.- GSSD-Enterprise for Multinational Corporations.- Three.- Visualization.- Exploring e-Governance.- Growing Clean?.- Globalization and International Trade.- Synergy for Sustainability.- Financial Risks and Climate Change.- Global Agenda! Version 1.0.- Basic versus Complex Logic in International Relations.- Conclusion: Mapping Sustainability, Knowledge e-Networking, and the Value Chain.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781402060700 20180521
This book focuses on three interdependent challenges related to managing transitions toward sustainable development. These are: mapping sustainability for global knowledge e-networking, extending the value chain of knowledge and e-networking, and engaging in explorations of new methods and venues for further developing knowledge and e-networking. While each of these challenges constitutes fundamentally different types of endeavors, they are highly interconnected. Jointly, they contribute to our expansion of knowledge and its applications in support of transitions toward sustainable development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781402060700 20180521
xxii, 368 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction-- J.Roemer & K.Suzumura PART 1: EQUITY AMONG OVERLAPPING GENERATIONS Pension Contributions and Capital Accumulation-- T.Ihori Equity and Efficiency in Overlapping Generations Economies-- T.Shinotsuka, K.Suga, K.Suzumura & K.Tadenuma Social Security Pensions and Interregional Equity: The Japanese Case-- N.Takayama PART 2: RANKING INFINITE UTILITY STREAMS A New Equity Condition for Infinite Utility Streams and the Possibility of Being Paretian-- G.B.Asheim, T.Mitra & B.Tungodden Possibility Theorems for Equitably Aggregating Infinite Utility Systems-- K.Basu & T.Mitra On the Existence of Paretian Social Welfare Quasi-orderings for Infinite Utility Streams with Extended Anonymity-- T.Mitra & K.Basu Pareto Principle and Intergenerational Equity: Immediate Impatience, Universal Indifference and Impossibility-- Y.Xu PART 3: INTERGENERATIONAL EVALUATIONS Formal Welfarism and Intergenerational Equity-- C.d'Aspremont Intertemporal Social Evaluation-- C.Blackorby, W.Bossert & D.Donaldson Intergenerational Fairness-- M.Fleurbaey Person-Affecting Paretian Egaliterianism with Variable Population Size-- B.Tungodden & P.Vallentyne PART 4: SUSTAINABILITY AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT Intergenerational Justice and Sustainability under the Leximin Ethic-- J.Roemer Intergenerational Justice, International Relations, and Sustainability-- J.Roemer & R.Veneziani Intergenerational Equity and Human Development-- J.Silvestre PART 5: LONG-RUN ISSUES OF INTERGENERATIONAL EQUITY Toward a Just Savings Principle-- N.Van Long Normative Approaches to the Issues of Global Warming: Responsibility and Compensation-- K.Suzumura & K.Tadenuma Fundamental Incompatibility Between Economic Efficiency, Intergenerational Equity and Sustainability-- N.Yoshihara Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780230007864 20160528
This book addresses the issues of intergenerational equity, intertemporal efficiency, and collective rationality of social decision-making. How should the welfare of future generations be treated vis-a-vis the welfare of present generation? How should we design and implement social security reforms? How can we formalize the notion of sustainable economic development, and what are the conditions that warrant the sustainability of development path? In the context of the problem of global warming, where a large part of those who are responsible for causing the problem do not exist anymore, and a large part of those who will be most severely affected by the problem do not yet exist, why and how should the present generation assume responsibility to take actions against this problem? Contributions come from distinguished economists who specialize in this area, and are tied by the common thread of taking a welfare-theoretic approach to the problem.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780230007864 20160528
Green Library
x, 310 p. : ill. (some col.)
  • Foreword Susan E. Jackson, Distinguished Professor, Rutgers University, USA-- Past President, Academy of Management 1. Entrepreneurship, innovation and sustainability: an introduction and overview Marcus Wagner, Julius-Maximilians-University of Wurzburg, Germany Section I: Integrative views of the EIS nexus 2. The nexus of innovation, entrepreneurship and sustainability: making the case for a multi-level approach Romano Dyerson and Lutz Preuss, Royal Holloway University of London, UK 3. Implementation of sustainable innovations and business models Elli Verhulst, Artesis University College Antwerp, Belgium-- Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway-- Ivo Dewit, Artesis University College Antwerp, Belgium-- Casper Boks, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway Section II: Corporate entrepreneurship for sustainability-improving innovation 4. Creating a culture of sustainability in entrepreneurial enterprises Timothy J. Galpin, Colorado Mesa University, USA-- J. Lee Whittington, University of Dallas, USA 5. Corporate entrepreneurship and organisational innovation: the case of environmental management system implementation Marcus Wagner, Julius-Maximilians-University of Wurzburg, Germany Section III: EIS in mature industries 6. The role of government in shifting firm innovation focus in the automobile industry Preeta M. Banerjee and Micaela Preskill, Brandeis University, USA 7. Drivers for sustainability-improving innovation: a qualitative analysis of renewable resources, industrial products and travel services Patrick Llerena, BETA, Universite de Strasbourg, France-- Marcus Wagner, Julius-Maximilians-University of Wurzburg, Germany Section IV: EIS in developing countries 8. Obstacles to innovation and entrepreneurship in Ghana: an analysis of opportunities for sustainable development Christopher Mensah-Bonsu and Florian Jell, Technical University Munich, Germany 9. The social sustainability of entrepreneurship: an ethnographic study of entrepreneurial balancing of plural logics Toke Bjerregaard and Jakob Lauring, University of Aarhus, Denmark 10. Business, but not as usual: entrepreneurship and sustainable development in low-income economies Boukje Vastbinder, Otto Kroesen, Esther Blom and Roland Ortt, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands Section V: EIS in small firms 11. Corporate social responsibility in the relationships between large retailers and Italian small and medium food suppliers Fabio Musso, University of Urbino, Italy-- Mario Risso, University of Rome, Italy 12. Market demand, eco-products and entrepreneurship in the "natural cosmetics sector" in Greece Ioannis N. Katsikis, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece Section VI: EIS in a network perspective 13. Publicly mediated inter-organisational networks: a solution for sustainability-oriented innovation in SMEs? Erik G. Hansen and Johanna Klewitz, Leuphana University Luneburg, Germany 14. Sustainability-improving innovation: empirical insights and relationships with sustainability-oriented entrepreneurship Marcus Wagner and Eva-Maria Lutz, Julius-Maximilians-University of Wurzburg, Germany.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781907643477 20160612
This book addresses the intersection of entrepreneurship, innovation and sustainability (EIS), presenting high-quality research illuminating the relationship between the three fields. The EIS nexus is particularly relevant from a European point of view given the focus of the European Commission on corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability, as well as their prominent role the European Union in general. Also, the rapid economic growth witnessed especially in the BRIC countries in recent years requires that firms reconcile sustainability aspects with profitability and innovation, and entrepreneurs are seen as key diffusers of these aims. Sustainability requires both radical and incremental innovation at many different levels (technology, product, process, system). In many cases, such innovations come from small and medium-sized enterprises and so the role of the entrepreneur is key to their success. The book is split into six sections. The first section examines the nexus in detail focusing on system-oriented connectivity between sustainability, innovation and entrepreneurship. The second section looks at how to nurture corporate entrepreneurship for sustainability; and the third considers "mature" industries such as automotives, chemicals and electronics and how sustainability aspects can be integrated into innovation process and strategy. The fourth section examines the nexus through the lens of developing countries in Africa. Sustainable entrepreneurship is identified as a hugely beneficial way to foster development. The fifth section of the book concentrates on SMEs; and finally the EIS nexus is approached from a network perspective and focuses on inter-organisational partnerships, which are often an important facilitator or spark for EIS initiatives. This book will prove to be essential for researchers in the EIS nexus and be of invaluable help to practitioners, governments and inter-governmental bodies attempting to encourage sustainable entrepreneurship and innovation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781907643477 20160612
x, 310 p. : ill. (some col.)
  • section I. Integrative views of the EIS nexus
  • section II. Corporate entrepreneurship for sustainability-improving innovation
  • section III. EIS in mature industries
  • section IV. EIS in developing countries
  • section V. EIS in small firms
  • section VI. EIS in a network perspective.
x, 235 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Preface 1. Macroeconomics and the Environment 2. The Macroeconomic Policy Connection 3. Macroeconomic Policies and Climate Change 4. Green Economy Initiative 5. Latin American Focus 6. Guidelines for Macroeconomic Policy and Sustainability 7. International Macroeconomic Reform for Sustainability Conclusion References.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781848135062 20160605
The world is caught in the deepest financial and economic crisis since the Great Depression. The economic crisis is not the result of what could be called a rare probability event ('a perfect storm') but rather the unavoidable outcome of a neoliberal economic paradigm that dominated policy-making since the early eighties, one that has come to view the natural resource base as simply another asset to be exploited. At the same time, we are trapped in a vicious environmental predicament. We are not only threatened by stagnation, deflation, unemployment and poverty - our world is also menaced by climate change, deforestation, soil erosion, polluted aquifers and a man-made event of mass extinction. In Rethinking Macroeconomics for Sustainability, Nadal argues that macroeconomic theory and policymaking has to date barely addressed vital environmental issues. Detailing the history, debates and controversies in this area, Nadal calls for a radical re-think in how we should approach saving our planet at a global economic level, offering specific policy recommendations - from reforming the international trade regime to financing global environmental stewardship. All this is based on the incontrovertible premise that monetary and fiscal policies are as important for environmental stewardship as they are for growth and prosperity.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781848135062 20160605
Green Library
xiii, 200 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction-- L.Thomas PART I: SUSTAINING LIFE: THEORIES AND REPRESENTATIONS OF RELIGION AND CONSUMERISM Consumerism as Theodicy: Secular and Religious Meaning Functions in Modern Society-- T.Jackson & M.Pepper Not Exactly a Selling Point: Religion and Reality TV-- N.Buxton Living in a Material World: Religious Commodification and Resistance-- A.Mukadam& S. Mawani Sustaining Spiritualities in Consumer Cultures-- L.Thomas PART II: EVERYDAY PRACTICES OF RELIGION AND CONSUMPTION AND THEIR ENVIRONMENTAL DIMENSIONS: PARADISE LOST? Faith in Ethical Consumption-- P.Cloke, C.Barnett, N.Clarke & A.Malpass Islam in the Globalised World: Consumerism and Environmental Ethics in Iran-- H.Godazgar Consumerism in Slovak Catholic Homes-- Z.Burikova 'What's Not Spent is Lost': Consumption Practices of Pakistani Muslims in Britain-- K.Harris From the Parliament to the Market: Political Consumerism and the Fight for Sabbath-- G.Ben-Porat & O.Shamir.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780230576674 20160605
To varying degrees, classic religions are associated with critique of materialistic values. Onto this opposition of the market and the temple other binaries have been grafted, so that 'North' and the 'West' are portrayed as secular and materialistic, 'South' and 'East' either as 'tigers' pursuing western-style affluence and economic growth or locked into retrospective fundamentalisms. These characterisations are called into question in a context of diversity and global movements of peoples and goods. In this collection this complexity is addressed in an analysis of the interconnections between religious and consumption practices and cultures, and the ways in which both are responding to the ecological threat posed by continuous economic growth. International in scope, the book combines empirical and theoretical work in its attempt to interrogate the traditional opposition of spiritual and materialistic values, and to explore the interplay of religious and consuming passions in contemporary cultures. This analysis leads to a consideration of the ways in which religions and secular spiritualities can contribute to a new ecological consciousness, and to the adoption of less destructive and rapacious ways of life.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780230576674 20160605
Green Library
xvi, 282 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • List of figures-- List of tables-- List of contributors-- Preface-- 1. Introduction Juha M. Alho, Svend E. Hougaard Jensen and Jukka Lassila-- Part I. Uncertain Demographics: 2. Changing views of future demographic trends Nico Keilman, Harri Cruijsen, and Juha M. Alho-- 3.Empirically-based specification of forecast uncertainty Juha M. Alho, Harri Cruijsen and Nico Keilman-- Comment: The UPE forecasts: strengths, innovations, developments Shripad Tuljapurkar-- Part II. Measuring Sustainability in a Stochastic Environment: 4. Fiscal implications of demographic uncertainty: comparisons across the European Union Martin Weale-- 5. Demographic uncertainty and pension projections Jukka Lassila and Tarmo Valkonen-- 6. Demographic uncertainty and health care expenditure Namkee Ahn-- Comment: Assessing the uncertainty in long-term fiscal projections Pablo Antolin-- Part III. Enhancing Sustainability: 7. Evaluating pension reforms in the German context Hans Fehr and Christian Habermann-- 8. Longevity adjustment of pension benefits Jukka Lassila and Tarmo Valkonen-- 9. Ageing, demographic uncertainty and optimal fiscal policy Alex Armstrong, Nick Draper, Andre Nibbelink and Ed Westerhout-- Comment: Computable equilibrium models in policy analysis: future directions D. Peter Broer-- Part IV. Extensions: 10. Macroeconomic consequences of demographic uncertainty in world regions Vladimir Borgy and Juha M. Alho-- 11. Informational assumptions, aggregate mortality risk and life cycle saving Juha M. Alho and Niku Maattanen-- 12. Longevity adjustment of retirement age and intergenerational risk sharing Svend E. Hougaard Jensen and Ole Hagen Jorgensen-- 13. A general equilibrium analysis of annuity rates in the presence of aggregate mortality risk Justin van de Ven and Martin Weale-- Comment: The economics of demographic uncertainty Martin Floden-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521877404 20160528
There is widespread acceptance that much of the developed world faces a potential pensions and welfare crisis as a result of declining birth rates and an ageing population. However, there is considerable uncertainty about the specifics of demographic forecasting and this has significant implications for public finances. Uncertain Demographics and Fiscal Sustainability addresses the economic consequences of uncertainty and, with particular reference to European economies, explores the impact of demographic risks on public finances, including pension systems, health care and old-age care expenditures. Covering a spectrum of theoretical and empirical approaches, different types of computational models are used to demonstrate not only the magnitudes of the uncertainties involved but also how these can be addressed through policy initiatives. The book is divided into four parts covering demographic, measurement, policy and methodological issues. Each part is followed by a discussion essay that draws out key elements and identifies common themes.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521877404 20160528
Green Library
xvii, 247 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction-- Part I. Differential Fertility: 1. Benchmark model-- 2. Implications for the growth-inequality relationship-- 3. Understanding the forerunners in fertility decline-- Part II. Education Policy: 4. Education policy: private versus public schools-- 5. Education politics and democracy-- 6. Empirical evidence-- Part III. Sustainability: 7. Environmental collapse and population dynamics-- 8. Production, reproduction, and pollution caps-- 9. Population policy-- 10. Conclusion: endogenous fertility matters.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107029590 20160615
Fertility choices depend not only on the surrounding culture but also on economic incentives, which have important consequences for inequality, education and sustainability. This book outlines parallels between demographic development and economic outcomes, explaining how fertility, growth and inequality are related. It provides a set of general equilibrium models where households choose their number of children, analysed in four domains. First, inequality is particularly damaging for growth as human capital is kept low by the mass of grown-up children stemming from poor families. Second, the cost of education can be an important determining factor on fertility. Third, fertility is sometimes viewed as a strategic variable in the power struggle between different cultural, ethnic and religious groups. Finally, fertility might be affected by policies targeted at other objectives. Incorporating new findings with the discussion of education policy and sustainability, this book is a significant addition to the literature on growth.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107029590 20160615
Green Library
21 p.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xvi, 282 p. : ill.
xi, 659 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction / Dale W. Jorgenson, J. Steven Landefeld, and Paul Schreyer
  • Economic measurement / Ben S. Bernanke
  • Expanded measurement of economic activity : progress and prospects / Katharine G. Abraham
  • Measuring social welfare in the U.S. national accounts / Dale W. Jorgenson and Daniel T. Slesnick
  • Household production, leisure and living standards / Paul Schreyer and W. Erwin Diewert
  • Representing consumption and saving without a representative consumer / Christopher D. Carroll
  • Integration of micro and macro data on consumer income and expenditures / Clinton P. McCully
  • Trends in the distribution of household income, 1979-2010 / Edward Harris and Frank Sammartino
  • Accounting for the distribution of income in the U.S. national accounts / Dennis Fixler and David S. Johnson
  • Analysis of wealth using micro and macro data : a comparison of the survey of consumer finances and flow of funds accounts / Alice M. Henriques and Joanne W. Hsu
  • The integrated macroeconomic accounts of the United States / Marco Cagetti, Elizabeth Ball Holmquist, Lisa Lynn, Susan Hume McIntosh, and David Wasshausen
  • A prototype BEA/BLS industry-level production account for the United States / Susan Fleck, Steven Rosenthal, Matthew Russell, Erich H. Strassner, Lisa Usher
  • Toward the development of sectoral financial positions and flows in a from-whom-to-whom framework / Manik Shrestha
  • Towards the measurement of net economic welfare : air pollution damage in the U.S.national accounts: 2002, 2005, 2008 / Nicholas Z. Muller
  • Human capital accounting in the United States : context, measurement, and application / Michael S. Christian
  • Measuring the stock of human capital for international and inter-temporal comparisons / Gang Liu
  • Developing a framework for decomposing medical-care expenditure growth : exploring issues of representativeness / Abe Dunn, Eli Liebman, and Adam Hale Shapiro
  • Experimental measures of output and productivity in the Canadian hospital sector, 2002 to 2010 / Wulong Gu and Stéphane Morin
  • Innovation accounting / Carol A. Corrado and Charles R. Hulten
  • Panel remarks / J. Steven Landefeld, Shirin Ahmed, John W. Ruser, Adelheid Burgi-Schmelz.
The latest in the NBER's influential Studies in Income and Wealth series, which has played a key role in the development of national account statistics in the United States and other nations, this volume explores collaborative solutions between academics, policy researchers, and official statisticians to some of today's most important economic measurement challenges. Contributors to this volume extend past research on the integration and extension of national accounts to establish an even more comprehensive understanding of the distribution of economic growth and its impact on well-being, including health, human capital, and the environment. The research contributions assess, among other topics, specific conceptual and empirical proposals for extending national accounts.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226121338 20160617
Business Library
26 p. ; 28 cm.
Science Library (Li and Ma), Special Collections
24 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Science Library (Li and Ma), Special Collections
39 p. ; 23 cm.
Green Library
xii, 171 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm.
  • 1. Introduction: Consumption, Infrastructures and Environmental Sustainability Part I: Consumption, lifestyle and Choice 2. Sustainable Consumption: A Theoretical and Environmental Policy Perspective 3. The Limited Autonomy of the Consumer: Implications for Sustainable Consumption 4. The New 'Energy Divide': Politics, Social Equity and Sustainable Consumption in Reformed Infrastructures Part II: Scales of Provision and Intermediaries 5. Shifting Scales of Infrastructure Provision 6. Sustainable Infrastructures by Proxy? Intermediation Beyond the Production - Consumption Nexus Part III: Infrastructural Change and Inflexibility 7. Institutional Restructuring, Entrenched Infrastructures and the Dilemma of Overcaptivity 8. Transport Infrastructures: A Socio-Spatial-Temporal Model 9. Infrastructures, Crises and the Orchestration of Demand 10. Conclusions Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781843763307 20160527
Green Library
xi, 211 p. ; 23 cm.
Over the past half-century, capitalist economics has deviated from its original ethical and social purpose. Recently, capitalism has mutated into an amoral quest for economic growth at any cost. A relentless pursuit of profits and the "bottom line" poses a constant threat to civil society and the natural environment. The sustainability, indeed survival, of earth and the life upon it, is at risk under this brand of unfettered capitalism. In order to maintain a new economics of sustainability, social and ethical values must be reintegrated into capitalist economics, thus restoring a sense of balance into the economic system that ensures that communities the world over will benefit and thrive. Sustainable Capitalism: A Matter of Common Sense suggests how capitalism can become a vehicle for these ends. Both a penetrating critique of capitalism and an exploration of its vast and untapped potential for maximizing human welfare, Sustainable Capitalism: A Matter of Common Sense is written for a wide audience, including students and professors whose fields and interests embrace development, economics, ecology, sociology and cultural anthropology. Those concerned with the future of our planet and the continued viability of global capitalism will regard this book as a vital addition to their libraries.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781565492066 20160605
v. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Green Library
20, A48, B3 p. ; 27 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
20, A48, B3 p. ; 27 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)


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