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Sustainable Development

  • A Good Disruptionby Martin Stuchtey; Per-Anders Enkvist; Klaus Zumwinkel

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 24.99

    Disruptive technology is one of the defining economic trends of our age, transforming one major industry after another. But what is the true impact of such disruption on the world's economies, and does it really have the potential to solve global problems such as low growth, inequality and environmental degradation? The provocative answer is that such... more...

  • The Local Food Revolutionby Michael Brownlee

    North Atlantic Books 2016; US$ 21.95

    Demonstrating that humanity faces an imminent and prolonged global food crisis, Michael Brownlee issues a clarion call and manifesto for a revolutionary movement to localize the global food supply. He lays out a practical guide for those who hope to navigate the challenging process of shaping the local or regional food system, providing a roadmap for... more...

  • Green Fashion Retailby Jochen Strähle

    Springer Singapore 2016; US$ 108.86

    This book focuses on sustainability in fashion retail, which is fast becoming the pivot point of future fashion retail strategies. Chapters in the book provide theoretical and practical insight on how going green may positively influence the strategy of fashion retailers and marketers, who have to react to the changing society... more...

  • A Novel SOFC Tri-generation System for Building Applicationsby Theo Elmer

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 130.64

    The thesis has critically examined, both theoretically and experimentally, a novel tri-generation system concept - with encouraging system performance demonstrated. The thesis establishes the significant potential of the novel tri-generation system in providing effective built environment decarbonisation through decentralised generation; strengthening... more...

  • Innovation, Regional Development and the Life Sciencesby Kean Birch

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The life sciences is an industrial sector that covers the development of biological products and the use of biological processes in the production of goods, services and energy. This sector is frequently presented as a major opportunity for policy-makers to upgrade and renew regional economies, leading to social and economic development through support... more...

  • Entwicklung und Regionalökonomie in der Wirtschaftsförderungby Jörg Lahner

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016; US$ 13.72

    Inhalt des Lehrbuchs sind theoretische Grundlagen für eine strategische Wirtschaftsförderung. Zunächst werden relevante Entwicklungstheorien und regionalökonomische Ansätze vorgestellt und diskutiert. Dabei erfolgen Rückgriffe auf verschiedene Bausteine aus Entwicklungs- und Außenwirtschaftstheorie, Industrieökonomik, aber auch aus diversen Standorttheorien... more...

  • Reinventing Prosperityby Graeme Maxton; Jorgen Randers; David Suzuki

    Greystone Books 2016; US$ 24.94

    The biggest challenges facing human wellbeing today are widening income inequality, continuing global poverty, and environmental degradation. Luckily, these problems are simple to solve in theory. In practice, however, they are much harder to solve, because we are required to come up with solutions that are acceptable to a political majority in... more...

  • Neue Technologien in der Wirtschaftsförderungby Jürgen Bunde; Michael Hauschild

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016; US$ 13.72

    Das Lehrbuch zeigt die für die Wirtschafts- und Regionalförderung erforderliche Bandbreite des Informationsmanagements auf. Mit der Darstellung dieser Grundlagen wird vermittelt, dass die Verfügbarkeit über Informationen die entscheidende Basis für Entscheidungen und die strategische Ausrichtung der Wirtschaftsförderung bilden wird. Daher stehen... more...

  • Unternehmensführung und Wandel aus Sicht der Wirtschaftsförderungby Andreas Greve; Vera Freytag; Silke Katterbach

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016; US$ 13.72

    Das Lehrbuch bildet das Modul Unternehmensführung und Wandel ab und beschreibt, welche grundlegenden Veränderungen in der komplexen Dynamik einer immer stärker vernetzten Welt entstehen. Die Leser lernen, welche Wirkung dieser Wandel auf die Spannungsfelder Markt, Gesellschaft und Unternehmen hat und wie sich die Anforderungen an Führung radikal... more...

  • Sustainable Smart Citiesby Marta Peris-Ortiz; Dag Bennett; Diana Pérez-Bustamante Yábar

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 108.86

    This volume provides the most current research on smart cities. Specifically, it focuses on the economic development and sustainability of smart cities and examines how to transform older industrial cities into sustainable smart cities.  It aims to identify the role of the following elements in the creation and management of smart cities: ?Citizen... more...