sustainable economy Articles

  • Researchers are Advancing Science Using Micro Pulse LiDAR Technology

    There are so many examples of interesting research using Micro Pulse LiDAR (MPL) technology it is difficult to decide on my favorites; however, I have chosen to highlight the following two papers because these applications for the MPL and MiniMPL address problems that are very important to global health. ...

  • Book Review: Sustainable Development – Linking Economy, Society and Environment by Tracey Strange and Anne Bayley

    Sustainable Development – Linking Economy, Society and Environment, by Tracey Strange and Anne Bayley. Paris, OECD, 2008. 142pp. ISBN: 9789264047785Keywords: book ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The West: asking heretical questions

    Aldous Huxley said 'All great truths begin as heresy.' It is important for every generation to ask heretical questions. Some of the current heretical questions in the West have to do with 'growth' – both of the economy and of population. The question of growth gives rise to such other questions as sustainability, immigration and carrying capacity.Keywords: carrying capacity, economic ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Transition to hydrogen: road to China's energy sustainable development

    Based on the analysis of the status quo and the outlook for China's energy, challenges facing China in energy sector are presented. Basic characteristics that should be stressed by China’s energy sustainable development are brought forward. It is concluded that transition to hydrogen is an effective solution to the energy problems and challenges. China's strategy toward hydrogen is also shortly ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The Chinese competitive advantage

    This research evaluated how China is creating its own competitive advantage within the global economy. The concept of competitive advantage as presented by Michael Porter is utilised as the model for the creation of competitive advantage and a benchmark for comparison in this research. A description of how China is creating a competitive advantage politically, culturally, legally, economically, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Powering a low-carbon economy

    In order to address the global climate change challenge, the electricity sector recognizes the need for more efficient electricity consumption and less carbon-intensive electricity supply. This shift will require the use of all technology and energy use management options available today, as well as those future solutions that currently face technological or commercial barriers to deployment. ...

  • Businesswomen and a sustainable future

    Studies indicate that women have a particularly strong interest in sustainable development – supporting the environment, social well being and good governance practices at companies and throughout the economy. Through the Women's Network for a Sustainable Future (WNSF), women in business are coming together to address economic, environmental and social crises to help shape a more sustainable ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Information, knowledge and technology management: national information technology policies for sustainable development

    The paper discusses the relationship among information, knowledge and technology management, with special emphasis on their applications in developing economies and how they relate to sustainable development. It also discusses the role of the national Information Technology (IT) policies in providing enabling environments for Knowledge Management (KM) for sustainable development. Finally, the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Pollution control: an economic analysis of comparative policy instruments

    This paper presents and analyses the main pollution control instruments available to governments in a mixed capitalist economy. It is argued that the appropriateness of different instruments should not be judged a priori on ideological grounds. Instead, instruments should be selected on the basis of their relative performance against given policy objectives.Keywords: pollution control ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Can innovation resources influence company performance: case of Slovenia

    Innovation resources are among the resources critical for the creation of sustainable competitive advantage and therefore, for the growth and survival of companies. Authors explore partial dimensions of innovation resources and their relations with company performance from a sample of companies in Slovenia as a transforming socialist economy. The results of research show moderate positive ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Economic growth and economic crisis

    This article argues that the recent financial crisis was caused largely by the long-term problem of the current world economy lacking a sustainable path of development. Limits to growth – expressed principally through rises in the price of oil and other commodities – created a crisis for the global financial system, which has been based essentially on the assumption that economic growth will ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Energy, climate change, and sustainable water management

    The prevailing analysis of a truly sustainable water system or utility has both expanded and deepened within the industry and at the Environmental Protection Agency. The author cites water resources as one of many areas that already manifest profound effects from climate change and says it is time to start planning and building for a very different future if we are to avoid disruptions to our ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Responsible investing: challenges and opportunities for sustainable strategic management in the global context

    This paper examines the emerging relationship between responsible investment and sustainable strategic management. It argues that responsible investment has a mixed track record in accelerating the business sector generally and the banking and financial services sector specifically toward greater sustainable strategic management practices and that the future 'success' of responsible investment in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • One Planet Economy

    Everybody is talking about environmental issues, from the recent publication of the Stern Report on Climate change, to the Queen’s Speech and future Climate Change Bill in association with the revised Companies Act, all are increasingly focussing on businesses to behave in an environmentally sustainable and responsible way. Becky Toal looks at how the environment has been high on the political ...


    By Crowberry Consulting

  • QI Tower first to achieve DUAL Certification in Malaysia

    Certifying an existing high rise building which was not built with green in mind was the challenge. Motivated by Malaysia’s Green Building Concept, GreenA Consultants were engaged to provide lead consultancy services for this project. In this article, you would learn how the 15 story office tower could be transfromed to sustainable despite architectural and engineering challenges. The ...


    By GreenA Consultants

  • A new paradigm of development for the next century

    Two of the key concepts of the modern era have been development and economic growth. From the early very close identification between the two has emerged the concept of human development, which includes economic growth but goes beyond it, More recently still, because of unambiguous evidence of serious damage to the global environment, the concept of sustainable development has also gained ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The sustainability of unions' wage coordination in an integrated economy

    In a two–country duopoly model with integrated product markets, this paper investigates the incentives for unions to coordinate wage demands in the presence of transaction costs, and the sustainability of unions' wage collusion. Contrary to conventional wisdom that wage collusion is always welfare–detrimental, this work shows that wage coordination in the presence of low minimum wages ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The relationship between volatility and volume on the Istanbul stock exchange

    This study is about the examination of the relationship between stock price volatility and determinants of volume on an emerging market, the Istanbul stock exchange (ISE). The aim of this study was to find out empirically whether there was any insider trading on ISE in 2003 using the panel data approach. This is the first study on this topic for ISE. Estimated results show that the average trade ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Green economics: an introduction and research agenda

    Green economics: An introduction and research agenda, examines the historical evolution of green economics, a discourse which is marked by antipathy to the foundational assumptions of conventional market based economics. Green opposition to growth and the market is identified along with values of ecological sustainability, social justice, decentralisation and peace. To move beyond a critical ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Energy competition and international relations

    Energy is the lifeblood of economies around the world. Global economic growth depends on adequate, reliable and affordable supplies of energy. Key foreign policy objectives, including support for democracy, trade, sustainable economic development, poverty reduction and environmental protection rely on the provision of safe, reliable and affordable energy supplies. Today's global energy market is ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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