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Editors: Roberto A. Lopez
Book Description:
This book presents new and important research advances in the field of sustainable development which has been defined as balancing the fulfillment of human needs with the protection of the Natural environment so that these needs can be met not only in the present, but in the indefinite future. The term was used by the Brundtland Commission which coined what has become the most often-quoted definition of sustainable development as "development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own need." The field of sustainable development can be conceptually broken into four constituent parts: environmental sustainability, economic sustainability, social sustainability and political sustainability.

Table of Contents:
Preface

Chapter 1 - Towards a Sustainable Development through Eco-Innovation; pp. 1-34
(Javier Carrillo-Hermosilla, Totti Könnölä, Instituto de Empresa Business School, Madrid, Spain)

Chapter 2 - An Overview of the Empirical Literature on the Determinants for Innovation and Adoption of Sustainable Technologies; pp. 35-69
(Pablo del Rio Gonzalez, Dept. of Spanish and International Economics, Econometrics and Economic History and Institutions, Univ. of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain)

Chapter 3 - Who Cares? Environmental Sustainability in the National Health Service in England; pp. 71-114
(Jenny Griffiths Obe, Surrey, England)

Chapter 4 - Dryland Farming and Agricultural Sustainable Development; pp. 115-142
(Chu Li-Ye, Institute of Life Sciences, Qingdao University of Science & Technology(QUST), Qingdao 266042, China, Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China and Shao Hong-Bo Institute of Life Sciences, Qingdao University of Science & Technology(QUST), Qingdao 266042, Binzhou University, Binzhou 256603, China, Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xiamen361003, China)

Chapter 5 - The Viability Framework: A New Way to address the Sustainability Issue; pp. 143-167
(Vincent Martinet, Univ. Paris)

Chapter 6 - Organizational Culture and Corporate Sustainability: Relationship, Framework and Case Study; pp. 169-188
(Rupert J. Baumgartner, Dept. of Economics and Business Management, Univ. of Leoben, Austria)

Chapter 7 - Employing Life Cycle Management and thinking in Promoting Corporate Sustainable Development; pp. 189-200
(Sumiani Yusoff, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Univ. Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

Chapter 8 - Rubcrete-Rubberized Portland Cement Concrete; pp. 201-214
(N. Oikonomou, Laboratory of Building Materials, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki, S. Mavridou, Dept. of Civil Engineering)

Chapter 9 - Consideration of Component Structure of Sustainable Development: A Case Study of Post-War Croatia; pp. 215-226
(Ryunosuke Kikuchi, Dept. of Basic Science and Environment (CERNAS), ESAC-Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal)

Chapter 10 - Sustainability Indices for Housing Developments;
pp. 227-239
(Gloria P. Gerilla, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Petra Christian Univ., Surabaya, Klagenfurt Univ. Vienna, Austria, Kardi Teknomo, Arsenal Research, Vienna, Austria, Kazunori Hokao, Saga Univ., Saga, Japan)

Chapter 11 - Sustainable Development- A National Perspective;
pp. 241-250
(Fiona Adshead, Dept. of Health, England, Mala Rao, Dept. of Health, England, Allison Thorpe, Networks Development, England)

Chapter 12 - Local Technologies and Spirtuality as the Anchor for Sustainable Development; pp. 251-262
(W. O. Oyawa, Jomo Kenyatta Univ. of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Nairobi-Kenya)

Chapter 13 - Necessity of National Environmental Strategic Information System (NESIS) for Supporting Sustainable Development; pp. 263-277
(Sepehr Ghazinoory, Yaser Gholamzadeh Jeddi, Dept. of Industrial Engineering, Bu-Ali Sina Univ., Hamedan, Iran, Mansoureh Abdi, Dept. of Industrial Engineering, Payam Noor Univ., Tehran, Iran)

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   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2008
   ISBN: 1-60021-847-4
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