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The Global Rise of the Modern Plug-In Electric Vehicle

Public Policy, Innovation and Strategy

John D. Graham

We may be standing on the precipice of a revolution in propulsion not seen since the internal combustion engine replaced the horse and buggy. The anticipated proliferation of electric cars will influence the daily lives of motorists, the economies of different countries and regions, urban air quality and global climate change. If you want to understand how quickly the transition is likely to occur, and the factors that will influence the predictions of the pace of the transition, this book will be an illuminating read.
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John D. Graham

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Edited by Pramodita Sharma and Sanjay Sharma

This book describes the sustainable development journey of 15 business families committed to using their enterprises as a force of societal good. In turn, each family reaps benefits of high economic returns, while contributing to society and environment. The youngest family firm is in its 20s, while there are others over 100 years of age. Size, industry, locations vary. But all these business families share a deep shared commitment towards sustainable development, control over strategic decision-making in their firms and trans-generational continuity intentions. Family values embed their enterprises with a strong sense of purpose to achieve their chosen sustainable development goals. Professionalized systems and processes foster the development of capabilities, and partnerships with a variety of stakeholders ensure the simultaneous achievement of social, environmental and profitability goals.
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Paul Nieuwenhuis, Daniel Newman and Anne Touboulic

Another example we would like to bring in is that of the food industry and how it has also become dominated by the mass production paradigm, especially in the West, and as such is highly unsustainable. Mass produced or industrialised food systems are interestingly often labelled as ‘conventional’ systems - as opposed to ‘alternative’ food systems which are discussed later in this section (Marsden et al., 2000; Sonnino and Marsden, 2006). Food is an interesting space to consider as humans will always need food to survive, yet what we are seeing nowadays is a deeply flawed production and consumption food system where food scarcity and poverty co-exist with over-production and over-consumption, which is in turn responsible for growing obesity and associated diseases. So how did we get to this?

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Paul Nieuwenhuis, Daniel Newman and Anne Touboulic

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Paul Nieuwenhuis, Daniel Newman and Anne Touboulic

This incisive book integrates the academic fields of sustainable consumption and production (SCP) and sustainable supply chain management (SSCM) as a framework for challenging the current economic paradigm and addressing the significant ecological and environmental problems faced by the contemporary business world.
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Edited by Edward H. Powley, Brianna Barker Caza and Arran Caza

This Research Handbook identifies how resilience has evolved as a critical theoretical concept in the organizational sciences. International resilience scholars conceptualize and explore the various ways resilience can be embedded in theory and practice, offering new and updated perspectives on the importance of resilience in multiple contexts.
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Innovation, Ethics and our Common Futures

A Collaborative Philosophy

Rafael Ziegler

The important yet contradictory role of innovation in society calls for a philosophy of innovation. Critically exploring innovation in relation to values, the economy and social change, Rafael Ziegler proposes a collaborative theory and practice of innovation that aims to liberate possibilities for our common futures.
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Rafael Ziegler

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Rafael Ziegler