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Economic Sustainability: Concepts And Indicators


  • Davies, Arthur

    () (University of Cardiff; Business Adviser to Welsh Assembly Government)


When confronting fundamental challenges such as climate change, population growth, human rights and resource constraints – businesses and public sector organizations face a daunting new imperative. It is an axiom of current business thought and practice in most Western European enterprises that they must use fewer resources to produce their goods and services – a responsible use of those resources that benefit society and the environment and still meet their traditional demands: from customers and citizens for price, quality and availability; from shareholders for outstanding performance and returns; and from politicians for economic growth and prosperity in both developed and developing economies.

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  • Davies, Arthur, 2009. "Economic Sustainability: Concepts And Indicators," Annals of Spiru Haret University, Economic Series, Universitatea Spiru Haret, vol. 1(1), pages 87-98.
  • Handle: RePEc:ris:sphecs:0008

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    system analysis; economic sustainability; drivers for change; Strategic options; high performance; performance anatomy;

    JEL classification:

    • Q01 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General - - - Sustainable Development


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