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Economic Sustainability: Concepts and Indicators for achieving high performance through the sustainability imperative


  • Davies, Arthur

    () (University of Cardiff)


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. Paper:

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  • Davies, Arthur, 2009. "Economic Sustainability: Concepts and Indicators for achieving high performance through the sustainability imperative," Papers 2009/132, Osterreichish-Rumanischer Akademischer Verein.
  • Handle: RePEc:ris:sphedp:2009_132

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

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    • A11 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Role of Economics; Role of Economists


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