Creating a Sustainable Ecology Using Technology-Driven Solutions

Creating a Sustainable Ecology Using Technology-Driven Solutions

Elias G. Carayannis (George Washington University, USA)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: March, 2013|Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 406
ISBN13: 9781466636132|ISBN10: 1466636130|EISBN13: 9781466636149|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-3613-2


As advancements in technology continue to influence all facets of society, its aspects have been utilized in order to find solutions to emerging ecological issues.

Creating a Sustainable Ecology Using Technology-Driven Solutions highlights matters that relate to technology driven solutions towards the combination of social ecology and sustainable development. This publication addresses the issues of development in advancing and transitioning economies through creating new ideas and solutions; making it useful for researchers, practitioners, and policy makers in the socioeconomic sectors.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Disruptive Technologies
  • Eco-Innovation
  • ICT and Knowledge Development
  • Innovation Systems
  • Knowledge clusters
  • Social Ecology
  • Sustainable Development

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Elias G. Carayannis, (E-mail: is a professor of Science, Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship. He is the co-Founder and co-Director of the Global and Entrepreneurial Finance Research Institute (GEFRI) and Director of Research on Science, Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship in the European Union Research Center (EURC) at The George Washington University School of Business. Dr. Carayannis’ teaching and research activities focus on the areas of strategic government – university and industry R&D partnerships, technology road-mapping, technology transfer and commercialization, international science and technology policy, technological entrepreneurship, and regional economic development.

Dr. Carayannis has several publications in both academics and practitioners, US and European journals such as IEEE Transactions in Engineering Management (IEEE TEM), Research Policy, Journal of R&D Management, Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, International Journal of Technology Management, Technovation, Journal of Technology Transfer, Engineering Management Journal, Journal of Growth and Change, The Review of Regional Studies, International Journal of Global Energy Issues, International Journal of Environment and Pollution, Le Progres Technique, and the Focus on Change Management. He has also published eleven books to date on science, technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship with CRC Press, Praeger/Greenwood Press, Palgrave/MacMillan Press, and Edward Elgar, plus several more under contract. He is Editor-in-Chief of The Book Series on Science, Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Edward Elgar), The Book Series on Technology, Innovation and Knowledge Management (Springer), the International Journal of the Knowledge Economy (Springer), and the International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development (IGI Global). He is also Associate Editor of the International Journal of Innovation and Regional Development and on the Editorial Board of the IEEE TEM and the International Journal of Nuclear Knowledge Management, as well as he is on the Board of Directors for the International Association for the Management of Technology (IAMOT).

He has consulted for several technology driven government, private, and large organizations, as well as small organizations such as the World Bank, the European Commission, the Inter-American Development Bank, the US Agency for International Development, the National Science Foundation Small Business Innovation Research Program, the National Institute of Standards and Technology Advanced Technology Program, the National Coalition for Advanced Manufacturing (NACFAM), the USN CNO Office, Sandia National Laboratories' New Technological Ventures Initiative, the General Electric Corporate Training & Development Center, Cowen & Co, First Albany International, Entreprises Importfab, and others.

He is fluent in English, French, German, and Greek and has a working knowledge of Spanish. He is a citizen of the United States of America and the European Union.