Sustainable Policy Applications for Social Ecology and Development

Sustainable Policy Applications for Social Ecology and Development

Elias G. Carayannis (George Washington University, USA)
Release Date: May, 2012|Copyright: © 2012 |Pages: 314
ISBN13: 9781466615861|ISBN10: 1466615869|EISBN13: 9781466615878|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-1586-1


Social ecology is a philosophy rooted in deep-seated social problems, particularly in hierarchical political and social systems. Social ecologists throughout the world maintain a theory that present, ecological problems cannot be clearly understood, much less resolved, without resolutely dealing with problems within society. Therefore, social ecology locates the roots of these ecological crises firmly in the relations of domination between people.

Sustainable Policy Applications for Social Ecology and Development establishes a new set of platforms for intellectual discourse and identification of critical and strategic emerging issues, the formulation of cogent and useful policies, and practice recommendations. This publication highlights provocative, but scholarly, views that diverge from the current “conventional wisdom” taking into consideration the concepts of robust competitiveness, sustainable entrepreneurship, and democratic capitalism, central to its philosophy and objectives. The aim of this book is to highlight emerging research and practice at the dynamic intersection of these fields, where individuals, organizations, industries, regions, and nations are harnessing creativity and invention to achieve and sustain growth.

Topics Covered

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

  • Biodiversity related to eco-innovation and eco-entrepreneurship
  • Biotechnology related to eco-innovation and eco-entrepreneurship
  • Computational Economics
  • Disruptive technologies
  • E-Development
  • Environmental informatics
  • Game Theory
  • Glocalization
  • Knowledge clusters
  • Renewable energy sources and uses

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Elias G. Carayannis 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 citizen of the United States of America and the European Union.