Economic growth and the environment is a complex and much debated issue. Per Kageson's book has a broader approach than earlier studies on this subject as he relates the analysis of present-day problems and trends (1960-2010) to clearly defined long-term objectives based on the concept of sustainable development. The present volume covers the use of non-renewable resources in the OECD countries in a global perspective, while the regional environmental impact of economic growth is discussed in a European context. The book also includes an analysis of the potential conflict between pollution abatement costs and economic growth.
Offers an alternative approach that overcomes most of the objections to orthodox theory, whilst offering some additional advantages.
The author explores how socio-economic transformation is placed within a larger context spanning two centuries of economic growth and development in a capitalist society. Zoltan Acs has introduced a radically different view of smallfirms and argues that entrepreneurs start new companies to deviate innovatively as agents of change creating entrepreneurial rents. Working at the intersection ofgeography, innovation and growth, these papers pave the way for the remodelling of economic society in the 21st century. One of the unique outcomes of this reconstruction of economic society is the need to focus attention on the linksbetween entrepreneurship and philanthropy as the foundation of opportunity.