ECONOMICS INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER DISCIPLINES     Volume I Book

ECONOMICS INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER DISCIPLINES Volume I


  • Author : John M. Gowdy
  • Publisher : EOLSS Publications
  • Release Date : 2009-10-14
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN 10 : 9781848260375

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ECONOMICS INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER DISCIPLINES Volume I Excerpt :

Economics Interactions with Other Disciplines is the component of Encyclopedia of Development and Economic Sciences in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. The Theme on Economics Interactions with Other Disciplines reflects the new interdisciplinary approach of economists, focusing on the issues of health and the environment. The chapters range from standard applications of economic theory to more radical approaches. These two volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College Students Educators, Professional Practitioners, Research Personnel and Policy Analysts, Managers, and Decision Makers, NGOs and GOs.

ECONOMICS INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER DISCIPLINES     Volume II Book

ECONOMICS INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER DISCIPLINES Volume II


  • Author : John M. Gowdy
  • Publisher : EOLSS Publications
  • Release Date : 2009-10-14
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN 10 : 9781848260382

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ECONOMICS INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER DISCIPLINES Volume II Excerpt :

Economics Interactions with Other Disciplines is the component of Encyclopedia of Development and Economic Sciences in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. The Theme on Economics Interactions with Other Disciplines reflects the new interdisciplinary approach of economists, focusing on the issues of health and the environment. The chapters range from standard applications of economic theory to more radical approaches. These two volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College Students Educators, Professional Practitioners, Research Personnel and Policy Analysts, Managers, and Decision Makers, NGOs and GOs.

Economics and the Social Sciences Book

Economics and the Social Sciences


  • Author : Stavros Ioannides
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release Date : 2007-01-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781847204295

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Economics and the Social Sciences Excerpt :

This book is based on the premise that mainstream economics has become excessively specialized and formalized, entering a state of de facto withdrawal from the study of the economy in favour of exercises in applied mathematics. The editors believe that there is much scope for synergies by engaging in an encounter with economics and the other social sciences. The chapters in this book offer important new contributions to such a development. A select group of highly regarded contributors illustrate the potentially enlightening relationship between economics and a wide range of social science disciplines. In addition, some important concepts for economic analysis for example the notion of routines, of social capital and of flexibility are explored from the vantage point of several social sciences. Postgraduate students in most social science disciplines and in economic sociology will find much to interest them in this book, as will students of psychology and economics.

ENVIRONMENTAL AND ENGINEERING GEOLOGY  Volume I Book

ENVIRONMENTAL AND ENGINEERING GEOLOGY Volume I


  • Author : Syed E. Hasan, Benedetto De Vivo, Bernhard Grasemann, Kurt Stüwe, Jan Lastovicka, Syed M. Hasan, Chen Yong
  • Publisher : EOLSS Publications
  • Release Date : 2011-12-05
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 434
  • ISBN 10 : 9781848263550

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ENVIRONMENTAL AND ENGINEERING GEOLOGY Volume I Excerpt :

Environmental And Engineering Geology is a component of Encyclopedia of Environmental and Ecological Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. The Theme on Environmental and Engineering Geology with contributions from distinguished experts in the field discusses matters of great relevance to our world such as: engineering and environmental geology, and their importance in our life. It also includes a discussion of some new applications of geoscience, such as medical geology, forensic geology, use of underground space for human occupancy, and geoindicators. These four volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers and NGOs.

OCEANOGRAPHY    Volume II Book

OCEANOGRAPHY Volume II


  • Author : Chen-Tung Arthur Chen
  • Publisher : EOLSS Publications
  • Release Date : 2009-04-16
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN 10 : 9781905839636

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OCEANOGRAPHY Volume II Excerpt :

Oceanography is a component of Encyclopedia of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. These volumes deal with the oceans as an integrated dynamic system, characterized by a delicate, complex system of interactions among the biota, the ocean boundaries with the solid earth and the atmosphere. This set of volumes is designed to be a very authoritative reference for state-of-the-art knowledge on the various aspects such as: Physical Oceanography, Chemistry of the oceans, Biological Oceanography, Geological oceanography, Coral Reefs as a Life Supporting System, Human Uses of the Oceans, Ocean Engineering, and Modeling the Ocean System from a Sustainable Development perspective. These volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers and NGOs.

Knowledge Management  Organizational Intelligence And Learning  And Complexity   Volume II Book

Knowledge Management Organizational Intelligence And Learning And Complexity Volume II


  • Author : L. Douglas Kiel
  • Publisher : EOLSS Publications
  • Release Date : 2009-08-25
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 9781905839124

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Knowledge Management Organizational Intelligence And Learning And Complexity Volume II Excerpt :

Knowledge Management, Organizational Intelligence and Learning, and Complexity is the component of Encyclopedia of Technology, Information, and Systems Management Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. The Theme on Knowledge Management, Organizational Intelligence and Learning, and Complexity in the Encyclopedia of Technology, Information, and Systems Management Resources provides the latest scientific insights into the evolution of complexity in both the natural and social realms. Emerging perspectives from the fields of knowledge management, computer-based simulation and the organizational sciences are presented as tools for understanding and supporting this evolving complexity and the earth's life support systems. These three volumes are aimed at the following a wide spectrum of audiences from the merely curious to those seeking in-depth knowledge: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers and NGOs.

Integrating Economics  Ecology and Thermodynamics Book

Integrating Economics Ecology and Thermodynamics


  • Author : Matthias Ruth
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-04-17
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN 10 : 9789401718998

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Integrating Economics Ecology and Thermodynamics Excerpt :

Economies are open systems embedded in an ecosystem with which they exchange matter and energy. Interactions among these systems are vital for each system's performance and are constrained by the laws of physics. This volume pays tribute to economy--environment interactions simultaneously from an economic, ecological and physical perspective. Integrating Economics, Ecology and Thermodynamics provides a first step in identifying and combining the principles of economics, ecology and thermodynamics on a fundamental level. Part I lays out the general context for the approach chosen. Part II familiarizes readers with core concepts of, and methods used in, the three disciplines of economics, ecology and thermodynamics. Part III assesses ways in which these disciplines can be integrated to provide an improved understanding of economy--environment interactions. Part IV illustrates the integration of the three disciplines with a dynamic model of a human community interacting with its environment. In Part V the volume closes with a brief summary and a set of conclusions on the relevance of integrated, interdisciplinary approaches to economy--environment interactions.

Open Economics Book

Open Economics


  • Author : Richard Arena
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2009-06-02
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134045679

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Open Economics Excerpt :

Economics has developed into one of the most specialised social sciences. Yet at the same time, it shares its subject matter with other social sciences and humanities and its method of analysis has developed in close correspondence with the natural and life sciences. This book offers an up to date assessment of economics in relation to other disciplines. This edited collection explores fields as diverse as mathematics, physics, biology, medicine, sociology, architecture, and literature, drawing from selected contributions to the 2005 Annual Conference of the European Society for the History of Economic Thought (ESHET). There is currently much discussion at the leading edges of modern economics about openness to other disciplines, such as psychology and sociology. But what we see here is that economics has drawn on (as well as contributed to) other disciplines throughout its history. In this sense, in spite of the increasing specialisation within all disciplines, economics has always been an open discipline and the chapters in this volume provide a vivid illustration for this. Open Economics is a testament to the intellectual vibrancy of historical research in economics. It presents the reader with a historical introduction to the disciplinary context of economics that is the first of its kind, and will appeal to practising economists and students of the discipline alike, as well as to anybody interested in economics and its position in the scientific and social scientific landscape.

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Economic Geography Book

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Economic Geography


  • Author : Trevor J. Barnes
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2012-02-15
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 704
  • ISBN 10 : 9781444362374

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The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Economic Geography Excerpt :

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Economic Geography presents students and researchers with a comprehensive overview of the field, put together by a prestigious editorial team, with contributions from an international cast of prominent scholars. Offers a fully revised, expanded, and up-to-date overview, following the successful and highly regarded Companion to Economic Geography published by Blackwell a decade earlier, providing a comprehensive assessment of the field Takes a prospective as well as retrospective look at the field, reviewing recent developments, recurrent challenges, and emerging agendas Incorporates diverse perspectives (in terms of specialty, demography and geography) of up and coming scholars, going beyond a focus on Anglo-American research Encourages authors and researchers to engage with and contextualize their situated perspectives Explores areas of overlap, dialogues, and (potential) engagement between economic geography and cognate disciplines

Ecology  Economy and Society Book

Ecology Economy and Society


  • Author : Vikram Dayal
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-07-30
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 261
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811056758

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Ecology Economy and Society Excerpt :

This book deals with not just complex linkages, interactions and exchanges that form the relationship between the economic activities, human society and the ecosystems, but also the influences and impacts that each causes on the other. In recent times, this ecology–economy–society interface has received unprecedented attention within the broader environment–development discourse. The volume is in honour of Kanchan Chopra, one of the pioneers of research in these areas in India. She has recently been awarded the coveted Kenneth Boulding Award by the International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE) and is the first Asian to receive it. The four sub-themes of the book reflect some of the important areas in the environment–development discourse — sustainability of development, institutions and environmental governance, environment and well-being, and ecosystem and conservation. Within each of the sub-themes, the policy and the practice as well as the macro and micro aspects are addressed. With contributions mainly from ecological economists and ecologists, the book’s approach is interdisciplinary, both in spirit and content, reflecting the honoree's work, which went not just beyond the mainstream ideology of economics, but also the way she listened to ideas from disciplines like ecology and sociology. The volume also includes two reflective essays on academic life and works of Kanchan Chopra. The book is a valuable resource for students, teachers, researchers, practitioners and policy makers in the areas of development economics, ecological economics, environmental economics and related disciplines such as conservation, development, ecology, economics, environment, governance, health, sociology and public policy.

From Neighborhoods to Nations Book

From Neighborhoods to Nations


  • Author : Yannis M. Ioannides
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 521
  • ISBN 10 : 9780691126852

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From Neighborhoods to Nations Excerpt :

Just as we learn from, influence, and are influenced by others, our social interactions drive economic growth in cities, regions, and nations--determining where households live, how children learn, and what cities and firms produce. From Neighborhoods to Nations synthesizes the recent economics of social interactions for anyone seeking to understand the contributions of this important area. Integrating theory and empirics, Yannis Ioannides explores theoretical and empirical tools that economists use to investigate social interactions, and he shows how a familiarity with these tools is essential for interpreting findings. The book makes work in the economics of social interactions accessible to other social scientists, including sociologists, political scientists, and urban planning and policy researchers. Focusing on individual and household location decisions in the presence of interactions, Ioannides shows how research on cities and neighborhoods can explain communities' composition and spatial form, as well as changes in productivity, industrial specialization, urban expansion, and national growth. The author examines how researchers address the challenge of separating personal, social, and cultural forces from economic ones. Ioannides provides a toolkit for the next generation of inquiry, and he argues that quantifying the impact of social interactions in specific contexts is essential for grasping their scope and use in informing policy. Revealing how empirical work on social interactions enriches our understanding of cities as engines of innovation and economic growth, From Neighborhoods to Nations carries ramifications throughout the social sciences and beyond.

Proximity  Distance and Diversity Book

Proximity Distance and Diversity


  • Author : Päivi Oinas
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-09-29
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351908023

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Proximity Distance and Diversity Excerpt :

Bringing together a wide range of empirical studies from around the world (Sweden, Norway, Austria, Germany, France, UK, Israel, Russia, China, Taiwan, Argentina, Canada), framed in related contemporary theoretical frameworks, this book examines the question of the significance of proximate vs. more distant relationships for economic agents' performance and local economic development. While this question has been the subject of intense debates in recent years, it is obvious that proximity and distance are not explanatory factors as such. The book argues for the need to understand the aims of economic relationships, the nature of the regional environment in which they originate, and the scale at which they operate. The book suggests that the notions of diversity, innovativeness, maturity and multiple scales should be incorporated into the debates on the significance of proximity for economic performance.

Economics and Social Interaction Book

Economics and Social Interaction


  • Author : Benedetto Gui
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2005-09-15
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107320789

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Economics and Social Interaction Excerpt :

First published in 2005, Economics and Social Interaction is a fresh attempt to overcome the traditional inability of economics to deal with interpersonal phenomena that occur within the sphere of markets and productive organizations. It makes use of traditional economic concepts for understanding interpersonal events, while venturing beyond those concepts to give a better account of personalised interactions. In contrast to other books, Economics and Social Interaction offers the reader a rigorous effort at extending economic analysis to a difficult field in a consistent manner, sensitive to insights from other behavioural and social sciences. This collection represents an important contribution to a growing research agenda in the social sciences.

Empirical Models and Policy Making Book

Empirical Models and Policy Making


  • Author : Mary Morgan
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2003-09-02
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134573127

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Empirical Models and Policy Making Excerpt :

This collection, written by highly-placed practitioners and academic economists, provides a picture of how economic modellers and policy makers interact. The book provides international case studies of particular interactions between models and policy making, and argues that the flow of information is two-way.