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Frugal value : designing business for a crowded planet

Author: Carina Millstone
Publisher: New York ; London : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Frugal value contests the notion that companies can rise to the great challenges of our time by adopting so-called "sustainable business" practices. Instead, the acute ecological crisis requires an all-round rethink of what business does, and how it does it. This book explores what business responsibility looks like today, ranging from new approaches to product design and business models to reconfiguration of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carina Millstone
ISBN: 9781783533381 1783533382 9781783533886 1783533889 9781783533398 1783533390
OCLC Number: 1000302811
Description: viii, 209 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: pt. 1 The Crowded Planet --
1. The economy-in-Planet --
2. The transition to the economy-in-Planet --
pt. 2 Products and services --
3. The purpose and design of products --
4. Properties of efficient and sufficient products --
pt. 3 Activities and business models --
5. Product stewardship --
6. Product access --
pt. 4 Operations and supply chains --
7. The case for proximity and appropriate scale --
8. The case for worker-centredness --
pt. 5 Ownership structure, financing and legal form --
9. The problem with shareholdership in the legacy economy --
10. Ownership by workers, beneficiaries and investors --
pt. 6 The purpose, scope and limits of business --
11. Profit, financial and worthwhile --
12. Lifestyle creation, through business or otherwise.
Responsibility: Carina Millstone.

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"Frugal Value" contests the notion that the answer to our socio-economic and environmental crises lies in existing "sustainable business" practices, which too-often mean business-as-usual. This book  Read more...

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