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Green capitalism? : business and the environment in the twentieth century

Author: Hartmut Berghoff; Adam Rome
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2017] ©2017
Series: Hagley perspectives on business and culture
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Can capitalism ever truly be environmentally conscious? Green Capitalism? Business and the Environment in the Twentieth Century provides a historical analysis of the relationship between business  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hartmut Berghoff; Adam Rome
ISBN: 9780812249019 0812249011
OCLC Number: 988319643
Description: XI, 298 pagina's : illustraties ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface-Roger HorowitzPART I. THE BIG PICTUREChapter 1. The Ecology of Commerce: Environmental History and the Challenge of Building a Sustainable Economy-Adam Rome 1Chapter 2. Shades of Green: A Business-History Perspective on Eco-Capitalism-Hartmut BerghoffChapter 3. The Role of Businesses in Constructing Systems of Environmental Governance-Hugh S. GormanPART II. CONSERVATION BEFORE ENVIRONMENTALISMChapter 4. Business Leadership in the Movement to Regulate Industrial Air Pollution in Late Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century America-Christine Meisner RosenChapter 5. "Constructive and Not Destructive Development": Permanent Uses of Resources in the American South-William D. BryanChapter 6. Utilities as Conservationists? The Paradox of Electrification During the Progressive Era in North America-Julie CohnPART III. FAILURES AND DILEMMASChapter 7. Plastic Six-Pack Rings: The Business and Politics of an Environmental Problem-David KinkelaChapter 8. The Rise and Fall of an Ecostar: Green Technology Innovation and Marketing as Regulatory Obstruction-Leif FredricksonPART IV. GOING GREENChapter 9. Dilemmas of Going Green: Environmental Strategies in the Swedish Mining Company Boliden, 1960-2000-Ann-Kristin BergquistChapter 10. Private Companies and the Recycling of Household Waste in West Germany, 1965-1990-Roman KoesterChapter 11. Kill-a-Watt: The Greening of Consolidated Edison in the 1970s-Joseph A. PrattChapter 12. Entrepreneurship, Policy, and the Geography of Wind Energy-Geoffrey JonesChapter 13. Driving Change: The Winding Road to Greener Automobiles-Brian C. BlackNotesContributorsAcknowledgments
Series Title: Hagley perspectives on business and culture
Responsibility: edited by Hartmut Berghoff and Adam Rome.

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