Green Industrial Restructuring : International Case Studies and Theoretical Interpretations

Structural change in basic industries is usually interpreted as an autonomous economic process. Some authors claim that there is a tendency to use the "end of the era of materials", thus resulting in a decline of the basic industries. Such a process would obviously benefit the environment....

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Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Binder, Manfred (Editor), Jänicke, Martin (Editor), Petschow, Ulrich (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Berlin, Heidelberg Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2001, 2001
Edition:1st ed. 2001
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • An Introduction to the Case Studies
  • A. Theoretical Approaches
  • Towards an End to the “Era of Materials”? Discussion of a Hypothesis
  • Structural Change in Basic Industries and the Environment — Theoretical Foundations and Classic Economic Theories
  • New Theoretical Perspectives on Industrial Restructuring and their Implications for (Green) Industrial Policy
  • An Evolutionary Perspective on Structural Change and the Role of Technology
  • Sectoral Network Structures as Determinants of Structural Change
  • Industrial Complexes as the Centres of Gravity for Green Industrial Restructuring
  • Multinational Enterprises and Industrial Restructuring: A Strategic Environmental Management Approach
  • Opportunities for a Green Industrial Policy from an Evolutionary Technology Perspective
  • Global Change and the Economic Charm of the Environment
  • B. The Case Studies
  • Chlorine Production in Germany
  • Fertiliser Production in Austria
  • Coal and Ste