Regional development through ecological business: Unique cases in Japanese rural regions

Makoto Hirano

    Research output: Book/ReportBook


    Regional disparity is one of the current pressing social issues. Many countries lack basic infrastructures of establishing a new business or industrial cluster. The book argues that existing arguments which have mostly focused on macroscopic view of economy of society or industries may be misguided. The book delivers a refreshing insight from microscopic view of enterprise/business management and how businesses can achieve sustainable development at enterprise level. The book includes case studies of concrete examples to illustrate how a successful model can be put in place to effect sustainable development at enterprise level. The implementation of sustainable development is also a closely connected knowledge management. This knowledge management looks at intangible assets such as tacit knowledge, social capital, ecological resources, art and so forth. It is also tightly related to regional issues. This book bridges the relationship between knowledge management and regional issues from the standpoint of sustainable development and illustrates how they can be integrated to overcome the constraints to grow. The clarity and well-founded research of the book makes it a useful reference for students, researchers and businesses.

    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherTaylor and Francis
    Number of pages104
    ISBN (Print)9780203097861
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
    • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)


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