The Performance Economy

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Springer, Feb 24, 2010 - Business & Economics - 349 pages
This updated and revised edition outlines strategies and models for how to use technology and knowledge to improve performance, create jobs and increase income. It shows what skills will be required to produce, sell and manage performance over time, and how manual jobs can contribute to reduce the consumption of non-renewable resources.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Chapter 1 Producing Performance
8
Chapter 2 Selling Performance
86
Chapter 3 Managing Performance Over Time
179
Chapter 4 Sustainability and the Performance Economy
269
Notes
288
References
294
Index
299
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WALTER R. STAHEL is head of risk management at the Geneva Association, Switzerland. In 1982 he founded the Product-Life Institute, Europe's oldest sustainability-based consultancy. Currently, he is a visiting professor at the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Surrey, UK and a frequent guest lecturer for Tohoku University's postgraduate department, Japan. An alumnus of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Stahel has authored several prize-winning academic papers. In 1989/1993, he co-authored The Limits to Certainty with Orio Giarini, which was published in six languages.

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