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Sustainable Growth in a Post-Scarcity World: Consumption, Demand, and the Poverty Penalty Hardcover – 28 Dec 2010

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  • Hardcover: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (28 Dec. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780566091582
  • ISBN-13: 978-0566091582
  • ASIN: 0566091585
  • Product Dimensions: 17.1 x 2.5 x 24.1 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,088,284 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'Philip Sadler's latest book focuses on the next big global shift from scarcity to abundance - the 'post-scarcity economy' - and its critical implications for sustainability of the planet and relief of poverty. He pulls no punches in demonstrating that so few multinational corporations, and the economists who advise them, have pursued a strategy of 'doing well by doing good'. He highlights how the economics of abundance and sustainability are in increasing conflict, in such areas as climate change, food and water shortages, and human rights. Sadler provides an excellent historical perspective coupled with a deep and thoughtful analysis of future economic trends. His challenging book should be read by all those who genuinely care about every aspect of sustainability and believe that the market cannot be relied upon to provide the planet with a safe landing.' - Professor Michael Osbaldeston, Emeritus Professor, Cranfield University School of Management, UK 'Philip Sadler excels at combining foresight with hindsight. He makes sense of all the important changes around us. He takes us into important new territory and challenges us to think systemically and laterally about the shift from scarcity to abundance.' - Mark Goyder, Founder Director, Tomorrow's Company

About the Author

Philip Sadler graduated from the London School of Economics with first class honours. He joined Ashridge Management College (now the Ashridge Business School) as Director of Research and subsequently became Chief Executive, a position he held for twenty years, leading the team which built Ashridge's reputation as one of the world's leading Business Schools. He is now a life vice-president of the College. Philip's practical experience in the business world has been gained through non-executive directorships in printing, banking, healthcare, consultancy, and engineering (including a spell as company chairman). He is an honorary senior fellow and patron of the think tank Tomorrow's Company, having served for three years as a member of the Board and Chairman of the Research Committee. He was a co-author of the 2004 report Restoring Trust; investment in the 21st century and the 2005 report The Ageing population, Pensions and Wealth Creation. More recently he helped draft the report Tomorrows Global Company and co-authored its most recent publication, Tomorrow's Owners. In 1986 he was appointed CBE for services to management education. He holds the honorary degrees of Doctor of Science of City University and Doctor of Business Administration of De Montfort University. He is a gold medallist of the Chartered Institute of Management, a Fellow of the International Academy of Management and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. Philip Sadler has authored more than 10 books on management topics.

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