Mapping Sustainability

Knowledge e-Networking and the Value Chain

  • Nazli Choucri
  • Dinsha Mistree
  • Farnaz Haghseta
  • Toufic Mezher
  • Wallace R. Baker
  • Carlos I. Ortiz

Part of the Alliance For Global Sustainability Bookseries book series (AGSB, volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Part One

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Nazli Choucri
      Pages 3-28
    3. Nazli Choucri
      Pages 29-48
    4. Nazli Choucri, Farnaz Haghseta, Toufic Mezher
      Pages 49-66
    5. Nazli Choucri, Farnaz Haghseta, Carlos I. Ortiz
      Pages 67-82
  3. Part Two

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Farnaz Haghseta, Nazli Choucri
      Pages 85-99
    3. Toufic Mezher
      Pages 123-141
    4. Shao Yubin, Huang Jing
      Pages 143-150
  4. Part Three

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
    2. Carlos I. Ortiz
      Pages 231-260
    3. Dinsha Mistree
      Pages 261-275
    4. Anne-Katrin Wickboldt
      Pages 277-300
    5. Behram F. T. Mistree, Dinsha Mistree
      Pages 301-336
    6. Wallace R. Baker
      Pages 337-365

About this book


Challenges and Focus This book focuses on three interdependent research initiatives designed to facilitate the management of transitions toward sustainable development. These initiatives consist of: (a) mapping sustainability as a domain of kn- ledge; (b) contributing to the development of global knowledge e-networking and extending the knowledge value chain; and (c) exploring new methods to expand our knowledge and to improve e-networking practices. While the activities differ in nature, scale and scope, they are highly interconnected. It is our hope that, jointly, they will contribute to our common quest for a su- ainable future. Our underlying objectives are to contribute to the provision, mana- ment, and sharing of knowledge, and to enhance the value of knowledge and its uses by different constituencies in diverse contexts and at different stages of development. The central theme of this book, connecting its different parts, is about ways of transcending critical barriers to the effective uses of knowledge and e-networking. Of special relevance is the development of new approaches to the provision and transmission – from local sources to global networks and from global sources to local networks. In many ways, this is a book of theory and methods, as well as policy and performance.


Sustainable development global system for sustainable development (GSSD) knowledge logic networking performance sustainability value chain

Editors and affiliations

  • Nazli Choucri
    • 1
  • Dinsha Mistree
  • Farnaz Haghseta
  • Toufic Mezher
  • Wallace R. Baker
  • Carlos I. Ortiz
  1. 1.MITCambridgeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-6070-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-6071-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1571-4780
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