Management for Professionals

Balanced Growth

Finding Strategies for Sustainable Development

Editors: Mennillo, Giulia, Schlenzig, Thomas, Friedrich, Elmar (Eds.)

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What is balanced growth? This book shows that the definitions and implications of the concept of balanced growth vary significantly among the different disciplines in economic science, but are not exclusive at all.

Terms such as sustainability or balanced growth have become buzzwords. In practice, they are often a desirable vision rather than an achievable objective. Why? Doubts may arise about the extent to which such concepts are compatible with a modern market economy. Is balanced growth possible at all? Is it reasonable to accept balanced growth as a norm? Why should a balanced growth path be a desirable strategy to pursue for policymakers, managers, employees, and other societal stakeholders? Empirical evidence suggests that the actual worldwide economic growth is not balanced at all. Meanwhile, ever since the beginning of the financial and economic crisis in 2007 and its accompanying spillover effects, our globalizing world has uncompromisingly shown the flip side of its coin. Its crisis-prone character has intensified the discussion about our economic system’s sustainability. Questions related to acceptable sovereign debt levels, suitable trade deficits and surpluses, firms’ growth targets, resource management and efficiency have aroused high interest. What is the cause of the observed imbalances? In our opinion, this debate must involve rethinking the qualitative and quantitative dimension of our present understanding of the nature of economic growth.

This book accompanies the 9th DocNet Management Symposium of the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. It contains contributions of the symposium's panel speakers, renowned authors to the field and young researchers. The Ph.D. students’ and post-doctoral association DocNet organizes the DocNet Management Symposium on a yearly basis with the goal to foster exchange between academia and practitioners.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Growth imperative and money creation – a new outlook on growth dynamics

    Binswanger, Hans Christoph

    Pages 3-9

  • Beyond balanced growth: The effect of human capital on economic growth reconsidered

    Sunde, Uwe (et al.)

    Pages 11-22

  • Global imbalances and long-term interest rates

    Kienzler, Daniel

    Pages 23-42

  • Development and capital flow mysteries

    Davoine, Thomas

    Pages 43-56

  • Sustainable development of housing finance markets – An international perspective after the crisis

    Roy, Friedemann

    Pages 57-74

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eBook $74.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-42732-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Balanced Growth
Book Subtitle
Finding Strategies for Sustainable Development
Editors
  • Giulia Mennillo
  • Thomas Schlenzig
  • Elmar Friedrich
Series Title
Management for Professionals
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-24653-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-24653-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-24652-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-42732-9
Series ISSN
2192-8096
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 202
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