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Author Clark, Norman.

Title Evolutionary dynamics and sustainable development : a systems approach / Norman Clark, Francisco Perez-Trejo, Peter Allen
Published Aldershot, UK ; Brookfield, US : Edward Elgar, [1995]


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 MELB  333.7 Cla/Eda  AVAILABLE
Description xviii, 175 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents 1. Modelling Sustainable Development -- 2. The Nature of Systems -- 3. Economic Systems -- 4. Spatial Modelling -- 5. The Model as a Decision Tool (A Crete Case Study) -- 6. An Agenda for the Future -- Appendix I An Exploration of Complex Economic Systems Modelling for Strategic Planning -- Appendix II VENSIM: A Modelling Environment
Summary Defining development as a process of structural change in economic systems rather than in terms of economic output, this volume will be welcomed for its advocacy of non-linear models as decision tools and for its special reference to issues of economic development and environmental stability in Third World countries
In Evolutionary Dynamics and Sustainable Development Norman Clark, Francisco Perez-Trejo and Peter Allen offer a new approach which emphasises the evolutionary nature of socio-economic systems. Their discussion includes the use of decision tools which can simultaneously handle spatial and temporal evolution. This major book begins with a critical evaluation of conventional economic approaches to development planning and then explores how modern general systems theory can show economic development as a process of structural change. The authors then develop a model which they explore through case studies of both Senegal and Crete. The model is combined with risk analysis to show how it can be used in computer-based scenarios, before its properties as an aid to decision making are summarised in the last chapter
The strategic management of socio-economic systems is becoming increasingly difficult to manage with traditional economic models which are unable to handle environmental and technological factors
Analysis Economic conditions Related to Environment
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 157-166) and index
Subject Statics and dynamics (Social sciences) -- Mathematical models.
Sustainable development -- Mathematical models.
Author Allen, Peter M. (Peter Murray), 1944-
Perez-Trejo, Francisco.
LC no. 95013219
ISBN 1858982731