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Author Hirano, Makoto

Title Regional Development through Ecological Business : Unique Cases in Japanese Rural Regions
Published Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2012


Description 1 online resource (121 pages)
Series Routledge studies in the modern world economy ; 108
Routledge studies in the modern world economy ; 108.
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of illustrations; Preface; 1 Introduction; 2 Literature review: The Limits to Growth and regional development; 2.1 The impact of The Limits to Growth; 2.2 Knowledge management issues; 2.3 Regional development; 3 Research framework; 3.1 Objects of research, standpoint of research; 3.2 Research question and hypothesis; 3.3 Research methodology; 3.4 Framework and flow of research; 4 Social and emotional development through art; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 The case of the Seashore Museum -- inexpensive regional museum
4.3 The case of the Echigo Tsumari Art Triennial -- impressive regional art event4.4 Analysis and discussion; 4.5 Conclusion; Acknowledgments; 5 Creating ecological businesses; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 The case of Irodori -- a business selling leaves; 5.3 The case of Shimanto Drama -- selling the riverside lifestyle; 5.4 The case of Umaji village -- selling the mountain lifestyle; 5.5 The case of the Life Creation Studio -- dialect as business resource; 5.6 The case of Yubu island -- selling the peaceful feeling; 5.7 The case of the sake cellar on Ishigaki -- an island recycling business
5.8 Analysis and discussion5.9 Conclusion; Acknowledgments; 6 Regional community as business platform; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 The case of Taketomi island -- uniting for survival; 6.3 The case of Iriomote island -- diversification businesses for symbiosis; 6.4 The case of Chikamori Hospital -- effective service through community networking; 6.5 The case of Tosa-Senri- a grocery with information and human networks; 6.6 Comparative analysis of the four cases; 6.7 The case of Yumenomachi Souzouiinkai -- an ICT enterprise with a social mission
6.8 The case of Wanawakai -- a regional non-profit organization6.9 The case of Obuse city -- an autonomous community with a common mission; 6.10 Conclusion; Acknowledgments; 7 Sustainable development via community design; 7.1 Introduction; 7.2 The case of the Bakuro CET scheme -- renovation of a depopulated district; 7.3 The case of the Kamiyama artist-in-residence scheme -- redesigning rural community; 7.4 Analysis and discussion; 7.5 Conclusion; Acknowledgments; 8 Globalization for regional enterprises; 8.1 Introduction
8.2 The case of the Nakamura Noen lily business -- local business, global network8.3 The case of Kochi Ice -- global business, local network; 8.4 Analysis and discussion; 8.5 Conclusion; Acknowledgments; 9 An experiment in regional development through ecological business; 9.1 Introduction; 9.2 Designing the Tosa Arts & Crafts project; 9.3 Activities in the first year; 9.4 Reflections on the first year and activities in the second year; 9.5 Analysis and discussion; 10 Summary; 10.1 The case studies; 10.2 Leadership and community in relation to knowledge management
Summary Regional disparity is one of the current pressing social issues. Many countries lack basic infrastructures of establishing a new business or industrial cluster. The book argues that existing arguments which have mostly focused on macroscopic view of economy of society or industries may be misguided. The book delivers a refreshing insight from microscopic view of enterprise/business management and how businesses can achieve sustainable development at enterprise level. The book includes case studies of concrete examples to illustrate how a successful model can be put in place to effect sustainabl
Notes 10.3 Innovation for sustainable development
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Regional planning -- Japan
Rural development -- Japan
Sustainable development -- Japan
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Economics -- General.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- City Planning & Urban Development.
Regional planning
Rural development
Sustainable development
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781136224409