Department of Management Studies

New economy

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The standard economic models and theories have serious limits to what they can do to contribute to a sustainability agenda. The way in which we set up businesses and organize economic activity has to change in fundamental ways to respond to the rapidly warming Earth, declining natural resources and increasing inequality between humans. We need alternative economic models where prosperity is not confused with a consumerist lifestyle and constantly growing material acquisition. Broader descriptions of economy, work and money are being developed that can help our economy function better.

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Energy transitions

Renewable energy production and storage technologies change the way we produce and use energy, do business with it, and innovate.

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Managing transition risks

The effective management of transition risks is crucial for the resilience of businesses in global value chains.

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Circular economy

Circular economy keeps materials in use longer using strategies like reuse, remanufacture, recycling, and replacing ownership with rentals.

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Innovation for sustainability

Innovating new sustainable products, services, business models and forms of consumption can help tackle global challenges.

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Innovation for poverty alleviation

Frugal innovations can help alleviate poverty.

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Corporate responsibility

Cross-national governance of businesses make ethical issues urgent.

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Sustainability in Business (SUB)
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