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Ecology of intermediation

Medd, W and Marvin, S 2006, 'Ecology of intermediation' , in: Industrial Ecology and Spaces of Innovation , Edward Elgar.

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Abstract

This book explores the disciplinary interfaces and practical implications of working across the two disciplines of industrial ecology (IE) and innovation studies (IS). Both disciplines have something to say about instigating environmental improvement and more sustainable futures. IE is predicated on the idea that social and economic systems mirror, or should be made to mirror, natural ecological systems. Proponents of IE devise models and techniques to trace material and energy resource flows as they move through social and economic systems. They propose policy and management improvements to increase the resource efficiency of such systems. By contrast, IS researchers work with the idea that innovation is a dynamic activity, vital to social and economic change and is shaped by a range of actors in industry, in government and in households.

Item Type: Book Section
Editors: Green, K and Randles, S
Themes: Built and Human Environment
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Sustainable Urban and Regional Futures (SURF)
Publisher: Edward Elgar
Refereed: Yes
ISBN: 9781 84542097 0
Depositing User: Users 47901 not found.
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2011 12:25
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 18:03
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/16964

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