Digital technology in the form of big data and data analytics is transforming the global economy. This book is the first to take an open innovation perspective to the study and practice of ecosystems, providing a novel way of understanding the impact data has on the way entrepreneurial firms
develop. Governments are emphasising the use of open innovation ecosystems due to increased levels of digitalization in the global economy. This enables information and knowledge to be disseminated in a way that enables entrepreneurial projects to develop.
Written primarily for practitioners and academic researchers, A Guide to Planning and Managing Open Innovative Ecosystems focuses on the unique nature of open innovation by utilising a government and data perspective. This helps to understand the dynamic manner in which digital technology in the
form of big data is changing society. The role of the government in influencing an open innovation culture in society is discussed through the use of different cultural examples, enabling a holistic perspective about how government and data are influencing entrepreneurial endeavours.
While animal suffering and abuse have taken place throughout history, the alienation of humanity from nature caused by the development of capitalism - by the logic of capital and its system of generalized commodity production - accelerated and increased the depredations in scope and scale.
The capitalist commodification of animals is extensive. It includes, but is not limited to:
livestock production in concentrated animal feeding operations
leather and fur production
the ivory trade in which tusks are used for 'traditional medicines; or carved into decorative objects
entertainment such as in zoos, marine parks, and circuses
laboratory experimentation to test medicines, beauty products, pesticides, and other chemicals
the pursuit of trophy hunting, sometimes on canned farms and sometimes in the wild
bioengineering of livestock and of animals used in laboratories
The contributors to this special issue of Research in Political Economy provide insightful analyses that address the historical transformations in the material conditions and ideological conceptions of nonhuman animals, alienated speciesism, the larger ecological crisis that is undermining the
conditions of life for all species, and the capitalist commodification of animals that results in widespread suffering, death, and profits. This book is a must-read not only for political economists, but also for researchers interested in animal studies, environmentalism, and sustainability.
Polina Ermolaeva, Yulia Ermolaeva, Olga Basheva, Irina Kuznetsova, Valerya Korunova
This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the socio-environmental issues and sustainability challenges facing Russian cities. It encompasses a three-year project in Moscow and Kazan which includes population surveys, mass-media
analysis, and interviews with different groups of stakeholders.
The authors offer extensive analysis of the main components of sustainable cities such as air and water quality, sustainable transport and mobility, energy efficiency and energy consumption, waste management, green and blue zones, environmental governance and politics. The conclusion provides
critical reflections on how understandings of Russia's sustainability challenges can be used to build more tailored and effective environmental governance for its cities.