The limits of business development and economic growth : why business will need to invest less in the future /
Mats Larsson.
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
220 p.
1403942390 (cloth)
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Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
1403942390 (cloth)
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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There are limits to business development and economic growth. With the help of modern production and information technologies, companies are coming ever closer to the limits of what can be achieved but ultimately nothing can be done in less than no time and at less than no cost. We now need to find areas of competitive advantage that have not yet been fully exploited. This book presents both the problems and the solutions in an accessible way for experts and non-experts alike.
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Mats Larsson argues that there are limits to business development & economic growth - nothing can be done in less than no time & at less than no cost. He explores the potential of other areas of competitive advantage.
Table of Contents
The Historic Development of Competitive Advantage
Product Proliferation, Quality and Price
Time as a Competitive Advantage
Agility as a Source of Competitive Advantage
Strategic and Operational Limits of Competitive Advantages
Strategy and Operational Efficiency
Production Processes
Transportation Processes and Vehicle Maintenance
Product Speed and Capacity
Research and Development Processes
E-Business and the Promise of Creativity and Economic Growth
The Limits of Development
The Race Towards Zero
The General Drive to Compress Time and Reduce Cost
The Gradual Growth of Broadband Communication and Print-on-Demand
New Sources of Competitive Advantage
Secondary Qualities
Customers Can Help to Create New Economic Growth by Demanding New Features and Secondary Qualities
Structural Change
Existing Structures in the Economy Determine the Limits of Growth
Innovation Within the Monetary System Can Create New Work and Sustainable Abundance
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