Can GRI light up the future of mankind?

Tonelli, Marcello & Cristoni, Nicolo Fabrizio (2015) Can GRI light up the future of mankind? In Rotschedl, Jiri & Cermakova, Klara (Eds.) Proceedings of the 16th International Academic Conference, International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences, Amsterdam, Netherlands, pp. 549-565.

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There is strong evidence across the media that humanity has finally come to recognize the certainty and imminence of a global environmental crisis due to man-triggered ecological alterations. This widespread recognition of what is happening around us has matured even further as studies acknowledging that everything on Earth is interconnected begin to mount across various branches of learning. The appreciation of this simple linear and two-dimensional relationship implies enormous consequences for economic and management studies, as alternative business models will eventually have to supersede the old practices that still govern major industry sectors (e.g. energy, cement, agriculture, automotive, pharmaceutical, etc.). This paper argues that traditional knowledge found in developing countries can sometimes harness the potential of sparking genuine alternatives to established business practices. With a focus on the most fundamental geochemical cycles on Earth − nitrogen, water, and carbon − and the primary resources they govern (soil, water, and air), three case studies are presented to illustrate how traditional knowledge in the context of GRI (Grassroots Innovation) projects can lead to challenge the dominant logic, when allowed to thrive in terms of adoption and scalability.

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ID Code: 84862
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Developing Countries, Geochemical Cycles, Environmental Changes, Interconnectedness, Traditional Knowledge.
ISBN: 9788087927090
ISSN: 2336-5617
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Entrepreneurship (150304)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 [Please consult the author]
Deposited On: 17 Jun 2015 23:08
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2015 00:22

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