Skip to main content
main-content

2010 | Buch | 2. Auflage

The Performance Economy

verfasst von: Walter R. Stahel

Verlag: Palgrave Macmillan UK

share
TEILEN
insite
SUCHEN

Über dieses Buch

This updated and revised edition outlines strategies and models for how to use technology and knowledge to improve performance, create jobs and increase income. It shows what skills will be required to produce, sell and manage performance over time, and how manual jobs can contribute to reduce the consumption of non-renewable resources.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Frontmatter
Introduction
Abstract
For the last decades, the economies of many industrialised countries have been characterised by a combination of continuously high resource consumption with related high waste volumes, of rising public debt often accompanied by persistent unemployment and slow economic growth.
Walter R. Stahel
1. Producing Performance
Abstract
This shift is imperative for our welfare; it is feasible and its progress can be measured.
Walter R. Stahel
2. Selling Performance
Abstract
The Functional Service Economy has several distinguishing characteristics:
  • It internalises risks, and the costs of risk and of waste, over the full life cycle of products and systems by accepting full responsibility for performance — a strategy of caring. With this internalisation of all costs, the economic actors produce sustainable profits in a low-carbon resource-efficient economy.
  • It gives incentives to integrate the ‘Factor Time’ into the economy through an extended performance responsibility.
  • It is based on selling performance (results, utilisation), instead of selling goods.
  • It accepts the challenge that private investment is needed to achieve public development objectives and is crucial to boost growth and prosperity.2
Walter R. Stahel
3. Managing Performance Over Time
Abstract
Expert managing of the performance of physical assets over time in the Lake and the Loop Economy, in the best cases, can achieve a triple-win objective with regard to sustainability:
  • delivering a major contribution towards a low-carbon economy,
  • substituting renewable resources (labour) for non-renewable ones (material and energy) and
  • increasing the resource productivity of jobs (a higher man-hour-per weight ratio).
Walter R. Stahel
4. Sustainability and the Performance Economy
Abstract
The dominating concept of sustainable development encompasses three dimensions of welfare — economic, environmental and social. It has its origin in forestry management and is of a static nature.
Walter R. Stahel
Backmatter
Metadaten
Titel
The Performance Economy
verfasst von
Walter R. Stahel
Copyright-Jahr
2010
Verlag
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Electronic ISBN
978-0-230-27490-7
Print ISBN
978-1-349-36919-5
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230274907

Premium Partner