Category: Research projects

Funded or contracted research on sustainable business, sustainability and community topics.

ElgarBlog: my piece on sustainable business

ElgarBlog: my piece on sustainable business

Here is a piece I wrote for ElgarBlog, which is run by the UK publishers Edward Elgar.  The piece goes along with the publication of my book, Sustainable Business: Theory and Practice of Business Under Sustainability Principles which I edited.

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Publication: “Sustainability in Australian business: fundamental principles and practice”

Publication: “Sustainability in Australian business: fundamental principles and practice”

Here is a little book I recently wrote for Wiley, on Sustainable Business, published in 2010.  The idea was to ‘map’ the emerging sustainable business space, and to connect it where possible to Australian business practice.  Wiley is distributing it in the Australasian market alongside its academic business textbooks. Here is the back cover summary: […]

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Conservation industry: published article

Conservation industry: published article

Here is an article I recently co-authored with CSIRO researchers, entitled “A conservation industry for sustaining natural capital and ecosystem services in agricultural landscapes’, which appear in the February 2010 issue of ‘Ecological Economics’.  It is a broad survey of the literature pertaining the the conditions needed for a conservation industry to evolve.  The abstract […]

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Valuing catchment as assets

Valuing catchment as assets

This research was conducted for SA Water over 2008-2009, out of the International Graduate School of Business, and the Sustainable Communities Innovation & Research Cluster of the University of South Australia. Its aim was to develop a framework for valuing catchments as assets.  This becomes important in evaluating proposals for capital budgeting in water utilities.  […]

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Sustainable Farming Research

Sustainable Farming Research

The objective of this research project was to develop a better understanding of landholder attitudes and values in the on-farm management of native vegetation.  It was carried out for the SA Native Vegetation Council. Previous studies have used quantitative survey techniques, which I have criticised as providing only a superficial understanding of what landholders think […]

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