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The Limits of Business Development and Economic Growth

Why business will need to invest less in the future

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Introduction

    1. Mats Larsson
      Pages 1-3
  3. A Grim View of Development: The End of Growth as We Know it?

  4. The Historic Development of Competitive Advantage

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-26
    2. Mats Larsson
      Pages 27-37
    3. Mats Larsson
      Pages 38-48
  5. Strategic and Operational Limits of Competitive Advantages

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-56
    2. Mats Larsson
      Pages 57-65
    3. Mats Larsson
      Pages 66-71
    4. Mats Larsson
      Pages 75-78
    5. Mats Larsson
      Pages 79-80
    6. Mats Larsson
      Pages 107-121
  6. The Race Towards Zero

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-124
    2. Mats Larsson
      Pages 143-155
  7. New Sources of Competitive Advantage

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-168

About this book


The economy has hit a soft patch.' - US Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, reacting to the weak US job growth in June 2004 Mats Larsson: 'No, the economy is closing in on the limits of business development and economic growth and we are starting to see the consequences. In the next few years we will need to rethink economic policies and business strategies.' The Limits of Business Development and Economic Growth details what this means for your company, your industry or your country! 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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About the authors

MATS LARSSON is a management consultant, with fifteen years experience in strategy development, IT-management and process development. He has previously co-written two books about e-business with David Lundberg. In both of these they have pursued the idea of electronic markets as 'transparent' markets, which has lead them to draw conclusions that are different from most other authors on e-business. The first of these books was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 1998 under the title of The Transparent Market.

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