Social and Economic Development is a component of Encyclopedia of Development and Economic Sciences in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias.
The Theme on Social and Economic Development provides the essential aspects and a myriad of issues of great relevance to our world such as: Socioeconomic Developmental Social Work; Perspectives on Contemporary Socioeconomic Development; Sustainable Development of Natural Resource Capital; Sustainable Development Of Human Resource Capital; Intellectual And Knowledge Capital For Sustainable Development At Local, National, Regional, And Global Levels; Economic And Financial System Development Information And Knowledge; Institutional And Infrastructure System Development Information And Knowledge; Basic Principles Of Sustainable Development; Environmental Economics And Sustainable Development; Implementing Sustainable Development In A Changing World; Economic Sociology: Its History And Development; The Socioeconomics Of Agriculture; Agricultural And Rural Geography; Impact Of Global Change On Agriculture; Human Nutrition: An Overview; The Role Of Inter- And Nongovernmental Organizations; Nongovernmental Organizations; Social And Cultural Development Of Human Resources. This 8-volume set contains several chapters, each of size 5000-30000 words, with perspectives, issues on social and Economic Development.
These volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers and NGOs.
Tomoko Hamada is Margaret Hamilton Professor of Anthropology at the College of William and Mary, which is the second oldest university in the United States. She completed her BA in American studies at Vassar College, her MA in sociology at Keio University, and her Ph.D. in anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. She has taught at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, was Director of Asian Studies at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, and since 1988 has been a member of the faculty at William and Mary. Her publications include American Enterprise in Japan, Cross-cultural management and Organizational Culture and Anthropological Perspectives on Organizational Culture. She is the editor of Studies in Third World Societies, and is the author of numerous articles and edited volumes, the primary focus of which is the culture of complex organizations.