Community Quality-of-Life Indicators: Best Cases II, Volume 2

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M. Joseph Sirgy, Don Rahtz, David Swain
Springer, Aug 31, 2006 - Business & Economics - 329 pages
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This book is the second in a series covering best practices in community quality-of-life (QOL) indicators. The first was published in 2004. The editors are M. Joseph Sirgy, Don Rahtz and Dong-Jin Lee. Volume 1 is a compilation of cases of best work in community indicators research. The cases describe communities that have launched their own community indicators programs. Elements that are included in the descr- tions are the history of the community indicators work within the target region, the planning of community indicators, the actual indicators that were selected, the data collection process, the reporting of the results and the use of the indicators to guide community development decisions and public policy. The chapters in Volume 1 are: Chapter 1: Vital Signs: Quality-of-Life Indicators for Virginia’s Technology Corridor by Terri Lynn Cornwell Chapter 2: The Sustainable Community Model Approach to the Development and Use of Multi-Dimensional Quality-of-Life Indicators by William T. Grunkemeyer and Myra L.

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M. Joseph Sirgy is a social/industrial psychologist (Ph.D., U/Massachusetts, 1979), Professor of Marketing, and Virginia Real Estate Research Fellow at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). He has published extensively in the area of quality-of-life research and has been invited frequently by academic institutions and conferences as a distinguished scholar to speak on quality-of-life issues in relation to business, philosophy, measurement, and public policy. He has published extensively in social/behavioral science, managerial, and systems related journals on quality-of-life related issues. Examples include Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, European Journal of Marketing. His research focus is on developing and/or refining theoretical models in quality-of-life studies as related to business ethics, strategic marketing, macromarketing, and international marketing. He co-organized at least seven conferences related to quality of life as well as edited several conference proceedings related to quality of life and authored several monographs including: Quality of Life Studies and Social Indicators Research: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works 1984-98 (Blacksburg, VA: ISQOLS, 1998) and Classic Works, Literature Reviews, and Other Important References in QOL Research (Blacksburg, VA: ISQOLS, 1998). He presently serves as an editor of the Quality-of-Life/Marketing section of the Journal of Macromarketing. In a recent survey of scholarly productivity in business ethics, he was ranked as 82nd among 2,371 business ethics scholars world-wide.