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A Global Imperative for Sustainability—The Knowledge Why

The world is experiencing unprecedented change in applications of knowledge in every dimension of development, growth, revitalization, and organization. The demands and opportunities of an interdependent global economy have implications for private and public decision making by enterprises and communities, whether local, national, regional, or global. Most nations have launched major initiatives to harness their inherent capabilities within a transnational context. All has been done in the name of international competitiveness. Economies have been transformed, communities revitalized, emerging territories supported, and industrialized nations repositioned. We have much to learn from one another.