The semiconducting principle of monetary and environmental values exchange


  • Quan-Hoang Vuong The Centre for Interdisciplinary Social Research, Phenikaa University (Hanoi, Vietnam) Centre Emile Bernheim de Recherche Interdisciplinaire en Gestion, Universite Libre de Bruxelles (Brussels, Belgium)



net environmental value (NEV), environment-healing element, cultural values, mindsponge


This short article represents the first attempt to define a new core cultural value that will enable engaging the business sector in humankind’s mission to heal nature. First, I start with defining the problem of the current business culture and the extant thinking on how to solve environmental problems, which I called “the eco-deficit culture.” Then, I present a solution to this problem by formulating the “semiconducting principle” of monetary and environmental values exchange, which I believe can generate “an eco-surplus business culture.” This work adds one new element, the eleventh cultural value, to the ten core values of progressive cultures postulated by Harrison (2000).


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How to Cite

Vuong, Q.-H. (2021). The semiconducting principle of monetary and environmental values exchange. Economics and Business Letters, 10(3), 284-290.