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Business & Sustainability: Concepts, Strategies and Changes Vol: 3

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06 Dec 2011
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
325 pages - 156 x 234 x 21mm
Critical Studies on Corporate Responsibility, Governance and Sustainability


In recent years' research on business and sustainability, particular attention is being given to the motivations driving business managers to incorporate social and environmental strategies into their day-to-day business activities. Such research is critical to the evaluation of green management whether viewed from the perspective of academics, managers, policy makers or business students. This volume aims to assist readers to navigate the conceptual maze surrounding discussions of business and sustainability by offering critical reflection on the state of business action for environmental sustainability and providing evidence about what is actually taking place in real localities and businesses. The chapters in the volume are focusing on sustainability issues that are critical, topical, and needed at this stage of the discussion. The volume makes three main contributions. First, it offers a critical review of business engagement with sustainability from four perspectives: sustainability as a political project; sustainability as a response to environmental crisis, sustainability as business opportunity and sustainability as stakeholder management. Second, the volume examines actual experience in terms of the steps being taken by business and how these have affected business performance. Third, the volume provides case studies of individual organizations or institutions that reveal tensions and challenges to progressing sustainable business strategies and that offer insight into the prospects for changing the relationship of business to the environment.
List of Tables. List of Figures. List of Contributors. Editorial Advisory and Review Board. About the Editors. Acknowledgments. Introduction. Chapter 1 Conceptualizing Sustainability: The Business Opportunity. Chapter 2 Integral Response-Abilities for Sustainable Organizing and Managing. Chapter 3 Human Factors and Ergonomics for Business Sustainability. Chapter 4 Beyond Competition: An Exploration of the Ethics and Aesthetics of Partnership. Chapter 5 The Longitudinal Evolution of Environmental “Ecopreneurs” from the 1990s: Mergers and Acquisitions and the Waste Management Industry. Chapter 6 Sustainable Business and Local Economic Development. Chapter 7 Managerial Perceptions of Sustainability. Chapter 8 Communicating Sustainability, but Producing Pollution: The Case of the BP Oil Spill. Chapter 9 The Sustainability Debate and Accounting. Chapter 10 Sustainability as Stakeholder Management. Chapter 11 Sustainability – Driving Behavioural Change: Is it as Easy as we Believe?. Chapter 12 Consumer Perception of French Retailers' Commitment to Sustainable Development. Chapter 13 Sustainable Management Education: A Graduate Skills Approach. Business and Sustainability: Concepts, Strategies and Changes. Critical Studies on Corporate Responsibility, Governance and Sustainability. Critical Studies on Corporate Responsibility, Governance and Sustainability. Copyright page.

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