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Business & Sustainability [electronic resource] : Concepts, Strategies and Changes

By: Contributor(s): Material type: Computer fileComputer filePublisher number: 9781780524382Series: Critical Studies on Corporate Responsibility, Governance and Sustainability, 3Publication details: Bradford : Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2011.ISBN:
  • 9781780524399
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: Print version:: Business & Sustainability : Concepts, Strategies and ChangesDDC classification:
  • 658.4/083 658.408
LOC classification:
  • HD30.255
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Contents:
Front Cover; Business and Sustainability: Concepts, Strategies and Changes; Copyright Page; Contents; List of Tables; List of Figures; List of Contributors; Editorial Advisory and Review Board; About the Editors; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Contributions of the book; Overview of the contents; PART I CONCEPTUALIZING BUSINESS ENGAGEMENT WITH SUSTAINABILITY; Chapter 1 Conceptualizing sustainability: the business opportunity; Why change?; A perfect storm of change; The trajectory of change; What is sustainability?; The journey to sustainability; Building change capability in organizations
Chapter 5 The longitudinal evolution of environmental ''ecopreneurs'' from the 1990s: Mergers and acquisitions and the waste management industryMethodology of the TracEE PROJECT; Introducing the sample; Growth through mergers and acquisitions; Final thoughts; Notes; Acknowledgment; References; Chapter 6 Sustainable business and local economic development; Local economic development and eco-efficient business; Local economic development and eco-effective business; Sustainability as global and fair trade; Conclusion; References; Chapter 7 Managerial perceptions of sustainability
Costing externalities
Finding change leadersCreating the learning organization; Summary; References; Chapter 2 Integral response-abilities for sustainable organizing and managing; Understanding responsiveness; From responsibility toward the ''ability to respond'' and relational responsibilities; Integral responsive responsibility in and of organizations; Pragmatics for personal spheres of the interior (the intra-world of consciousness); Conclusion - Implications and perspectives for future research; Notes; Acknowledgment; References; Chapter 3 Human factors and ergonomics for business sustainability
Human factors and ergonomics definedHow are sustainable development and human factors and ergonomics related?; Case studies of human factors and ergonomics contributing to business sustainability; The case for a systems HF/E approach to sustainable development; Conclusion; References; Chapter 4 Beyond competition: an exploration of the ethics and aesthetics of partnership; Aesthetics: a new organizational theory?; Aesthetic manipulation; The history of the Treaty of Waitangi; Mamacrori and aesthetics; Conclusions; References; PART II BUSINESS SUSTAINABILITY: OPPORTUNITIES AND STRATEGIES
Research methodBusiness and sustainability; Results and discussion; Companies' sustainability initiatives, practices, and impacts; Concluding remarks; References; Chapter 8 Communicating sustainability, but producing pollution: the case of the BP oil spill; The three crises; Reputational capital; Corporate image; Organisational identity; Communication errors; The media interface; So to the future?; Conclusion; References; Chapter 9 The sustainability debate and accounting; The case for reform; Sustainability; A critical perspective of theory underpinning accounting; Recognizing externalities
Summary: 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.
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Front Cover; Business and Sustainability: Concepts, Strategies and Changes; Copyright Page; Contents; List of Tables; List of Figures; List of Contributors; Editorial Advisory and Review Board; About the Editors; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Contributions of the book; Overview of the contents; PART I CONCEPTUALIZING BUSINESS ENGAGEMENT WITH SUSTAINABILITY; Chapter 1 Conceptualizing sustainability: the business opportunity; Why change?; A perfect storm of change; The trajectory of change; What is sustainability?; The journey to sustainability; Building change capability in organizations

Chapter 5 The longitudinal evolution of environmental ''ecopreneurs'' from the 1990s: Mergers and acquisitions and the waste management industryMethodology of the TracEE PROJECT; Introducing the sample; Growth through mergers and acquisitions; Final thoughts; Notes; Acknowledgment; References; Chapter 6 Sustainable business and local economic development; Local economic development and eco-efficient business; Local economic development and eco-effective business; Sustainability as global and fair trade; Conclusion; References; Chapter 7 Managerial perceptions of sustainability

Costing externalities

Finding change leadersCreating the learning organization; Summary; References; Chapter 2 Integral response-abilities for sustainable organizing and managing; Understanding responsiveness; From responsibility toward the ''ability to respond'' and relational responsibilities; Integral responsive responsibility in and of organizations; Pragmatics for personal spheres of the interior (the intra-world of consciousness); Conclusion - Implications and perspectives for future research; Notes; Acknowledgment; References; Chapter 3 Human factors and ergonomics for business sustainability

Human factors and ergonomics definedHow are sustainable development and human factors and ergonomics related?; Case studies of human factors and ergonomics contributing to business sustainability; The case for a systems HF/E approach to sustainable development; Conclusion; References; Chapter 4 Beyond competition: an exploration of the ethics and aesthetics of partnership; Aesthetics: a new organizational theory?; Aesthetic manipulation; The history of the Treaty of Waitangi; Mamacrori and aesthetics; Conclusions; References; PART II BUSINESS SUSTAINABILITY: OPPORTUNITIES AND STRATEGIES

Research methodBusiness and sustainability; Results and discussion; Companies' sustainability initiatives, practices, and impacts; Concluding remarks; References; Chapter 8 Communicating sustainability, but producing pollution: the case of the BP oil spill; The three crises; Reputational capital; Corporate image; Organisational identity; Communication errors; The media interface; So to the future?; Conclusion; References; Chapter 9 The sustainability debate and accounting; The case for reform; Sustainability; A critical perspective of theory underpinning accounting; Recognizing externalities

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.