Corporate Environmental Strategy: The Avalanche of Change since Bhopal

Overview

One of the most devastating environmental disasters of all time, the 1984 Union Carbide plant explosion at Bhopal, India, forever changed the way corporations view environmental performance. Now, in this groundbreaking book, one of the business world's most highly regarded environmental consultants tells the complete inside story of how, in the wake of Bhopal, four multinational corporations have successfully transformed environmental performance from a major liability to a major asset. In the process, he ...
See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (13) from $1.99   
  • New (3) from $28.00   
  • Used (10) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$28.00
Seller since 2007

Feedback rating:

(334)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
1st Edition, Fine/Fine- SIGNED, INSCRIBED by author on front endpaper. DJ lightly rubbed, o.w. clean, bright and tight. No ink names, tears, chips, foxing, etc. Price unclipped. ... ISBN 0471106275 Read more Show Less

Ships from: Troy, NY

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$48.00
Seller since 2005

Feedback rating:

(49)

Condition: New
1995 Hard cover New in new dust jacket. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 180 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade.

Ships from: San Marino, CA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$58.77
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:

(213)

Condition: New

Ships from: Chicago, IL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Sending request ...

Overview

One of the most devastating environmental disasters of all time, the 1984 Union Carbide plant explosion at Bhopal, India, forever changed the way corporations view environmental performance. Now, in this groundbreaking book, one of the business world's most highly regarded environmental consultants tells the complete inside story of how, in the wake of Bhopal, four multinational corporations have successfully transformed environmental performance from a major liability to a major asset. In the process, he extracts a set of general principles which can be integrated successfully with any corporation's strategic planning and redesign process.

Writing in an accessible journalistic style, Bruce Piasecki describes how the world business community was rocked by the Bhopal debacle, and explains why, while some companies were plowed under by the avalanche of change that ensued, others, including Union Carbide, ARCO, AT&T, and Warner-Lambert, went on to strengthen their competitive positions. In his vivid account of the steps taken by those companies to improve environmental performance, Piasecki clearly identifies four distinct approaches to the same problem. He shows precisely how and why each company's efforts were rewarded, not only with environmental breakthroughs but with improved financial performance as well. In a series of dramatic case histories, Piasecki reveals, for the first time, the full details of the initiatives taken at each company, including:
* Union Carbide and the development of strict auditing standards
* ARCO and the development of environment-friendly gasoline
* AT&T and the role of strategic alliances in the initiative to eliminate CFCs from electronics production
* Warner-Lambert and the drive to develop truly biodegradable plastics

At a time when the fate of many companies hinges on the environmental strategies they adopt, this book offers managers an unparalleled opportunity to learn from the success stories of four companies that have transformed themselves into environmentally progressive firms. More importantly, it shows them how to apply the lessons they learn to their own organizations.

"Bruce Piasecki is a keen observer of the arena where corporate politics and environmental goals intersect. His new book Corporate Environmental Strategy contains invaluable insights into the coming change for the positive in ecological affairs." -- Gregg Easterbrook Newsweek

"This is a book for policy and opinion leaders, managers, and businesspeople. While others talk about 'green marketing,' Piasecki tackles the harder task of showing how environmental improvement can be used as a strategic asset by industry to gain competitive advantage." -- from the Foreword by Bill Perkins and Ellen Lepper Founding Partners The Potomac Communications Group

"Corporate Environmental Strategy will contribute to society's understanding that the environmental protection initiative in the United States has moved from polarization to partnership." -- Thomas S. Davis E&S Engineering Affairs AT&T

"Bruce Piasecki is that rare academician who has a practical understanding of the challenges faced by environmental managers." -- Charles L. Grizzle The Grizzle Company and former EPA Assistant Administrator

Here is the inside story of how four major multinational corporations proved that responsible environmental policy is not only right--it's profitable. Union Carbide, ARCO, AT&T, and Warner-Lambert successfully transformed environmental performance from a major liability to a major asset. The methods they developed can be applied in virtually any industrial setting to increase competitiveness and add luster to the corporate image.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

David Rouse
Piasecki argues that companies must move beyond "green marketing" and make systemic changes in their environmental strategies and management policies. He notes that such changes will be made as corporations discover that consumers now clearly demand practices that lead to a cleaner environment. Piasecki is director of the Environmental Management Program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, founder of the environmental consulting firm American Hazard Control Group, and author of "Beyond Dumping" (1994) and "In Search of Environmental Excellence" (1990). He uses Union Carbide, ARCO, AT & T, and Warner-Lambert as in-depth case studies to show that more is needed than mere regulatory compliance, how improved technology is more instrumental than regulation in achieving environmental goals, how multinational corporations may be better than countries at effecting change, and how environmental concerns can drive product development.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471106272
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/20/1995
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 180
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.57 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Meet the Author

BRUCE W. PIASECKI, PhD, is Director of the Environmental Management Program, Lally Management Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is also the founder and President of the American Hazard Control Group, an environmental management consulting firm whose clients include the American Plastics Council, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, Hoechst Celanese, the United States Congress, and the EPA. He is the editor of the Journal of Corporate Environmental Strategy and the author of many influential books and articles on environmental management issues. Other prestigious titles by Dr. Piasecki include Beyond Dumping, America's Future in Toxic Waste Management, and In Search of Environmental Excellence which received the Nature Society Book of the Year Award for 1990.
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

FRAMING THE ISSUES.

The Avalanche of Change.

When to Play by the Rules, When to Change the Game.

THE FUNDAMENTAL KINDS OF CHANGE.

Change from Above: Union Carbide and Reactive Strategies.

Change by Strategy: ARCO and New Product Development.

Changing Business as Usual: An Examination of Leading Options.

Cascading Change: AT&T and the Role of Strategic Alliances.

Enabling Change: Warner-Lambert and the Risks of Radical Innovation.

THE FUTURE OF CORPORATE ENVIRONMENTAL STRATEGY.

In Nature We Trust.

Epilogue: Measuring Environmental Excellence.

Appendices.

Endnotes.

Additional Notes.

Index.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)