Managing for the Environment: Understanding the Legal, Organizational, and Policy Challenges / Edition 1

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Named Best Book in Public and Nonprofit Management, 1999-2000
Academy of Management

Named Best Book in Environmental Management, 1999
American Society for Public Administration

Leaking landfills, oil contamination, illegal waste disposal, and pervasive air pollution . . . Today's managers and policy makers face a multitude of environmental challenges, choices, and opportunities. Some work in the public or private sectors. Some are regulators or regulated. Whether they are environmental specialists or not, managers must understand scientifically complex environmental mandates and shifting ambiguities in order to address them proactively. They must not only cultivate organizational awareness of environmental values, but also remain committed to engaging in these values.

The authors of Managing for the Environment draw from their extensive managing, consulting, and research experiences to give managers, elected officials, students, and concerned citizens the tools they need to address environmental issues effectively.

Authoritative, insightful, and the first of its kind to take a strategic management view, this book:

  • Describes current issues and trends in environmental affairs, including sustainable development, risk-based priority setting, managing for results, market incentives, and environmental justice
  • Explains what readers should know about environmental laws and their implementation
  • Shows how managers can incorporate environmental management concepts into their organizations' thinking by linking strategies, structures, and informational systems
  • Offers strategies for overcoming the political, economic, and organizationalobstacles to doing so
  • Provides methods for understanding, defining, and communicating environmental risks and responses to employees, the media, and communities
  • Presents constructive conflict resolution strategies for handling difficult environmental disputes
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Editorial Reviews

Edward P. Weber
O'Leary et al. have produced one of those 'must-have-it-on-my-shelf' books...[Managing for the Environment]creates a single comprehensive and readily understandable source of environmental management information for managers who are not specialists in the field, and [provides] environmental management specialists with a reasonably coherent, integrated, and multidisciplinary set of environmental principles, practices, and priorities. It offers a breadth and depth rarely found in a single volume [and] fills a serious void in the environmental management literature. It should become a mainstay in upper-division and graduate-level courses in environmental/natural resources policy and administration in short order. In fact, the value of this book is such that it should become required reading for more general, core management courses in both Masters of Public Administration and Masters in Business Administration programs.
Natural Resources & Environmental Administration
Gives managers, elected officials, students, and concerned citizens tools they need to address environmental issues effectively. Describes current issues in environmental affairs, explains essentials of environmental laws and their implementation, and shows how managers can incorporate environmental management concepts into their organizations. Provides methods for defining and communicating environmental risks to employees and communities, and presents conflict resolution strategies for handling disputes. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787910044
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/11/1998
  • Series: Business and Management Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 464
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 1.04 (d)

Meet the Author

ROSEMARY O'LEARY is a noted consultant and professor of public administration at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. ROBERT F. DURANT is professor of public administration and public policy in the Department of Political Science and the George Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. DANIEL J. FIORINO has written extensively on various environmental issues and strategies. He has over twenty years of experience in national environmental policy making. PAUL S. WEILAND, who is a J.D. candidate at Harvard Law School, has a Ph.D. in public policy from Indiana University.
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Table of Contents

The Authors
Pt. 1 Understanding Environmental Issues
1 Environmental Management: Policy Issues, Trends, and Trade-Offs 3
2 What Every Manager Should Know About Environmental Law 23
3 Seven Legal Trends That Every Manager Should Know 45
Pt. 2 Working with Stakeholders to Produce Environmental Values
4 Designing Effective Environmental Management Systems 77
5 Working with the Media 103
6 Working with Communities 131
7 Communicating Risk 164
8 Resolving Environmental Disputes 192
Pt. 3 Delivering Environmental Values
9 Building Strategic Environmental Information Systems 223
10 Managing Scientific and Technical Personnel 258
11 Managing Contracts and Grants 285
12 Adapting to Environmental Challenges: A Policymaker's Tool Kit 307
Pt. 4 Lessons
13 Principles, Practices, and Priorities for a New Century 339
Notes 359
References 363
Name Index 399
Subject Index 405
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