Sustainability Strategies For Industry: The Future Of Corporate Practice

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<p>Sustainability Strategies for Industry contains essays by members of the Greening of Industry Network that examine the emerging picture of sustainability and its implications for industry and for the relationship between industry and other social actors-consumers, employees, and the community at large. The book seeks to define sustainability in an industrial context, and addresses how the shift to sustainaibility will affect the role of industry in society, its managerial functions, and its relationships with stakeholders and the
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<p>Sustainability Strategies for Industry contains essays by members of the Greening of Industry Network that examine the emerging picture of sustainability and its implications for industry and for the relationship between industry and other social actors-consumers, employees, and the community at large. The book seeks to define sustainability in an industrial context, and addresses how the shift to sustainaibility will affect the role of industry in society, its managerial functions, and its relationships with stakeholders and the environment.<p>An introductory chapter establishes the scope of the book and its contents, sets out the historical context, and explores the unifying concepts and themes running through the text. Chapters examine.<p><li>the meaning of sustainability for industry from a theoretical stance <li>corporate environmentalism <li>company paradigms <li>technology <li>reporting and management systems <li>the role of networks and systems <li>developing country perspectives <li>implications for business research and management educatio.<p>Contributors-including Thomas Gladwin, Richard Welford, Andrew Hoffman, John Ehrenfeld, David Pearce, and others-offer a bold vision of the sustainable industrial organization of the future and the role and approach that managers in sustainable organizations will assume.<p>Sustainability Strategies for Industry represents an important work for those interested in the relationship between sustainability and environmental management and protection, and for those interested in the future direction of industrial organization. It will be a valuable text for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in business and economics, as well as in environmental studies programs, and for researchers interested in business strategy and interactions between business practice and the environment.
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Table of Contents

Foreword
 
Introduction: Sustainable Development and the Industrial Firm
 
PART I. Context and Concepts
Chapter 1. Economic Globalization and Ecological Sustainability: Searching for Truth and Reconciliation
Chapter 2. Corporate Environmentalism, Sustainability, and Management Studies
Chapter 3. Toward Sustainable Production and Consumption: A Conceptual Framework
 
PART II. The Character of the Emerging Paradigm
Chapter 4. A Dinosaur's Survival Kit—Tools and Strategies for Sustainability
Chapter 5. Cosy (Company Oriented Sustainability)
Chapter 6. Cultural Development Strategies and Sustainability: A Case Study of the Body Shop
Chapter 7. Sustainable Technology Management: The Role of Networks of Learning
 
PART III. The Industrial Organization in Social Context
Chapter 8. Backcasting: An Example of Sustainable Washing Philip Vergragt and Marjan Van Der Wel
Chapter 9. Thirty Cabbages: Diversity of Perspective to Catalyze Redesign in the Agrochemical Industry
Chapter 10. Sustainable Forestry Management as a Model for Sustainable Industry: A Case Study of the Swedish Approach
 
PART IV. The Industrial Organization In Global Context
Chapter 11. Sustainable Production Paradigms for Greenfield Economies
Chapter 12. International Cooperation, Technology, and the Sustainability Challenge
 
Conclusion: Implications for Management Practice, Education, and Research
 
References
Index
The Greening of Industry Network Coordinators

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