Sustainability Strategies for Industry: The Future of Corporate Practice / Edition 2

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Overview

<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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781559635998
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/1998
  • Series: The Greening of Industry Network Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 332
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction: Sustainable Development and the Industrial Firm 1
Ch. 1 Economic Globalization and Ecological Sustainability: Searching for Truth and Reconciliation 27
Ch. 2 Corporate Environmentalism; Sustainability, and Management Studies 55
Ch. 3 Toward Sustainable Production and Consumption: A Conceptual Framework 75
Ch. 4 A Dinosaur's Survival Kit: Tools and Strategies for Sustainability 99
Ch. 5 COSY (Company Oriented SustainabilitY) 115
Ch. 6 Cultural Development Strategies and Sustainability: A Case Study of the Body Shop 127
Ch. 7 Sustainable Technology Management: The Role of Networks of Learning 145
Ch. 8 Backcasting: An Example of Sustainable Washing 171
Ch. 9 Thirty Cabbages: Diversity of Perspective to Catalyze Redesign in the Agrochemical Industry 185
Ch. 10 Sustainable Forestry Management as a Model for Sustainable Industry: A Case Study of the Swedish Approach 203
Ch. 11 Sustainable Production Paradigms for Greenfield Economies 225
Ch. 12 International Cooperation, Technology, and the Sustainability Challenge 243
Conclusion: Implications for Management Practice, Education, and Research 259
References 277
About the Contributors 303
Index 309
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