Organizational Change for Corporate Sustainability

Organizational Change for Corporate Sustainability

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Overview

Organizational Change for Corporate Sustainability by Suzanne Benn, Melissa Edwards, Tim Williams

Since this classic book was first published in 2003, sustainability has increasingly become mainstream business for leading corporations, whilst the topic itself has also been a hotly debated political issue across the globe. The sustainability phase models originally discussed in the book have become more relevant with ever more examples of organizations at later stages in the development of corporate sustainability.

Bringing together global issues of ecological sustainability, strategic human resource management, organizational change, corporate social responsibility, leadership and community renewal, this new edition of the book further develops its unified approach to corporate sustainability and its plan of action to bring about corporate change. It integrates new research and brings illustrative case studies up to date to reflect how new approaches affect change and leadership. For the first time, a new positive model of a future sustainable world is included - strengthened by references to the global financial crisis, burgeoning world population numbers and the rise of China.

With new case studies including BP's Gulf oil spill and Tokyo Electric Company's nuclear reactor disaster, this new edition will again be core reading for students and researchers of sustainability and business, organizational change and corporate social responsibility.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781317214496
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 07/11/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 342
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Suzanne Benn is Professor of Sustainable Enterprise in the School of Management at the University of Technology, Sydney's Business School in Australia

Dexter Dunphy is Emeritus Professor of Management at the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

Andrew Griffiths is Professor of Business Sustainability and Strategy and Dean of the Business School at The University of Queensland, Australia, where he is also Director of the Sustainable Business Unit

Table of Contents

Part I: Towards Third Wave Corporations  1. Setting the Agenda for Corporate Sustainability  2. The Drivers of Change  Part II: Managing the Persistent Past: Dealing with First Wave Corporations  3. Corporate Pre-compliance and Compliance  Part III: The Dominant Current Reality: Understanding and Reconstructing Second Wave Corporations  4. Achieving Sustainable Operational Efficiencies  5. Sustainability: The Strategic Advantage  6. The Sustaining Corporation  Part IV: Pathways to Sustainability: Towards Third Wave Corporations  7. The Incremental Path  8. The Transformational Path  9. Leading Towards Sustainability 

Chapter 1
This chapter explains the pressing reasons for corporations to implement sustainability and summarises the key points of the sustainability phase model in terms of human and ecological sustainability.

Chapter 2
This chapter provides a detailed description of the drivers of change towards sustainability, summarising the key points of the business case for sustainability

Chapter 3
This chapter gives examples of organisations that are either rejecting or being non-responsive to sustainability. It defines compliance and explains the changes that need to be made for the organisation to reach compliance.

Chapter 4
This chapter explains what it means to be in the efficiency phase of sustainability, and summarises the key steps that organisations need to take to reach this phase.

Chapter 5
This chapter explains what it means to be in the strategic proactivity phase of sustainability, and summarises the key steps that organisations need to take to reach this phase.

Chapter 6
This chapter explains what it means to be in the ideal phase of sustainability, and summarises the key steps that organisations need to take to reach this phase.

Chapter 7
This chapter sets out the steps involved in incremental change for sustainability and shows how it relates to the phase model.

Chapter 8
This chapter sets out the steps involved in transformational change for sustainability and shows how it relates to the phase model.

Chapter 9
This chapter explains the importance of change agent mastery and summarises different approaches to leadership and how they might progress sustainability.

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