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Sustainability Strategies for Industry : The Future Of Corporate Practice - Nigel Roome

Sustainability Strategies for Industry

The Future Of Corporate Practice

By: Nigel Roome (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st August 1998
ISBN: 9781559635998
Number Of Pages: 332

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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.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.the meaning of sustainability for industry from a theoretical stance corporate environmentalism company paradigms technology reporting and management systems the role of networks and systems developing country perspectives implications for business research and management educatio.Contributors -- including Thomas Gladwin, Richard Welford, Andrew Hoffman, John Ehrenfeld, and David Pearce -- offer a bold vision of the sustainable industrial organization of the future and the role and approach that managers in sustainable organizations will assume.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.

Introduction: Sustainable Development and the Industrial Firmp. 1
Economic Globalization and Ecological Sustainability: Searching for Truth and Reconciliationp. 27
Corporate Environmentalism; Sustainability, and Management Studiesp. 55
Toward Sustainable Production and Consumption: A Conceptual Frameworkp. 75
A Dinosaur's Survival Kit: Tools and Strategies for Sustainabilityp. 99
COSY (Company Oriented SustainabilitY)p. 115
Cultural Development Strategies and Sustainability: A Case Study of the Body Shopp. 127
Sustainable Technology Management: The Role of Networks of Learningp. 145
Backcasting: An Example of Sustainable Washingp. 171
Thirty Cabbages: Diversity of Perspective to Catalyze Redesign in the Agrochemical Industryp. 185
Sustainable Forestry Management as a Model for Sustainable Industry: A Case Study of the Swedish Approachp. 203
Sustainable Production Paradigms for Greenfield Economiesp. 225
International Cooperation, Technology, and the Sustainability Challengep. 243
Conclusion: Implications for Management Practice, Education, and Researchp. 259
Referencesp. 277
About the Contributorsp. 303
Indexp. 309
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ISBN: 9781559635998
ISBN-10: 1559635991
Series: Greening of Industry Network Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 332
Published: 1st August 1998
Publisher: ISLAND PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.3  x 1.85
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 2