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Business Management and Environmental Stewardship: Environmental Thinking as a Prelude to Management Action

By: Robert Staib

Palgrave

Paperback | Apr 2009 | #180410 | ISBN-13: 9780230535619
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About this book

This is the only book to consider not only the environmental outcomes of an individual business, but of its contribution to its business sector and the natural environment. Features include: increasingly important and timely subject matter; built on contributions from international authors; multidisciplinary coverage, reflecting the complexity of the environmental issues that challenge all management disciplines; each chapter will contain topical case studies relevant to the contributor's experience; there's a focus on business environmental management in China, important due to this economic giant's increasing effect environmentally on today's business; well structured, with a framework based on the academic disciplines studied in a typical MBA/Postgraduate course; has the potential to provide valuable preliminary insights into developing the capacity for lifelong learning in business and to enhance personal development in environmental thinking.

There is a need to integrate environmental issues with business management philosophies and practices. This is a book about environmental thinking as a prelude to management action. The author illuminates the environmental issues surrounding the individual organization, but also its contribution to the sector and natural environment.

CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title for 2009 '...it is [the] multiplicity of expertise which makes this book so valuable. Rather than being a quick summary on the environment and business by one author, the book requires close study on specialist areas such as sustainability, marketing and investment, to cite just a few. Firm and careful editing renders the book a cohesive whole, with boxes for case studies and conclusions, and numerous graphs appearing throughout.' - Gordon Harris, Professional Manager


Contents

List of Tables; List of Figures; Acknowledgements (may need to be revised); Contributing authors; The Need for Change; Robert Staib; Part I Corporate Strategy and Direction; Philosophies of Business, Society and Environment; James Hazelton; Strategic Direction and Management; Alfred A. Marcus; Leadership for Sustainability; Suzanne Benn & Dexter Dunphy; Environmental Economics & Stewardship; Dodo J. Thampapillai and Bo Ohlmer; Part I - Case study material: Internet sources; Part II - Management of Operations; Human Resources; Robin Kramar; Environmental Marketing; Michael Polonsky; Organization: Structures, Frameworks, Reporting; Arun Sahay; Operations; Wang Yong & Robert Staib; Technology Management; Robert Staib; Part II - Case study: Tata Steel of India; Part III - Support Operations and Business Case; Finance and Investment; Rory Sullivan and Craig Mackenzie; Sustainability Accounting and Reporting; Lorne Cummings; Legal Aspects and Compliance; Patricia Ryan; Part III - Case study: Sustainability Reporting and Corporate Governance; Conclusions and the Business Case; Robert Staib.

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Biography

ROBERT STAIB is an Environmental Management Consultant and Visiting Fellow, Graduate School of the Environment, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.

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