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