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The Oxford Handbook of Business and the Natural Environment

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Business and Management

Edited By: Pratima Bansal and Andrew J Hoffman

698 pages, b/w illustrations, tables

Oxford University Press

Hardback | Nov 2011 | #195633 | ISBN-13: 9780199584451
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NHBS Price: £110.00 $145/€125 approx

About this book

Environmental issues now loom large on the social, political, and business agenda. Over the past four decades, "corporate environmentalism" has emerged and been constantly redefined, from regulatory compliance to more recent management conceptions such as "pollution prevention", "total quality environmental management", "industrial ecology", "life cycle analysis", "environmental strategy", "environmental justice," and, most recently, "sustainable development."

As a result, understanding the intersection of business activity and environmental protection has become increasingly complex, and there has emerged a focus in academic research on business decision-making, firm behavior, and the protection of the natural environment. This Handbook reviews the state of the field as it grows into a mature area of study within management science, its achievements, and its future avenues of research. It brings together original contributions in the field along several lines of enquiry. The first six focus on disciplines as delineated in contemporary business schools: business strategy; policy and non-market strategies; organizational theory and behavior; operations and technology; marketing; and accounting and finance. The seventh section reviews emergent and associated perspectives, whilst a concluding section, written by long-standing leaders in the field, discusses the future outlook for research.


Part I: Introduction
1: Andrew J. Hoffman and Tima Bansal: Introduction

Part II: Business Strategy
2: Michael V. Russo and Amy Minto: Competitive Strategy
3: Petra Christmann and Glen Taylor: International Business and the Environment
4: Mike Lenox and Jeffrey G. York: Environmental Entrepreneurship
5: George Kassinis: The Value of Managing Stakeholders

Part III: Policy and Non-Market Strategies
6: Andrew King, Andrea M. Prado and Jorge Rivera: Industry Self-Regulation
7: David P. Baron and Tom P. Lyon: Environmental Governance
8: Cary Coglianese and Ryan Anderson: Business and Environmental Law

Part IV: Organizational Theory and Behavior
9: Lisa L. Shu and Max H. Bazerman: Cognitive Barriers to Environmental Action: Problems and Solutions
10: Leigh Plunkett Tost and Kimberly A. Wade-Benzoni: Intergenerational Beneficence and the Success of Sustainability Initiatives in Organizational Contexts
11: Jennifer Howard-Grenville and Stephanie Bertels: Bringing the Environment into Organizational Culture
12: Michael Lounsbury, Samantha Fairclough and Min-Dong Paul Lee: Institutional Approaches to Organizations and the Natural Environment
13: Magali A. Delmas and Michael W. Toffel: Institutional Pressures and Organizational Characteristics: Implications for Environmental Strategy
14: Klaus Weber and Sara B. Soderstrom: Social Movements, Business, and the Environment

Part V: Operations and Technology
15: Robert D. Klassen and Stephan Vachon: Greener Supply Chain Management
16: James D. Abbey and V. Daniel R. Guide, Jr.: Closed-Loop Supply Chains
17: Reid Lifset and Frank Boons: Industrial Ecology: Business Management in a Material World
18: Nigel P. Melville: Information Systems, Business, and the Natural Environment: Can Digital Business Transform Environmental Sustainability? Nigel P. Melville

Part VI: Marketing
19: Debra Scammon and Jenny Mish: From Green Marketing to Marketing for Environmental Sustainability
20: Andrew Gershoff and Julie R. Irwin: Why not Choose Green Consumer Decision Making for Environmentally Friendly Products
21: Timothy M. Devinney: Using Market Segmentation Approaches to Understand the Green Consumer

Part VII: Accounting and Finance
22: Rob Gray and Irene Herremans: Sustainability and Social Responsibility Reporting and the Emergence of the External Social Audits: The Struggle for Accountability? Rob Gray and Irene Herremans
23: Nola Buhr and Rob Gray: Environmental Management, Measurement and Accounting: Information for Decision and Control? Nola Buhr and Rob Gray
24: Charles Cho, Dennis Patten and Robin Roberts: Corporate Environmental Financial Reporting and Financial Markets
25: Rob Bauer and Jeroen Derwall: Values-driven and Profit-seeking Dimensions of Environmentally Responsible Investing
26: Jean-Louis Bertrand and Bernard Sinclair-Desgagn#: Environmental Risks and Financial Markets: A Two-Way Street
27: Bryan Routledge: Corporate Decision Making, Net Present Value, and the Environment

Part VIII: Emergent and Associated Perspectives
28: Krista Bondy and Dirk Matten: Corporate Social Responsibility
39: James E. Post: Business, Society and the Environment
30: Linda C. Forbes and John M. Jermier: The New Corporate Environmentalism and the Symbolic Management of Organizational Culture
31: Subhabrata Bobby Banerjee: Critical Perspectives on Business and the Natural Environment
32: David L. Levy and Benyamin B. Lichtenstein: Approaching Business and the Environment with Complexity Theory

Part IX: Future Perspectives
33: John R. Ehrenfeld: Beyond the Brave New World: Business for Sustainability
34: Nigel Roome: Looking Back, Thinking Forward: Distinguishing Between Weak and Strong Sustainability
35: Paul Shrivastava: Enterprise Sustainability 2.0: Aesthetics of Sustainability
36: John Elkington and Charmain Love: Tomorrow s C-Suite Agenda
37: Stuart L. Hart: The Third-Generation Corporation
38: Thomas N. Gladwin: Capitalism Critique: Systemic Limits On Business Harmony With Nature

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