Greening Business: Research, Theory, and Practice by Ian Worthington

Greening Business: Research, Theory, and Practice

byIan Worthington

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Environmental protection has increasingly become a business issue at both the strategic and operational level for businesses of all sizes and across all continents. Greening Business is a comprehensive and highly contemporary analysis of the business/natural environment interface. Supported by numerous examples of current environmental practices in industry and commerce, the book examines why, when, and how businesses have responded to the growing pressures from governments, citizens, and other stakeholders to improve on their environmental performance. Focusing on the firmas the primary unit of analysis, the book examines the major drivers of corporate ecological responsiveness and critically investigates the nature and range of business responses in both theory and practice. It offers a detailed analysis of the contested business case for corporate greening, using insights from current strategy and management theory, including the resource-based view of the firm, and discusses the ways in which a firm can incorporate its concern for environmental protection into itsday-to-day operations and decisions and through its strategic posture. It concludes with a discussion of the notion of the ecologically sustainable enterprise.

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Ian Worthington BA (Hons), PhD is Emeritus Professor of Corporate Sustainability in the Leicester Business School at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. In an academic career spanning over 30 years, Ian has taught on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses on business and management, specialising in the external con...
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Title:Greening Business: Research, Theory, and PracticeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.03 inPublished:December 22, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199535221

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Table of Contents

Section One: Mapping the Territory1. Organizations and the Natural Environment: the Two Faces of BusinessSection Two: Greening Business in Context2. The Emergence of Corporate Environmentalism3. Government, Business, and the Natural Environment: Policy InstrumentsSection Three: Theortical and Empirical Perspectives4. Why Firms Go Green: Drivers and Motivations5. Models of Corporate Greening6. Examining the Business Case for Corporate Greening7. SMEs and the EnvironmentSection Four: Greening Business in Practice8. Green Strategies9. Environmental Management Systems10. Greening Business FunctionsSection five: Conclusion11. Towards the Ecologically Sustainable Business Organization?