The Oxford Handbook of Business and the Natural Environment

Paperback | July 8, 2013

byPratima Bansal, Andrew J. Hoffman

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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 qualityenvironmental 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 stateof 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 businessschools: 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 thefield, discusses the future outlook for research.

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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 qualityenvironmental management, industrial ecology, ...

Pratima Bansal is Director of the Centre for Building Sustainable Value and the Executive Director for the Network for Business Sustainability. In 2008, she was awarded the Aspen's Institute title of Faculty Pioneer for Academic Leadership. She also held the title of Faculty Scholar from 2008-2010, awarded by the University of Western...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:720 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.01 inPublished:July 8, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part I: Introduction1. Andrew J. Hoffman and Tima Bansal: IntroductionPart II: Business Strategy2. Michael V. Russo and Amy Minto: Competitive Strategy3. Petra Christmann and Glen Taylor: International Business and the Environment4. Mike Lenox and Jeffrey G. York: Environmental Entrepreneurship5. George Kassinis: The Value of Managing StakeholdersPart III: Policy and Non-Market Strategies6. Andrew King, Andrea M. Prado and Jorge Rivera: Industry Self-Regulation7. David P. Baron and Tom P. Lyon: Environmental Governance8. Cary Coglianese and Ryan Anderson: Business and Environmental LawPart IV: Organizational Theory and Behavior9. Lisa L. Shu and Max H. Bazerman: Cognitive Barriers to Environmental Action: Problems and Solutions10. Leigh Plunkett Tost and Kimberly A. Wade-Benzoni: Intergenerational Beneficence and the Success of Sustainability Initiatives in Organizational Contexts11. Jennifer Howard-Grenville and Stephanie Bertels: Bringing the Environment into Organizational Culture12. Michael Lounsbury, Samantha Fairclough and Min-Dong Paul Lee: Institutional Approaches to Organizations and the Natural Environment13. Magali A. Delmas and Michael W. Toffel: Institutional Pressures and Organizational Characteristics: Implications for Environmental Strategy14. Klaus Weber and Sara B. Soderstrom: Social Movements, Business, and the EnvironmentPart V: Operations and Technology15. Robert D. Klassen and Stephan Vachon: Greener Supply Chain Management16. James D. Abbey and V. Daniel R. Guide, Jr.: Closed-Loop Supply Chains17. Reid Lifset and Frank Boons: Industrial Ecology: Business Management in a Material World18. Nigel P. Melville: Information Systems, Business, and the Natural Environment: Can Digital Business Transform Environmental Sustainability? Nigel P. MelvillePart VI: Marketing19. Debra Scammon and Jenny Mish: From Green Marketing to Marketing for Environmental Sustainability20. Andrew Gershoff and Julie R. Irwin: Why not Choose Green Consumer Decision Making for Environmentally Friendly Products21. Timothy M. Devinney: Using Market Segmentation Approaches to Understand the Green ConsumerPart VII: Accounting and Finance22. 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 Herremans23. Nola Buhr and Rob Gray: Environmental Management, Measurement and Accounting: Information for Decision and Control? Nola Buhr and Rob Gray24. Charles Cho, Dennis Patten and Robin Roberts: Corporate Environmental Financial Reporting and Financial Markets25. Rob Bauer and Jeroen Derwall: Values-driven and Profit-seeking Dimensions of Environmentally Responsible Investing26. Jean-Louis Bertrand and Bernard Sinclair-Desgagne: Environmental Risks and Financial Markets: A Two-Way Street27. Bryan Routledge: Corporate Decision Making, Net Present Value, and the EnvironmentPart VIII: Emergent and Associated Perspectives28. Krista Bondy and Dirk Matten: Corporate Social Responsibility39. James E. Post: Business, Society and the Environment30. Linda C. Forbes and John M. Jermier: The New Corporate Environmentalism and the Symbolic Management of Organizational Culture31. Subhabrata Bobby Banerjee: Critical Perspectives on Business and the Natural Environment32. David L. Levy and Benyamin B. Lichtenstein: Approaching Business and the Environment with Complexity TheoryPart IX: Future Perspectives33. John R. Ehrenfeld: Beyond the Brave New World: Business for Sustainability34. Nigel Roome: Looking Back, Thinking Forward: Distinguishing Between Weak and Strong Sustainability35. Paul Shrivastava: Enterprise Sustainability 2.0: Aesthetics of Sustainability36. John Elkington and Charmain Love: Tomorrow s C-Suite Agenda37. Stuart L. Hart: The Third-Generation Corporation38. Thomas N. Gladwin: Capitalism Critique: Systemic Limits On Business Harmony With Nature