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Stakeholders, the Environment and Society
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Stakeholders, the Environment and Society

9781843764595 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Sanjay Sharma, Dean and Professor of Management, Grossman School of Business, University of Vermont, Canada and Mark Starik, Walden University, US
Publication Date: 2004 ISBN: 978 1 84376 459 5 Extent: 336 pp
The role of stakeholders is integral to corporate sustainability as society increasingly demands that corporations play a role in achieving environmental objectives in addition to building shareholder wealth. In the first book to gather cutting-edge research on the interactions between stakeholders and organizations within the context of corporate sustainability, the contributors to this volume provide a diversity of perspectives from North America, Europe, and Oceania.

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The role of stakeholders is integral to corporate sustainability as society increasingly demands that corporations play a role in achieving environmental objectives in addition to building shareholder wealth. In the first book to gather cutting-edge research on the interactions between stakeholders and organizations within the context of corporate sustainability, the contributors to this volume provide a diversity of perspectives from North America, Europe, and Oceania.

The authors examine the role stakeholders play in influencing regulations on global issues such as climate change and national and regional problems. Stakeholder selection of companies and the sustainability issues they choose to target are explored, as are the ways in which organizations motivate them to participate in the evolution of holistic sustainable solutions. The interactions between stakeholder pressures, organizational characteristics and corporate sustainability practices are also covered. Finally, the volume provides an examination of the dynamic structure of organizational fields in the European automobile industry in order to analyze the factors that foster or hinder ecological modernization.

Academics, environmental consultants, sustainability managers, NGOs, and international development institutions will find this timely volume of great value.
Contributors
Contributors: F.G.A. de Bakker, R. de Leeuw, M.A. Delmas, N.A. Dentchev, D.R. Gallagher, V.W. Gerde, A. Heene, J.R. Hendry, J. Krozer, P.A. Memon, M. Ng, R.J. Orsato, L.M. Sama, J.W. Selsky, S. Sharma, M. Starik, M.W. Toffel, S.A. Welcomer, D. Wheeler, D. Windsor
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Contents: 1. Stakeholders, the Environment and Society: Multiple Perspectives, Emerging Consensus 2. Stakeholders and the Management of Freshwater Resources in New Zealand: A Critical Commons Perspective 3. Influential Environmental Stakeholders: A Grounded Model of Processes for Effecting Change 4. Stakeholder Influence Strategies for Smarter Growth 5. Toward Stakeholder Responsibility and Stakeholder Motivation: Systemic and Holistic Perspectives on Corporate Sustainability 6. Who Speaks for the Trees? Invoking an Ethic of Care to Give Voice to the Silent Stakeholder 7. Managing Organizational Project Risks of Stakeholder Demands in Industrial Investments 8. Organizational Innovation as an Opportunity for Sustainable Enterprise: Standardization as a Potential Constraint 9. Contributions of Product-Oriented Environmental Management to Corporate Sustainability 10. Institutional Pressure and Environmental Management Practices 11. Environmental Management Systems and Sustainability: A Framework for Understanding Stakeholder Influence 12. The Ecological Modernization of Organizational Fields: A Framework for Analysis Index

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