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Sustainable Business

Theory and Practice of Business under Sustainability Principles Edited by Geoffrey Wells, formerly University of South Australia
Recent surveys of international CEOs confirm that companies increasingly see sustainability as critical to their business strategy. The rigorous academic framework for the field of sustainable business required to respond to this need is now emerging. This book presents important new work in the theory of the sustainable firm, in the application of sustainability principles to key management disciplines, in sustainable business in practice, and in the international challenges that are critical to sustainability demands.
Extent: 304 pp
Hardback Price: $136.00 Web: $122.40
Publication Date: 2013
ISBN: 978 1 78100 185 1
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  • Business and Management
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Strategic Management
  • Economics and Finance
  • Environmental Economics
  • Environment
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Environmental Economics
Recent surveys of international CEOs confirm that companies increasingly see sustainability as critical to their business strategy. The rigorous academic framework for the field of sustainable business required to respond to this need is now emerging. This book presents important new work in the theory of the sustainable firm, in the application of sustainability principles to key management disciplines, in sustainable business in practice, and in the international challenges that are critical to sustainability demands.

Sustainable Business will prove invigorating for both undergraduate and graduate students on business, society and sustainability themed courses. Policymakers and practitioners will find the urgent global sustainability issues and sub-disciplines essential.
‘This is an immensely useful and important book. By applying sustainability theory and practice to all areas of business management for firms of all sizes it has the potential to make a significant difference to the long term viability of businesses and the societies in which they operate.’
– Juliet Roper, The University of Waikato, New Zealand
Contributors: J. Benson, J. Chia, N. Chileshe, N. Evans, E.C. Fein, S.K. Lodhia, S. Pullen, J. Ratnatunga, S. Sandhu, S.R. Sardeshmukh, J. Sawyer, C.M. Scott-Young, M.P. Shanahan, A. Sharp, J. Shen, A. Tziner, V. Waye, G. Wells, L. Wilson, G. Zillante, J. Zuo
Contents:

Introduction: Historical and Emerging Themes in Sustainable Business
Geoffrey Wells

PART I: THE SUSTAINABLE FIRM
1. Towards an Integrated Conceptual Framework for Corporate Social and Environmental Sustainability
Sukhbir Sandhu

2. Developing and Communicating Social Capital for Sustainable Organizations and their Communities
Joy Chia

3. The Sustainable Firm as an Ethical Construct
Geoffrey Wells

PART II: SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
4. Sustainability Accounting and Reporting: An Overview, Contemporary Developments and Research Possibilities
Sumit Lodhia

5. Carbon Accounting and Carbon Auditing for Business
Janek Ratnatunga

6. Sustainable Marketing in Principle and Practice
Anne Sharp

7. Socially Responsible Human Resource Management: A Conceptual Framework
Jie Shen and John Benson

8. Examining the Influence of Common Core Virtues in Leader-Member Exchange (LMX): Connecting Virtue-based Leadership Traits to Sustainable Performance in a Moderated Mediation Model
Erich C. Fein and Aharon Tziner

9. Strategic Risk Assessment for Pursuing Sustainable Business in the Construction Industry: Diagnostic Models
Nicholas Chileshe, Lou Wilson, Jian Zuo, George Zillante and Stephen Pullen

PART III: SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS IN PRACTICE
10. Sustainable Entrepreneurship in Family Businesses
Shruti R. Sardeshmukh

11. Innovation in Sustainable Business Practices: Greening the Family Firm
Christina M. Scott-Young

12. Sustainability in the Retail and Services Sector
Janet Sawyer and Nina Evans

13. Appraising Corporate Sustainability of Construction Contractors: Concepts and Approaches
Jian Zuo, Lou Wilson, George Zillante, Stephen Pullen and Nicholas Chileshe

PART IV: INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENT OF SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS
14. International Trade Law, Climate Change and Carbon Footprinting
Vicki Waye

15. The Economics of Climate Change: The Stern and Garnaut Reports and their Implications for Business
Martin P. Shanahan

Index