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Title Business and sustainability : concepts, strategies and changes / edited by Gabriel Eweje, Martin Perry.
Imprint Bingley, UK : Emerald Group, 2011.
Edition 1st ed.

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Series Critical studies on corporate responsibility, governance and sustainability ; v. 3
Critical studies on corporate responsibility, governance and sustainability ; v. 3.
Subject Social responsibility of business.
Business -- Environmental aspects.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Alt Name Eweje, Gabriel.
Perry, Martin.
Description 1 online resource (xxx, 308 pages) : illustrations.
Edition 1st ed.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Conceptualizing business engagement with sustainability. Conceptualizing sustainability: the business opportunity / Dexter Dunphy -- Integral response-abilities for sustainable organizing and managing / Wendelin M Küpers -- Human factors and ergonomics for business sustainability / Craig Brown and Stephen Legg -- Beyond competition: an exploration of the ethics and aesthetics of partnership / Ralph Bathurst and Margot Edwards -- Business sustainability: opportunities and strategies. The longitudinal evolution of environmental "ecopreneurs" from the 1990s: mergers and acquisitions and the waste management industry / Diane Holt -- Sustainable business and local economic development / Martin Perry and Martina Battisti -- Managerial perceptions of sustainability / Gabriel Eweje -- Communicating sustainability, but producing pollution: the case of the BP oil spill / Margaret Brunton -- The sustainability debate and accounting / David Russell -- Stakeholder management and facilitating change for sustainability. Sustainability as stakeholder management / Minyu Wu -- Sustainability-driving behavioral change: is it as easy as we believe? / Michael Field and Joanne Tunna -- Consumer perception of French retailer's commitment to sustainable development / Valérie Charrière and Sophie Morin-Delerm -- Sustainable management education: a graduate skills approach / Sharon Ayson.
Summary "Purpose -- The purpose of this paper is to review research and strategies in Australian business education that aim to foster graduate capabilities in sustainability concepts and practices, also to present a case study of teaching practice along with ideas for future development. Design/methodology/approach -- The authors report on a research project by seven Australian universities, with financial support from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC), on how to develop and grade graduate capabilities with sustainability identified as a core graduate skill. An example is presented from the Faculty of Business and Economics of a strategy in action - the use of a case study (centered on sustainability practices at the university) to enhance the skills of merit scholars. Findings -- Corporate social responsibility is a well-established concept in business management theory, with sustainability principles emerging as a core feature. In the higher education sector, the spirit may be willing, but training in the application of these principles has been implemented as an add-on rather than an embedded part of the curriculum. Although efforts are being made to find ways of nurturing graduate capabilities in sustainability practice, a significant obstacle is the lack of teaching models and materials. The authors offer findings from the ALTC graduate skills project as well as a case study of implementation. Originality/value --The authors report on practical innovations in fostering business graduate skills in implementing sustainability principles, assess the utility of current education practice and present some suggestions for future learning and teaching strategies."--Publisher's website.
ISBN 9781780524399 (electronic bk.)
1780524390 (electronic bk.)
9781780524382 (print)
1780524382 (print)
OCLC # 772505533
Additional Format Print version: Business and sustainability. Emerald Group 2011 9781780524382 (OCoLC)749870404