Organizational Change for Corporate Sustainability
A Guide for Leaders and Change Agents of the Future, 2nd Edition
Routledge – 2007 – 352 pages
The sustainability of business, both economically and ecologically, is one of this century’s key debates. In this fully revised and updated edition of their ground-breaking study of organizational change and corporate sustainability, Dexter Dunphy, Andrew Griffiths and Suzanne Benn argue that there are important benefits to the corporation in making changes for sustainability, and that a sustainable world is only possible with the formation of creative alliances between corporations, citizens and governments.
Bringing together global issues of ecological sustainability, strategic human resource management, organizational change, corporate social responsibility, leadership and community renewal, this book develops a unified approach to corporate sustainability and sets out a fully integrated plan of action to bring about corporate change. Drawing on the most recent field research, and including detailed examples of incremental and transformational changes, it represents an invaluable, practical introduction for leaders, managers and policy makers, and for all students of management, sustainability, environmental studies or organizational studies.
Part I: Towards Third Wave Corporations 1. Setting the Agenda for Corporate Sustainability 2. The Drivers of Change Part II: Managing the Persistent Past 3. Corporate Pre-Compliance and Compliance Part III: The Dominant Current Reality 4. Achieving Sustainable Operational 5. Sustainability: the Strategic Advantage 6. The Sustaining Corporation Part IV: Pathways to Sustainability 7. The Incremental Path 8. The Transformational Path 9. Leading Towards Sustainability
Dexter Dunphy is Distinguished Professor, University of Technology, Sydney. His research interests include corporate sustainability, the management of organizational change and human resource management. His publications include Corporate Governance and Sustainability: Challenges for Theory and Practice (2006, edited with Suzanne Benn).
Andrew Griffiths is an Associate Professor in Strategy and Sustainability at the University of Queensland. His areas of research include the impact of climate change on corporate strategy, management of corporate change and innovation, strategic issues relating to the pursuit of corporate sustainability. His publications includeSustainability: The Corporate Challenge of the Twenty-first Century (2000, co-edited).
Suzanne Benn is Associate Professor in School of Management, Faculty of Business, University of Technology (UTS), Sydney. Her research interests include governance, organizational change and partnerships and collaboration for sustainability. Her publications include Corporate Governance and Sustainability: Challenges for Theory and Practice (2006, edited with Dexter Dunphy).