Organizational Change for Corporate Sustainability
Routledge – 2014 – 280 pages
Since this classic book was first published in 2003, sustainability has increasingly become mainstream business for leading corporations, whilst the topic itself has also been a hotly debated political issue across the globe. The models originally discussed in the book have become more relevant with ever more examples of organizations at later stages in the development of corporate sustainability.
This new edition integrates new research and brings illustrative case studies up to date to reflect how new approaches affect change and leadership. For the first time, a new positive model of a future sustainable world is included - strengthened by references to the global financial crisis, burgeoning world population numbers, peak oil and the rise of China.
With new case studies including BP's Gulf oil spill and Tokyo Electric Company's nuclear reactor disaster, this new edition will again be core reading for students and researchers of sustainability and business, organizational change and corporate social responsibility.
Part I: Towards Third Wave Corporations 1. Setting the Agenda for Corporate Sustainability 2. The Drivers of Change Part II: Managing the Persistent Past: Dealing with First Wave Corporations 3. Corporate Pre-compliance and Compliance Part III: The Dominant Current Reality: Understanding and Reconstructing Second Wave Corporations 4. Achieving Sustainable Operational Efficiencies 5. Sustainability: The Strategic Advantage 6. The Sustaining Corporation Part IV: Pathways to Sustainability: Towards Third Wave Corporations 7. The Incremental Path 8. The Transformational Path 9. Leading Towards Sustainability
Suzanne Benn is Professor of Sustainable Enterprise in the School of Management at the University of Technology, Sydney's Business School in Australia
Dexter Dunphy is Emeritus Professor of Management at the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Andrew Griffiths is Professor of Business Sustainability and Strategy and Dean of the Business School at The University of Queensland, Australia, where he is also Director of the Sustainable Business Unit