Sustainable Strategic Management : Strategic Management
This volume has been designed as a supplement to traditional texts in graduate and undergraduate strategic management courses. Few textbooks reflect the importance of sustainability and environmental protection. This book aims to fill this gap by including discussion of the natural environment.
- Paperback | 280 pages
- 161 x 230.6 x 12.4mm | 344.74g
- 05 Nov 2003
- Taylor & Francis Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- tables, figures, bibliographic references, index
Table of contents
Nine specialists from four continents address the following questions: is China moving toward the type of developmental state and sophisticated economic powerhouse associated with the East Asian miracle? does China's Leninist political system and the heritage of a state-run-heavy-industrial sector present too great a burden for successful transformation? and what is the likelihood that China's party-state will ultimately collapse in a fashion similar to the Leninist governments of Europe? The findings and analyses should prove interesting to followers of China, East Asia as a whole, and the European postcommunist transition.
"This is a visionary book that has the possibility of making a profound difference about how we think about the corporation and the way it should be managed. Its main advantage is to stretch and extend the ordinary concepts of strategic management to sustainability in a practical and morally compelling way." - Alfred Marcus, University of Minnesota; "This is the best book I have read on how to integrate business and the natural environment. The Steads show that strategic thinkers can be both pro business and pro environment." - R. Edward Freeman, University of Virginia; "Ed and Jean Stead are pioneers in developing practical tools for students and managers to build a sustainable world. They practice what they preach, and they both preach and practice a mindfulness for the earth and all its people. This book will open readers' minds to a way of doing business that serves all stakeholders. Sustainable Strategic Management is a 'must-read.'" - James E. Post, Boston University"