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Principles of Ecology and Management

International Challenges for Future Practitioners

Alan Sitkin

ISBN: 978-1-906884-43-7 hbk; 978-1-906884-23-9 pbk
DOI: 10.23912/978-1-906884-43-7-1383


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For more than a decade now, business gurus have been advising managers to embark upon the kinds of environmental processes that will allow their companies to survive and thrive in the face of a mounting ecological imperative. The big question for students of business is therefore not why companies should go green, but rather why so little progress has been achieved so far. Hence the unique focus of this book, which turns the table on the cheerleading attitudes customarily associated with many green business texts to highlight instead the factors impeding the much desired transition towards greater corporate environmentalism. By gaining a more realistic understanding of these obstacles, readers will be able to develop a fuller sense of how they might be overcome.

Principles of Ecology and Management - International Challenges for Future Practitioners guides readers through the key issues in this exciting new field with a clear structure incorporating:
• Chapter-relevant case studies
• Glossary of key terms and green business vocabulary
• In-chapter business argument highlights
• Thinking points' in chapter margins to encourage further reflection

The book is also unique in analysing corporate environmentalism from a financial, economic and commercial perspective instead of repeating the well known ethical arguments. Lastly, it is also new because it has been written by a business school professor specifically for business students. The basic idea is that the ecological imperative is destined to have a lasting effect on future professionals' careers.
Accompanied by full online support:
  • Student online resource centre featuring advanced materials for deeper analysis, additional case studies with questions, revision tips and further references
  • Tutor online resource centre featuring case study answers, seminar schemes (assignments 'requiring preparation' as well as 'in-class activities') and lecturer PowerPoint slides.

Readership


Suitable for Undergraduate level 3, MBA/Masters, Executive courses. Subject Areas: Business/Management Strategy, Sustainable Business/Management, Business/Management and Ecology, Business/Management and Society, Business/Management Ethics, Social Business/Management/Entrepreneurship.

Pub Date: March 2011





Table of contents

Contents, Preface, Foreword and Copyright

Chapter 1 Introduction to Ecology and Management
Section I. The ecological mindset
Section II. Basic science for managers
Section III. The estrangement of management and ecology

Chapter 2 Resource Depletion
Section I. Energy inputs
Section II. Non-energy inputs

Chapter 3 Pollution
Section I. Pollution science
Section II. Environmental impacts
Section III. Sectorial factors

Chapter 4 Environmental Economics and Politics
Section I. Environmental economics
Section II. Environmental politics

Chapter 5 Corporate Greening Strategies
Section I. Implementing the transition
Section II. Controls and measurements

Chapter 6 Green Operations
Section I. Green knowledge management
Section II. Green value chain functions

Chapter 7 Green Marketing
Section II. Corporate initiatives

Chapter 8 Ecology and International Business
Section I. Multinational enterprises and the environment
Section II. International dilemmas

Chapter 9 Green Sectors for the Future
Section II. Living patterns

Chapter 10 Clean Energy and New Ventures
Section I. Clean energy
Section II. Launching ventures

Glossary

Table of contents

Contents, Preface, Foreword and Copyright

Chapter 1 Introduction to Ecology and Management
Section I. The ecological mindset
Section II. Basic science for managers
Section III. The estrangement of management and ecology

Chapter 2 Resource Depletion
Section I. Energy inputs
Section II. Non-energy inputs

Chapter 3 Pollution
Section I. Pollution science
Section II. Environmental impacts
Section III. Sectorial factors

Chapter 4 Environmental Economics and Politics
Section I. Environmental economics
Section II. Environmental politics

Chapter 5 Corporate Greening Strategies
Section I. Implementing the transition
Section II. Controls and measurements

Chapter 6 Green Operations
Section I. Green knowledge management
Section II. Green value chain functions

Chapter 7 Green Marketing
Section II. Corporate initiatives

Chapter 8 Ecology and International Business
Section I. Multinational enterprises and the environment
Section II. International dilemmas

Chapter 9 Green Sectors for the Future
Section II. Living patterns

Chapter 10 Clean Energy and New Ventures
Section I. Clean energy
Section II. Launching ventures

Glossary

About the authors

Alan Sitkin combines his position as Senior Lecturer and Pathway Leader for the MA in International Business at the European Business School London (Regents College) with his other responsibilities as Councillor for London Borough of Enfield, where he serves as Chair of the Environmental Scrutiny Panel. The same duality is also reflected in his educational background, which among other studies includes an MBA from HEC France and a degree in Environmental Studies from the University of California Santa Barbara. Similarly, Alan’s professional careers include 15 years in international banking plus more than a decade of economic and business translations. This is his second textbook, after International Business: Challenges and Choices, published by OUP in 2010.

Table of contents

Contents, Preface, Foreword and Copyright

Chapter 1 Introduction to Ecology and Management
Section I. The ecological mindset
Section II. Basic science for managers
Section III. The estrangement of management and ecology

Chapter 2 Resource Depletion
Section I. Energy inputs
Section II. Non-energy inputs

Chapter 3 Pollution
Section I. Pollution science
Section II. Environmental impacts
Section III. Sectorial factors

Chapter 4 Environmental Economics and Politics
Section I. Environmental economics
Section II. Environmental politics

Chapter 5 Corporate Greening Strategies
Section I. Implementing the transition
Section II. Controls and measurements

Chapter 6 Green Operations
Section I. Green knowledge management
Section II. Green value chain functions

Chapter 7 Green Marketing
Section II. Corporate initiatives

Chapter 8 Ecology and International Business
Section I. Multinational enterprises and the environment
Section II. International dilemmas

Chapter 9 Green Sectors for the Future
Section II. Living patterns

Chapter 10 Clean Energy and New Ventures
Section I. Clean energy
Section II. Launching ventures

Glossary

About the authors

Alan Sitkin combines his position as Senior Lecturer and Pathway Leader for the MA in International Business at the European Business School London (Regents College) with his other responsibilities as Councillor for London Borough of Enfield, where he serves as Chair of the Environmental Scrutiny Panel. The same duality is also reflected in his educational background, which among other studies includes an MBA from HEC France and a degree in Environmental Studies from the University of California Santa Barbara. Similarly, Alan’s professional careers include 15 years in international banking plus more than a decade of economic and business translations. This is his second textbook, after International Business: Challenges and Choices, published by OUP in 2010.

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