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Organizing for Sustainability

Organizing for Sustainability

Author: Jan Jonker

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030781576

Category: Business ethics

Page: 259

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This upper-level Open Access textbook aims to educate students and professionals on how to develop business models that have a positive impact on people, society, and the social and ecological environment. It explores a different view of how to organize value creation, from a focus on an almost exclusively monetary value creation to one that creates positive impact through multiple values. The book offers students and entrepreneurs a structured approach based through the Business Model Template (BMT). It consists of three stages and ten building blocks to facilitate the development of a business model. Users, be they students or practitioners, need to choose from one of the three offered business model archetypes, namely the platform, community, or circular business models. Each archetype offers a dedicated logic for vale creation. The book can be used to develop a business model from scratch (turning an idea into a working prototype) or to transform an existing business model into one of the three archetypes. Throughout the book extra sources, links to relevant online video clips, assignments and literature are offered to facilitate the development process. This book will be of interest to students studying the development of business models, sustainable management, innovation, and value creation. It will also be of interest executives, and professionals such as consultants or social entrepreneurs seeking further education.--

Organizing for Sustainability

Organizing for Sustainability

Author: Susan Albers Mohrman

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9780857245571

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 262

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Based on rich empirical data about cases of organizations working to build a more sustainable future, this volume tests the applicability of the formal knowledge base about management and organizations, while refining, modifying and extending it to increase its usefulness in addressing the challenges of organizing for sustainable effectiveness.

Organizing for Sustainable Healthcare

Organizing for Sustainable Healthcare

Author: Susan Albers Mohrman

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781781900321

Category: Medical

Page: 273

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Health care is currently not sustainable. Health care systems in the developed world are encountering increased demand for high quality health care but facing societal resource limits. The volume explores the change capabilities and learning mechanisms that health care systems need in order to implement fundamental change to improve over time.

Research in Organizational Change and Development

Research in Organizational Change and Development

Author: Debra A. Noumair

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781804550939

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 225

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Volume 30 of Research in Organizational Change and Development brings together contributions from colleagues around the globe with powerful insights and potentially relevant impact for researching and practicing organization change and development during and post the pandemic.

Sustainability and Human Resource Management

Sustainability and Human Resource Management

Author: Ina Ehnert

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642375248

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 442

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The role of HRM in developing sustainable business organizations is increasingly attracting attention. Sustainability can be used as a principle for HRM itself and the tasks of Sustainable HRM are twofold. On the one hand it fosters the conditions for individual employee sustainability and develops the ability of HRM systems to continuously attract, regenerate and develop motivated and engaged employees by making the HRM system itself sustainable. On the other hand Sustainable HRM contributes to the sustainability of the business organizations through cooperation with the top management, key stakeholders and NGOs and by realising economic, ecological, social and human sustainability goals. This book provides a comprehensive review of the new area of Sustainable HRM and of research from different disciplines like sustainable work systems, ergonomics, HRM, linking sustainability and HRM. It brings together the views of academics and practitioners and provides many ideas for conceptual development, empirical exploration and practical implementation. This publication intends to advance the international academic and practice-based debates on the potential of sustainability for HRM and vice versa. In 19 chapters, 26 authors from five continents explore the role of HRM in developing economically, socially and ecologically sustainable organizations, the concept of Sustainable HRM and the role of HRM in developing Sustainable HRM systems and how sustainability and HRM are conceptualized and perceived in different areas of the world.

The Oxford Handbook of Process Philosophy and Organization Studies

The Oxford Handbook of Process Philosophy and Organization Studies

Author: Jenny Helin

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191648090

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 648

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Process approaches to organization studies focus on flow, activities, and evolution, understanding organizations and organizing as processes in the making. They stand in contrast to positivist approaches that see organizations and phenomena as fixed, static, and measurable. Process approaches draw on a range of ideas and philosophies. The Handbook examines 34 philosophers and social theorists, both those commonly linked to process thinking, such as Whitehead, Bergson and James, and those that are not as often addressed from a process perspective such as Dilthey and Tarde. Each chapter addresses the background and context of this thinker, their work (with a focus on the processual elements), and the potential contribution to organization and management research. For students and scholars in the field of Organization Studies this book is an entry point into the work of philosophical thinkers and social theorists for whom the world is far from being a solid place.

Cases and Exercises in Organization Development & Change

Cases and Exercises in Organization Development & Change

Author: Donald L. Anderson

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781506365794

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 401

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Cases and Exercises in Organization Development & Change, Second Edition encourages students to practice organization development (OD) skills in unison with learning about theories of organizational change and human behavior. The book includes a comprehensive collection of cases about the OD process and organization-wide, team, and individual interventions, including global OD, dialogic OD, and OD in virtual organizations. In addition to real-world cases, author Donald L. Anderson gives students practical and experiential exercises that make the course material come alive through realistic scenarios that managers and organizational change practitioners regularly experience.

Circular Economy and Sustainability

Circular Economy and Sustainability

Author: Alexandros Stefanakis

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780128203965

Category: Science

Page: 696

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The concept of circular economy is based on strategies, practices, policies, and technologies to achieve principles related to reusing, recycling, redesigning, repurposing, remanufacturing, refurbishing, and recovering water, waste materials, and nutrients to preserve natural resources. It provides the necessary conditions to encourage economic and social actors to adopt strategies toward sustainability. However, the increasing complexity of sustainability aspects means that traditional engineering and management/economics alone cannot face the new challenges and reach the appropriate solutions. Thus, this book highlights the role of engineering and management in building a sustainable society by developing a circular economy that establishes and protects strong social and cultural structures based on cross-disciplinary knowledge and diverse skills. It includes theoretical justification, research studies, and case studies to provide researchers, practitioners, professionals, and policymakers the appropriate context to work together in promoting sustainability and circular economy thinking. Volume 1, Circular Economy and Sustainability: Management and Policy, discusses the content of circular economy principles and how they can be realized in the fields of economy, management, and policy. It gives an outline of the current status and perception of circular economy at the micro-, meso-, and macro-levels to provide a better understanding of its role in achieving sustainability. Volume 2, Circular Economy and Sustainability: Environmental Engineering, presents various technological and developmental tools that emphasize the implementation of these principles in practice (micro-level). It demonstrates the necessity to establish a fundamental connection between sustainable engineering and circular economy. Presents a novel approach, linking circular economy concepts to environmental engineering and management to promote sustainability goals in modern societies Approaches the topic on production and consumption at both the micro and macro levels, integrating principles with practice Offers a range of theoretical and foundational knowledge in addition to case studies that demonstrate the potential impact of circular economy principles on both economic and societal progress

Organizing Marketing and Sales

Organizing Marketing and Sales

Author: Per Andersson

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781787549685

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

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Organizing Marketing and Sales offers case studies to demonstrate in detail the kinds of challenges faced by multinational, multiproduct firms. It also draws upon theoretical perspectives in order to examine contemporary challenges in marketing and sales organization.

European Directory of Sustainable and Energy Efficient Building 1999

European Directory of Sustainable and Energy Efficient Building 1999

Author: John Goulding

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134258468

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 320

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This directory has become a valued source of information for energy-efficient building designers and specifiers throughout Europe and the details and scope of product, service and supplier listings have again been extensively updated for this edition.

Management Reset

Management Reset

Author: Edward E. Lawler, III

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470637982

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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Provocative new management principles and practices that create effective organizations for shareholders and society Management experts Lawler and Worley have developed a set of management principles that enable organizations to be both successful and responsible. Existing command & control and high-involvement management styles depend too much on stable conditions and focus too narrowly on economic outcomes. They convincingly argue that we need to "reset" our approach to management to one that fits today's demanding business environment. Starting with a change in how success is measured and a more realistic view of risk, Lawler and Worley take us through how strategy, governance, organization structure and talent should be managed. The result is an organization that can reliable produce financial, social, and ecological results. Includes illustrative lessons from Microsoft, Cisco, Netflix, DaVita, Starbucks, Nokia, and the U.S. Secret Service Offers clear prescriptions for managers who want to organize for sustainable performance effectiveness Lawler and Worley are the authors of the bestselling Built to Change Lawler and Worley outline why and how the current practice of management must change in order for organizations to achieve sustained organizational effectiveness.

Complexity Theory in Public Administration

Complexity Theory in Public Administration

Author: Elizabeth Anne Eppel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000576825

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 162

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This book reframes theoretical, methodological and practical approaches to public administration by drawing on complexity theory concepts. It aims to provide alternative perspectives on the theory, research and practice of public administration, avoiding assumptions of traditional theory-building. The contributors explain both how ongoing non-linear interactions result in macro patterns becoming established in a complexity-informed world view, and the implications of these dynamics. Complexity theory explains the way in which many repeated non-linear interactions among elements within a whole can result in processes and patterns emerging without design or direction, thus necessitating a reconsideration of the predictability and controllability of many aspects of public administration. As well as illustrating how complexity theory informs new research methods for studying this field, the book also shines a light on the different practices required of public administrators to cope with the complexity encountered in the public policy and public management fields. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Public Management Review journal.