Sustainable Entrepreneurship

Author: Christina Weidinger
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642387535
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Sustainable Entrepreneurship stands for a business driven concept of sustainability which focusses on increasing both social as well as business value - so called Shared Value. This book shows why and how this unique concept has the potential to become the most recognised strategic management approach in our times. It aims to point out the opportunities that arise from putting sustainable entrepreneurship into practice. At the same time, this book is a wake-up call for all those companies and decision makers who underestimated Sustainable Entrepreneurship before or who are simply not aware of its greater dimension. Well structured chapters from different academic and business perspectives clearly outline how Sustainable Entrepreneurship contributes to solving the world's most challenging problems, such as Climate Change, Finance Crisis and Political Uncertainty, as well as to ensuring business success. The book provides a framework of orientation where the journey might go: What can a successful concept of SE look like? What are the key drivers for its realisation? What is the role of business in shaping the future of our society? The book also presents best practices and provides unique learnings as well as business insights from the international Sustainable Entrepreneurship Award (www.se-award.org). The Sustainable Entrepreneurship Award (short SEA) is an award for companies today who are thinking about tomorrow by making sustainable business practices an integral part of their corporate culture. Companies that receive the SEA are being recognised for the vision they have shown in combining economic and sustainable responsibility.

Dictionary of Corporate Social Responsibility

Author: Samuel O. Idowu
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319105361
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book is a concise and authoritative reference work and dictionary in the field of corporate social responsibility, sustainability, business ethics and corporate governance. It provides reliable definitions to more than 600 terms and concepts for researchers and professionals alike. By its definitions the dictionary helps users to understand the meanings of commonly used terms in CSR, and the roles and functions of CSR-related international organizations. Furthermore, it helps to identify keynotes on international guidelines, codes and principles relevant to CSR. The role of CSR in the business world has developed from a fig leaf marketing front into an important and indispensable aspect of corporate behavior over the past years. Sustainable strategies are valued, desired and deployed more and more by relevant players in business, politics, and societies all over the world. Both research and corporate practice therefore see CSR as a guiding principle for business success.

Sustainable Entrepreneurship

Author: Adam Lindgreen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317047850
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The way organizations manage entrepreneurship has changed dramatically over the past decade. Today, organizations take account of economic issues, but they also adopt a broader perspective of their purpose including social and environmental issues (i.e. sustainability). Yet, despite its global spread, sustainable entrepreneurship remains an uncertain and poorly defined ambition with few absolutes. This book reaffirms the important need to improve comprehension and explore the subtleties of how individuals, groups, and organizations can discover, create, and seize opportunities for blended value generation, by designing and operating sustainable ventures. It examines, in an interdisciplinary fashion and across sectoral and geographical boundaries, how entrepreneurial activities can be developed to be generally consistent with sustainable development goals, as well as by whom, for what reasons, and with what implications. The Editors comprehensively review key dimensions of the sustainable entrepreneurship phenomenon to establish an essential definition and up-to-date picture of the field. The 19 chapters cover 4 main topics: Understanding the intentions and motivations for sustainable entrepreneurship Fostering and enacting sustainability through entrepreneurial action Leading and inspiring sustainable entrepreneurial action Finding the contextually grounded implications of and challenges to sustainable entrepreneurship and blended value generation This book is an important resource for entrepreneurs and policy makers as well as students in the fields of entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainability.

Entrepreneurship and Small Business

Author: Paul Burns
Publisher:
ISBN: 1137430346
Format: PDF, ePub
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In this holistic and practical introduction to Entrepreneurship & Small Business, Paul Burns takes a life-cycle view of a business, arming students with a comprehensive understanding of the many stages and forms of entrepreneurship. The book unpicks exactly what makes an entrepreneur, what motivates them, how they manage and lead, and how their characteristics help shape the businesses they run. What's new for this edition? - Updated international case studies from entrepreneurs and small businesses, ranging from Oman to Australia (see list below for more details) - First-hand, detailed stories from real-life entrepreneurs in brand new Meet the Entrepreneur video case studies - Exploration of the growing importance of social and civic enterprise and hot topics such as effectuation and lean entrepreneurship - Rich multimedia content in the form of additional teaching and learning resources on the companion website This market-leading book offers a truly global selection of case studies: - 97 cases from across Europe - 22 cases from the U.S. - 9 cases from Far Asia - 7 cases from the Middle East - 6 cases from Southern Asia - 6 cases from Australia

Cultural Roots of Sustainable Management

Author: André Habisch
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319282875
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book provides a multidisciplinary approach to Corporate Social Responsibility. While for decades a purely mathematical-technical orientation dominated the business curriculum, this book presents CSR and sustainability as a business concept embedded in its cultural and spiritual context. It initially approaches practical wisdom from different cultural and religious traditions as a source of spiritual capital for sustainable business practices. Subsequently, it links current CSR concepts and the latest thinking in CSR with long-standing cultural and spiritual knowledge, promoting a more comprehensive view on sustainability management and its implementation at business enterprises. The book collects and unites viewpoints from various cultural and religious contexts, offering a comprehensive guide for international and globally active companies.

Routledge Handbook of Higher Education for Sustainable Development

Author: Matthias Barth
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131791810X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Routledge International Handbook of Higher Education for Sustainable Development gives a systematic and comprehensive overview of existing and upcoming research approaches for higher education for sustainable development. It provides a unique resource for researchers engaged in the field of higher education for sustainable development by connecting theoretical aspects of the range of relevant methodologies, showing the interdisciplinary aspects of the research field and illustrating the breadth of research directions. With a team of international authors from leading universities in research and teaching in higher education for sustainable development this Handbook brings together a broad range of research approaches and shows how these approaches are reflected in the research practice in higher education for sustainable development. Key topics include: Research Paradigms and Methodologies Ongoing and Future Directions of Research Meta-Analysis and Reviews Policy and Politics Challenges for Implementation Action Research and Transdisciplinary Perspective Gender, Diversity and Post-Colonial Perspectives Operationalising Competencies Outcome-Oriented Research Curriculum Change Organisational Change and Organisational Learning Community and Partnerships University Appraisal Systems and Indicators Evaluation Approaches Engaging Academic Teachers Good Practice Learning and Teaching Transformative Leadership and Change Strategies This Handbook is an invaluable research and teaching tool for all those working in higher education for sustainable development.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Author: Andreas Schneider
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3642253997
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Das Standardwerk der Management-Literatur zu Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) bietet einen breiten Überblick über das Verhältnis zwischen Unternehmen und Gesellschaft: 67 ausgewiesene Autoren aus dem gesamten deutschsprachigen Raum zeigen in 50 Beiträgen das ganze Spektrum verantwortungsvoller Unternehmensführung auf. Der Band verbindet Insiderwissen mit wissenschaftlicher Expertise und liefert Führungskräften innovative Ansätze, um konsistente CSR-Strategien in Unternehmen zu entwickeln und dabei gezielt Wettbewerbsvorteile zu generieren.

Handbuch Corporate Citizenship

Author: André Habisch
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3540363580
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Hier liefert ein versiertes Autorenteam die fundierte Gesamtsicht der vielfältigen Anwendungen von Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) und Corporate Citizenship. Es bietet Managern und CSR-Verantwortlichen das erforderliche Rüstzeug, um mit der gesellschaftlichen Verantwortung des Unternehmens Wettbewerbsvorteile zu erzielen und so einen nachhaltigen Unternehmenswert aufzubauen. Ein Ideenkatalog mit praxisbezogenen Vorschlägen für die Umsetzung, der zugleich wertvolles wissenschaftliches Hintergrundwissen vermittelt. Plus: Insiderwissen von Praktikern aus unterschiedlichsten Bereichen zur erfolgreichen Anwendung der Corporate Citizenship.

CSR und Innovationsmanagement

Author: Reinhard Altenburger
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3642400159
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In diesem Buch erfolgt eine fundierte Auseinandersetzung mit der Fragestellung wie die Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)-Strategie bzw. -Ziele zu einer Verbesserung der Innovationsleistung von Unternehmen (Großunternehmen, KMU, Familienunternehmen) führen kann. Welche CSR-Aktivitäten sich dabei als besonders innovationsfördernd erweisen wird in dieser Publikation dargestellt. Dabei werden sowohl Produkt- als auch Dienstleistungs- und Geschäftsmodellinnovationen zur Erschließung neuer Märkte und der Steigerung der Wettbewerbsfähigkeit aufgezeigt. Weiters werden die damit in Verbindung stehenden organisatorischen und Managementinnovationen behandelt. Der erste Teil behandelt die Zugänge unterschiedlicher Wissenschaftler zu der Themenstellung und der zweite Teil umfasst zahlreiche Fallstudien von Unternehmen - Allianz, BASF, gugler, Henkel, ÖkoBusinessPlan Wien/VBV, Palfinger, SAP, Saubermacher, Volkswagen welche bereits konkrete CSR-getriebene inkrementelle und radikale Innovationen umgesetzt haben.

Making Ecopreneurs

Author: Michael Schaper
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1317102436
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The first edition of this book looked at the emergence of 'ecopreneurs' - environmental entrepreneurs gaining competitive advantage for their firms through understanding and utilising green issues. These green entrepreneurs have led the way in enabling market forces to generate economic growth whilst protecting the environment and encouraging sustainability. This new edition continues the examination of what distinguishes these green entrepreneurs from others. It draws on a diverse range of case studies embracing examples of both successful and unsuccessful ecopreneurial ventures on at least four continents. Contributions have been updated and a number of entirely new chapters describe sustainable business projects in places ranging from the USA , India, western Europe, UK, Australia, central America and New Zealand. Making Ecopreneurs, second edition, charts recent developments and remains highly relevant to researchers in the fields of sustainable business development and entrepreneurship, to policymakers within governments and NGOs, and to those running businesses.