Leading Sustainable Change: An Organizational Perspective (Hardback)
  • Leading Sustainable Change: An Organizational Perspective (Hardback)

Leading Sustainable Change: An Organizational Perspective (Hardback)

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Hardback 385 Pages / Published: 29/01/2015
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The business case for acting sustainably is becoming increasingly compelling - reducing our global footprint to sustainable levels is the defining issue of our times and it is one that can only be addressed with the active participation of the private sector. However, persuading well established organizations to act in new ways is never easy. This book is designed to support business leaders and organizational scholars who are grappling with this challenge by pulling together leading edge insights from some of the world's best researchers as to how organizational change in general - and sustainable change in particular - can be most effectively managed. The book begins by laying out the economic case for change, while subsequent chapters describe how leaders at firms such as Du Pont, IBM and Cemex have transformed their organizations, exploring issues such as the role of the senior team and the ways in which firms shift their identities, build innovative cultures and processes, and begin to change the world around them. Business leaders will find the book a source of both powerful examples and immediately actionable ideas, while scholars will be deeply intrigued by the insights that emerge from the cross cutting exploration of one of the toughest challenges our society has ever faced.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198704072
Number of pages: 385
Weight: 746 g
Dimensions: 242 x 165 x 29 mm

Henderson, Gulati & Tushman have organized, edited and led some of the world's leading relevant business strategists and thought leaders to create the defining guide for Leading Sustainable Change at the executive, organizational and institutional level. It will inspire follow-on research globally and guide leaders in the world's top companies who are moving sustainability from the "periphery to the core." * Jim Boyle, Sustainability Roundtable Inc *
As humans struggle to respond to a daunting array of complexly interacting environmental challenges - often with too little help from our political institutions - it is critical for corporations to step up to promote global sustainability. To do so successfully, companies need not just will but also the capacity to challenge established modes of economic thought and to effect significant change across a range of stubbornly interdependent practices and systems. Leading Sustainable Change recruits an all-star team of management scholars to provide the insight and guidance that managers will need to meet this challenge, in a set of well-crafted essays from which their fellow academics will have much to learn, as well. * Paul DiMaggio, Professor of Sociology, Princeton University, *
This book is an essential read for anyone who is putting a toe in the water of driving change in a business. And for the next generation of leaders, to start framing a different way of thinking. I hope it has the impact it deserves and our society is hoping for. * Sue Garrard, SVP Sustainable Business Development and Communications, Unilever *
The journey to build a sustainable business will require big technical changes in how we account, report and manufacture. Yet the biggest change we need is also the one we think about least. How do we change the purpose, culture, leadership and values of a business so that its entire workforce and customer base is aligned with the need for and delivery of a sustainable business model? Hendersons book fills this void drawing on the very best thinking on leading sustainable change balancing academic rigor with business practicality. * Mike Barry, Director Plan A, Marks & Spencer *
Leading Sustainable Change: An Organizational Perspective provides a thought-provoking agenda for guiding private sector transformation toward sustainability. Based on rich, diverse, yet interrelated applications of state-of-the-art theory and research on organizations and management, this a must-have reference for both scholars and business leaders. * William Ocasio, John L. and Helen Kelloff Professor of Management and Organizations, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University *
Leading Sustainable Change is an excellent exploration of the organizational considerations central to becoming a 21st century company of purpose. * Kenneth Pucker, Board Chair, investor, Timbuk2 Designs and Lecturer, Boston University School of Management *
Leading Sustainable Change" is, simply put, about the future of capitalism and the planet. It's a compelling lens on how executives who "mean well" about the environment can reinvent their thinking and their companies. The book combines hard data with real corporate examples and underlying theory. An essential book for thoughtful executives and academics who recognize that sustainable change is the inevitable future. * Kathleen M. Eisenhardt, S.W. Ascherman M.D. Professor at Standford University and co-author, 'Simple Rules: How to Thrive in a Complex World' *

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