Organizations, Policy, and the Natural Environment: Institutional and Strategic Perspectives (Hardback)
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Organizations, Policy, and the Natural Environment: Institutional and Strategic Perspectives (Hardback)

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Hardback 526 Pages / Published: 14/06/2002
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This book brings together emerging perspectives from organization theory and management, environmental sociology, international regime studies, and the social studies of science and technology to provide a starting point for discipline-based studies of environmental policy and corporate environmental behavior. Reflecting the book's theoretical and empirical focus, the audience is two-fold: organizational scholars working within the institutional tradition, and environmental scholars interested in management and policy. Together this mix forms a creative synthesis for both sets of readers, analyzing how environmental policy and organizational practices are shaped, spread and contested.

Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804741958
Number of pages: 526
Weight: 816 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 581 mm


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"Organizations, Policy, and the Natural Environment is a much welcomed and timely contribution to the growing body of literature on corporate environmentalism and environmental policy. Not only do the contributors to this volume clearly demonstrate the applicability of institutional theories of organization in analyzing environmental issues, they use environmental issues to extend theory in organizational sociology and strategy. Positioned at the intersection of environmental sociology, environmental policy studies and management, and organization theory, this book provides insights relevant and important for audiences in all these fields." -- Susse George, Department of Organization and Industrial Sociology
"Hoffman and Ventresca have gathered an impressive collection of research studies that examine how the natural environment/organization interface evolves through dynamic interactions between institutional field processes and organizational strategies and structures. The research collected in this volume provides unique insights into the complex forces driving organizational change in response to increasing emphasis on sustainable development. Organizations, Policy, and the Natural Environment is not only an important addition for scholars of organizations and the natural environment but also those in organizational theory." -- Sanjay Sharma, Wilfrid Laurier University
"This volume brings together imaginative work from environmental sociology and environmental management to illuminate the variety of factors shaping organizational responses to environmental crises. Organizations, Policy, and the Natural Environment provides valuable theorizing that combines careful empirical studies with analytic theory-a must read for corporate officials and environmental business researchers." -- Peter M. Haas, Professor of Political Science * University of Massachusetts at Amherst *
"Deftly employing the tools of institutionary theory, the authors in this edited collection link natural and organizational environments in a variety of new and challenging ways. Theoretically rich and analytically sophisticated, Organizations, Policy and the Natural Environment is a veritable treasure trove of useful approaches and strategies that should appeal to researchers and practitioners in organizational behavior, management studies, environmental sociology and public administration." -- John Hannigan * Professor of Sociology, University of Toronto and author of Environmental Sociology: A Social Constructionist Perspective *
"Hoffman and Ventresca have opened up a new and productive line of research for organizational scholars." * Academy of Management Review *

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