Management for Sustainable Development Carolina Machado, J. Paulo Davim

28th January 2016
River Publishers
170 pages: 234 x 156 x 13mm
Multi Business Model Innovation, Technologies and Sustainable Business

Conscious of the environment where we live everybody looks to find the best solutions to solve problems that result from Human evolution. Sustainable development is understood to be people centred. We have a special concern with cultural, social and economic dimensions, where individuals can develop, together as a society, whilst at the same time individual and organizational activities can be implemented without destroying the present diversity and complexity of the ecological system where we live. This book looks to cover issues related to the management for sustainable development such as the re-use, recycling, waste reduction, added value, low costs and time of production, sustainable behaviour, not only in an environmental perspective but also in an organizational perspective. Managing for a sustainable development appears as a management philosophy focused in productivity improvement considering different kinds of goals, such as biological, economic and social systems goals.This book contributes to the exchange of experiences and perspectives about the state of research related to the management for a sustainable development, as well as the future direction of this research field. It looks to provide a support to academics and researchers, as well as those operating in the management field and who need to deal with policies and strategies related to sustainable development issues.

The seven competences of a sustainable professional: the RESFIA+D model for HRM, education and training; The influence of leadership on the implementation of sustainability: a study in the Brazilian Aeronautical Command; The strategic character of CSR: a discussion and evaluation of the strategic corporate responsibility concept; Human Resource Sustainable Management in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs); Decent employment opportunities in global value chains: the case of the textile and clothing sector; Sustainable Performance in SMEs: a critical review.

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