1st Edition

Ecocentrism for Knowledge Management and Sustainability Theoretical and Practical Studies in the Post-industrial Era

    262 Pages 15 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Through theoretical studies, this book explains the foundational concepts of ecocentrism, knowledge management, and sustainability and advances the understanding of how eco-centric paradigms can be leverage for the process of knowledge management and knowledge creation, showcasing various applications of this practice and illustrating advantages and disadvantages of adopting an eco-centric approach. With a focus on the three themes of sustainability, knowledge management and ecocentrism, this edited volume presents practical case studies from various organizational contexts, illustrating how sustainability-related practices make use of knowledge management to meet their business objectives from an ecocentric perspective and highlighting the transversal application of this approach to various types of contexts. The book also addresses cases on how post-industrial organizations of the 21st century are using knowledge management in advancing the sustainable development goals with reflections of ecocentrism. There is practical, theoretical, and methodological content, making this valuable to researchers, academics, and advanced students in the fields of knowledge management, sustainability, organizational studies, and strategic management.

    1. Foundational concepts: An introduction to ecocentrism, knowledge management, and sustainability

    David Israel Contreras-Medina, Elia Socorro Díaz Nieto, Sergio Ernesto Medina-Cuéllar and Noé Aguilar-Rivera


    2. Ecocentrism paradigms as a ways of knowledge management for sustainability in the post-industrial organizations in 21st century

    Sergio Ernesto Medina Cuéllar


    3. Knowledge management for a posture of ecocentrism and organizational sustainability

    Elia Socorro Díaz Nieto


    4.Theoretical concepts and generic tools to incorporate sustainability via knowledge management in post-industrial organizations in the 21st century

    David Israel Contreras-Medina and Verónica Cerroblanco-Vázquez


    5. The importance of the aeroponic cultivation technique in sustainable agriculture, a study carried out with the cultivation of Phaseolus vulgaris L. var Opus

    Jessica A. Araujo Rodríguez, Coral Martínez Nolasco, José A. Padilla Medina, Alejandro I. Barranco Gutiérrez, Juan Prado Olivarez and Juan J. Martínez Nolasco


    6. Historical development of sustainable energy technologies

    Alejandro Espinosa-Calderón, Héctor Juan Carlos López-Tapia, Miguel Ángel Velázquez-Alejos, Esteban Aguirre-Reynoso, Georgina Rico-Ojeda and Saúl Fuentes-Reyes


    7. Decent work, knowledge management and sustainability in a technology-based company: A case of study

    María Catalina Rangel-León, Abraham Olivares-Arriaga and Sergio Cano-Andrade


    8. Management strategies for transitioning from conventional industries to green and low-carbon production systems

    Noé Aguilar-Rivera


    9. Relationship of innovative sustainable business strategies with dynamic capabilities in the apple production chain in Southern Brazil

    Maria Emilia Camargo, Aprígio Teles Mascarenhas Neto, Walter Priesnitz Filho, Angela Isabel dos Santos Dullius, Beatriz Lúcia Salvador Bizotto and Angela Pellegrin Ansuj


    10. Sustainable and ecocentric change for knowledge management in the telecommunications subsector

    Leonardo Andrés Carvajal Alvarez


    11. University social responsibility, evaluation and impact on student satisfaction as an opportunity for knowledge management and sustainability

    María del Consuelo Gallardo Aguilar, María Teresa de la Garza Carranza, Salustia Teresa Cano Ibarraa, Mónica Servín Cervantes


    12. Sensors and signal processing are used to increase knowledge management of algae production

    Luis Miguel Contreras-Medina, Diana Victoria Melo-Sabogal, Daphne Ojeda-Rodríguez and Guadalupe Esmeralda Contreras-Morales


    13. Wine tourism as a driver of knowledge management practices and the sustainability of the new rurality

    Margarete Luisa Arbugeri


    14. Assessing environmental awareness in the organizational culture and its mediating role to integrate an ecocentric paradigm in Mexican companies' Knowledge Management and Governance systems in Guanajuato

    Margarita Schmitt Revilla


    15. Environmental responsibility and knowledge management in post-industrial organizations of 21st century

    Julia Pérez Bravo and Martha Salvador Ledesma


    16. Challenges and alternatives of ecocentrism, knowledge management and sustainability in post-industrial organizations in the 21st century

    Sergio Ernesto Medina-Cuéllar, Elia Socorro Díaz Nieto, David Israel Contreras-Medina and Noé Aguilar-Rivera


    David Israel Contreras-Medina is Research Professor at Universidad de Guanajuato, Mexico and Member of the Mexican National System of Researchers.

    Elia Socorro Díaz Nieto is Research Professor at Autonomous University of Queretaro, Mexico, and Member of the Mexican National System of Researchers.

    Sergio Ernesto Medina-Cuéllar is a Research Professor at Universidad de Guanajuato, Mexico and Member of the Mexican National System of Researchers.

    Noé Aguilar-Rivera is a Research Professor at Veracruzana University, Mexico and Member of the Mexican National System of Researchers.