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1st Edition

Managing Organizations for Sustainable Development in Emerging Countries

ISBN 9781138058972
Published May 24, 2017 by Routledge
122 Pages

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Book Description

Managing Organizations for Sustainable Development in Emerging Countries focuses on the main challenges and opportunities of managing firms and emerging economies in the light of sustainable development. One of the key questions of sustainable development is how organizations from developing countries are achieving their economic goals while considering, simultaneously, environmental issues like conservation of natural resources, eco-efficiency, biodiversity conservation, and climate-change mitigation. These questions are relevant for government, industry, and urban sustainability. However, in the modern literature that discusses organizational management for sustainable development, few studies focus on the reality of organizations from emerging countries. Moreover, changing environmental legislation in emerging countries (such as China and Brazil) will affect organizational managers. In this context, this book may contribute to organizational management in the search for more sustainable organizations, as well as deal with the challenges of managing organizations in the context of increased social problems, degradation of natural resources, loss of biodiversity, and climate change.

This book was published as a special issue of the International Journal of  Sustainable Development & World Ecology.

Table of Contents

1. Managing organizations for sustainable development in emerging countries: an introduction

Angappa Gunasekaran, Charbel José Chiappetta Jabbour and Ana Beatriz Lopes de Sousa Jabbour

2. Influence of eco-innovation on Indian manufacturing sector sustainable performance

Satish Pandian Ganapathy, Jawahar Natarajan, Angappa Gunasekaran and Nachiappan Subramanian

3. A measure of sustainability of Brazilian agribusiness using directional distance functions and data envelopment analysis

Carlos Rosano-Peña, Patricia Guarnieri, Vinicius Amorim Sobreiro, André Luiz Marques Serrano and Herbert Kimura

4. Reverse logistics in the Chinese auto-parts firms: implementation framework development through multiple case studies

Nachiappan Subramanian, Angappa Gunasekaran, Muhammad D. Abdulrahman, Chang Liu and Danwei Su

5. Factors for implementing end-of-life product reverse logistics in the Chinese manufacturing sector

Nachiappan Subramanian, Angappa Gunasekaran, Muhammad Abdulrahman and Chang Liu

6. Social development benefits of hydroelectricity CDM projects in Brazil

Luz Fernández, Candela de la Sota, José Celio Silveira Andrade, Julio Lumbreras and Javier Mazorra

7. Sustainable development in the BRICS countries: an efficiency analysis by data envelopment

Naja Brandão Santana, Daisy Aparecida do Nascimento Rebelatto, Ana Elisa Périco and Enzo Barberio Mariano

8. Social learning for sustainability: supporting sustainable business in Brazil regarding multiple social actors, relationships and interests

Marcia Juliana d’Angelo and Janette Brunstein

9. Evaluating losses in ecosystem services in nature reserves in Sichuan, China

Yan Wang, Jixi Gao, Jinsheng Wang, Yuanzhi Wu, Changxin Zou, Meirong Tian and Hao Zheng

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Angappa Gunasekaran is Professor and Dean at the Charlton College of Business, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (USA). She is also Editor in Chief of more than ten scientific journals.

Charbel Jose Chiappetta Jabbour is Associate Professor, UNESP-Sao Paulo State University and Editor in Chief of Latin American Journal of Management for Sustainable Development.

Ana Beatriz Lopes de Sousa Jabbour is Assistant Professor, UNESP-Sao Paulo State University. She is also Deputy Editor of Latin American Journal of Management for Sustainable Development.