112 pages | 23 B/W Illus.
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.
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