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Managing Organizations for Sustainable Development in Emerging Countries

1st Edition

Edited by Angappa Gunasekaran, Ana Beatriz Lopes de Souza Jabbour


144 pages

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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 2. Influence of eco-innovation on Indian manufacturing sector sustainable performance 3. A measure of sustainability of Brazilian agribusiness using directional distance functions and data envelopment analysis 4. Reverse logistics in the Chinese auto-parts firms: implementation framework development through multiple case studies 5. Factors for implementing end-of-life product reverse logistics in the Chinese manufacturing sector 6. Social development benefits of hydroelectricity CDM projects in Brazil 7. Sustainable development in the BRICS countries: an efficiency analysis by data envelopment 8. Social learning for sustainability: supporting sustainable business in Brazil regarding multiple social actors, relationships and interests 9. Evaluating losses in ecosystem services in nature reserves in Sichuan, China

About the Editors

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Sustainable Development