Dr Linne Marie Lauesen, PhD, is currently a project manager and business analyst of a water company called Vand and Affald (Water and Waste) in Denmark. She has been active in the field of CSR and sustainability for more than 10 years. She completed her PhD at Copenhagen Business School, Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility in March 14, 2014, and received a notable evaluation of her thesis: Corporate Social Responsibility in the Water Sector: How Material Practices and their Symbolic and Physical Meanings Form a Colonising Logic.
'The structures of complex organisations are changing and so must our understanding of them, particularly in the fields of governance and sustainability. This study of water businesses around the world makes a vitally important contribution to our understanding of such business and the new logics under which they operate and provides a roadmap for the future governance of such organisations.' David Crowther, De Montfort University, UK 'There is an increasing awareness of the need for new models of management to account for global crises in the financial, environmental and social realms that were created by traditional models of corporate organization. In Sustainable Governance in Hybrid Organizations Linne Lauesen provides a lucid and compelling new model of organizational governance that draws from emerging new knowledge of the virtues of transparency, stakeholder engagement and community involvement. This book is an outstanding model for sustainable governance that will be useful for students, practitioners and citizens interested in sustainable management.' Roy Suddaby, Winspear Chair of Management at the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria, Canada and Newcastle University Business School, UK 'Dr Lauesen's thought-provoking analysis about sustainable governance, corporate social responsibility and stakeholder engagement in hybrid organizations in the water industry after the 2007 financial crisis has the advantage of an author deeply knowledgeable about this subject from a practical and a professional point of view. The book provides solutions designed to be fair, ethical, trustworthy and, crucially, grounded in material practices. If implemented, these would be of immense value to our society far beyond the confines of the water industry.' Miriam Green, Icon College of Technology and Management, UK 'This book addresses a topic of current worldwide significance: the quasi-privatization of water management services. Based on rich data from Scandinavia (and beyond), it offers actionable insight into the challenges of implementing a sustainable (stakeholder-based) governance system that is suitable for the hybrid organizations that are emerging in this new global context.' Eva Boxenbaum, Mines ParisTech, France