Sustainable strategic management refers to strategic management policies and processes that seek competitive advantages consistent with a core value of environmental sustainability.
This book has been specifically written as a text to augment traditional graduate and undergraduate management courses on strategic management. It fills the need for a strategy text that gives full attention to sustainability and environmental protection. The authors have structured the book to follow the usual order of topics in any standard management text. Sustainable Strategic Management also features an on-going, chapter-by-chapter case study (Eastman Chemical Company) that exemplifies many of the principles of environmentally sound management practices.
From creating organizational visions, to formulating goals and strategies, to strategy implementation and evaluation, this book provides readers with new ways of thinking about their organization's role in the greater society and ecosystem. From the Authors' Preface:
Ours is the first book to integrate sustainability into strategic management. It covers the full gamut of strategic management concepts and processes that would be expected in any quality strategic management book, and it does so in a way that thoroughly weaves sustainability into each and every one of them. Students using this book understand such things as: why reducing materials and energy intensity is an effective functionallevel strategy, why socially differentiated products command premium prices, and why a business ecosystem pursuing a vision of social and ecological responsibility can dominate its market. Further, because the book is relatively short, reasonably priced, and very thorough in its coverage of strategic management concepts and ideas, it can be used either as a stand-alone text for graduate and undergraduate strategic management courses, as a supplement to another book, or as one of a group of short texts.
Jean Garner Stead
, W. Edward Stead
Country of Publication:
2nd New edition
15 August 2013
A / AS level
Further / Higher Education
List of Table, Figures, and Case ExhibitsPreface1. The Emergence of Sustainable Strategic Management2. In Search of Sustainability3. Environmental Analysis for Sustainable Strategic Management4. SSM Resource Assessment5. SSM Competitive Level Strategiees6. SSM Corporate Level Strategy7. Choosing and Implementing SSM Strategies8. Organizational Governance and Strategic Leadership in SSMBibliographyIndexAbout the Authors
Professors JEAN GARNER STEAD and W. EDWARD STEAD have for the past 25 years taught how organizations can be more sustainable, more ethical, and more socially responsible.
Reviews for Sustainable Strategic Management
Praise for Sustainable Strategic Management In light of the global financial, climate, biodiversity and poverty crises facing us, corporations urgently need to develop sustainability strategies. In Sustainable Strategic Management, Jean and Ed Stead provide a lucid and compelling account of how all strategic management can become sustainable. They offer a blueprint for action that will be useful both for students of strategy and for practicing managers. - Paul Shrivastava, Concordia University