Sustainability perspectives

Boxer, L 2007, 'Sustainability perspectives', Philosophy of Management, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 117-127.


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Title Sustainability perspectives
Author(s) Boxer, L
Year 2007
Journal name Philosophy of Management
Volume number 6
Issue number 2
Start page 117
End page 127
Total pages 10
Publisher Reason in Practice Limited
Abstract Various stakeholders approach sustainability in their own way. How they do this is reflected in their discursive behaviour. The stakeholder groups explored here include Traditional Shareholders, Incentive-Coerced Management, Pro-Sustainability Corporate, and Activists. Each of these stakeholder groups is shown to engage in a unique discourse, which provides insight into how each approach sustainability. This paper draws on Foucault's ideas to help understand these discourses in terms of a framework based on Harre's positioning theory. A new level of understanding is derived about the different points of view about sustainability. Business leaders can harness this to improve how they approach sustainability.
Subject Business and Management not elsewhere classified
Copyright notice © Reason in Practice Limited 2007
ISSN 1740-3812
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