Setting a framework for life cycle assessment in sustainable technology development

Matos, Stelvia and Hall, Jeremy (2016) Setting a framework for life cycle assessment in sustainable technology development. In: Lindgreen, Adam, Maon, Francois, Vanhamme, Joëlle and Sen, Sankar (eds.) Sustainable Value Chain Management: A Research Anthology. Routledge, London. ISBN 9781315611587

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This chapter discusses the implementation of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) using a meta-management approach that explicitly addresses the need to focus on the whole organization. It also discusses various elements of meta-management, including sensemaking of the organization, implementation of CSR, monitoring and continual improvement, and CSR reporting. The elements of CSR meta-management find support from the literature. The chapter examines 'sensemaking' in terms of an environment understanding process, and a CSR-implementation essential. Literature also provides support for other CSR meta-management elements, including stakeholder-oriented business management, strategic management of CSR, organization-wide integration, and continual improvement. The chapter explores the basic structure of a meta-management approach, and its possible application to CSR essentials. It provides the theoretical underpinning for the CSR meta-management model. The chapter elaborates the organization-wide integration of CSR through a meta-management approach.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: University of Sussex Business School > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Depositing User: Tahir Beydola
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2019 10:36
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2019 10:36
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