A Primer on Sustainable Business
Copyright Year: 2012
Publisher: Saylor Foundation
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This book explains how sustainability impacts on all perspectives of Business, from three major functions of Business: Operations Management, Finance, Marketing, to the other areas of Business such as Human Resources, Information System and etc..... read more
This book explains how sustainability impacts on all perspectives of Business, from three major functions of Business: Operations Management, Finance, Marketing, to the other areas of Business such as Human Resources, Information System and etc.. It summarizes a variety of resources and best business practices, which give college students and practitioners a good introduction.
Most contents are accurate.
It would be great that some of examples can get updated timely.
All the expainations are clear and easy to understand. It would be better if there is more graphic demonstrations.
Terms used are very consistent through the whole text.
The book provides a good structure for team-teaching.
The contents are well-organized, which is easy for readers to follow.
No major problems is found here.
No grammatical errors is identified.
I am not very sure that hiring within community should be the first sustainability strategy in Human Resources Management. Would diversity, inclusion and equality be the essentials we continue to advocate?
Overall, it is a great book.
Table of Contents
- Chapter 1: Introduction
- Chapter 2: Operations Management
- Chapter 3: Human Resources
- Chapter 4: Finance
- Chapter 5: Research and Development
- Chapter 6: Marketing
- Chapter 7: IT and MIS
- Chapter 8: Accounting
- Chapter 9: Next Steps: Sustainability Strategy
- Chapter 10: Sustainable Business: Case Examples
- Chapter 11: Appendix: Resources for the Sustainable Business
About the Book
As you read A Primer on Sustainable Business, we challenge you to not think of sustainability as a program, an initiative, or an activity. Rather, sustainability is a mind-set, a philosophy, and worldview. Throughout each chapter, you are challenged to alter the way you view your job, the workplace, the business, and the world. Whether you are an executive, an entrepreneur, or an employee, A Primer on Sustainable Business will help you understand the big picture of what it means to be a sustainable business and will give you the information you need to begin your journey toward sustainability.