At oikos we are happy to present the third volume of the oikos Case Collection “Case Studies in Sustainability Management”, published in partnership with Greenleaf Publishing and edited by our oikos PhD Fellow Jordi Vives. The book is already available for pre-order at Greenleaf Publishing portal and, from April 30th onwards will be available from major online retailers.
Case studies can be important tools for creating learning processes on different levels – students are forced to struggle with exactly the kinds of decisions and dilemmas managers confront every day. In this reflection of reality, the values and goals of the student are systematically challenged. This can be especially valuable in the context of sustainability management – organisations are now continually forced to value the different aspects of sustainability and their interrelations: How do social issues impact the economic bottom line? How can an environmentally sound strategy create a positive impact on employee motivation and thus have measurable impact on economic performance? What comes first and why?
This third collection of oikos case studies is based on the winning cases from the 2010 to 2013 annual case competition. They are clustered in three different sections: “Large Corporations and Corporate Sustainability Dilemmas”, “Managing Stakeholder Relations” and “Sustainability as a Source of Differentiation Strategies”.
Case Studies in Sustainability Management will be an essential purchase for educators and is an invaluable course textbook at all levels of management education.