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Business and Sustainable Development, 2018/19, Semester 1
Paul Abbott
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Session 1: Introduction

Swyngedouw, E. (2013). Apocalypse now! Fear and doomsday pleasures. Capitalism nature socialism, 24(1), 9-18.

Steffen, W., Crutzen, P. J., & McNeill, J. R. (2007). The Anthropocene: are humans now overwhelming the great forces of nature. Ambio : a journal of the human environment., 36(8), 614-621.

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Sessions 2&3: Sustainability 

Hopwood, B., Mellor, M., & O'Brien, G. (2005). Sustainable development: mapping different approaches. Sustainable development (Bradford, West Yorkshire, England), 13(1), 38-52.

Lele, S. M. (1991). Sustainable development: a critical review. World development., 19(6), 607-621.

Daly, H. E. (1990). Toward some operational principles of sustainable development. Ecological economics., 2(1), 1-6.

Beckerman, W. (1994). 'Sustainable development': is it a useful concept? . Environmental values. ISSN: 0963-2719, 3(3), 191-209. - Available online:

Williams, C. C., & Millington, A. C. (2004). The diverse and contested meanings of sustainable development. The geographical journal, including the Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society., 170(2), 99-104.

Mebratu, D. (1998). Sustainability and sustainable development: historical and conceptual review. Environmental impact assessment review., 18(6), 493-520.

Goodland, R., & Daly, H. (1996). Environmental sustainability: universal and non- negotiable. Ecological applications., 1002-1017.

Barkemeyer, R., Holt, D., Preuss, L., & Tsang, S. (2014). What happened to the ‘development’in sustainable development? Business guidelines two decades after Brundtland. Sustainable development (Bradford, West Yorkshire, England), 22(1), 15-32.

Heikkurinen, P. (ed.) (2017). Sustainability and peaceful coexistence for the Anthropocene ISBN: 9781138634275 hardback; 1138634271 hardback; 9781315206820 electronic book. New York/London: Routledge.  

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Session 4: Responsibility

Moon, J. (2007). The contribution of corporate social responsibility to sustainable development. Sustainable development (Bradford, West Yorkshire, England), 15(5): 296-306.

Veldman, J., & Willmott, H. (2013). What is the corporation and why does it matter? M@n@gement, 16(5), 605-620.

Elkington, J. (1994). Towards the sustainable corporation: Win-win-win business strategies for sustainable development. California management review., 36(2), 90.

Ambec, S., & Lanoie, P. (2008). Does It Pay to Be Green? A Systematic Overview. The Academy of Management perspectives., 22(4), 45-62.

Margolis, J. D., & Walsh, J. P. (2003). Misery loves companies: rethinking social initiatives by business. Administrative science quarterly., 48(2): 268-305.

Mintzberg, H. (1983). The Case for Corporate Social Responsibility. Journal of business strategy., 4(2): 3-15.

Porter, M. E., & van der Linde, C. (1995). Green and Competitive: Ending the Stalemate. Harvard business review., 73(5): 120-134.

Prahalad, C. K., & Hart, S. (2002). The fortune at the bottom of the pyramid. Strategy + Business, 26(1): 55-67. - Available online:

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Session 5: Stakeholders

Kakabadse, N. K., Rozuel, C., & Lee-Davies, L. (2005). Corporate social responsibility and stakeholder approach: a conceptual review. International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics, 1(4), 277-302 OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (SRJ 11/08/2017) .

Clarkson, M. B. E. (1995). A stakeholder framework for analyzing and evaluating corporate social performance. Academy of Management. The Academy of Management review., 20(1): 92-117.

Donaldson, T., & Preston, L. E. (1995). The stakeholder theory of the corporation: concepts, evidence, and implications. The Academy of Management review., 20(1): 65- 91.

Freeman, R. E. (1984). Strategic management : a stakeholder approach. Boston: Pitman.

Frooman, J. (1999). Stakeholder Influence Strategies. The Academy of Management review., 24(2): 191-205.

Gray, R. H., Kouhy, R., & Lavers, S. (1995). Corporate social and environmental reporting. A review of the literature and a longitudinal study of UK disclosure. Accounting, auditing & accountability journal., 8(2).

Mitchell, R. K., Agle, B. R., & Wood, D. J. (1997). Toward a theory of stakeholder identification and salience: Defining the principle of who and what really counts. Academy of Management. The Academy of Management review., 22(4): 853.

Schepers, D. H. (2006). The Impact of NGO Network Conflict on the Corporate Social Responsibility Strategies of Multinational Corporations. Business and society., 45(3): 282.

Suchman, M. C. (1995). Managing Legitimacy: Strategic and Institutional Approaches. The Academy of Management review., 20(3): 571-610.

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Session 6: Ethics, politics and power

Ketola, T. (2008). A holistic corporate responsibility model: Integrating values, discourses and actions. Journal of business ethics., 80(3), 419-435.

Donaldson, T., & Dunfee, T. W. (1999). When ethics travel: the promise and perils of global business ethics. California management review., 41(4): 45-63.

Heikkurinen, P., & Ketola, T. (2012). Corporate responsibility and identity: from a stakeholder to an awareness approach. Business strategy and the environment., 21(5), 326-337.

Goodpaster, K. E. (1991). Business ethics and stakeholder analysis. Business ethics quarterly, 1(01), 53-73.

Frederick, W. C. (1991). The Moral Authority of Transnational Corporate Codes. Journal of business ethics., 10(3): 165-177.

Banerjee, S. B. (2008). Corporate Social Responsibility: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Critical sociology., 34(1): 51-79.

Barkemeyer, R. (2009). Beyond Compliance - Below Expectations? CSR in the Context of International Development. Business ethics : a European review., 18(3): 273-289.

Blowfield, M. (2005). Corporate Social Responsibility: reinventing the meaning of development? International affairs., 81(3): 515-524.

Frynas, J. G. (2008). Corporate Social Responsibility and International Development: Critical Assessment. Corporate governance (Bradford), 16(4): 274-281.

Jenkins, R. (2005). Globalization, Corporate Social Responsibility and poverty. International affairs., 81(3): 525-540.

Pattberg, P. (2005). The Institutionalization of Private Governance: How Business and Nonprofit Organizations Agree on Transnational Rules. Governance., 18(4): 589- 610.

Session 7: Case study

Young, W., & Tilley, F. (2006). Can businesses move beyond efficiency? The shift toward effectiveness and equity in the corporate sustainability debate. Business strategy and the environment., 15(6): 402-415.

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Session 8: Production-Consumption (part 1)

Michaelis, L. (2003). The role of business in sustainable consumption. Journal of cleaner production., 11(8), 915-921.

Mont, O., & Plepys, A. (2008). Sustainable consumption progress: should we be proud or alarmed? Journal of cleaner production., 16(4), 531-537.

Dolan, P. (2002). The sustainability of “sustainable consumption”. Journal of Macromarketing, 22(2), 170-181.

Tukker, A., Emmert, S., Charter, M., Vezzoli, C., Sto, E., Andersen, M. M., ... & Lahlou, S. (2008). Fostering change to sustainable consumption and production: an evidence based view. Journal of cleaner production., 16(11), 1218-1225.

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Session 9: Consumption-Production (part 2)

Young, W., Hwang, K., McDonald, S., & Oates, C. J. (2010). Sustainable consumption: green consumer behaviour when purchasing products. Sustainable development (Bradford, West Yorkshire, England), 18(1), 20-31.

Vermeir, I., & Verbeke, W. (2006). Sustainable food consumption: Exploring the consumer “attitude–behavioral intention” gap. Journal of agricultural and environmental ethics., 19(2), 169-194.

Spaargaren, G. (2003). Sustainable consumption: a theoretical and environmental policy perspective. Society & natural resources., 16(8), 687-701.

Sanne, C. (2002). Willing consumers—or locked-in? Policies for a sustainable consumption. Ecological economics., 42(1), 273-287.

Gilg, A., Barr, S., & Ford, N. (2005). Green consumption or sustainable lifestyles? Identifying the sustainable consumer. Futures., 37(6), 481-504.

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Session 10: Synthesis

Dyllick, T., & Hockerts, K. (2002). Beyond the Business Case for Corporate Sustainability. Business strategy and the environment. (11): 130-141.

Hahn, T., Figge, F., Pinkse, J., & Preuss, L. (2010). Trade‐offs in corporate sustainability: you can't have your cake and eat it. Business strategy and the environment., 19(4), 217-229.

Heikkurinen, P., & Bonnedahl, K. J. (2013). Corporate responsibility for sustainable development: a review and conceptual comparison of market-and stakeholder- oriented strategies. Journal of cleaner production., 43, 191-198.

Ketola, T. (2010). Five leaps to corporate sustainability through a corporate responsibility portfolio matrix. Corporate social responsibility and environmental management., 17(6), 320-336.

Gladwin, T. N., Kennelly, J. J., & Krause, T. S. (1995). Shifting paradigms for sustainable development: Implications for management theory and research. The Academy of Management review., 20(4), 874-907.

This list was last updated on 30/09/2018