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SOEE5226 Module Reading List

Managing and Delivering Sustainability through Projects and Organisations, 2019/20, Semester 2
Rory Padfield
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

The first part of this reading list is identical to the reading list for the 15 credit module SOEE5223 - Delivering Sustainability thorugh Projects' . Reading to extend into this 30 credit module, extending your application of sustainability into organisations, is at the end of this list.

General Reading - Context  

These texts provide you with the background and context for why the skills and knowledge to address sustainability through all proejcts is so important.

Hitchcock DE and Willard M " The step-by-step guide to sustainability planning : how to create and implement sustainability plans in any business or organization " Sheffield : Greenleaf, 2004

Laszlo, C and Zhexembayeva N (2011) " Embedded sustainability : the next big competitive advantage " UK: Greenleaf

Senge, P "The necessary revolution : how individuals and organizations are working together to create a sustainable world" (2010 ) Broadway

The following two articles are particularly helpful in providing a review of relevant literature and therefor helping you identify further reading related to the topics that you find most useful as you progress through the module:

· Marcelino-Sádaba, S., González-Jaen, L.F. & Pérez-Ezcurdia, A., 2015. Using project management as a way to sustainability. From a comprehensive review to a framework definition. Journal of cleaner production., 99(C), pp.1–16.

· Sánchez, M.A., 2015. Integrating sustainability issues into project management. Journal of cleaner production., 96(C), pp.319–330.

Specific references, reading and websites will be included in the teaching sessions.


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General Reading – Project Management

Burke, R (2003) Project Management planning and Control (4th edition) New York: Wiley (5th edition published but not available from University library)   

Cleland, D I (1998) Project management handbook (2nd edition), Josset-Bass Publishers

Cleland, D and R, Gareis (2006). Global project management handbook : planning, organizing, and controlling international projects. McGraw-Hill Professional. Available as e-book from

Lock, D (2007) Project management (9th edition). Aldershot: Gower

Maltzman, R and D Shirley (2011) Green project management. London: CRC Press

Project Management Institute (2008) A guide to the project management body of knowledge (PMBOK guide). (PMBOK) PMI publications

Reiss, G (2007) Project management demystified : today's tools and techniques (3rd edition) Taylor & Frances, London

Rosenau, M D (1992) Successful project management: a step by step approach with practical examples (2nd edition). New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold

Starkey R & Welford R (2001) The Earthscan reader in business and sustainable development, Earthscan, London.

Turner, J Rodney (2007) Gower handbook of project management (4th edition). Gower, UK. Available in e-book from


Labushagne, C and A. Brent (2005). ‘Sustainable Project Life Cycle Management: The Need to Integrate Life Cycles in the Manufacturing Sector.’ International journal of project management. Vol 23(1) 159-168

Labuschagne, C, A Brent and S Claasen (2005) ‘Environmental and social impact considerations for sustainable project life cycle management in the process industry’ Corporate social responsibility and environmental management. Vol 12(1) 38-54

Turner (2006). ‘Towards a Theory of Project Management: The Nature of the Project’. International journal of project management. 24(1) 1- 3.

Oncken, W and Wass, DL (1999) "Management time : who's got the monkey? " Harvard business review. ISSN: 0017-8012 

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General Reading - Stakeholder Engagement 

In addition, some of the texts listed above for project management contain chapters covering issues of stakeholder involvement.

Andriof A, and Waddock S, Husted B and Sutherland Rahman S (2002). Unfolding stakeholder thinking. Greenleaf Publishing Limited, Sheffield, UK.

Andriof A, and Waddock S, Husted B and Sutherland Rahman S (2003). Unfolding stakeholder thinking 2: Relationships, Communication, reporting and Performance. Greenleaf Publishing Limited, Sheffield, UK.

Boutilier R. (2009) Stakeholder politics : social capital, sustainable development, and the corporation. Greenleaf Publishing Limited, Sheffield, UK.

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

Hamdi N. (2010) The placemaker's guide to building community. Earthscan, London, UK.

International Finance Corporation (2007) Stakeholder Engagement. A Good Practice Handbook for Businesses in Emerging Markets. IFC, Washington, USA. Available at:

Kelly G, Kelly D & Gamble A eds. (1997) Stakeholder Capitalism. New York : St. Martin's Press ; Basingstoke : Macmillan in association with Political Economy Research Centre, University of Sheffield, 1997.

Larkin N and Scheubel (2010) Corporate community involvement : the definitive guide to maximizing your business' societal engagement. Greenleaf Publishing Limited, Sheffield, UK.

Sarkissian W., Hofer N., Shore Y., Vajda S and Wilkinson C. (2010) Kitchen table sustainability : practical recipes for community engagement with sustainability. Earthscan, London, UK.

Steger U. (ed) (2006) Inside the mind of the stakeholder : the hype behind stakeholder pressure. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK.

UK Round Table on Sustainable Development (1998) A stakeholder approach to sustainable business. London : UK Round Table on Sustainable Development

MacArthur J D (1997) Stakeholder roles and stakeholder analysis in project planning : a review of approaches in three agencies-- World Bank, ODA and NRI. Bradford : Development and Project Planning Centre, University of Bradford.


Buysse K and Verbeke A (2003). ‘Proactive Environmental Strategies: A Stakeholder Management Perspective.’ Strategic management journal. 24(5): 453-470

Henriques I and Sadorsky P (1999). ‘The relationship between environmental commitment and managerial perceptions.’ Academy of Management journal. Feb 1999, 42(1):87

Hillman A and Keim G (2001). ‘Shareholder value, stakeholder management and Social Issues: What’s the Bottom Line? ’ Strategic management journal. 22(2): 125–139 (2001)

Kaler J (2003) Differentiating Stakeholder Theories Journal of business ethics. 46(1): 71-83

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General reading – Community Participation

Arnstein S. (1969) A ladder of citizen participation. Journal of the American Institute of Planners 35 (4): 216–224

Bulkeley, H., and A. P. J. Mol (2003). Participation and environmental governance: Consensus, ambivalence and debate. Environmental values., 12 (2): 143-154.

Garvey, N., Newell, P., 2005. Corporate accountability to the poor? Assessing the effectiveness of community-based strategies. Development in practice. 15, 389-404

Gedicks, A. (2001) Resource rebels : native challenges to mining and oil corporations. (Cambridge, MA: South End).

Irvin, R. A., and J. Stansbury (2004). Citizen participation in decision making: Is it worth the effort? Public administration review., 64 (1): 55-65.

O’Faircheallaigh, C. and Corbett, T. (2005) ‘Indigenous Participation in Environmental Management of Mining Projects: The Role of Negotiated Agreements’, Environmental politics., 14(5): 629-647.

Wilson, E., Schwarte, C., Cotula, L., Garside,B. and Siegele, L. (2009) Taking control: how citizens can hold industry to account. IIED Briefing Papers. International Institute for Environment and Development. London. Available at:

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Journals relevant to whole module include:

· Business strategy and the environment.

· International journal of project management.

· Greener management international.

· Sustainable development

There are a large number of Business & Management Journals which are worth researching. Amongst these are : 

International journal of project management.

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Topics that are relevant to SOEE5226 only:

Innovation and Change

The core text for understanding product innovation is:

Rogers, E (2003) Innovation Diffusion (book)

The following paper is not abut sustainability per se, but it is a useful primer on innovation in business models, which could lead to more sustainable outcomes: Teece, D J (2010) "Business Models, Business Strategy and Innovation" Long Range Planning. ISSN: 0024-6301 43, pp 172 - 194


Environmental Management Systems  

This list was last updated on 15/01/2019