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Module Reading List

Tools and Techniques for Business, Environment and Corporate Responsibility, 2021/22, Semester 1, 2
Dr Andrea Taylor
a.l.taylor@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Week 2: The state of the planet and business implications

WWF. (2016). Living planet report.2016. Gland, Switzerland.: WWF International. 

Hardin, G. (1968). The Tragedy of the Commons. Science., 162(3859), 1243-1248.

Week 3: Alternative Business Models

Bocken, N.M.P. et al. 2014. A literature and practice review to develop sustainable business model archetypes. Journal of Cleaner Production. 65, pp.42-56. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2013.11.039

Week 4: Eco-efficiency

Kabongo, J. D., and Boiral, O. (2017) Doing More with Less: Building Dynamic Capabilities for Eco-Efficiency. Business strategy and the environment., doi: 10.1002/bse.1958.

Stigson, B., Madden, K., Young, R., Brady, K., Hall, J., (2006) Eco-efficiency Learning Module. World Bus. Counc. Sustain. Dev. 231. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.febslet.2004.11.019  

Week 5: Life Cycle Assessment

Finnveden, G., Hauschild, M. Z., Ekvall, T., Guinée, J., Heijungs, R., Hellweg, S., Suh, S. (2009). Recent developments in Life Cycle Assessment. Journal of environmental management, 91(1), 1-21. doi: http://0-dx.doi.org.wam.leeds.ac.uk/10.1016/j.jenvman.2009.06.018

Chang, D., Lee, C. K. M., & Chen, C.-H. (2014). Review of life cycle assessment towards sustainable product development. Journal of Cleaner Production, 83(Supplement C), 48-60. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2014.07.050

Kouloumpis, V., Pell, R.S., Correa-Cano, M.E., Yan, X., 2020. Potential trade-offs between eliminating plastics and mitigating climate change: An LCA perspective on Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) bottles in Cornwall. Sci. Total Environ. 727, 138681. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.138681

Week 6: Reading Week – Catch up on reading and prepare future readings

Week 7: Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment

Siebert, A., Bezama, A., O’Keeffe, S., Thrän, D., 2018. Social life cycle assessment indices and indicators to monitor the social implications of wood-based products. Journal of Cleaner Production. 172, 4074–4084. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.02.146

Fauzi, R.T., Lavoie, P., Sorelli, L., Heidari, M.D., Amor, B., 2019. Exploring the current challenges and opportunities of Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment. Sustainability . 11, 1–17. https://doi.org/10.3390/su11030636

Benoît, C., Norris, G.A., Valdivia, S., Ciroth, A., Moberg, A., Bos, U., Prakash, S., Ugaya, C., Beck, T., 2010. The guidelines for social life cycle assessment of products: Just in time! The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment. 15, 156–163. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11367-009-0147-8

Week 8: Circular Economy

Bauwens, T., Hekkert, M., Kirchherr, J., 2020. Circular futures: What Will They Look Like? Ecol. Econ. 175, 106703. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2020.106703

Pauliuk, S., 2018. Critical appraisal of the circular economy standard BS 8001:2017 and a dashboard of quantitative system indicators for its implementation in organizations. Resour. Conserv. Recycl. 129, 81–92. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2017.10.019

Hobson, K., 2020. The limits of the loops: critical environmental politics and the Circular Economy. Env. Polit. 1–19. https://doi.org/10.1080/09644016.2020.1816052

Week 9: Individual level behaviour change

Bansal, P. (2003). From issues to actions: The importance of individual concerns and organizational values in responding to natural environmental issues. Organization science., 14(5), 510-527.

Andersson, L. M., Shivarajan, S., & Blau, G. (2005). Enacting ecological sustainability in the MNC: A test of an Adapted Value-Belief-Norm Framework. Journal of business ethics., 59(3), 295-305.

Week 10: Nudging and Incentives

Introduction (Pages 1-14) of Thaler, R. & Sustein, C. (2008) Nudge : improving decisions about health, wealth, and happiness.Yale University Press, New Haven and London.

Pages 1-29 of Schubert, C. (2015) Green Nudges: Do they work? Are they ethical?Joint Discussion Paper in Economics - Available onlin here.

Maki, A. (2019). The potential cost of nudges. Nature Climate Change, 9(6), 439-439.

Week 11: Communicating environmental challenges

Bruine de Bruin, W., & Bostrom, A. (2013). Assessing what to address in science communication. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 110(Supplement 3), 14062-14068. Available online: http://0-www.pnas.org.wam.leeds.ac.uk/content/110/Supplement_3/14062.full

Week 11 Stakeholder Engagement

Laplume, A. O., Sonpar, K., & Litz, R. A. (2008). Stakeholder Theory: Reviewing a Theory That Moves Us. Journal of management., 34(6), 1152-1189. doi: 10.1177/0149206308324322

Fassin, Y. (2009). The Stakeholder Model Refined. Journal of business ethics., 84(1), 113-135. doi: 10.1007/s10551-008-9677-4

SEMESTER 2

Week 14: Organisational change for sustainability

Part 1: Towards third wave corporations (pp. 1-58) of Benn, S., Dunphy, D., & Griffiths, A., (2014). Organizational Change for Corporate Sustainability. London: Routledge.

Russell, S. V., & McIntosh, M. (2011). Changing organizational culture for sustainability. In N. M. Ashkanasy, C. P. M. Wilderom & M. F. Peterson (Eds.), Handbook of organizational culture and climate (2nd ed., pp. 393-412). Thousand Oaks: Sage. Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

Week 15: Presentations from organisations

Week 16: Presentations from organisations

Week 17: Sustainability reporting

Mathews, M. R. (1997). Twenty‐five years of social and environmental accounting research: Is there a silver jubilee to celebrate? Accounting, auditing & accountability journal., 10(4), 481-531. doi: doi:10.1108/EUM0000000004417

Brown, J., & Fraser, M. (2006). Approaches and perspectives in social and environmental accounting: an overview of the conceptual landscape.Business strategy and the environment., 15(2), 103-117. doi: 10.1002/bse.452

Adams, C. A. (2004). The ethical, social and environmental reporting‐performance portrayal gap. Accounting, auditing & accountability journal., 17(5), 731-757. doi: doi:10.1108/09513570410567791

Week 18: Environmental management systems

Levy, D. L., Szejnwald Brown, H., & de Jong, M. (2010). The Contested Politics of Corporate Governance: The Case of the Global Reporting Initiative. Business and society, 49(1), 88-115. doi: 10.1177/0007650309345420

Schaefer, A. (2007). Contrasting Institutional and Performance Accounts of Environmental Management Systems: Three Case Studies in the UK Water & Sewerage Industry*. Journal of management studies, 44(4), 506-535. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-6486.2006.00677.x

Week 19: Measuing the effectiveness of interventions

Unsworth, K. L., Davis, M. C., Russell, S. V., & Bretter, C. (2021). Employee green behavior: How organizations can help the environment. Current Opinion in Psychology. doi: 10.1016/j.copsyc.2020.12.006

Davis, M. C., Unsworth, K. L., Russell, S. V., & Galvan, J. J. (2020). Can green behaviors really be increased for all employees? Trade-offs for “deep greens” in a goal-oriented green human resource management intervention. Business Strategy and the Environment, 29(2), 335-346. doi:10.1002/bse.2367

Russell, S. V., Evans, A., Fielding, K. S., & Hill, C. (2016). Turn it off: An action research study of top management influence on energy conservation in the workplace. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 389. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00389

Young, W., Davis, M., McNeill, I. M., Malhotra, B., Russell, S., Unsworth, K., & Clegg, C. W. (2015). Changing behaviour: successful environmental programmes in the workplace. Business Strategy and the Environment, 24(8), 689-703. doi:10.1002/bse.1836

Week 20: Guest lecture

Week 21: Guest lecture

Week 22: Groupwork drop-in sessions

Week 23: Group presentations

Week 24: Group presentations

This list was last updated on 09/02/2022