- Subject index
In Managing Organizations Stewart Clegg, Cynthia Hardy and Walter Nord explore the major issues and debates in management and organization. The textbook addresses key topics such as leadership, decision-making and innovation in organizations alongside such themes as diversity, globalization and ecology. Students and teachers of management will find this a comprehensive and wide-ranging resource on the core issues for contemporary managers and organizations.
Chapter 11: Organizations and the Biosphere: Ecologies and Environments
Organizations and the Biosphere: Ecologies and Environments
Theories about nature and theories about society have a history of interconnections. A view of nature can be seen as a projection of human perception of self and society onto the cosmos. Conversely, theories about nature have historically been interpreted as containing implications about the way individuals or social groups behave or ought to behave.
(Merchant 1980: 69)
A significant feature of contemporary society is the increasing concern expressed for the current and emerging quality of the natural environment. This concern has taken many forms, from the establishment of global forums on environmental issues (e.g. World Commission on Environment and Development 1987; the 1992 United Nations Conference on the Environment and Development), ...