Environmental scanning and sustainable development [electronic resource] / edited by Nicolas Lesca.

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London : ISTE ; Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, 2011.
1 online resource (311 p.)
Management -- Environmental aspects.
Sustainable development.
Strategic planning -- Environmental aspects.
Business intelligence.
Electronic books.
This work is an initial exploration of the relationship between scanning and sustainable development. In ten chapters, the authors examine the application, characteristics and implementation of scanning oriented toward sustainable development. Thus the work offers some answers to the questions "what is sustainable scanning?", "what new issues does it raise for management practice and management science?", "what forms can it take?" and "how...?"
Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Introduction; Chapter 1. Sustainable Development: a Vague and Ambiguous "Theory"; 1.1. Introduction; 1.1.1. The origins of the notion; 1.1.2. The extensiveness of the notion; 1.1.3. Milestones of the institutionalization of sustainable development; 1.2. Sustainable development as a "vague" theory; 1.2.1. Sustainable development and "principles"; 1.2.2. Conceptual dimensions and sustainable development; 1.2.3. Sustainable development and its indicators; 1.2.4. The organizational dimension of sustainable development
1.3. Company actions justified by reference to the notion of sustainable development: consequentialism tested by modern deontology1.3.1. The chronological stages of taking ecological stakes into account; 1.3.2. The management stakes of sustainable development; 1.4. The dimensions of ambiguity of the notion; 1.4.1. The associated references; 1.4.2. The "tensions" associated with the notion; 1.4.3. Ambiguities of the meaning of sustainable development; 1.4.4. The ambiguity of company attitudes vis-à-vis sustainable development
1.5. Conclusion: calling into question managerial references in relation to sustainable development1.5.1. Provisional detour via the markets: the "right to pollute"; 1.5.2. The return of politics and regulation; 1.6. Bibliography; Chapter 2. Parameters and Particularities of Sustainable Development-oriented Strategic Scanning; 2.1. Introduction; 2.2. Strategic scanning; 2.2.1. Strategic scanning activities; 2.2.2. Strategic scanning and its different facets; 2.2.3. Sustainable development-oriented scanning and its different facets
2.3. Applying a sustainable development-oriented strategic scanning process2.3.1. Strategic scanning as a process of gathering information; 2.3.2. Strategic scanning as a cybernetic system; 2.3.3. Strategic scanning as a project; 2.4. Conclusion; 2.5. Bibliography; Chapter 3. Sustainable Development of Large Network Service Companies: Inhabiting Territories via Middle Managers, Strategic Scanners; 3.1. Introduction; 3.2. The foundation of modeling; 3.2.1. The objective: a heuristic model; 3.2.2. Epistemology: the re-evaluation of practical reasoning and the science of design
3.2.3. The method favors research-intervention and long-term immersion3.2.4. The content: taking into account a forgotten element of research in strategic management - the territory; 3.2.5. A paradoxical aim: the sustainable company in a liquefied world; 3.3. The architecture of the model; 3.3.1. Large service companies that are territorialized; 3.3.2. Technically disparate sector; 3.3.3. Relatively fragmented territory; 3.3.4. A production capacity strategic formula; 3.3.5. Company or group; 3.3.6. A management style inspired by investor and developer configurations
3.4. Middle managers: key players of sustainable development
"Adapted and updated from Veille et developpement durable published 2010 in France by Hermes Science/Lavoisier"--T.p. Verso.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Lesca, Nicolas.
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