Journal of Business Administration and Policy Analysis

Journal of Business Administration and Policy Analysis is a magazine specializing in Management topics.

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A Quantitative Approach to Strategic Environmental Risk Management
INTRODUCTION The financial performance of modern business is increasingly affected by the costs and opportunities presented by environmental issues. Regulations, materials and energy prices, consumer demands, and the development of new markets may...
A Road Map for Natural Capitalism
On September 16, 1991, a small group of scientists was sealed inside Biosphere II, a glittering 3.2-acre glass and metal dome in Oracle, Arizona. Two years later, when the radical attempt to replicate the earth's main ecosystems in miniature ended,...
Bringing Business on Board: Sustainable Development and the B-School Curriculum
SCOPE AND OBJECTIVES OF THIS VOLUME The goal of achieving sustainable development is arguably the greatest challenge mankind has ever faced, requiring a concerted joint effort among consumers, business and government. It can be argued that if sustainable...
Business and Sustainable Development in South East Asia
INTRODUCTION: CRISIS AND NEW CONTEXTS Businesses face a new context in opportunities and regulations in South East Asia. Many indicators suggest that the crisis that affected many counties in the region since mid 1997 has bottomed out. Leaders of...
By-Product Synergy: A Case Study of Tampico, Mexico
INTRODUCTION In October 1997, the Business Council for Sustainable Development - Gulf of Mexico (BCSD-GM) launched a demonstration By-Product Synergy project in Tampico, Mexico with a group of 21 local industries. The goal was to promote joint commercial...
Chemical Industry Integration
INTRODUCTION Clustering of chemical plants to maximize interchange of feedstocks and utilities has long been a practice. However, similar integration amongst most other industries has been slow in development. While we consider only Canadian examples...
Corridors of Green and Gold: Impact of Riparian Suburban Greenways on Property Values
The open space system like housing, transportation, education and economic development, like air, water and light is a fundamental building block of modern urban life, a physical, social, economic, and human necessity, day in, day out, year after year....
Doing Sustainability - the Ecos Corporation Story
This is the case history of the evolution of Ecos Corporation, a business strategy consultancy that shapes its advice based on principles of sustainability. The fast-growing Ecos practice, based in Sydney, Australia, aims to make its clients more profitable...
Eco-Accounting: How Industrial Ecology Can Pay Double Dividendes for Business
THE PROBLEM Human population growth and consumption now place unprecedented demands on the environment. Faced with these challenges, the Brundtland Commission recognised that the only way we would be able to continue to meet human needs was "by...
Ecological Integrity and Material Growth: Irreconcilable Conflict?
INTRODUCTION AND ANALYTIC FRAMEWORK Many ecologists, and ordinary citizens who simply love nature, see the loss of biodiversity and the threat to ecosystems integrity as one of the most pressing problems confronting humankind today. Maintaining...
Emissions Trading: U.S. Experience Implementing Multi-State Cap and Trade Programs
INTRODUCTION In order to reduce the cost of compliance with air pollution reduction requirements, several flexibility mechanisms were introduced in the United States in the late 1970's. Referred to generally as emissions trading, they included emissions...
For the Common Good
Words ought to be a little wild, for they are the assault of thoughts upon the unthinking. - John Maynard Keynes THE WILD FACTS In our time, it is the facts themselves that are more than a little wild and that constitute an assault on unthinking...
Gpl: Alberta's Sustainability Trends
WHAT IS THE GPI ACCOUNTING PROJECT? The GPI (Genuine Progress Indicators) accounting project is a pioneering research effort to develop a new system for measuring the total well-being and sustainability of nations or states. This project, led by...
Graduate Learning for Business and Sustainability
The task for business schools is to engage young leaders and give them a long-term vision of success that includes social responsibility. - William Clay Ford, Chairman, Ford Motor Company, 1999 I hope that all involved in the education of today's...
Green and Competitive: Ending the Stalemate
The need for regulation to protect the environment gets widespread but grudging acceptance: widespread because everyone wants a livable planet, grudging because of the lingering belief that environmental regulations erode competitiveness. The prevailing...
Green Tax Reforms in Oecd Countries: An Overview
The last decade witnessed a large increase in the use of economic instruments to protect the environment in OECD countries, with a growing emphasis on tax instruments, in particular in the context of "green tax reforms". (Figure 1) This tendency is...
Iisaak: A New Economic Model for Conservation-Based Forestry in Coastal Old Growth Forests, B.C
BACKGROUND During the 1970's public concern began to build regarding industrial forestry operations on western Vancouver Island. In 1979, the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council (NTC) was asked by its member First Nations to address the declining employment...
Ikea: "Nothing Is Impossible"
Sustainability is the key word for the future. Our ambition is to work step by carefully thought-out step, and with great respect, towards a business based on sound ecological principles. It is not enough to be friendly toward the environment -- we...
Interface, Inc
According to Ray Anderson, CEO of Atlanta-based Interface, Inc., a leading maker' of commercial carpet, carpet tile, and other interior furnishings, responsible management of Earth's resources is a question of business survival. In Anderson's words,...
Is Humanity Suicidal?
Imagine that on an icy moon of Jupiter -- say, Ganymede -- the space station of an alien civilization is concealed. For millions of years its scientists have closely watched the earth. Because their law prevents settlement on a living planet, they...
Marketing Mix Design-for-Environment (Dfe): A Systems Approach
INTRODUCTION Sustainability can be visualized as a state in which the use of resources in consumption does not pollute and undermine the functioning of basic life-support ecosystems. To limit unfavorable ecosystem impacts and move towards sustainability,...
Measuring Genuine Progress
There is a remarkable consensus that crosses all political divisions on the fundamental principles of a decent society and on the benchmarks that would signify genuine progress. We all want to live in a peaceful and safe society without crime. We all...
Patagonia, Inc
At Patagonia, Inc., headquartered in Ventura, California, catering to Alpine and other outdoor enthusiasts means much more than just designing and selling the highest-quality outerwear. It means making a deep commitment to pressing environmental and...
Shades of Green: Cognitive Framing and the Dynamics of Corporate Environmental Response
INTRODUCTION Degradation of the natural environment continues at a pace beyond that which the planet can sustain. Governments have historically attempted to curtail environmental degradation using regulation and economic instruments, but such interventions...
Sustainability and Finance: Teaching the Real Value of Good Corporate Stewardship
Corporations are not driven to sustainable development by an overwhelming desire to be altruistic, but rather by their fiduciary responsibility to create shareholder value. In other words, sustainable development is good business. - Brian Schofield...
Sustainable Development: In Search of a Legal Rule
THE QUESTIONS TO BE CONSIDERED Should sustainable development be a domestic legal rule? What role could it play? What would it mean? Before considering these questions, I will briefly describe their legal context. THE LEGAL CONTEXT The emergence...
Sustainable Development Leadership in Three Conexts: Managing for Global Competitiveness
INTRODUCTION Managers in many industries are coming to the realisation that in order to remain competitive in the rapidly changing world economy they must learn to think globally. In order to become more competitive through striving to achieve international...
The Challenge of Sustainable Development in Mexico
INTRODUCTION Mexico is among the most developed of all the Latin American nations. With a total population of 95.9 million by mid-1998 [1] and GNP per capita of $3,970 USD, it belongs to the upper-middle income range of Latin American countries....
The Cost of Crime in Nova Scotia
Crime conservatively cost Nova Scotians more than half a billion dollars in economic losses to victims; public spending on police, courts and prisons; and private spending on crime prevention in 1997 (Table 1). This amounts to nearly $600 for every...
The Development of an Ecological Economics
HISTORICAL ROOTS AND MOTIVATIONS Ecology and economics have developed as separate disciplines throughout their recent histories in the 20th century. While each has addressed the way in which living systems self-organize to enable individuals and...
The Journey toward Sustainable Energy Development-The Experience of Suncor Energy
The roots of Suncor Energy's enterprise as an innovative developer of hydrocarbon energy go back many years. In the late 1890s the Canadian government sponsored investigations of northern Alberta's Athabasca "tar sands" as a potential source of petroleum....
Waste to Profits: The Case of Consolidated Mining and Smelting Ltd
The Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company (renamed Cominco in 1966) was formed in 1906 and four years later bought the Sullivan Mine, the world's largest silver-lead-zinc ore body, located at Kimberley in the Southeast corner of British Columbia....
What Does Sustainable Development Mean for a Forest Products Company?
Canfor is an integrated producer of forest products headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. We produce solid wood from the bole of the tree, engineered wood and panels, and pulp and paper products from the residual materials. We have...
What I Saw of the Revolution:reflections of a Corporate Environmental Manager in the 1990's B.C. Coastal Forest Industry
INTRODUCTION British Columbia is on the cutting edge globally when it comes to new approaches to the changing relationship between natural resources, the environment and people. You can tell it's the cutting edge by all the blood on it. And, as...
Win-Win Transportation Management Strategies: Cooperation for Economic, Social and Environmental Benefits
INTRODUCTION Environmental protection, social equity and community livability are often considered to conflict with economic goals. Critics often argue that policies to protect the environment and achieve social objectives reduce economic productivity....
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