Linking Local and Global Sustainability

  • Sukhbir Sandhu
  • Stephen McKenzie
  • Howard Harris

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Stephen McKenzie, Sukhbir Sandhu, Howard Harris
    Pages 1-11
  3. Philosophy and Ethics of Sustainability

  4. Case Studies in Sustainable Decision-Making

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
    2. Sukhbir Sandhu, Clive Smallman, Lucie K. Ozanne, Ross Cullen
      Pages 55-70
    3. Claudine Soosay, Andrew Fearne, Mohsen Varsei
      Pages 71-90
    4. Barbara Resta, Paolo Gaiardelli, Anna Pistoni
      Pages 91-110
  5. Theoretical Investigations of Sustainability

  6. Local Development, Global Sustainability: Case Studies in Development Contexts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. Stephen McKenzie, Sukhbir Sandhu, Howard Harris
      Pages 225-230

About this book


The book takes a holistic approach to sustainability. Acknowledging the Brundtland definition, that sustainable development meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs, the book is specifically concerned with the ethics of contemporary social and environmental sustainability activity and thinking. It is concerned with the role of institutions–both local and global in achieving sustainability initiatives. All twelve chapters extend sustainability–conceptually, empirically and theoretically, and in doing so provide insights into linking local and global sustainability. The book refocuses sustainability as a series of interwoven and dynamic relationships, backed by just ethical decision-making, which begin locally, and reach out to impact the global level.


(CSR) In Multinational Companies Within The Food Industry Climate Change and Sustainability Developing Countries and Sustainability Environmental Change and Sustainability Ethics and Sustainability Exploration of Corporate Social Responsibility Exploring Sustainability Conflicts Global And Individual Sustainability Holistic Approach To Sustainability Indigenous Perspectives on Sustainability Philosophical Aspects Of Sustainability Social Sustainability of Development Projects Socially Sustainable Societies Sustainability and Justice Sustainability, Integrity and Judgement Sustainable Organisational Culture Sustainable Societies Sustainable Supply Chain Management Sustained Organisation Change In Auto Repair Shops Sustaining Organisations Through Knowledge Sharing

Editors and affiliations

  • Sukhbir Sandhu
    • 1
  • Stephen McKenzie
    • 2
  • Howard Harris
    • 3
  1. 1.School of ManagementUniversity of South Australia Business SchoolAdelaideAustralia
  2. 2.School of ManagementUniversity of South Australia Business SchoolAdelaideAustralia
  3. 3.School of ManagementUniversity of South Australia Business SchoolAdelaideAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-94-017-9007-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-9008-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1877-3176
  • Series Online ISSN 1877-3184
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