Essays on Sustainability and Management

Emerging Perspectives

  • Runa Sarkar
  • Annapurna Shaw

Part of the India Studies in Business and Economics book series (ISBE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Sustainability as a Normative Concept

  3. Sustainability Concept at the Global Level

  4. Sustainability Practices in Indian Organisations and Consumer Behaviour

  5. Sustainability, Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
  6. Sustainability: A Critique of Organisational Practice and Government Regulation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193

About this book


This book offers a comprehensive overview of sustainability and management in India and through its insightful essays highlights the complex and multifaceted nature of sustainability as a concept. It also demonstrates the debates surrounding the concept of sustainability and its ramifications for ground-level practice in managing organisations and for public policy. The contributions from sustainability enthusiasts, practitioners from disparate fields and academics working at the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, have been divided into five themes: (1) sustainability as a normative concept; (2) sustainability concept at the global level, (3) sustainability practices in Indian organisations and consumer behaviour; (4) sustainability, corporate governance and corporate social responsibility and (5) sustainability: a critique of organisational practice and government regulation. The themes reflect both new and continuing issues confronting management in the country today. Examples and in-depth studies make it relevant to the grounded reality in India. The expertise and experience of the contributors ensure that readers are left with a grasp of our current understanding of how sustainability is related to society and business, the direction this understanding will take in the future.


Sustainability in Business Trends in Indian Business Corporate Governance Corporate Social Responsibility Green Marketing

Editors and affiliations

  • Runa Sarkar
    • 1
  • Annapurna Shaw
    • 2
  1. 1.Indian Institute of Management CalcuttaKolkataIndia
  2. 2.Indian Institute of Management CalcuttaKolkataIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-3122-9
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-3123-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2198-0012
  • Series Online ISSN 2198-0020
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