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Building theory at the intersection of ecological sustainability and strategic management

Borland, Helen, Ambrosini, Véronique, Lindgreen, Adam and Vanhamme, Joëlle 2016. Building theory at the intersection of ecological sustainability and strategic management. Journal of Business Ethics 135 (2) , pp. 293-307. 10.1007/s10551-014-2471-6

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Abstract

This article builds theory at the intersection of ecological sustainability and strategic management literature—specifically, in relation to dynamic capabilities literature. By combining industrial organization economics–based, resource-based, and dynamic capability–based views, it is possible to develop a better understanding of the strategies that businesses may follow, depending on their managers’ assumptions about ecological sustainability. To develop innovative strategies for ecological sustainability, the dynamic capabilities framework needs to be extended. In particular, the sensing–seizing–maintaining competitiveness framework should operate not only within the boundaries of a business ecosystem but in relation to global biophysical ecosystems; in addition, two more dynamic capabilities should be added, namely, remapping and reaping. This framework can explicate core managerial beliefs about ecological sustainability. Finally, this approach offers opportunities for managers and academics to identify, categorize, and exploit business strategies for ecological sustainability.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
ISSN: 0167-4544
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 27 February 2019
Date of Acceptance: 12 November 2014
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2019 13:23
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/68664

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