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Sustainable Business Development Inventing the Future Through Strategy, Innovation, and Leadership

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ISBN-10: 0521862787

ISBN-13: 9780521862783

Edition: 2006

Authors: David L. Rainey

List price: $103.00
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In today's turbulent business environment, leaders must begin to think more broadly about what a corporation is and how it can create a richer future. With the globalization of the world's economies, the intensification of competition, and recent quantum leaps in technological development, the insular and static strategic thinking of many global corporations has become inadequate for understanding the business environment and determining strategic direction. This book provides comprehensive and practical analysis of what sustainable business development (SBD) is and how companies can use it to make a significant difference. Case studies of companies in the U.S., Europe, the Pacific Rim and South America demonstrate that achieving innovation and integration depends on a comprehensive understanding of all of the forces which drive change and responding to them with new ways of strategic thinking. It is compulsory reading for MBA students and executives as well as professional readers.
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Book details

List price: $103.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/14/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 762
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 3.586
Language: English

List of figures
List of tables
List of boxes
List of abbreviations
Acknowledgments
Introduction
The coming of age of sustainable business development
Philosophy and purpose of the book
Notes
References
Enterprise thinking, the driving forces of change, and leadership
Sustainable business development: overview and guiding principles
Introduction
The framework of the book
A brief history of environmental management
The underpinnings of SBD
Developing an SBD program
An SBD perspective on innovation management
Overview of LCT and LCA
Summary
Supplementary material
Notes
References
Enterprise thinking and the strategic logic of strategic business development
Introduction
Enterprise thinking and management
An enterprise management model
The value proposition: the essence of SBD
The strategic process for inventing the future
The strategic logic for SBD
Risk mitigation
Summary
Supplementary material
Notes
References
Crafting sustainable business strategies and solutions
Introduction
The linkages between analytical models and business models
Determining strategies for SBD
Performance evaluation system
Summary
Supplementary material
Notes
References
The driving forces of social-, economic-, and environmental-related change
Introduction
Understanding the implications of the business environment
The analytical process for understanding the business environment
Social, political, and regulatory milieus
Primary economic considerations
Environmental considerations and implications
Summary
Supplementary material
Notes
References
The driving forces of markets and stakeholders' connectedness
Introduction
Understanding the implications of market forces
Understanding stakeholder expectations
Sustainable marketing and corporate reporting
Connecting to supporting entities
Summary
Supplementary material
Notes
References
Crafting a sustainable enterprise through leadership and capabilities
Introduction
Leadership constructs for creating a sustainable enterprise
A dynamic view of core competencies and core capabilities
Managing change across the enterprise using cross-functional and cross-company integration
Cultural aspects of organizational dynamics and the agile enterprise
Summary
Supplementary material
Notes
References
Innovation management, life cycle considerations, and insights
Sustainable technology management and development
Introduction
Strategic technology management
A generalized construct for managing technological change
Technological forecasting and assessment
Strategies for radical technological innovation, technological innovation, and product and process innovation
Radical technological innovation
Technological innovation
Product and process innovation
Summary
Supplementary material
Notes
References
Crafting and implementing sustainable business development programs
Introduction
Selecting SBD innovation programs
Managing improvement programs
Development program management
Summary
Supplementary material
Notes
References
Life cycle thinking and framework
Introduction
Improving performance through LCT
Systems integration and LCT
LCT at the product delivery level
Design and development principles based on LCT
Creating a life cycle framework
Analytical research frameworks: the precursors to LCA
Summary
Supplementary material
Notes
References
Formulation of life cycle assessment: initiation and inventory assessment
Introduction
The LCA construct
The contextual implications of LCA
The LCA framework
The initiation
Inventory assessment
Deploying inventory assessment
Summary
Supplementary material
Notes
References
Implementation of life cycle assessment: impact and improvement assessments
Introduction
Impact assessment
Improvement assessment
LCA and program evaluation
Summary
Supplementary material
Notes
References
Inventing the future through enterprise thinking and sustainable business development
Introduction
Inventing the future through positive relationships
Maximizing value for customers, stakeholders, and constituencies
The implications of enterprise thinking and SBD
Learning from leading edge, global corporations
Concluding comments
Notes
References
Glossary
Select bibliography
Index