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

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  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-05-20
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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In a 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 globalisation of the world's economies, the intensification of competition, and 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 2006 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 US, 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 fresh ways of strategic thinking. It is compulsory reading for MBA students and executives as well as professional readers.

Table of Contents

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Enterprise Thinking, the Driving Forces of Change, and Leadership:
Sustainable business development: overview and guiding principles
Enterprise thinking and the strategic logic of strategic business development
Crafting sustainable business strategies and solutions
The driving forces of social-, economic-, and environmental-related change
The driving forces of markets and stakeholders' connectedness
Crafting a sustainable enterprise through leadership and capabilities
Innovation Management, Life Cycle Considerations, and Insights:
Sustainable technology management and development
Crafting and implementing sustainable business development programs
Life cycle thinking and framework
Formulation of life cycle assessment: initiation and inventory assessment
Implementation of life cycle assessment: impact and improvement assessments
Inventing the future through enterprise thinking and sustainable business development
Select bibliography
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