Building Theory at the Intersection of Ecological Sustainability and Strategic Management

Helen Borland, Véronique Ambrosini, Adam Lindgreen, Joelle Vanhamme

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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.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftJournal of Business Ethics
Vol/bind135
Udgave nummer2
Sider (fra-til)293-307
ISSN0167-4544
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2016

Emneord

  • Dynamic capabilities
  • Ecocentrism
  • Ecological sustainability
  • Transformational business strategy

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Borland, Helen ; Ambrosini, Véronique ; Lindgreen, Adam ; Vanhamme, Joelle. / Building Theory at the Intersection of Ecological Sustainability and Strategic Management. I: Journal of Business Ethics. 2016 ; Bind 135, Nr. 2. s. 293-307.
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Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

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