Business and Sustainability

Between Government Pressure and Self-Regulation

  • Achim Lang
  • Hannah Murphy

Part of the Sustainability and Innovation book series (SUSTAINABILITY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Achim Lang, Hannah Murphy
      Pages 3-19
  3. Economic Dimension of Sustainability

  4. Environmental Dimension of Sustainability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Achim Lang, Thomas Malang, Volker Schneider
      Pages 119-138
  5. Social and Cultural Dimensions of Sustainability

  6. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Achim Lang
      Pages 179-192

About this book


​Demands for sustainability policies have set new challenges for business both on the individual firm level and on the level of organized business interests. This edited volume brings together economic, social, environmental, and cultural dimensions of sustainability that comprise different challenges for business processes and activities. The aim is to develop an overarching framework to the study of sustainability and business and to advance an interdisciplinary analytical perspective. The book establishes a balanced account that equally represents business as problem causers as well as problem solvers, and therefore responds to the urgent need to investigate the intersection between sustainability issues and business participation.


Business Operations Collective Action Corporate Social Responsibility Governance Sustainability

Editors and affiliations

  • Achim Lang
    • 1
  • Hannah Murphy
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Politics and Public AdministrationUniversity of KonstanzKonstanzGermany
  2. 2.Politics and International Relations Program, School of Social SciencesUniversity of TasmaniaHobartAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-07238-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-07239-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1860-1030
  • About this book