Sustainable Management

Coping with the Dilemmas of Resource-Oriented Management

  • Georg Müller-Christ

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Understanding Sustainability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
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      Pages 3-25
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      Pages 27-42
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      Pages 43-49
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      Pages 51-65
  3. Theoretical Impulses

  4. Sustainable Resource Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Georg Müller-Christ
      Pages 205-234
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 235-239

About this book


In this book, a resource-oriented perception of sustainable management is presented. Firms that decide to act more sustainable have to bear in mind that they do not only need resources for economic activities today, but that they will need these tomorrow as well. This leads to contradictory management rationalities firms must deal with. The author presents his findings as regards the development of environmental and social responsibility and introduces a theory of management ecology. He takes a close look at the contradictions businesses have to face when governing their activity towards sustainability. Moreover, he identifies different notions of the resource term in management studies and develops a “sustainable resource management” which could help businesses redirect their economic activities from a solely profit-oriented to a resource-oriented way of operating.


Dilemma-Management Environmental Management Resource Management Strategic Management Sustainable Management

Authors and affiliations

  • Georg Müller-Christ
    • 1
  1. 1.LS ABWL, Nachhaltiges ManagementUniversität BremenBremenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-19164-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-19165-7
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