Encyclopedia of Sustainability in Higher Education

2019 Edition
| Editors: Walter Leal Filho

Value Creation and Sustainable Development

  • Anette OxenswärdhEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-11352-0_336

Introduction

Sustainability is a well-used term, appearing almost daily in the media and increasingly in everyday conversation, often as something to strive for. Moving toward a more sustainable way of living will inevitably require some radical changes in attitudes, values, and behavior (Hahn et al. 2014; Gulliksson and Holmgren 2015). And perhaps the best way to strive for sustainability is through organizational change initiative (Appelbaum et al. 2016a). There have been discussions about the definition of sustainable development (Dobson 2008; Rambaud and Richard 2015; Appelbaum et al. 2016a), about how to interpret the concept in organizations and companies (Hahn et al. 2014; Appelbaum et al. 2016b). Also, research about how companies can create measures in order to get facts for decisions has been conducted.

Corporate sustainability has been discussed as an organizational change, and changes can be performed through learning (Appelbaum et al. 2016b). What is clear by now is that...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Engineering Sciences, Division of Quality Technology – Campus GotlandUppsala UniversityVisbySweden

Section editors and affiliations

  • Patrizia Lombardi
    • 1
  1. 1.Politecnico di TorinoTurinItaly