Taking the stakeholder concept of the firm as a starting point, the paper presents data and analyses from a longitudinal study initiated in 1995 and repeated every four years. In discussing state-of-the-art insights and experiences, the paper identifies challenges which, if adequately addressed, may help bring the discipline out of its theoretical and epistemological deadlock. The paper concludes that, unless academia proactively brings the environmental management discipline within its domain, reductionists are likely to dominate the agenda-setting in the ongoing environmental debate, reducing it to a question of self-regulated eco-modernist actions. In closing, the paper addresses implications for academia and industry.
Corporate Environmental Strategy and Competitive Advantage, 2005, p. 210-232
stakeholder; longitudinal study
Main Research Area:
New Perspectives in Research on Corporate Sustainability