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Current Research in Sustainability

Current Research in Sustainability

Editor: Grant Jones
ISBN: 9780734610904 / 978-0-7346-1090-4
Price: A$69.95 NZ$83.95 US$59.95
Binding: Softcover
Trim: 190 x 245 mm   246 pp 
Copyright: 2012

Current Research in Sustainability provides review-based research that frames the research agenda of its readers over the two-year periods between editions. It draws together the current research literature in key areas, and raises questions that can be informed by empirical research. Because each chapter leads research activity both in industry and in academia, the chapters are designed to make sense of a diverse research literature, take account of emerging developments, and be clear and accessible to a wide range of readers.

This book will also be of assistance to those teaching sustainability-related subjects at a high level. It will be updated regularly, and the content will keep pace with a field expanding so rapidly that no ‘traditional’ textbook could hope to keep pace with developments. Topics covered include: corporate good works, ethics, economics, human resources, engineering, finance, systems thinking, and supply chain management.

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Chapter 1 - Theoretical developments

Chapter 2 - Ethics and sustainability

Chapter 3 - Economics and sustainability

Chapter 4 - HR: Engaging people in sustainability

Chapter 5 - Engineering solutions

Chapter 6 - Financial issues and techniques: An investor perspective

Chapter 7 - Systemic thinking

Chapter 8 - Futuristic analysis


Grant Jones i
s Professor of Management and Head of the School of Business at the Australian Catholic University in Sydney Australia. Grant teaches and researches in the areas of Organisational Behaviour and Organisational Sustainability.

Grant has taught throughout Asia, including guest lectureships at the University of Nanjing, the East China University of Science and Technology (Shanghai), and the University of Ningbo. Most recently he was at the Macquarie Graduate School of Management.

Grant has supervised the research of a large number of Doctoral candidates. His books include Renegotiating the Environment: The Power of Politics; Social Action and Institution Building in Three Houses of the Australian Parliament; and Contemporary Issues in Management and Organisational Behaviour.


Peter Daniels, Griffith University,
Dexter Dunphy, University of Technology,
Murali Dharan, Global Supply Chain Group,
Grant Jones, Australian Catholic University,
Cristina Kirsh, University of Technology,
Robin Kramar, Macquarie Graduate School of Management,
Loretta O’Donnell, University of NSW, 
Carol Royal, University of NSW,
Peter Saul, Consultant, Sydney,
Michael Smith, Australian National University
Vivek Sood, Global Supply Chain Group,
Kaushik Sridhar, Macquarie Graduate School of Management