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DDBA 8522 Seminar in Sustainability: Welcome & Course Readings

Welcome to your course guide

Please find your required library readings below. If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center.

DDBA 8522 Required Course Readings

The links are for required readings found in the Walden databases ONLY. For all other readings, see your course resources.

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Anderies, J. M. (2014). Embedding built environments in social–ecological systems: Resilience-based design principles. Building Research & Information, 42(2), 130–142.

Baue, B., & Wood, R. (2015, Aug-Nov). 11/30 - Leveraging integral leadership to shift sustainability mindsets into a ThriveAbility paradigm. Integral Leadership Review, 279–284.

Baumgartner, R. J. (2014). Managing corporate sustainability and CSR: A conceptual framework combining values, strategies and instruments contributing to sustainable development. Corporate Social Responsibility & Environmental Management, 21(5), 258–271. 

Birnik, A. (2013). Developing climate change strategy: A framework for managers. Thunderbird International Business Review, 55(6), 699–717.

Bogdanoff, I., & Bogdanoff, G. (2013). Before the big bang: A cosmological code. Megatrend Review, 10(1), 483–493. 

Bouten, L., & Hoozée, S. (2015). Challenges in sustainability and integrated reporting. Issues in Accounting Education, 30(4), 373–381. 

Dočekalová, M. P., Kocmanová, A., & Koleňák, J. (2015). Determination of economic indicators in the context of corporate sustainability performance. Business: Theory & Practice, 16(1), 15–24. 

Dovleac, L. (2015). The role of new communication technologies in companies’ sustainability. Bulletin of the Transilvania University of Brasov. Series V: Economic Sciences, 8(1), 33–40.

Epstein, M. J., & Buhovac, A. R. (2014). Making sustainability work: Best practices in managing and measuring corporate social, environmental, and economic impacts (2nd ed.). San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler  (Course Text)

Hahn, T., Preuss, L., Pinkse, J., & Figge, F. (2015). Cognitive frames in corporate sustainability: Managerial sensemaking with paradoxical and business case frames. Academy of Management Review, 4015(2015 Suppl.), 18–42.

Hashmi, M., Damanhouri, A., & Rana, D. (2015). Evaluation of sustainability practices in the United States and large corporations. Journal of Business Ethics, 127(3), 673–681. 

Kearins, K., & Collins, E. (2012). Making sense of ecopreneurs’ decisions to sell up. Business Strategy & the Environment (John Wiley & Sons, Inc), 21(2), 71–85.

Kwangseon, H. (2014). Sustainability, new economics and policy: Greening pathway for the auto industry. International Journal of Technology Management & Sustainable Development, 13(1), 3–14. 

Lago, P., Kocak, S. A., Crnkovic, I., & Penzenstadler, B. (2015). Framing sustainability as a property of software quality. Communications of the ACM, 58(10), 70–78. 

Lampikoski, T., Westerlund, M., Rajala, R., & Möller, K. (2014). Green innovation games: Value-creation strategies for corporate sustainability. California Management Review, 57(1), 88–116. 

Lubin, D. A., & Etsy, D. C. (2010). The sustainability imperative. Harvard Business Review, 88(5), 42–50.

Opp, S. M., Osgood, J. L., & Rugeley, C. R. (2014). Explaining the adoption and implementation of local environmental policies in the United States. Journal of Urban Affairs, 36(5), 854–875.  Not available in the library.

Pressley, C. L. (2015). Using Ecotopian fiction to reimagine public policy: From a resource-based narrative to a competing values narrative. Administrative Theory & Praxis, 37(2), 111–126.

Schneider, A. (2015). Reflexivity in sustainability accounting and management: Transcending the economic focus of corporate sustainability. Journal of Business Ethics, 127(3), 525­–536. 

Strand, R. (2014). Strategic leadership of corporate sustainability. Journal of Business Ethics, 123(4), 687–706. 

Varadarajan, R. (2014). Toward sustainability: Public policy, global social innovations for base-of-the-pyramid markets, and demarketing for a better world. Journal of International Marketing, 22(2), 1–20.

Weinhofer, G., & Busch, T. (2013). Corporate strategies for managing climate risks. Business Strategy & the Environment (John Wiley & Sons, Inc), 22(2), 121–144. 

Williams, O. F. (2014). CSR: Will it change the world? Journal of Corporate Citizenship, 53, 9–26.

Zeemering, E. S. (2014). International connections for local government sustainability initiatives: Networks linking Detroit and Windsor. Journal of Urban Affairs, 36(1), 119–140.  Not available in the library.


Other Readings

Optional or supplemental readings may or may not be available in the library. Find further information about optional readings here.

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