Ecological modernization as a paradigm of corporate sustainability
AbstractEcological modernization as a social theory is gaining more and more attention in environmental social science in general and environmental management studies in particular. Ecological modernization carries a positive message of the current institutional order being able to accommodate the challenge of ecological sustainability. This paper, by applying a critical organization studies perspective, highlights some of the theoretical shortcomings of the theory of ecological modernization assessed at the micro level of business firms. A case study of a Hungarian chemical firm is presented in order to point to the practical limits of ecological modernization as an uncontested, conflict-free way towards sustainability. Copyright © 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and ERP Environment.
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Volume (Year): 17 (2009)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
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