Corporate Sustainability and Sustainable Development: Is the Difference Simply Semantics?

Dunkwu, Jude and Egbunike, Obiajulu and Ozuem, Wilson (2016) Corporate Sustainability and Sustainable Development: Is the Difference Simply Semantics? World Journal of Social Sciences, 6 (1). pp. 132-142. ISSN 1838-3785

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Abstract

There are differing perceptions of the term corporate sustainability most of which stem from the general understanding of the notion of sustainable development and its dimensions. However, a review of contemporary and extant literatures show that while there are similarities between the two concepts there are, also, marked differences. The lack of clarity in understanding the concept of corporate sustainability stemming from the differing perspectives, and dimensions of sustainable development, through which practitioners learn of it may lead to an organisation’s inability to take proper steps towards its actualisation, hence the need for clarification. This report, therefore, provides some convergence of perspectives by examining various perspectives on sustainable development and corporate sustainability, offering an analysis of various conceptual definitions and in the process develops a basic model for mapping corporate sustainability. Also, it provides a consensual definition of the concept of corporate sustainability.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Corporate Sustainability, Sustainability, Sustainable Development
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > HD60 Social responsibility in business
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business > HF5387 Business Ethics
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > Business School > Business and Human Resource Management
Research Priority Areas: Applied Business Research
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2016 15:53
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2017 06:01
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/4085

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