Sustainability in the Global Construction Industry 2011-2012: Market Trends and Opportunities, Forecast of Budgets and Profitability, Construction Industry Procurement and Marketing Initiatives
- Published: October 2011
- Region: Global
Aimed at business strategists, policy makers, researchers and adult learners, this book has an Asian perspective on business sustainability and is about understanding how recent developments and future actions in one part of the world will have a global impact. The book magnifies the concept of so-called ‘globalisation’ and examines the topic of business sustainability from a broad and integrated approach to business: encapsulating people, prosperity and the planet. Furthermore, it acknowledges the contributions, challenges and potential of not only the big corporate houses, but also the smaller ones, in this situation. Chapters discuss the benefits organisations can attain with better governance, and social and environmental practices are also analysed.
- broad and integrated approach to business encapsulating people, prosperity and sustainability
- details recent developments and future actions in the areas of business sustainability and applicable more globally
- written by highly knowledgeable and well-respected academician and practitioners in the field; a perfect blend of the best of both worlds
- based on 50 case studies of diverse organisations
Readership: Business strategist, policy makers, researchers, adult learners and practitioners in the field of Human capital management and business.
Introduction: setting the context of business sustainability and globalisation
- Singapore in context
- The research and methods
- Structure of the book
The depths and heights of business sustainability
- Business sustainability and globalisation
- Bottom lines in business sustainability
- Sustainability continuum
- Measures of business sustainability
Business sustainability in practice: case studies and examples
- SMEs and VWOs
- Large local organisations
The challenges and the future for business sustainability
- Core values and business sustainability
- Key challenges faced by organisations
- Reasons for unsustainability of businesses
- Key measures taken
- Risk management strategies
- Future challenges
Towards a business sustainability future
- Future uncertainties
- Innovative sustainability initiative
- Framework of business sustainability
- Raising awareness about sustainability
Conclusion: business sustainability is beyond just lasting
Dr Chris Rowley is the Director of the Centre for Research on Asian Management and Professor of Human Resource Management at City University. He is Editor of the leading journal Asia Pacific Business Review, Series Editor of the Working in Asia and Asian Studies book series and Technical Advisor (Research and Publications) for the HEAD Foundation, Singapore. He has given a range of talks and lectures to universities and companies internationally with research and consultancy experience with unions, business and government; his previous employment includes varied work in both the public and private sectors.
Ms. Jayantee Mukherjee Saha is the Director and Principal Consultant of Aei4eiA, a Sydney-based management research and consultancy firm, and professional member of Singapore Human Resources Institute (SHRI). Prior to this, she worked as Principal Researcher at SHRI where she was responsible for leading strategic projects on pertinent human resources issues to provide solutions to stakeholders. She has extensive experience in the field of management and human resources and worked closely with Government/public sector agencies, MNCs/SMEs, global bodies, academia/professional firms in the region and beyond. She regularly writes and speaks at various forums and has over 37 publications and written a book on Management and Organizational Behaviour.
Mr. David Ang is the Executive Director at SHRI. He has extensive experience in the field of human resources and business. David was the former Secretary General and Treasurer of the World Federation of Personnel Management Associations (WFPMA) - an umbrella group that holds together human resource associations from regions across the world from May 2006 to April 2008. His leadership role as the former Chair of the 11th World HR Congress & Business-Connect Exposition won him worldwide accolades for successful execution of the largest HR event in the Asia Pacific region. David is an editorial member of the international peer refereed journal, Research and Practice in Human Resource Management (RPHRM).