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Examines how businesses are responding to sustainability and climate change in the current socio-economic context and encourages students to create alternative scenarios of future business worlds.
The call for businesses to become more sustainable is ever increasing, and now many companies are adopting what they call "sustainable practices". This paper focuses on the socio-economic context of organisations and the environments in which they operate to analyse the implications and possibilities of sustainability. It includes the importance of evaluating and critiquing both the rhetoric about sustainability and the response of businesses to this rhetoric.
|Paper title||Sustainable Business|
|Subject||Doctor of Business Administration|
|Teaching period(s)||1st Non standard period (3 May 2021 - 25 June 2021)
1st Non standard period (3 May 2021 - 25 June 2021) (On campus)
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,380.11|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$5,177.04|
- Limited to
- This paper includes a compulsory on-campus component.
- Teaching staff
- To be confirmed.
- Teaching Arrangements
- Taught through seminars and online through Blackboard
- Readings will be made available through Blackboard.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Critical thinking, Environmental
literacy, Global perspective, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Research, Communication,
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will gain
- A highly developed ability to discuss the study of organisations within a wider societal context to understand the social and environmental implications of managing business organisations
- A highly developed ability to critically analyse relevant sustainability, sustainable development and climate change rhetoric and relate the literature to particular problems or challenges facing businesses
- A highly developed ability to critically evaluate frameworks of business sustainability and understand and assess organisational responses to sustainability and climate change and, as a result of this ability and understanding, be able to provide recommendations to organisations in terms of sustainable operations and strategy
- A highly developed ability to present information and opinions in a logical and persuasive manner through both oral and written formats