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    Focuses on interactions between organisations, society and the environment by exploring concepts of sustainability at macro and micro levels. Climate change and sustainable transitions are considered in theory, research and organisational practice.

    About this paper

    Paper title Contemporary Issues in Sustainable Business
    Subject Management
    EFTS 0.1667
    Points 20 points
    Teaching period(s) Semester 2 (On campus)
    1st Non standard period (4 March 2024 - 31 May 2024) (Distance learning)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $1,196.41
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    MANT 337 or MANT 437
    Limited to
    BCom(Hons), PGDipCom, MCom, MSusBus
    (i) May not be credited together with MANT 443 offered in 2020 or 2021. (ii) The N1 distance occurrence of this paper is only available to students enrolled in the MSusBus programme.
    Enrolments for the N1 occurrence of this paper requires departmental permission. View more information about departmental permission.
    Teaching staff

    Co-ordinator: Dr Joe Cooper  

    Distance learning co-ordinators: Dr Joe Cooper or MBA Manager

    Teaching Arrangements

    The Distance Learning offering of this paper is taught remotely.


    Textbooks are not required for this paper.

    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Critical thinking, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Teamwork.
    View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
    Learning Outcomes

    Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to:

    • Discuss the study of organisations within a wider societal context to understand the social and environmental implications of managing business organisation.
    • Critically analyse relevant sustainability, sustainable development and climate change theory and relate the literature to particular problems or challenges facing businesses.
    • Work effectively as an individual and as part of a team 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.
    • Critically discuss the relationship between organisations and the environment and emerging debates in the area of Organisations and the Natural Environment (ONE) in the academic literature.


    Semester 2

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Wednesday 09:00-10:50 29-35, 37-42

    1st Non standard period (4 March 2024 - 31 May 2024)

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught through Distance Learning
    Learning management system
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