The Sustainable Corporation: Organisational Renewal in Australia
Publication Date 1 Jan 1998
OverviewAustralia's corporations are shaping up to two acute challenges. In the face of global competition in a knowledge economy, they must develop their human capital to an extent unknown before. In the face of global environmental degradation, they must also pursue technologies which are ecologically sustainable. Those who will prosper are corporations who thrive on the continuous renewal of human talent and ecological resources. Fortunately, there is a movement whose history has helped prepare the way to answer those challenges. The Sustainable Corporation traces the revolutionary shift in the approach to management and human resources which has occurred in the last 30 years-a shift from the Taylorist methods of the industrial age to a more flexible, dynamic and responsive vision of management. Instrumental in that shift has been the organisational renewal movement, an international group of committed change theorists and practitioners such as Fred Emery, Hollis Peter, Dexter Dunphy and Bill Ford, who have sought to reconcile social and managerial objectives, previously thought to be irredeemably at odds. The ORM's history runs its course from the org
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