Key Features of the New Book
Financial Bottom Line (FBL) management
- management that maximizes financial well-being
- the dominant approach to management in the past century
Triple Bottom Line (TBL) management
- management that supports sustainable development, where organizations enhance their financial well-being by reducing negative social and ecological externalities
- has become a dominant approach in the past twenty years
Social and Ecological Thought (SET) management
- management that enhances socio-ecological well-being ahead of maximizing profit
- poised to become the dominant approach to management (esp. among Millennials)
Affordability: Student-friendly pricing (less than US$25 for the e-book), but still offers all the main features (e.g., test bank, instructor resources, slide deck).
Format: In order to optimize the readability of the book:
- each chapter is about two-thirds the length of regular textbook chapters (while still containing the same core concepts that are covered in other textbooks)
- the font size and format of the book have been designed with readability in mind
- each chapter has an opening preview/summary that readers can refer to as they read
- each chapter ends with an (optional) entrepreneurship feature that invites students to apply the ideas from the chapter to managerial practice
Pedagogical benefits: Learning about multiple approaches to management has been empirically shown to enhance critical thinking ability, reduce emphasis on materialism and individualism, and contribute to perceived improvement in ethical thinking.
Authors: The three co-authors are well-published scholars, textbook writers, and teachers. In total they have written 10 textbooks (over 30 editions), over 100 scholarly papers (including being authors on over 20 articles from the Financial Times 50 list), and received teaching awards.
What others are saying
- In an age where short-termism among executives and threats to the natural environment are growing in parallel, it is heartening to discover an incisive, important, and timely text that can help the managers of tomorrow battle those trends, We are honored to give this book our very strongest endorsement.
Danny Miller, Director of the Centre for Research on Organization, Strategy and Governance, HEC Montreal
Isabelle Le Breton-Miller, Chair of Succession and Family Enterprise, HEC Montreal
- This is a unique textbook that pulls students into the 21st century, It is unlike most management texts in that students get to view issues from multiple lenses and theoretical perspectives–a major advantage over other management textbooks. In addition, the emphasis on entrepreneurship takes seriously the notion that we are entering an era when creating jobs and finding previously unexplored opportunities for professional contributions is the key to success. This book gets it right.
Kim Cameron, William Russell Kelly Professor of Management & Organizations, Ross School of Business
Professor of Higher Education, School of Education, University of Michigan
- This book provides an excellent guide for current and future students who wish to become sustainability managers or change agents for sustainability. Used as a foundation for management or strategic management studies, I fully expect this book to become a well used textbook and a reference resource.
Ki-Hoon Lee, Griffiths School of Business, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia
In the media: Click here for a news article about an earlier (shorter) version the book