Research Companion to Green International Management Studies

Research Companion to Green International Management Studies

A Guide for Future Research, Collaboration and Review Writing

Elgar original reference

Edited by Deborah E. de Lange

The Research Companion to Green International Management Studies comprehensively covers the field of sustainability and the environment in business and management. Its emphasis on international topics makes it widely applicable and highly relevant in today’s globalized world. Researchers will find the volume useful in stimulating new ideas and ensuring that their contributions enrich the field. A critical addition to every scholar’s collection and a vital guide for PhD students as they develop their abilities to critique, review and write for academic journals, this book codifies and makes consistent important aspects of PhD education in sustainability and international management.


Deborah E. de Lange

Subjects: business and management, corporate social responsibility, management and sustainability, research methods in business and management, environment, corporate social responsibility, environmental management, research methods, research methods in business and management


Deborah E. de Lange This set of reviews is the intended result of a Professional Development Workshop (PDW) held at the Academy of Management 2009 conference in Chicago, entitled, ‘Future Research Paths for Green International Management Studies’. I organized the participants into four groups, representing areas of interest related to sustainability: Corporate Social Responsibility; NGOs, IGOs, Government and Sustainability in Developing Nations; Environmental Innovation and Talent; and Academic Theory. The first three subfields are phenomena-centered and the fourth group ties the broader field of sustainability together from a theoretical perspective. The latter group’s purpose was to summarize the theories it found prevalent in the sustainability literature and make suggestions regarding which theory(ies) may be most promising for future sustainability research. Prior to the conference meeting, participants who volunteered to be involved, based on their interests, chose for review three high-quality academic journal articles related to one of the subfields. The reviews were completed before the meeting so that all participants could read all the reviews. At the PDW meeting, the groups discussed what they found in common based on their reviews so that they could make summary recommendations as to where future research in their subfield should go. They were to first examine the current state of the literature, next, to find gaps in it, and following this, make future research recommendations. The overviews at the beginning of each section of reviews in this book were written after these discussions to capture them. They present some main ideas for...