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Sabri Boubaker, Douglas Cumming and Duc Khuong Nguyen

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Shawn Pope

Theorists have given strategic and political reasons to expect a relationship from advertising to CSR. Contrary to these expectations, the nearly 30 studies that have tested the relationship from advertising to CSR have yielded evidence that is surprisingly weak. The chapter systematically reviews this literature and conducts its own international panel study. The present findings also suggest the absence of a strong, robust link from advertising to CSR. In a concluding section, this chapter discusses the findings in light of other recent studies of CSR advertising and of CSR adoption motivations.

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Edited by Sabri Boubaker, Douglas Cumming and Duc K. Nguyen

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Mitsuru Kodama

Strategic innovation dynamically brings about strategic positioning through new products, services and business models, and is a dynamic view of strategy that enables a large corporation to maintain its competitiveness and establish sustainable growth. For these reasons, large corporations have to be innovators that can reinforce their existing positions (businesses) through incremental innovation, while at the same time constantly renew or destroy existing business through radical innovation. From detailed reviews of existing capabilities theories (resource-based theory of the firm, dynamic capabilities, and so on), and further theories deeply related to the characteristics of corporate or organizational capabilities and field data on sustainable growth of global corporations, this chapter presents the concept of a “Capabilities Map” derived from existing research into the characteristics of dynamic capabilities responding to environmental conditions such as dynamic temporal shifts and factors of uncertainly.

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Preface and acknowledgments

Driving Congruence in Capabilities

Mitsuru Kodama

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The management of natural resources: an overview and research agenda

Organizational Strategy, Behaviour and Dynamics

Gerard George, Simon J.D. Schillebeeckx and Teng Lit Liak

This chapter is a reprint from an editorial in the Academy of Management Journal. The article investigates how resources have been discussed and theorized over the last decades and finds that despite their omnipresence in economics, engineering and policy, managerial thought on natural resources is largely missing. Yet, important questions on how firms deal with scarcity of natural resources, how they are managed in a sustainable way, and how they inspire all kinds of organizational action abound. We discuss organizational, institutional and societal responses to scarcity and present ways to continue research on the ‘Grand Challenge’ of natural resources within the field of management. Finally, we present a conversation with Teng Lit Liak, a businessman, politician and environmental champion in Singapore on his perspectives on the natural environment.

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Introduction: developing thought leadership on managing natural resources

Organizational Strategy, Behaviour and Dynamics

Edited by Gerard George and Simon J.D. Schillebeeckx

The book aims to develop thought leadership on managing natural resources and stimulate the emergence of a community of management scholars that will advance research in this exciting area. We invited scholars from around the world to share conceptual and empirical research in which natural resources take centre stage and present 11 chapters that all contribute in important ways to both management theory and thinking as well as to the natural resource agenda. We explicitly draw the connection between the sustainable development goals of the United Nations and natural resources and explore how the chapters in this book address many of these goals in a way that husbands management theory with real impact.

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Pedagogical features

In Search of a Multidisciplinary, Innovative and Integrated Approach

Edited by Jorge A. Arevalo and Shelley F. Mitchell

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Introduction

In Search of a Multidisciplinary, Innovative and Integrated Approach

Jorge A. Arevalo and Shelley F. Mitchell

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Foreword

In Search of a Multidisciplinary, Innovative and Integrated Approach

Mark Starik