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Managing Sustainable Development: Innovations and Best Practices: 2016
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Managing Sustainable Development: Innovations and Best Practices: 2016 (Hardback)

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The book examines sustainable development that will lead to financially robust systems and focuses on societal development, environmental conservation, technological infusion and employment creation. Against a background of growing doubts about the sustainability of the model of development of today's world, this book highlights contemporary management science perspectives in general, and issues of society welfare in particular. While acknowledging the unprecedented expansion of human ingenuity, this book also raises awareness and encourages dialogue on pertinent issues. Four broad areas of concern are identified: competency and talent management, "going green," sustainable human resource practices and environmental sustainability. The competency and talent management section discusses how a shift from an ad hoc management of talent to a strategic talent management policy can return dividends in terms of enriching the human resources of an organization. The section on "going green" addresses the issues of conscious choice made by consumers and investors when it comes to green products or companies.

The chapters on sustainable human resource practices focus on stress, work-life balance, culture, leadership and attitude to work. The section on environmental sustainability examines the shift towards renewable energy and management of health hazards. The chapters of this book are based on papers that were presented at the conference on Innovations and Best Practices in Business, Human and other Earth Resources Management organized by the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management (IISWBM), Kolkata. The conference was inaugurated by Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, the Ex-President of India.

BusinessBusiness & managementOrganizational theory & behaviourBusinessEconomicsEnvironmental economicsBusinessFinance & accountingFinanceLawLaws of Specific jurisdictionsEnvironment, transport & planning lawEnvironment lawNatural World & The EnvironmentThe environmentSustainability Publisher: Springer, India, Private Ltd Publication Date: 14/01/2016 ISBN-13: 9788132226994  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Dr. Amitava Sarkar is currently Professor and Director, Indian Institute of Social Welfare & Business Management (IISWBM), Kolkata. Until recently, Dr.Sarkar has been Professor & Visiting Scientist at Indian Statistical Institute and Professor & Director at School of Management & Sciences, West Bengal University of Technology (WBUT); he also served in the recent past as (Acting) Vice-Chancellor of West Bengal University of Technology (WBUT). He has been associated with research & teaching over 35 years, among others, at Carnegie-Mellon, University of Pittsburgh, Southern Illinois, Indian Statistical Institute, and IISWBM. An economist by training and management expert, he specializes in areas of quantitative finance, complex systems analysis and econometrics and forecasting methodologies. He has published widely, supervised doctoral dissertations, has been on various major academic & administrative committees, worked on projects for various institutions including the Planning Commission, UGC (University Grants Commission) of India, World Bank funded initiative at Farakka Power of National Thermal Power Corporation and invited to present his research at various national and international conferences including WIDER (World Institute for Development Economics Research), United Nations University at Helsinki, University of Foggia, Italy and St. Petersburg, Russia and Oxford.Dr. Tanima Ray is currently Professor and Head of the MBA Department, Indian Institute of Social Welfare & Business Management (IISWBM), Kolkata. Dr. Ray has over 20 years' experience in teaching at the postgraduate level and research in different areas. She has presented papers at national and international conferences in India and abroad and has several publications to her credit. She has supervised doctoral dissertations and has been on various academic committees of IISWBM and the University of Calcutta.

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