Understanding the Legal, Organizational, and Policy Challenges
Named Best Book in Public and Nonprofit Management, 1999-2000
Academy of Management
Named Best Book in Environmental Management, 1999
American Society for Public Administration
Leaking landfills, oil contamination, illegal waste disposal, andpervasive air pollution . . . Today's managers and policy makersface a multitude of environmental challenges, choices, andopportunities. Some work in the public or private sectors. Some areregulators or regulated. Whether they are environmental specialistsor not, managers must understand scientifically complexenvironmental mandates and shifting ambiguities in order to addressthem proactively. They must not only cultivate organizationalawareness of environmental values, but also remain committed toengaging in these values.
The authors of Managing for the Environment draw from theirextensive managing, consulting, and research experiences to givemanagers, elected officials, students, and concerned citizens thetools they need to address environmental issues effectively.
Authoritative, insightful, and the first of its kind to take astrategic management view, this book:
* Describes current issues and trends in environmental affairs,including sustainable development, risk-based priority setting,managing for results, market incentives, and environmentaljustice
* Explains what readers should know about environmental laws andtheir implementation
* Shows how managers can incorporate environmental managementconcepts into their organizations' thinking by linking strategies,structures, and informational systems
* Offers strategies for overcoming the political, economic, andorganizational obstacles to doing so
* Provides methods for understanding, defining, and communicatingenvironmental risks and responses to employees, the media, andcommunities
* Presents constructive conflict resolution strategies for handlingdifficult environmental disputes