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Managing organizations for sustainable development in emerging countries: an introduction
ByAngappa Gunasekaran, Charbel José Chiappetta Jabbour and Ana Beatriz Lopes de Sousa Jabbour
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Sustainable development is a type of development that meets the economic, social, and environmental needs of contemporary society without sacrificing the future generations’ needs and development. According to Hopwood et al. (2005), the usual model for sustainable development is grounded on three pillars, linked to the environment, society, and economy. One of the key questions of sustainable development is how organizations from developing countries are achieving their economic goals. This is a question that considers, at the same time, environmental issues like conservation of natural resources, eco-efficiency, biodiversity conservation, and climate-change mitigation. These questions are relevant for government, industry, and urban sustainability (Zhao et al. 2013).