Organizational Communication and Sustainable Development: ICTs for Mobility

Organizational Communication and Sustainable Development: ICTs for Mobility

Anette Hallin (Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden) and Tina Karrbom-Gustavsson (Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)
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Release Date: October, 2009|Copyright: © 2010 |Pages: 348
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-822-2
ISBN13: 9781605668222|ISBN10: 1605668222|EISBN13: 9781605668239
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Description:

Although social, economical, and environmental sustainability has become increasingly important in this era of globalization, little effort has been put forth to investigate the social and cultural impact.

Organizational Communication and Sustainable Development: ICTs for Mobility explores how mobility meets sustainability in contemporary organizational communication. A compendium of chapters written by leading international experts, this defining body of research sheds light on the advantages as well as disadvantages of the use of ICTs for social, economical, and environmental sustainability.

Coverage:

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Communicating in multicultural firms
  • Communication in global development projects
  • Gender and Technology
  • Geographical perspectives on regional communication policies
  • Green urban planning
  • ICT and environmental management practice
  • ICTs for business enterprise mobility
  • Philanthropy, CSR, and sustainability
  • Tools for corporate assessment of sustainable development
  • Workplace location and ICTs
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The overall aim of the book is to develop an understanding of how the different perspectives of sustainable development, globalization and technical development interact, through managerial as well as general human actions, and which measures can be taken to secure sustainable development.

– Anette Hallin, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
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Anette Hallin is a researcher at the Department of Industrial Economy and Management at the Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholm, Sweden) where she also teaches. She takes a general interest in the creation of organizational images and the relationship between image-making and organizing and has written on the matter, both in journals as well as in books. She recently contributed to the book, Information Communication Technologies and City Marketing: Digital Opportunities for Cities Around the World, published by IGI Global and wrote an article entitled, “Managing Death. Corporate Social Responsibility and Tragedy” in Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, 16:4.
Tina Karrbom-Gustavsson (PhD) is currently working as the Development Director of Flemingsberg – From Brains to Business, a joint initiative by the Stockholm County Council, Huddinge and Botkyrka municipalities, with support from the Karolinska Institute, the Royal Institute of Technology and Södertörn University, to promote and coordinate the development of Flemingsberg, one of the most interesting areas in Europe and Stockholm – “the Capital of Scandinavia.” Dr. Karrbom Gustavsson has previously worked as an associate professor in the Department of Industrial Management at the Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholm, Sweden). Her teaching and research concerns organization and management in general and the management of project organizations in particular.
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