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Title: A life cycle stakeholder management framework for enhanced collaboration between stakeholders with competing interests
Authors: Scandelius, C
Cohen, G
Keywords: Sustainability
Stakeholders
Communications
Life cycle
Strategic ambiguity
Publication Date: 2011
Publisher: Springer
Citation: Towards life cycle sustainability management, 1st Edition, Ch. 2, Jul 2011
Abstract: Implementation of a Life Cycle Sustainability Management (LCSM) strategy can involve significant challenges because of competing or conflicting objectives between stakeholders. These differences may, if not identified and managed, hinder successful adoption of sustainability initiatives. This article proposes a conceptual framework for stakeholder management in a LCSM context. The framework identifies the key sustainability stakeholder groups and suggests strategic ambiguity as a management tool to harness dysfunctional conflict into constructive collaboration. The framework is of practical value as it can be used as a guideline by managers who wish to improve collaboration with stakeholders along the supply chain. The article also fills a gap in the academic literature where there is only limited research on sustainability stakeholder management through strategic ambiguity.
Description: This is a postprint version of the Book Chapter. Information regarding the official publication is available from the link below - Copyright @ 2011 Springer
URI: http://www.springer.com/environment/sustainable+development/book/978-94-007-1898-2
http://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/5620
ISBN: 978-94-007-1898-2
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