Month: September 2012

‘Fractured Workplace’ Chapter 4: Participation and consultation–token and real

‘Fractured Workplace’ Chapter 4: Participation and consultation–token and real

For all their rhetoric, firms are rarely participative or consultative: the dominant practice of modern management is unambiguously directive, from the top down. That is true at every scale of the organization, from CEO to executive, from the executive group to other employees, from business unit heads to business unit employees, from supervisors to the supervised.

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Sustainable business news July-August 2012

Sustainable business news July-August 2012

The commercialization of organic food: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/08/business/organic-food-purists-worry-about-big-companies-influence.html?_r=1&hp Elinor Ostrom’s contribution to the economics of real world collaboration: http://www.theage.com.au/business/economic-models-can-be-too-neat-for-reality-20120708-21pep.html?rand=1341754010708 US Supreme Court upholds the power of the EPA to regulate carbon emissions: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/28/opinion/a-court-rules-for-the-planet.html?src=recg New York urban agriculture: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/12/nyregion/in-rooftop-farming-new-york-city-emerges-as-a-leader.html?hp Ethics on Wall Street survey: http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2012/07/10/report-finds-wall-street-short-on-ethics/?src=rechp Open access academic publishing on UK government-funded projects: http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/jul/15/free-access-british-scientific-research Threats to iconic US […]

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