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Rethinking the Way of Doing Business: A Reframe of Management Structures for Developing Corporate Sustainability

Version 1 : Received: 5 November 2019 / Approved: 6 November 2019 / Online: 6 November 2019 (13:52:44 CET)

How to cite: Nunhes, T.V.; Bernardo, M.; Oliveira, O.J. Rethinking the Way of Doing Business: A Reframe of Management Structures for Developing Corporate Sustainability. Preprints 2019, 2019110066 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201911.0066.v1). Nunhes, T.V.; Bernardo, M.; Oliveira, O.J. Rethinking the Way of Doing Business: A Reframe of Management Structures for Developing Corporate Sustainability. Preprints 2019, 2019110066 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201911.0066.v1).

Abstract

Corporate Sustainability (CS) literature has gone through a period of intense development. The moment is favorable to gathering these contributions to consistently advance the state of the art in CS and, also, discuss them to apply in real contexts. The main objective of the paper is to systematize, through a systematic literature review using content analysis of the 30 most cited articles from 2007 to 2017, the guiding pillars of CS management. The systematic search for papers was carried out in Scopus and Web of Science and the initial screening of the papers was assisted by the coding software MAXQDA 2018, through which the authors structured and analyzed their main insights, contributions and conclusions. After getting acquainted with the sample, an in-depth reading of the texts was conducted and 60 CS elements were identified. The elements cited in the relevant literature were grouped into 6 pillars related to Corporate sustainability strategy; Corporate governance; Human resources management; Knowledge and innovation management; Measurement, disclosure and independent assurance; and Management systems and Integrated management systems. The discussion of CS management pillars presented in this study provides understanding to researchers and managers on the main aspects that make up the integration of this construct in the companies, especially from a management point of view.

Subject Areas

corporate sustainability; sustainable management; business sustainability; literature review; content analysis

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