Over the past hundred years organizational activities have caused devastating damage to the natural environment. In response, environmentalism has emerged as an influential intellectual current, and as a worldwide mass move ment. Despite these trends, Organizational Studies as a field has failed to engage seriously in environmental discourses. Organizational theories cannot adequately address environmental concerns because of their limited ideas of 'organizational environment'. This paper iden tifies and critiques these limitations. It proposes an alternative view of organ izational environment as an economic biosphere. It examines the implications of this view for creating more nature-centred (green) organizational theories.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Strategy and Management
- Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
- Management of Technology and Innovation