Les modèles de pilotage du développement durable : du contrôle externe à la conception innovante

Abstract : Corporate social responsibility (CSR) or sustainable development (SD) have long been considered as individual ethics issues or public policy problems. By contrast, they are currently becoming a specific field for managerial action. However, many uncertainties remain regarding the durability of this movement, its potential and the most appropriate ways to maage such dynamics.
This thesis focuses on the current waves of transformations in the field of sustainability and corporate social responsibility management. Starting from an historical analysis of academic and practical perspectives on corporate social responsibility, we identify several limitations of dominant paradigms devoted to the study of business and society interactions. We then propose a renewed research program, centred on sustainability management models. We define a management model as a combination af three elements: 1) a model of peformance, 2) a set of management objects, and 3) a set of organizational routines.
The analysis unfolds at two levels. Firstly, we investigate the potential of a managerial model centered on external control through an in depth analysis of the institutionalization process of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). Secondly, sustainablitily management models are considered from a more internal perspective, under an organizational angle. After unveiling and analyzing the marginalization process of a sustainablility management initiative within a large company, we propose a renewed approach to corporate social responsibility / sustainability management.This approach, centered on innovative design, is founded both theoretically and empirically in several corporate practices.
From a theoretical point of view, this work enables to discuss different theories in the field of corporate social responsibility and sustainability, as well as different theoretical frameworks used in strategy and organizational theory.
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Aurélien Acquier. Les modèles de pilotage du développement durable : du contrôle externe à la conception innovante. Gestion et management. École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris, 2007. Français. ⟨pastel-00566487⟩

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