The Corporation is Ailing Social Technology: Creating a 'Fit for Purpose' Design for Sustainability

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dc.contributor.author Metcalf, Louise en_US
dc.contributor.author Benn, Suzanne en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-06-28T02:17:51Z
dc.date.available 2013-06-28T02:17:51Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_US
dc.identifier 2012000899 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Metcalf, Louise and Benn, Suzanne 2012, 'The Corporation is Ailing Social Technology: Creating a 'Fit for Purpose' Design for Sustainability', Springer, vol. 111, no. 2, pp. 195-210. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0167-4544 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/23311
dc.description.abstract Designed to facilitate economic development, the corporate form now threatens human survival. This article presents an argument that organisations are yet to be `fit for purpose? and that the corporate form needs to be re-designed to reach sustainability. It suggests that organisations need to recognise their agent status amongst a much wider and highly complex array of interconnected, dynamic economic, environmental and social systems. Human Factors theory is drawn on to propose that business systems could be made sustainable through re-design. They could fit their environment more appropriately by improving: Efficiency, Adaptability and Social Cohesion. Leaders of organisations would also need to take a holistic approach to alter the organisation proactively to adapt to the systems within which it is embedded en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Springer en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10551-012-1201-1 en_US
dc.title The Corporation is Ailing Social Technology: Creating a 'Fit for Purpose' Design for Sustainability en_US
dc.parent Journal of Business Ethics en_US
dc.journal.volume 111 en_US
dc.journal.number 2 en_US
dc.publocation Dordrecht, Netherlands en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 195 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 210 en_US
dc.cauo.name BUS.School of Management en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 150300 en_US
dc.personcode 0000087827 en_US
dc.personcode 000554 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Business and Management en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Complex adaptive systems Complexity leadership Corporate social responsibility Human factors Sustainability en_US
dc.staffid 000554 en_US


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