Environmental factors and organisations
‘Environment’ is one of the more popular words in the management lexicon, most generally understood to be referring to ‘something outside’. But common usage today often interprets the Environment (with or without the capital ‘E’) as referring to the planetary ecosystem. On that basis the Environment includes such things as global warming, the state of the ozone layer, deforestation and the means of energy generation. Organisations need to coexist with their environment, responding to that which they experience from it and being responsible for that which they export into it. This course will focus upon the interactions between the commercial environment and the green environment, looking at attempts to reconcile the two by moving towards a more ethical environment.
This OpenLearn course provides a sample of postgraduate study in