In spite of growing interest in environmental and especially sustainability oriented business literature, little attention has been given to one major actor in this context: the manager. How do managers make sense of environmental issues and deal with them? Even less research has been undertaken to explore cultural variations in managerial orientation to environmental issues. These research questions are addressed through a comparative cross cultural study with British and German managers in the Food Retail and Energy Sector using a social constructionist approach with a focus on how “environmental knowledge, risks and problems are socially assembled” (Hannigan 1995:31).
It may be depressing to realise that we are heading into another extended period without hope of our theatres and concert halls opening. The result is work planned specifically with a computer screen in mind. That may be no substitute for the open live stage of a concert hall or theatre, but when it is planned by an expert craftsman, it can come close to sending shivers of pleasure up your spine, even without being part of a living, breathing audience..
For a brief second or two, what could have been a look of contrition crossed his face. Maybe it’s just begun to dawn on him that his poor decisions have cost thousands of lives.But that was quite enough reality for one day. Hancock can spin out these briefings for the best part of an hour, but Johnson got this one done and dusted in just 30 minutes.
Talking about Labuschagne, Paine says that he is enjoying his success with the bat. On the bowling, Paine tells that the wicket was a difficult one and the bowlers kept coming hard all the time and it was an awesome performance from them. On the upcoming three Test match series, Paine jokes that he would want to pouch a few more catches than he did.
The 24st IPSERA conference in Amsterdam addressed the various new competitive challenges organizations face now that business environments are changing. While we can observe an increased role of but also an increased concentration in logistic services and IT services acting as a bonding agent of the various business processes, we also see an increased specialisation among suppliers, resulting in roles like capacity supplier, co maker and broker. In terms of Systems Thinking: the subsystem of ‘Suppliers’ is breaking up into three sub systems with distinctive different characteristics,aspect systems, being part of each and every sub system.