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Publications

 

One of the missions of the MESD Association is to publish research projects and best practices in sustainable development and to contribute to the international visibility of these publications by offering various publishing medium mainly in English in order to spread them and providing processes to identify future important topics of research in the international context. The most qualified research are published in special issues of international academic journals and books distributed worldwide.

 

Journals

Multinational Business Review 15(1), 2007
John R. McIntyre , Vera Ivanaj & Silvester Ivanaj

Special number of the journal "The Multinational Business Review" co-édité par John R. McIntyre, Vera Ivanaj et Silvester Ivanaj. Sustainable Development and the Multinational Corporation as a Tool of Competitiveness. 15(1), 2007.

 

 

 

 

Revue de l’Organisation Responsable 8(2), 2013
Corinne Gendron, Silvester Ivanaj and John R. McIntyre

Special number of the french journal "Revue de l’organisation responsable" co-édited by Corinne Gendron, Silvester Ivanaj and John R. McIntyre.

 

 

 

 

 

CONTENT:

Corporate social responsibility and attitudes towards regulation of multinational companies

Understanding MNEs’ attitudes towards CSR: A literature review and research agenda

Complexity in regulating multinational corporates in global era: understanding the taxonomy of ‘power’ and ‘corporate responsibilities’

Social responsibility and international law: reflections about labour issues

A review of bankruptcy literature: a law and finance approach

 

Journal website:
http://www.cairn.info/revue-de-l-organisation-responsable-2013-2.htm

BOOKS

Multinational Enterprises And The Challenge Of Sustainable Development

John R. McIntyre , Silvester Ivanaj et Vera Ivanaj, E Elgar Publishing, 2009

Edited by John R. McIntyre, Professor of Management and International Affairs, The Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology, US and Founding Director of its National Center for International Business Education and Research, Silvester Ivanaj, Associate Professor of Information Systems, ICN Business School, Nancy, France and Member of CEREFIGE, a Research Labratory in Management Sciences and Finance, Université de Lorraine, France and Vera Ivanaj, Associate Professor of Management Science, Chemical Engineering School (ENSIC), Université de Lorraine, France and Member of CEREFIGE, a Research Labratory in Management Sciences and Finance, Université de Lorraine, France

 

Description
Transnational corporations play a role in the design, diffusion, and consolidation of sustainable development in the context of globalization and multinational firms. In this timely book European and American contributors analyze this role and explore the complex and dynamic phenomena of economic, political, cultural and legal interactions involved.

Contents
Contributors: A. Abdul-Gafaru, K. Afriyie, M.-P. Arzelier, P. Bardelli, M. Bayad, S.M. Beheiry, M. Bénédic, M. Bourguiba, C.T. Crespy, P. Christmann, S. Ivanaj, V. Ivanaj, J. Koehl, M.L.-L. Lam, J. Lefevre, Y. Masson-Franzil, J.R. McIntyre, V.V. Miller, M. Pastore-Chaverot, S. Peney, B. Philipp, T. Sagafi-nejad, C. Schmitt, E.G. Schumacher, G. Suder, G. Taylor

Further information

Transnational corporations play a role in the design, diffusion, and consolidation of sustainable development in the context of globalization and multinational firms. In this timely book European and American contributors analyze this role and explore the complex and dynamic phenomena of economic, political, cultural and legal interactions involved.

In order to understand this interplay, the authors examine the practices and organizational behaviors used by multinationals in sustainable development. They also discuss the evolving concepts that multinationals hold about sustainable development and corporate social responsibility and how companies reaffirm these philosophies through their strategy and organizational practices such as human resource development, marketing, supply chain, information technology, law, and communications. The authors outline an approach to help identify the key details and motivating factors in decision making.

Scholars, students and policy analysts in the fields of business, ecology, economic development and developmental economics and consultants focusing in corporate planning and strategic analysis will find this original collection of great value.

Buy this book: http://www.e-elgar.co.uk/bookentry_main.lasso?id=13479

 

 

Strategies For Sustainable Technologies And Innovations

John R. McIntyre , Silvester Ivanaj , Vera Ivanaj. E Elgar Publishing, 2013

Edited by John R. McIntyre, Professor of Management and International Affairs, The Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology, US and Founding Director of its National Center for International Business Education and Research, Silvester Ivanaj, Associate Professor of Information Systems, ICN Business School, Nancy, France and Member of CEREFIGE, a Research Labratory in Management Sciences and Finance, Université de Lorraine, France and Vera Ivanaj, Associate Professor of Management Science, Chemical Engineering School (ENSIC), Université de Lorraine, France and Member of CEREFIGE, a Research Labratory in Management Sciences and Finance, Université de Lorraine, France

Description

There is no debate about the fact that a “business as usual” approach is an environmentally unsustainable one. Given the magnitude of the environmental challenges the world faces today, extensive changes in corporate strategies and significant innovation advances are absolutely necessary if we are to avoid substantial decreases in our quality of living. This set of internationally recognized authors provides some fresh and informative perspectives on this topic along with a path for a more sustainable future.'
– Mark Ferguson, University of South Carolina, US

Contents

Contributors: G. Abu-Lebdeh, R. Bardy, S. Beheiry, S. Berger-Douce, S.M. Bhale, S. Bhale, S. Bioly, C. Gendron, R. Guimaraes, T. Houé, S. Ivanaj, V. Ivanaj, S. Kakoty, R.N. Kar, M. Klumpp, G. Le Boulch, T. Machiba, M. Massaro, J.R. McIntyre, R. Oudghiri, T. Sagafi-nejad, C. Schmitt, P. Shrivastava, S. Zelewski

Further information

‘There is no debate about the fact that a “business as usual” approach is an environmentally unsustainable one. Given the magnitude of the environmental challenges the world faces today, extensive changes in corporate strategies and significant innovation advances are absolutely necessary if we are to avoid substantial decreases in our quality of living. This set of internationally recognized authors provides some fresh and informative perspectives on this topic along with a path for a more sustainable future.'
– Mark Ferguson, University of South Carolina, US

Corporations across the world are becoming increasingly aware of the threat of environmental degradation and the growing importance of sustainable business practices. This raises a vital question: How can for-profit firms (and other profit-conscious enterprises such as government organizations) implement more environmentally friendly policies without sacrificing profitability? This innovative volume tackles that complex question, offering detailed recommendations for making strategic technological choices that are economically advantageous, ecologically sustainable and socially responsible.

Expert contributions examine the contextual factors that affect implementation of more sustainable technology and innovation practices, offering a number of empirical methodologies to describe and explain these multidimensional influences. What emerges is a compelling argument in favor of balanced strategies that merge profitability concerns with ecological consciousness, allowing for controlled sustainable development and stable, long-term economic success. Discussion of companies in both developed and emerging countries makes this book useful on a truly global scale.

Students and professors of business, management studies and economics will find much to admire in this path-breaking volume. Managers, policymakers and other practitioners will also benefit greatly from this book's timely and insightful recommendations.

Buy this book: http://www.e-elgar.co.uk/bookentry_main.lasso?id=14977

 

 

Emerging Dynamics of Sustainability in Multinational Enterprises

John R. McIntyre , Silvester Ivanaj , Vera Ivanaj a Rabi Kar. E Elgar Publishing

Edited by John R. McIntyre, Professor of Management and International Affairs, The Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology, US and Founding Director of its National Center for International Business Education and Research, Silvester Ivanaj, Associate Professor of Information Systems, ICN Business School, Nancy, France, Member of CEREFIGE, a Research Labratory in Management Sciences and Finance, Université de Lorraine and President of MESD Association, France, Vera Ivanaj, Associate Professor of Management Science, Chemical Engineering School (ENSIC), Université de Lorraine, France and Member of CEREFIGE, a Research Labratory in Management Sciences and Finance, Université de Lorraine, France and Rabi Kar, Associate Professor, Department of Commerce SBSEC, University of Delhi, Fellow, ICSI, India

Description

In September 2015 world leaders will gather in New York at the United Nations Summit on Sustainable Development Goals. These goals will guide development activities for coming decades. Sustainable development has been debated as a topic of emergent concern at various world conferences, seminars and meetings, over the last three decades. But now with clear and mounting scientific evidence for human induced climate change and biodiversity decline the issue of sustainability has gone from being "emergent", to becoming an emergency.  On the path to sustainability the economic sector and particularly multinational corporations will have to play a central role.  As the main engines of wealth creation corporations they are vital to success of every country's development agenda.  But doing business as usual is not an option any longer, because it is accompanied with unsustainable levels of social and economic inequalities and ecosystem degradation.

This book “Emerging Dynamics of Sustainability in Multinational Enterprises” is an outcome of past debates as it addresses the issues of creating a livable inclusive society to ensure better quality of life for all.  In this context, emerging nations including India face especial challenges and problems which need redressal. After three decades of reforms and convergence towards globalization, it is pertinent and ethical for MNEs to address sustainable development. This book lays more emphasis on the Indian story giving insights of sustainable development and how MNEs and other enterprises are responding to this in their business models. At the same time it tries to explore alternative business models from other parts of the world (such as Africa)  that can ensure sustainable development globally.

This special edition brings together scholarly contributions dealing with multidimensional aspects of MNE sustainability to maintain a balance between their economic motives and concerns for society. Business research experts and practice driven contributors examine the present day dynamics of MNEs involving  innovative techniques, alternate business models, technology integration, economic development and the societal strategies for achieving long term sustainability. Taking a balanced and multidimensional approach, this book discusses a wide range of literature, opinions, empirical models, and case studies dealing with complex dimensions of the thematic issues.

Paul Shrivastava
Executive Director of Future Earth