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Are business students buying it? A theoretical framework for measuring attitudes toward the legitimacy of environmental sustainability

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Intellectual Contribution by Tom Thomas

Contribution Title

Are business students buying it? A theoretical framework for measuring attitudes toward the legitimacy of environmental sustainability

Publication

Business Strategy and the Environment

Co-author

Year

2005

Description

Environmental sustainability has begun to penetrate the business school curriculum. Whether it ultimately becomes a key component of managerial decision-making models will depend upon whether it is perceived as legitimate within the context of profit-making enterprises. This paper draws upon the cognitive psychology and organizational legitimacy literatures to develop a conceptual framework for operationalizing perceived legitimacy. This framework can be used to develop survey instruments and simulations that evaluate the effectiveness of various pedagogical approaches to intergrating sustainability into business school, or business training, curricula.

Complete Citation

Business Strategy and the Environment, V. 14(3), May/June 2005, pp. 143-145.

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