Corporate Sustainability Management in Large German Companies

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Corporate Sustainability Management in Large German Companies. / Hörisch, Jacob; Windolph, Sarah Elena; Schaltegger, Stefan.

Corporate Sustainability in International Comparison: State of Practice, Opportunities and Challenges. ed. / Stefan Schaltegger; Sarah Elena Windolph; Dorli Harms; Jacob Hörisch. Cham : Springer International Publishing AG, 2014. p. 93-104 (Eco-Efficiency in Industry and Science; Vol. 31).

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Hörisch, J, Windolph, SE & Schaltegger, S 2014, Corporate Sustainability Management in Large German Companies. in S Schaltegger, SE Windolph, D Harms & J Hörisch (eds), Corporate Sustainability in International Comparison: State of Practice, Opportunities and Challenges. Eco-Efficiency in Industry and Science, vol. 31, Springer International Publishing AG, Cham, pp. 93-104. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-06227-3_7

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Hörisch, J., Windolph, S. E., & Schaltegger, S. (2014). Corporate Sustainability Management in Large German Companies. In S. Schaltegger, S. E. Windolph, D. Harms, & J. Hörisch (Eds.), Corporate Sustainability in International Comparison: State of Practice, Opportunities and Challenges (pp. 93-104). (Eco-Efficiency in Industry and Science; Vol. 31). Springer International Publishing AG. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-06227-3_7

Vancouver

Hörisch J, Windolph SE, Schaltegger S. Corporate Sustainability Management in Large German Companies. In Schaltegger S, Windolph SE, Harms D, Hörisch J, editors, Corporate Sustainability in International Comparison: State of Practice, Opportunities and Challenges. Cham: Springer International Publishing AG. 2014. p. 93-104. (Eco-Efficiency in Industry and Science). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-06227-3_7

Bibtex

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