General Patterns and Conclusions

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Do global patterns of corporate sustainability management exist or are national differences reflected in substantially different corporate practices? This chapter reviews the literature supporting these two lines of argumentation. By taking a ‘bird’s view’ of the overall patterns of sustainability management, we examine whether similarities or differences are predominant on the basis of the International Corporate Sustainability Barometer data. The key findings are that similarities predominate for the overall pattern but some national differences are found when examining the results in detail.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCorporate Sustainability in International Comparison : State of Practice, Opportunities and Challenges
EditorsStefan Schaltegger, Sarah Elena Windolph, Dorli Harms, Jacob Hörisch
Number of pages12
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
Publication date2014
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-06226-6
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-06227-3
Publication statusPublished - 2014