Professor Alfred Marcus’ book, Innovations in Sustainability: Fuel and Food, has been chosen as the 2016 recipient of the Organizations and the Natural Environment (ONE) Division of the Academy of Management Book Award. The award recognizes the best book published in the previous three years in the area of organizations and the natural environment.
Books nominated for the award are judged on originality in substance and approach, significance for scholarly and/or policy debate in the field, rigor in approach and analysis, and readability. This year’s award was announced at the Academy of Management’s annual meeting on August 8.
Innovations in Sustainability, using a series of case studies, pits closely related competitors against each other to examine the progress in and obstacles to the evolution of sustainable innovations in energy efficiency, solar power, electric vehicles and hybrids, wind energy, healthy eating, and agricultural productivity.
Marcus, the Edson Spencer Endowed Chair in Strategy and Technological Leadership, structured the book like the life cycle of a business, from innovation and initial financing of startups to existing businesses making the transition into the sustainability projects. Within each chapter he encourages readers to think about the challenges that lie ahead. By examining the experiences that particular businesses have had with sustainable innovation, Innovations in Sustainability reflects upon lessons learned and encourages readers to think carefully about the challenges that lie ahead.
For more information or to purchase of Innovations in Sustainability: Fuel and Food, visit the Cambridge University Press site.
Watch Marcus discuss the book