Managing the Environment BMGT 4925



The physical or natural environment is an important consideration for business. Many businesses rely on the physical environment as a source of crucial resources. All businesses produce wastes that enter the environment . With increasing popular and governmental concern about the degradation of the environment. Overuse and the disappearance of resources, increases in pollution, related health and safety issues, and change in the natural environment- business has had to respond. The focus of the course is an analysis of how business has organized to respond to environmental issues and how it should respond.


Course Outline

Definition of the Problem

Environmental Laws and Regulations

The Environmental Lobby

International Dimensions of Environmental Issues

Business Social Responsibility

Planning an Environmental Strategy

Assessing Environmental Risk

Decision Making

Organizing for the Environment

Directing Environment Policies

Controlling Environmental Procedures

Business and the Environment, A Summary


Text: D. Keith Denton, Environmental Management. NY; Prentice Hall. 1994


Albert Gore, Earth in the Balance. 1992.

Barry C. Fiends. Environmental Economics. NY: McGraw Hill, Inc., 1994

Bruce G. Siminoff, Victim Caught in the Environmental Web. Lakewood CO: Glenbridge Publishing Ltd.,1

Scientific American.


Additional texts:

1) Enviro-Management by D Keith Denton ( original submission)

2) Managing Environmental Issues a Casebook by Rogene A Buchholz Alfred A Marcus & James Post published in 1992

3) Industrial Technology by T E. Gradel & B. R Allenby from AT&T published in 1995