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1 August 2004 Bringing Feedback and Resilience of High-latitude Ecosystems into the Corporate Boardroom
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This paper discusses the role of companies in high-latitude regions, which are conceptualized as socially and economically mediated ecosystems, and identifies a number of important social actors within the business environment. We present three examples of corporate activity at high latitudes and discuss a variety of common threads. Notably, we argue that business theory and practice needs to move beyond a narrow social or economic concept of organizational resilience and embrace the ecological resilience of high-latitude regions as a business management goal. We also suggest that regional ecosystem resilience needs to become a meaningful measure of sustainable corporate governance, one that corporate boards of directors can review and commit to. The paper concludes with a call for a detailed research agenda on the role of transnational and national companies within high-latitude regions.
Gail Whiteman, Bruce C. Forbes, Jari Niemelä and F. Stuart Chapin "Bringing Feedback and Resilience of High-latitude Ecosystems into the Corporate Boardroom," AMBIO: A Journal of the Human Environment 33(6), (1 August 2004). https://doi.org/10.1579/0044-7447-33.6.371
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