Publication Type

Editorial

Publication Date

12-2015

Abstract

Natural resources underpin the foundation of human activity. Individuals and organizations consume vast amounts of natural resources as a matter of routine without much cognizance of their continued availability in the future or the true cost of a depleting natural resource. Over the past decades of industrial activity, organizations, communities, and nations have acted to protect their interests by investing in and securing their supplies of natural resources that support economic growth. An industrial complex, now variously termed as extractive industries, supplies crucial non-renewable natural resources such as oil and coal for energy or iron and aluminum for construction. Our societal reliance on the consumption of natural resources grows unabated such that the discussion of sustainability of natural resources has taken primacy in policy and executive concerns. However, scholarly research on understanding the management and the organization of natural resources remains limited, especially regarding its industrial ecosystem of use and trade and its implications for individual behavior, organizational performance, and quality of life.

Discipline

Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Strategic Management Policy

Research Areas

Strategy and Organisation

Publication

Academy of Management Journal

Volume

58

Issue

6

First Page

1595

Last Page

1613

ISSN

0001-4273

Identifier

10.5465/amj.2015.4006

Publisher

Academy of Management

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/amj.2015.4006

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