Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society

Volume 21, 2010

Proceedings of the Twenty-First Annual Meeting

Johanne Grosvold, Grosvold Dahlmann
Pages 105-120

Environmental Management in Times of Crisis
The Emerging Salience of Environmental Managers

This study sets out to evaluate the role and emerging salience of environmental managers in a longitudinal perspective through a series of interviews with UK based environmental managers. Our results suggest that coercive isomorphic pressures are particularly important in driving the increased salience of the environmental management role and that stakeholder pressures overall have increased since 2006 which has further contributed to the environmental management function emerging as central to the business organisation. Views on the impact of the financial crisis were divided.