Business Professor's New Book Explores 'Good Companies'

gcompany.pngIn "The Good Company", business professor Robert Girling, Ph.D., shares 18 inspiring case studies of new as well as established companies and social enterprises from around the world that are meeting the human needs of their employees, suppliers and customers.

The companies in the book meet environmental challenge by developing sustainable technologies and production systems.

Girling gives the reasons these companies are needed to restore communities, repair ecosystems, and provide meaningful work. 

He explores the nature of companies in today's economy, why there is a need for a new type of corporation, and the organizations leading the movement toward change.

"The Good Company" highlights a growing number of companies that are "healing the world by giving back to the community" and introducing innovations that are also profitable, says Girling.

The book explores the nature of companies in today's economy, why a new type of corporation is needed, and the organizations leading the movement toward change. In the concluding chapter, Girling points to the proven keys needed to start a "good company."

girling_mug.jpgGirling is a professor in the School of Business at Sonoma State University where he teaches in the graduate program. He received his Ph. D. from Stanford University and has taught and consulted in 20 countries.

His previous professional experience includes teaching at the Federal University of Bahia, the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Brazil, the University of the West Indies, and American University in Washington D.C.

He has consulted with the World Bank, USAID, the United Nations, and the International Center for Research on Women.

Girling is also a social entrepreneur who co-founded LIDERE, a school improvement program in Brazil which worked with 80 schools in Northeastern Brazil and a co-founder of the Sustainable Enterprise Conference series in Sonoma County.

He is the author of many articles and books including Multinational Institutions and the Third World (1985); Education: Management and Participation (1990); The Participatory School (2006).

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