CEMS2170 Environmental Management in Stakeholder Networks (5 cr)

Study level:
Advanced studies
Grading scale:
Responsible organisation:
Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics
Curriculum periods:
2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023, 2023-2024


Stakeholder theory and stakeholder influence on environmental management. Stakeholder environmental demands and expectations. Collaboration models for environmental management in stakeholder networks. Different forms of stakeholder participation for environmental management. Stakeholder conflicts.

UN sustainable development goals:

By introducing stakeholder approach to environmental management, this course supports specifically UN Sustainable Development Goals 9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure and 15 Life on land, and 17 Life partnership for the goals. Stakeholder approach support companies aims to integrate sustainable practice into value chains, reconsider value sharing and create partnerships for sustainability with public, private and civil society partners.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
• identify the key aspects of stakeholder influence on environmental management;
• explain the importance of stakeholder collaboration for environmental management
• analyse, evaluate and compare corporate approaches to environmental management in stakeholder networks;
• create a synthesis report on environmental management in stakeholder networks based on academic articles following appropriate conventions of academic writing;
• write an abstract and an academic research paper in collaboration with a colleague;
• plan and deliver a conference presentation;
• act as an opponent and a critical reviewer.

Compulsory prerequisites

Study materials

Reading package consisting of articles

Completion methods

Method 1

Evaluation criteria:
literature review, presentation, essay and stakeholder discussion
Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods

Teaching (5 cr)

Participation in teaching
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