A ‘Call for Contributions’ on the topic of ‘ISO 14001 Case Studies and
Greenleaf Publishing invites contributions in the area of ‘ISO 14001
Case Studies and Practical Experience’ for both a special issue of the
journal Greener Management International (GMI) and a subsequent book, to
be Guest Edited by Dr Ruth Hillary.
‘ISO 14001 Case Studies and Practical Experience’
The international environmental management systems standard ISO 14001
was published in September 1996. With less than 3 years experience the
standard will be reviewed during 1999. The importance of the standard is
recognised but the way in which it is used by business organisations has
raised many as yet unanswered questions. For example:
• Does ISO 14001 deliver tangible environmental performance
• Is there a transatlantic difference between the implementation of ISO
14001 in North America and Europe?
• Are stakeholders satisfied by ISO 14001 certification?
• Is there variability in ISO 14001 certifications?
• What are the prospects for ISO 14001 being spread through the supply
• Are regulatory benefits forthcoming to ISO 14001 certified
• What market benefits accrue to ISO 14001 certified organisations?
• Why do companies register to both ISO 14001 and EMAS?
• What is the practical relationship between ISO 14001 and EMAS?
• Is ISO 14001 used as a technical barrier to trade penalising
• How does ISO 14001 integrate with standards in the ISO 9000 series?
• What relevance is ISO 14001 to small and medium sized enterprises?
• Can ISO 14001 be applied to design functions?
• What is the role of training in building an ISO 14001 system?
• How does ISO 14001 work with other environmental standards?
The intention for both the special issue of GMI and the book is to
present perspectives from business, stakeholders, business support
organisations, government, regulators, consultants,
certifiers/verifiers, auditors and academia from across the world in
order to try and answer some of these questions and evaluate overall
progress and problems to date.
It is intended that contributions should be largely case study based and
focus on the practical realities of ISO 14001. To that end,
contributions from practitioners in business and industry are especially
encouraged. Academics submitting material should target their papers as
if for bridging journals such as Business Horizons or Sloan Management
Review. The aim is to produce work relevant for what we anticipate will
be a largely practitioner audience. Papers should be between 2,000–3,500
We have particular interest in receiving contributions in the following
• Case studies on ISO 14001 implementation
• Case studies on certifications
• Case studies on integrating ISO 14001 with quality and/or health and
• Case studies of auditors experience
• Case studies from Asia, Africa and Latin America
• Reflections on the standard from regulatory and government authorities
• NGO viewpoints on ISO 14001
• ISO 14001 and its position within the wider sustainability agenda
• Case studies from multi-national corporations contrasting experience
with ISO 14001 in different regions e.g. North America and Europe
• Case studies from small and medium sized enterprises
Abstracts of 200-300 words should be sent to the Guest Editor prior to
June 1st, 1999. These should ideally be sent as e-mail attachments.
Contributors whose abstracts are felt appropriate for the project will
be invited to submit full papers by September 30th, 1999. A selection of
papers will be made for inclusion in the ‘special issue’ of Greener
Management International which is scheduled for publication in February
2000. These papers will be joined by a number of other contributions for
publication in book format by April, 2000.
For further information or to discuss ideas for contributions, please
contact the Guest Editor:
Dr Ruth Hillary,
Network for Environmental Management and Auditing
174 Trellick Tower
London W10 5 UU
Tel/fax: +44 (0)181 968 6850
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Sample copies of ‘Greener Management International’ and contribution
guidelines relevant for both strands of the project can be obtained
Aizlewood Business Centre,
Sheffield S3 8GG
Tel: +44 (0)114 282 3475
Fax: +44 (0)114 282 3476
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