Green Management and related concepts have recently grown in importance for the field of management. However, their underlying values have yet to receive much research attention in management literature. SYMLOG (Bales & Cohen, 1994) assessment methodology was used to capture the perceptions of respondents to six different green management and sustainability concepts. The findings from this exploratory study indicate that the perceptions of many of these six concepts are not statistically different from each other across student status and/or gender categories, but ecologically unfriendly activities and the SYMLOG most effective profile (mep) norm were the most notable differences. These findings provide the basis for developing a conceptual framework for future research and a blueprint to discuss organizational change for improving effectiveness. The findings are discussed in terms of their implications for preparing current and future managers to meet today and tomorrow’s environmental challenges.
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