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Opportunities and Challenges for Women Leaders in Environmental Management

Opportunities and Challenges for Women Leaders in Environmental Management
Author(s)/Editor(s): Perfecto Gatbonton Aquino, Jr. (The University of Cambodia, Cambodia), Revenio Cabanilla Jalagat, Jr. (Al-Zahra College for Women, Oman)and Mercia Selva Malar Justin (Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, India)
Copyright: ©2024
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-6684-5986-7
ISBN13: 9781668459867
ISBN10: 1668459868
EISBN13: 9781668459881


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Our planet is facing the prospect of environmental catastrophe, resulting from decades of reckless human activities. The ongoing degradation of the Earth's natural resources, climate change, pollution, and habitat destruction have created an urgent global crisis. The responsibility for addressing these challenges has been a significant issue since the 1972 International Conference on Human Environment in Sweden. Despite widespread acknowledgment of the issues at hand, insufficient efforts have been taken to safeguard our fragile ecosystems and secure a sustainable future for generations to come.

Opportunities and Challenges for Women Leaders in Environmental Management is a groundbreaking book meticulously crafted for academic scholars seeking answers to the most pressing environmental questions of our time. This book reveals the pivotal role women are playing as environmental stewards, providing a ray of hope in the face of environmental turmoil. Through data, empirical studies, and narratives, this book spotlights the remarkable contributions of women worldwide in environmental activism, advocacy, research, education, and innovative strategies. Their unwavering commitment to energy conservation, responsible waste management, and the preservation of ecological parks and wildlife is both inspiring and transformative.

Reviews and Testimonials

Opportunities and Challenges for Women Leaders in Environmental Management highlights the growing capacity of women in this field. However, it notes a concerning trend where the utilization of local knowledge is on the decline. Factors such as social ties, mutual trust, social cohesion, and social-ecological resilience are diminishing. To address these issues, it is recommended that disaster-intense practical and research components be incorporated into both the environmental management curriculum and the social science curriculum

– Dr. Shafiqul Islam, Associate Professor, International University of Business Agriculture and Technology, Bangladesh

Author's/Editor's Biography

Perfecto Aquino, Jr. (Ed.)
Perfecto Gatbonton Aquino Jr. is currently the Director of Council for Research and Creativity (CRC) and the Institute for Research and Advanced Studies, University of Cambodia. A former Research Associate cum Senior Lecturer at the Socio-Economics Research Institute and at the American Degree Program Division of The Duy Tan University in Danang City, Vietnam. He teaches Research Methods, Human Resources Management, Leadership and Organizational Behavior, CSR, and other Business Management related courses in higher education institutions. Prior to his assignment in Vietnam, Dr. Aquino was an Assistant Professor and Head of the Business Department at the Emirates College for Management and Information Technology (ECMIT) and was an Assistant Professor at the American University in the Emirates, United Arab Emirates. He was also an Assistant Professor at the Gulf College/Staffordshire University in Oman and at AMA International University-Bahrain. He is a holder of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D) in Public Administration and Management at the Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines. Dr. Aquino was awarded in 2019 a CBME Certificate of Professional Teaching by the Chartered Association of Business Schools in United Kingdom. He has published several papers in Scopus indexed-journals, Springer Elsevier and IGI Global International Publishing, among others. Furthermore, Dr. Aquino is an active peer reviewer on articles submitted to Sage, IGI Global Publishing, Routledge, Springer Elsevier, Emerald Publishing, USA to mention a few.

Revenio Jalagat, Jr. (Ed.)
Revenio Cabanilla Jalagat Jr. is presently employed in Al-Zahra College for Women as Associate Professor for almost 11 years. He taught at Gulf College as a Business Lecturer from 2011-2013. Prior to that, he had worked in various disciplines in both the academic and business industry with almost 9 years of accumulated experience in the Philippines acting as Accountant, Chief Account, Finance Manager, Assistant Professor, and Professor. In 2023, he received an award as among the Top 50 Outstanding Philippine Awardee in the field of Research and Publication and Distinguished Researcher in his institution. He has published articles, edited books, and chapters indexed in Scopus and Web of Science indexes and served as an editorial member and reviewer in various international refereed journals in the field of business management. He was also awarded in 2021 the Certified Business Management Educator by the Chartered Association of Business Schools in the UK.

Mercia Selva Justin (Ed.)
Mercia Selva Malar Justin, over the past six years, has served as Associate Professor at Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, Bangalore. She has been teaching at the higher education institutions in India and abroad over the past thirty years. Some of the institutions she served are Wollongong University, ECMIT Dubai, SCMS-Cochin, LEAD College of Management, CMS College of Science and Commerce. She has authored the books Aspire to be a Great Teacher, Foreign Exchange Exposure and Risk Management in Indian Hotel Industry and A Daughter’s Tribute to a Godly Father. She won the Outstanding Women Educator and Scholar Award in 2016 and Distinguished Women Educator and Scholar Award in 2017, from National Foundation for Entrepreneurship Development (NFED). In 2023 she was awarded the National Trailblazers Triumph Award – Outstanding Social Sciences Author. She is a regular contributor to University News published by University Grants Commission, India. She served as the Editor of Journal of Management and Entrepreneurship published by XIME, Bangalore.


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