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Sustainable Public Value Inscriptions: A Critical Approach

Public Value Management, Measurement and Reporting

ISBN: 978-1-78441-011-7, eISBN: 978-1-78441-010-0

ISSN: 2051-6630

Publication date: 11 November 2014


Practical implications

In the future it is important to be aware that, as inscriptions, the GRI guidelines have the potential power to influence how managers in public agencies approach sustainability. As Dumay, Guthrie, and Farneti (2010) previously argued, if guidelines continue to approach sustainability from a ‘managerialistic’ approach then there is little hope of public sector agencies adopting EEJ practices. We argue that organizations should act referring to Gray’s EEJ approach.




The authors thank Fiona Crawford from the Macquarie University and Nicola Jane Altera for their editorial assistance.


Farneti, F. and Dumay, J. (2014), "Sustainable Public Value Inscriptions: A Critical Approach", Public Value Management, Measurement and Reporting (Studies in Public and Non-Profit Governance, Vol. 3), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 375-389.



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