Advancing sustainability through change and innovation: A co-evolutionary perspective

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dc.contributor.author Benn, Suzanne en_US
dc.contributor.author Baker, Ellen en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-28T09:54:56Z
dc.date.available 2010-05-28T09:54:56Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.identifier 2009001218 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Benn Suzanne and Baker Ellen 2009, 'Advancing sustainability through change and innovation: A co-evolutionary perspective', Routledge, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 383-397. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1469-7017 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/10238
dc.description.abstract This article addresses the problem of how change and innovation can create a fuller voice for ecological interests in organizations and public policy, raising issues about change mechanisms at the institutional versus organizational level. First, it suggests that the newer, systems-based and inclusive approaches to organizational development practice and theory may overcome shortcomings of earlier approaches to planned change. Second, it argues that co-evolutionary approaches that use complex adaptive systems thinking will more effectively structure such third-generation interventions by focusing on issues at the institutional level. Third, the article examines a dialectical model of institutional change which incorporates activist input and channels conflict into innovative outcomes. Finally, it presents a case example of how a dialectical model combined with a co-evolutionary perspective could foster the institutional change required to facilitate the integration of ecological priorities into the human systems of organisations. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Routledge en_US
dc.title Advancing sustainability through change and innovation: A co-evolutionary perspective en_US
dc.parent Journal of Change Management en_US
dc.journal.volume 9 en_US
dc.journal.number 4 en_US
dc.publocation London, UK en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 383 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 397 en_US
dc.cauo.name BUS.School of Management en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 150310 en_US
dc.personcode 000554 en_US
dc.personcode 998293 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Organisation and Management Theory en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Sustainability; innovation; organizational development; co-evolution; institutional level change en_US
dc.staffid 998293 en_US


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