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Organizational Networks as Catalysts for Strategic Sustainable Development
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
2008 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesis
Abstract [en]

In an increasingly connected and interdependent world, the global sustainability challenge needs to be addressed by organizational networks from a whole-systems perspective. This study explores organizations through the lens of network theory and the Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development, with a special focus on networks already considering sustainability issues. The purpose of the research was to identify key factors critical to the success of an organizational network in the sustainability field, as well as define specific barriers to success for these networks. These specific factors and barriers to success are identified and explored across: Academic, Business, and Non-Profit sectors, with the ultimate objective of increasing the performance of Emerging Sustainability Networks (ESNs), removing barriers in the field, and planning strategically to achieve success in the sustainability movement.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. , p. 116
Keywords [en]
Collaboration, collective intelligence, globalization, networks, organizational networks, social networks, sustainability, sustainable development.
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Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Business Administration Computer Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-2318Local ID: oai:bth.se:arkivexC218180B2259BECAC125746100718E2FOAI: oai:DiVA.org:bth-2318DiVA, id: diva2:829587
Educational program
SLASL (Master programme in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability
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Technology
Note

shawn.westcott@gmail.com, doyle.molly@gmail.com, dermco@gmail.com

Available from: 2015-04-22 Created: 2008-06-07 Last updated: 2018-01-11Bibliographically approved

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