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Meeting the Challenge of Social Sustainability: governance for profound change
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.
2006 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesis
Abstract [en]

While many organisations, including business and civil society, have recognized the imperative of sustainable development, without structural changes to an organisations’ governance system, sustained change is impeded. The Natural Step (TNS) Social Template is hereby expanded to guide organisations to develop systems for decision-making, information generation and distribution, and resource allocation that allows for, rather than inhibits, change capacity. A systemic approach to organisational development that does not undermine the capacity of their members to meet their needs can contribute to increased productivity, member engagement and commitment, and drive the innovation necessary for altering our complex, dynamic social-ecological systems in alignment with sustainability. Our research explores the internal factors that may create barriers to organisational change and sustainability. In addition, we synthesise basic human needs, systems’ science, and organisational change research into concrete guidelines for strategic sustainable development within the TNS Social Template framework. We aim to provide an integrated approach for internal social sustainability and strategic planning for improved governance systems.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. , 94 p.
Keyword [en]
governance, strategic sustainable development, basic human needs, living systems, organisational change
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Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
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URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-2942Local ID: oai:bth.se:arkivexD4C4EB25CBE46A33C125722500086084OAI: oai:DiVA.org:bth-2942DiVA: diva2:830237
Educational program
SLASL (Master programme in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Note

Contact for more information: olersmarie@hotmail.com geneva.rae@ualberta.net julia.smolyaninoa@hotmail.com

Available from: 2015-04-22 Created: 2006-11-13 Last updated: 2015-11-05Bibliographically approved

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