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Development of leadership capacities as a strategic factor for sustainability
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]

Building capacities of sustainability change agents is primordial to increase the effectiveness and to accelerate the process towards a sustainable society. This research investigates the current challenges and practices of sustainability change agents and analyses current research in the field of leadership development. A Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development is described as a means to overcome and address the complex challenges that society faces today. Furthermore the development of leadership capacities of sustainability change agents is suggested as a strategic factor for the process of sustainable development. A literature study highlights the new dimension to leadership development and defines its characteristics. Interviews and focus groups with sustainability practitioners and students are analysed. From this analysis a set of methods and approaches to professional and personal development is derived. The research points to the need of developing leadership capacities, of sustaining them and of having the ability to be self-aware. It is mentioned that the development of these capacities will depend on the supporting environment, the methods employed and on the candidate itself in order to achieve best results.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. , 91 p.
Keyword [en]
Strategic sustainable development, Sustainability change agents, leadership, capacity building
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Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-5686Local ID: oai:bth.se:arkivexAB5A7B94251C09C3C12574C60072945AOAI: oai:DiVA.org:bth-5686DiVA: diva2:833080
Educational program
SLASL (Master programme in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2015-04-22 Created: 2008-09-16 Last updated: 2015-11-05Bibliographically approved

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