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Metatheoretical perspectives on sustainability journeys: Evolutionary, relational and durational

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  • Garud, Raghu
  • Gehman, Joel
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    Journeys to a sustainable future have become important to industry, government and research. In this paper, we examine evolutionary, relational and durational perspectives on sustainability journeys. Each perspective emphasizes different facets of sustainability – shifts in selection environments, reconfigurations of emergent networks, and intertemporal comparisons and contrasts. Drawing on our analysis, we discuss implications for sustainability policy, strategy and research.

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    Volume (Year): 41 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 6 ()
    Pages: 980-995

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:respol:v:41:y:2012:i:6:p:980-995

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    Keywords: Sustainability transitions; Multilevel perspective; Path dependence; Dynamic capabilities; Actor-network theory; Narratives;

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    1. Weber, K. Matthias & Rohracher, Harald, 2012. "Legitimizing research, technology and innovation policies for transformative change," Research Policy, Elsevier, vol. 41(6), pages 1037-1047.
    2. Garud, Raghu & Gehman, Joel & Karunakaran, Arvind, 2014. "Boundaries, breaches, and bridges: The case of Climategate," Research Policy, Elsevier, vol. 43(1), pages 60-73.
    3. Mikael Hildén & Pekka Jokinen & Jyrki Aakkula, 2012. "The Sustainability of Agriculture in a Northern Industrialized Country—From Controlling Nature to Rural Development," Sustainability, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 4(12), pages 3387-3403, December.
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