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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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  • Garud, Raghu & Gehman, Joel, 2012. "Metatheoretical perspectives on sustainability journeys: Evolutionary, relational and durational," Research Policy, Elsevier, vol. 41(6), pages 980-995.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:respol:v:41:y:2012:i:6:p:980-995
    DOI: 10.1016/j.respol.2011.07.009
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