Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Mandy Tew , pp. 139. TEK/avd. för maskinteknik, 2005.

The work

Författare / Author: Mandy Tew
Titel / Title: A Learning Organization? Evaluating the University of Canterbury's Strategic Transition toward Sustainability
Abstrakt Abstract:

Institutions of higher educations (IHE), particularly universities, have a significant role to play in the global transformation to socio-ecological sustainability. This study focuses on the strategic planning efforts of one university, the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand where The Natural Step Framework (TNSF) is being used to develop a pan-University Sustainability Plan. Drawing upon the triple helix model of university-government-industry interactions for knowledge creation, and integrating principles of education for sustainable development into strategic organizational learning and change processes within higher education, this study suggests that advocates for sustainability within IHE can use the TNSF to assess institutional barriers and communicate specific opportunities in order to institutionalize strategic sustainable development and promote socio-ecological innovation.

Ämnesord / Subject: Hållbar utveckling - Sustainability\Strategic Planning
Samhällsvetenskap - Social Sciences\Education
Nyckelord / Keywords: Sustainability, The Natural Step Framework, Institution of Higher Education, Education for Sustainability, Education for Sustainable Development, Innovation

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id:
Program:/ Programme Strategic Leadership Towards Sustainability
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 01/19/2006
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: D-Uppsats/Magister/Master


Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: TEK/avd. för maskinteknik
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I samarbete med / In co-operation with: University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Files & Access

Bifogad uppsats fil(er) / Files attached: mandytewthesis.pdf (1170 kB, öppnas i nytt fönster)