A Learning Organization? Evaluating the University of Canterbury's Strategic Transition toward Sustainability
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesis
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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. , 139 p.
Sustainability, The Natural Step Framework, Institution of Higher Education, Education for Sustainability, Education for Sustainable Development, Innovation
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:bth-2630Local ID: oai:bth.se:arkivexCBC37CF9FEE56BDEC125707900678163OAI: oai:DiVA.org:bth-2630DiVA: diva2:829916
SLASL (Master programme in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law
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