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Scaling Sustainability: Regulation and Resilience in Managerial Responses to Climate Change

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posted on 2023-08-30, 15:09 authored by Helen Goworek, Chris Land, Mike Zundel, George Burt, Martin Parker, Brendan Lambe
This paper introduces the special issue of the British Journal of Management on 'Scaling Sustainability: Regulation and Resilience in Managerial Responses to Climate Change', providing an overview of the key issues in scaling sustainability, comprising an analysis of the five papers in the special issue. We discuss the complex relationship between micro, meso and macro scales, in the context of organizations', managers' and consumers' complicity in the creation and intensification of climate changing conditions. In networking multiple sites into a 'global' scale, managers and organizations can lose sight of the situated, localised nature of the position from which they perform the global. We conclude that a key factor in the capacity and speed at which local actions can be scaled up is the connection of sustainability-related activities by intermediary organizations that can generate resonance between multiple sites through association or alliance, rather than imposing a single logic. Thus, more resilient approaches, which acknowledge the significance of the interconnection between scales, are required to effectively scale sustainability strategies upwards or downwards.

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Refereed

  • Yes

Volume

29

Page range

209-219

Publication title

British Journal of Management

ISSN

1467-8551

Publisher

Wiley

File version

  • Accepted version

Language

  • eng

Legacy posted date

2018-02-15

Legacy creation date

2018-02-14

Legacy Faculty/School/Department

ARCHIVED Lord Ashcroft International Business School (until September 2018)

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