The Resource Trifecta : embedded sustainability criterion dismantling barriers through learning and full suite of power tools, Sandra E. Price

Trifecta : embedded sustainability criterion dismantling barriers through learning and full suite of power tools, Sandra E. Price

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Trifecta : embedded sustainability criterion dismantling barriers through learning and full suite of power tools
Title
Trifecta
Title remainder
embedded sustainability criterion dismantling barriers through learning and full suite of power tools
Statement of responsibility
Sandra E. Price
Title variation
Embedded sustainability criterion dismantling barriers through learning and full suite of power tools
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Contributor
Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This dissertation uses a multiple case study format with polar sampling to examine the organizational strategies and processes underlying two firms' successful sustainability programs, in order to understand the factors leading to positive sustainability outcomes. Particular attention is given to the values underlying sustainable development objectives, the means of institutionalizing those values, and the organizational strategies and resources utilized to protect those values while simultaneously serving other important organizational values. The two organizations studied have different business structures and decision-making processes; however, they share three key features that empower strong sustainability outcomes. First, each organization has an embedded sustainability criterion that ensures the organization acts on sustainability concerns across its value chain. Second, each has learning processes by which it dismantles barriers to sustainability. Third, each organization supports sustainability learning activities with a full suite of what researchers have called "empowerment tools," a variety of infrastructural resources without which learning rarely occurs. This study offers a three-pronged strategy for organizational sustainability tailorable to the individual firm, and may be of interest to firms searching for a "do-able" alternative. It brings novel, grounded data to bear on conventional views about embedding sustainability across an organization and about the need to build an organizational culture of sustainability. It supports recent comments in the literature about the role of the business case in sustainability behavior. Although much has been written about sustainable development, research investigating the ways firms choose to overcome barriers to sustainable development is at its beginning. This study helps to fill that void
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Cataloging source
UMK
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Price, Sandra E.
Degree
Ph.D.
Dissertation note
(Henry W. Bloch School of Management and Social Science Consortium).
Dissertation year
2013.
Granting institution
University of Missouri-Kansas City,
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
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Gallos, Joan V.
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  • Sustainable development
  • Organizational learning
Label
Trifecta : embedded sustainability criterion dismantling barriers through learning and full suite of power tools, Sandra E. Price
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Publication
Note
  • "A dissertation in Public Affairs and Administration and Social Science Consortium."
  • Advisor: Joan Gallos
  • Vita
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 160-181)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Abstract -- List of illustrations -- List of tables -- Acknowledgments -- Dedication -- Introduction and overview -- Literature review -- Theoretical framework, research design, and methodology -- The Cases: seventh generation and Cox Arizona -- Application of grounded theory method to the data -- Core concept: embedded sustainability -- Core concepts: learning processes to dismantle barriers and power tools to support learning -- Conclusions -- Strengths and weaknesses of the study and future research considerations -- Appendix -- References
Control code
904995930
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (182 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Level of compression
mixed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)904995930
System details
  • The full text of the dissertation is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Trifecta : embedded sustainability criterion dismantling barriers through learning and full suite of power tools, Sandra E. Price
Publication
Note
  • "A dissertation in Public Affairs and Administration and Social Science Consortium."
  • Advisor: Joan Gallos
  • Vita
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 160-181)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Abstract -- List of illustrations -- List of tables -- Acknowledgments -- Dedication -- Introduction and overview -- Literature review -- Theoretical framework, research design, and methodology -- The Cases: seventh generation and Cox Arizona -- Application of grounded theory method to the data -- Core concept: embedded sustainability -- Core concepts: learning processes to dismantle barriers and power tools to support learning -- Conclusions -- Strengths and weaknesses of the study and future research considerations -- Appendix -- References
Control code
904995930
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (182 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Level of compression
mixed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)904995930
System details
  • The full text of the dissertation is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web

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