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Institutional sustainability as learning

Johnson, Hazel and Wilson, Gordon (1999). Institutional sustainability as learning. Development in Practice, 9(1/2) pp. 43–55.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09614529953205
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Abstract

How organisations and associations can work together over time to develop new norms and practices which enhance the sustainability of development initiatives is an on-going problem. This article looks at how processes of negotiating shared agendas over the meanings of sustainability, exploring assumptions behind proposed actions, establishing means of accountability, and setting up mechanisms for investigating cause and effect in the processes and outcomes of development programmes can be a source of action-learning. It is argued that such processes of action-learning can help lead to institutional sustainability.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 0961-4524
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Engineering & Innovation
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: OpenSpace Research Centre (OSRC)
Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
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Item ID: 11449
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Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2008 13:33
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 20:10
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/11449
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