Disruption: The Raw Material for Low Carbon Change

Roby, Helen Disruption: The Raw Material for Low Carbon Change.

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The project explores travel practices in a range of places and social contexts, with the understanding that these different contexts influence the ways we travel and how we can reduce barriers to positive change. The project studies at close hand how disruption affects the real choices people make, and what this teaches us about the opportunities to change travel practices at individual level and within families; in organisations that generate travel demand and impact on our own individual travel decision-making; and within government where policy that determines our travel opportunities is made. A range of innovative research methods will be used, including capturing travel behaviour through Facebook and Twitter and carrying out video-recorded mobile interviews. Those taking part in the research will be able to choose how they work with researchers to best capture their travel experiences and how these are influenced by different disruptions, which they identify as being significant. The project then brings together the different social actors, both 'lay' and 'expert' in a number of forums where they have the opportunity to 'deliberate' the different issues that will emerge throughout the research, and challenge each other about what needs to be done to capture the opportunities for change. Lastly the project seeks to establish mechanisms for embedding these changes in everyday life, in organisational practices and in social policy, so that a substantial contribution to reducing carbon emissions from transport is achieved.

Item Type: Research Dataset Record
Dataset Status: Finalised
Dataset Access: Held on a secure OU server
Access Restrictions: Dataset contains confidential commercial information
Collection Method: Data were collected through a set of semi-structured interviews with key informants within organisation who were in a position to describe how the business responded and learnt from disruptive events.
Start Date: 1 March 2012
End Date: 1 July 2014
Retention Rule: 10 years from project end date
Retention Date: 31 August 2025
Retention Action: Destroy
Keywords: Data exploring how organisations respond and learn from disruptive events
Academic Unit or School: Engineering and Innovation
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Item ORO ID: 44646
Depositing User: Helen Roby
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2015 16:47
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2021 13:30
URI: https://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/44646

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