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Change Agency in Sustainability Transitions – a 25-year review of research in management journals




Julkaisun tekijät: Satu Teerikangas, Tiina Onkila, Larissa Niemi, Katariina Koistinen, Marileena Mäkelä
Paikka: Leeds
Julkaisuvuosi: 2018

Tiivistelmä

Who is an active agent in making the world more environmentally sustainable? This is the question that
our paper seeks to answer. Whilst a plethora of research on agents in various roles in sustainability
transitions exists, this knowledge is scattered across journals and fields of study. In this paper, we offer
a focused review of actors in sustainability transitions, as presented in mainstream management journals
in the 25-year period 1992-2017. We focus our search on eight leading journals in the field, thus
reviewing 81 articles. The findings lead us to conclude that the study of agency in sustainability
transitions, as presented in the field of management, is emerging, yet rapidly increasing. However, this
knowledge is scattered across theoretical bases and bodies of knowledge. The main contribution of our
paper is to offer a review and typology of agency in sustainability transitions, as presented in the
management literature.


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