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Collaborating for Environmental Sustainability: Managing Tensions among Multiple Stakeholders

Funding: 2004: $30,000
2005: $30,000

Project Member(s): Dunphy, D., Benn, S.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Discovery Projects)

Start year: 2004

Summary: The project aims to explore and recommend on conditions which facilitate the development of trusting and knowledge-sharing relations between corporate, community and government stakeholders with the aim of achieving sustainable management of our land, water, energy and mineral resources. The conceptual framework draws together organisational change, corporate citizenship and social capital theory in order to synthesise a new theoretical framework for understanding interorganisational collaboration for sustainability. Project outcomes include the development of new tools for the measurement of social capital, identification of barriers to collaboration and organisational change strategies which will overcome these barriers.''

Publications:

Perey, R & Benn, SH 2015, 'Organising for Ecological Repair: Reconstructing Land Management Practice', Organization and Environment: international journal of ecosocial research, vol. 28, no. 4, pp. 458-477.
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Benn, SH, Dunphy, DC & Griffiths, AB 2007, 'Synthesising Governance Themes from Political and Management Theory' in Benn, S & Dunphy, D (eds), Corporate Governance and Sustainability: Challenges for Theory and Practice, Routledge, London, UK, pp. 76-93.

Martin, A, Benn, SH & Dunphy, DC 2007, 'Towards a Model of Governance for Sustainability: Networks, Shared Values and New Knowledge' in Benn, S & Dunphy, D (eds), Corporate Governance and Sustainability: Challenges for Theory and Practice, Routledge, London, UK, pp. 94-121.

Edwards, M & Benn, SH 2006, 'Emergence, complexity and sustainability: a study of the `sub-political arena'', Management: Pragmatism, Philosophy, Priorities - Proceedings of the 20th ANZAM Conference, Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, ANZAM, Yeppoon, Australia, pp. 1-17.

Benn, SH & Onyx, J 2005, 'Negotiating interorganizational domains: The politics of social, natural, and symbolic capital' in Dale, A & Onyx, J (eds), A Dynamic Balance: Social Capital and Sustainable Community Development, UCB Press, Vancouver, Canada, pp. 87-104.

Benn, SH, Dunphy, DC & Martin, AJ 2004, 'Networks for knowledge creation: interorganizational collaborations for sustainability', 18th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management: "People First - Serving our Stakeholders", Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, ANZAM, Dunedin, New Zealand, pp. 1-25.

Keywords: sustainability organisational change multiple stakeholder collaboration knowledge sharing social capital

FOR Codes: Organisational Planning and Management, Sociology not elsewhere classified, Sustainable Development, Management, Other Environmental aspects, Studies in human society, Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society, Environment not elsewhere classified, Sustainable Agricultural Development