Metatheoretical Perspectives on Sustainability Journeys: Evolutionary, Relational and Durational
53 Pages Posted: 7 Sep 2011 Last revised: 7 Apr 2014
Date Written: April 1, 2012
Journeys to a sustainable future have become important to industry, government and research. In this paper, we examine evolutionary, relational and durational perspectives on sustainability journeys. Each perspective emphasizes different facets of sustainability – shifts in selection environments, reconfigurations of emergent networks, and intertemporal comparisons and contrasts. Drawing on our analysis, we discuss implications for sustainability policy, strategy and research.
Keywords: sustainability transitions, multilevel perspective, path dependence, path creation, dynamic capabilities, actor-network theory, narratives
JEL Classification: D9, D90, M1, M13, O3, O32, O33, O38, Q2, Q28
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