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dc.contributor.authorBrown, Benen_NZ
dc.identifier.citationBrown, B. (2006, June). Examining the role of internal agents in creating sustainable organisations (Thesis). Retrieved from
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation seeks to develop a theoretical framework for how concerned individuals within organisations might be able to enhance organisational sustainability. Through initial interaction with the literature of organisational sustainability the dissertation suggests that a range of different interpretations of the concept exist which are typically based upon conflicting philosophical world views. As such, the extent to which the emerging focus on sustainable development is pragmatically realistic is critically evaluated. Based on this discussion the dissertation provides a core meaning of sustainability as representing an agenda of challenging the fundamental assumptions upon which capitalist organisations are based. It is argued that the most effective way that this can occur is through the resisting actions of internal change agents called 'champions for sustainability'. Through an evaluation of the resistance methods available to these agents the dissertation proposes a new kind of change agent called a 'covert champion for sustainability'. It is argued that the covert champion for sustainability can provide a unique form of subtle, everyday resistance that is pragmatically powerful in challenging organisational mores and encouraging sustainability.en_NZ
dc.subjectorganisational sustainabilityen_NZ
dc.subjectchampions for sustainabilityen_NZ
dc.subjectcovert champion for sustainabilityen_NZ
dc.subject.lcshHF Commerceen_NZ
dc.subject.lcshHF5601 Accountingen_NZ
dc.subject.lcshHD28 Management. Industrial Managementen_NZ
dc.subject.lcshH Social Sciences (General)en_NZ
dc.subject.lcshHD Industries. Land use. Laboren_NZ
dc.subject.lcshHD28 Management. Industrial Managementen_NZ
dc.subject.lcshHD61 Risk Managementen_NZ
dc.titleExamining the role of internal agents in creating sustainable organisationsen_NZ
otago.schoolManagementen_NZ of Otagoen_NZ Thesesen_NZ
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