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From Personal to Professional: A Reflective Account of Academics Engaging with Sustainability

Louise Obara, Te Klangboonkrong , Gary Chapman , Regina Frank

Personal Sustainability Practices: Faculty Approaches to Walking the Sustainability Talk and Living the UN SDGs New Horizons in Sustainability and Business series, Pages: 206 - 217

Swansea University Author: Louise Obara

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Higher Education plays an important role in addressing pressing sustainability challenges. Whilst research has explored those involved in the sustainability process, the focus has often been on senior managers. To address this, we reflect critically on our role as educators in the context of the inc...

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Published in: Personal Sustainability Practices: Faculty Approaches to Walking the Sustainability Talk and Living the UN SDGs New Horizons in Sustainability and Business series
ISBN: 9781800375123 9781800375130
Published: Edward Elgar 2021
Online Access: https://www.elgaronline.com/view/edcoll/9781800375123/9781800375123.00031.xml
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa61762
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Abstract: Higher Education plays an important role in addressing pressing sustainability challenges. Whilst research has explored those involved in the sustainability process, the focus has often been on senior managers. To address this, we reflect critically on our role as educators in the context of the increased importance of sustainability issues. To ‘frame’ this reflection, we apply and extend von Hippel’s lead user concept by analysing the accounts of lead and non-lead users in an autoethnographic study. Our findings give insights into the diversity of lead users in a rapidly changing university world, and can inform the development of policies and practices that drive sustainability in higher education.
Item Description: https://www.elgaronline.com/view/edcoll/9781800375123/9781800375123.00031.xml
College: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Start Page: 206
End Page: 217