Metatheoretical perspectives on sustainability journeys: Evolutionary, relational and durational

Raghu B. Garud, Joel Gehman

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)980-995
Number of pages16
JournalResearch Policy
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jul 1 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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