Management Development for Sustainability-focused Organisational Change

This article reports and reflects on a decade-long action experiment to devise a form of business education for sustainability which helps managers act as 'pro-sustainability' agents of change, whilst simultaneously acknowledging that the managerialist assumptions underpinning this aspiration are part of the problem that change for sustainability needs to address. Adopting a reflexive action research approach, tentative conclusions are reached about the paradoxical nature of educational practice in this contested area.

Coleman, G. (2013) Sustainability as a management challenge, SI on Management Development for Sustainability-focused Organisational Change, Journal of Management Development, Vol. 32 (2)