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Edwards, Mark G.
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Edwards, M. G. (2019). Growth, transformation and organisational purpose. In: : . Paper presented at Leverage Points 2019, International conference on sustainability researchand transformation, Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany, 6-8 February 2019.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Growth, transformation and organisational purpose
2019 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-42464 (URN)
Conference
Leverage Points 2019, International conference on sustainability researchand transformation, Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany, 6-8 February 2019
Available from: 2019-01-08 Created: 2019-01-08 Last updated: 2019-01-08Bibliographically approved
Edwards, M. G. (2019). "Jobs and Growth": An Inquiry into the transformation of organisational purpose. In: : . Paper presented at Leverage Points 2019, International conference on sustainability researchand transformation, Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany, 6-8 February 2019.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>"Jobs and Growth": An Inquiry into the transformation of organisational purpose
2019 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-43583 (URN)
Conference
Leverage Points 2019, International conference on sustainability researchand transformation, Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany, 6-8 February 2019
Available from: 2019-05-06 Created: 2019-05-06 Last updated: 2019-05-06Bibliographically approved
Soo, C., Chen, S. & Edwards, M. G. (2018). A knowledge-based approach to public value management: A case study of change implementation in disability services in Western Australia. Australian journal of public administration, 77(2), 187-202
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A knowledge-based approach to public value management: A case study of change implementation in disability services in Western Australia
2018 (English)In: Australian journal of public administration, ISSN 0313-6647, E-ISSN 1467-8500, Vol. 77, no 2, p. 187-202Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper provides a knowledge‐based perspective to understanding public value management (PVM). As distinct from other approaches to public administration, PVM focuses on collaborative capacity building for the creation of public value. To develop the notion of PVM further, we explore the role of a knowledge‐based strategy in a case study of change implementation in 18 disability service organisations in Western Australia. Our findings show important inter‐relationships between knowledge management strategy, adopting a person‐centred approach to service provision, and sustainability of change implementation. We discuss the implications of the study for disability sector change management and for the further exploration of the strategic role of knowledge management capabilities in the study and practice of PVM in public sector administration. The paper explores the relationship between an organisation's knowledge capture and sharing systems and processes and its ability to implement change in a way that generates long‐term benefits for both public sector employees (e.g., engaging with key stakeholders to generate innovative solutions for serving client needs) and clients (i.e., increased well‐being through better service design and support).

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2018
Keywords
public value management, knowledge management strategy, change implementation, disability services, positive behaviour support
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-40707 (URN)10.1111/1467-8500.12279 (DOI)000434350200004 ()2-s2.0-85048727222 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-06-21 Created: 2018-06-21 Last updated: 2018-10-01Bibliographically approved
Edwards, M. G., Alcaraz, J. M. & Cornell, S. E. (2018). Management education and earth system science: Transformation as if planetary boundaries mattered. Business & society
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Management education and earth system science: Transformation as if planetary boundaries mattered
2018 (English)In: Business & society, ISSN 0007-6503, E-ISSN 1552-4205Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Earth system science (ESS) has identified worrying trends in the human impact on fundamental planetary systems. In this conceptual article, we discuss the implications of this research for business schools and management education (ME). We argue that ESS findings raise significant concerns about the relationship between business and nature and, consequently, a radical reframing is required to embed economic and social activity within the global sustainability of natural systems. This has transformative implications for ME. To illustrate this reframing, we apply the ESS lenses of social-ecological interdependence, multiscalar relations, environmental governance, and environmental values to the ME functional domains of institutional purpose, social context and engagement, pedagogical practice, curricular design, and research focus. Our work contributes to the literature on business education for sustainability and the business-society-nature nexus. We explore and apply key ESS findings and concepts, discuss normative implications of these ideas, and offer guidance on transformational pathways for business schools and ME.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2018
Keywords
business schools, earth system science, global environmental crisis, management education, planetary boundaries
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-42440 (URN)10.1177/0007650318816513 (DOI)2-s2.0-85058991052 (Scopus ID)IHHCeFEOIS (Local ID)IHHCeFEOIS (Archive number)IHHCeFEOIS (OAI)
Available from: 2019-01-07 Created: 2019-01-07 Last updated: 2019-01-07
Edwards, M. G. (2018). Mapping resilience: Metatheoretical reflections. In: : . Paper presented at Paper presented at Strategies, Dispositions and Resources of Social Resilience. A Dialogue between Medieval Studies and Sociology, 12-15 March 2018, Trier, Germany.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Mapping resilience: Metatheoretical reflections
2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-43585 (URN)
Conference
Paper presented at Strategies, Dispositions and Resources of Social Resilience. A Dialogue between Medieval Studies and Sociology, 12-15 March 2018, Trier, Germany
Note

Keynote Lecture.

Available from: 2019-05-06 Created: 2019-05-06 Last updated: 2019-05-06
Caspersz, D., Edwards, M. G. & Brundin, E. (2018). The Body Corporate: An Integrative Framework For Embodied Emotion In Family Business Life. In: : . Paper presented at 14th Workshop On Family Firm Management Research, Larnaca, Cyprus, May 17-19, 2018. European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Body Corporate: An Integrative Framework For Embodied Emotion In Family Business Life
2018 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM), 2018
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-41909 (URN)
Conference
14th Workshop On Family Firm Management Research, Larnaca, Cyprus, May 17-19, 2018
Available from: 2018-10-26 Created: 2018-10-26 Last updated: 2018-10-26Bibliographically approved
Alcaraz, J. M., Shandler, K. & Edwards, M. G. (2017). Connectivity and cross-scale dynamics: MBA learning - experiences across three regions. In: : . Paper presented at Paper presented at Resilience 2017, Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre, August 20-23 2017, Stockholm, Sweden.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Connectivity and cross-scale dynamics: MBA learning - experiences across three regions
2017 (English)Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

How can non-experts and, particularly, business professionals and students grasp key issues around industry, connectivity and cross-scale dynamics? Here we will present the findings of our pedagogical work, undertaken during more than two years across three regions (Perth in Western Australia, a mining-dependent state, and the two fast-developing regions of Singapore and Dubai). Our key assumption is that it is precisely the business community the one that needs to understand and address important connectivity issues, as industry is the main driver of the Anthropocene. We engaged our MBA [Master in Business Administration] students in an amateur, documentary-style film-making project centered on the linkages between industry, the Anthropocene and the planetary boundaries framework (Rockstrom et al, 2009; Steffen et al, 2015). Here we will present the multiple insights and outcomes (at cognitive, skills and emotional spheres) resulting from their experiential-learning project, and how similar pedagogical experiences may help learners identify key industry dynamics, interactions and teleconnections - experiencing those at the local level ("in their own skin" or "backyard"), at regional and planetary levels. We argue that these are key issues for organizational leaders, to foster deeper and more informed approaches to justice and responsibility and, ultimately, to reconnect with the biosphere.

National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-43587 (URN)
Conference
Paper presented at Resilience 2017, Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre, August 20-23 2017, Stockholm, Sweden
Available from: 2019-05-06 Created: 2019-05-06 Last updated: 2019-05-06Bibliographically approved
Edwards, M. G. (2017). Mapping resilience theory: A metatheoretical exploration. In: : . Paper presented at Paper presented at Resilience 2017, Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre, August 20-23 2017, Stockholm, Sweden.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Mapping resilience theory: A metatheoretical exploration
2017 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Resilience theory has an extensive research history and has appeared in many forms in different research schools over the decades. As a means for understanding the adaptive capacities of complex human and ecological systems, each expression of resilience theory has something to contribute to its contemporary usage. For example, the social disciplines have brought transformation perspectives, ideas of growth through adversity and the identification of resilient qualities. The health disciplines have contributed process-related notions of resilience as relational and involving socio-cultural contexts for improving quality of life. The environmental sciences have emphasised system dynamics, non-linearity, thresholds and temporal and spatial scales. In this paper I map these contributions and the development of resilience theory from a metatheoretical and transdisciplinary perspective. The aim here was not to review theories of resilience but to systematically chart the definitive architectonics, that is, the key theoretical constructs and their relationships, of schools of resilience thinking across various disciplines and research paradigms. Using an adapted version of the multiparadigm method known as metatriangulation, I analysed literature reviews of resilience theory from different disciplines to identify conceptual lenses and their systemic relationships. This architectonic-centred analysis resulted in a number of metatheoretical frameworks that identify: i) explicit and implicit lenses, ii) conceptual strengths and weakness, and iii) opportunities for transdisciplinary integration of resilience constructs. Although it has a reputation for speculative abstractness, metatheoretical research can be useful for the practical task of assessing assumptions in theories on the causes and cures of social problems. Hence, this kind of research has relevance to the complex questions and big challenges that the Anthropocene is throwing up. I conclude with a discussion of the implications of this metatheoretical mapping for the future development of resilience theory and its application to the global challenges of the Anthropocene.

National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-43588 (URN)
Conference
Paper presented at Resilience 2017, Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre, August 20-23 2017, Stockholm, Sweden
Available from: 2019-05-06 Created: 2019-05-06 Last updated: 2019-05-06Bibliographically approved
Edwards, M. G. (2016). Healing the half-world: Ideology and the emancipatory potential of meta-level social science. In: Metatheory for the twenty-first century: critical realism and integral theory in dialogue (pp. 69-98). London: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Healing the half-world: Ideology and the emancipatory potential of meta-level social science
2016 (English)In: Metatheory for the twenty-first century: critical realism and integral theory in dialogue, London: Routledge, 2016, p. 69-98Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Routledge, 2016
Series
Ontological explorations
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-32203 (URN)9780415820004 (ISBN)9780415820479 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-11-02 Created: 2016-11-02 Last updated: 2017-04-10Bibliographically approved
Edwards, M. G., Soo, C. & Greckhamer, T. (2016). Public value management: A case study of transitional change in disability sector reform in Western Australia. Australian journal of public administration, 75(2), 176-190
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Public value management: A case study of transitional change in disability sector reform in Western Australia
2016 (English)In: Australian journal of public administration, ISSN 0313-6647, E-ISSN 1467-8500, Vol. 75, no 2, p. 176-190Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper contributes to the study of public value management (PVM). PVM is distinguished from other approaches to public administration in its focus on establishing community networks and collaborative capacity building for the creation of public value. We explore PVM through a case study of a public-community sector partnership strategy called the positive behaviour framework (PBF), a state government initiative designed to transform services for people with disabilities. The development and implementation of the PBF is analysed via a transitional change or 'sector awareness' model. Each phase of the model is illustrated through 'positive stories' that depict key moments in the change process and in the activities that public sector managers employed to raise awareness, build capacity, and promote collaboration. We discuss the implications of the study for disability sector change management and for the further study of the PVM approach to public sector administration. This paper contributes to the study of Public Value Management (PVM). We explore PVM through a case study of a public-community sector partnership strategy. We discuss the implications of the study for disability sector change management and for the further study of the PVM.

Keywords
Public Administration, Community, Public sector, Collaboration, Partnerships, Studies, Western Australia Australia, 1200:Social policy, 9179:Asia & the Pacific, 9550:Public sector, 9130:Experimental/theoretical
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-32195 (URN)10.1111/1467-8500.12193 (DOI)000377261800005 ()
Available from: 2016-11-02 Created: 2016-11-02 Last updated: 2018-10-03Bibliographically approved
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