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Connectivity and cross-scale dynamics: MBA learning - experiences across three regions
Munich Business School, Munich, Germany.
Murdoch University, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Western Australia University, Perth, Australia.
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.

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2017.
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-43587OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-43587DiVA, id: diva2:1313680
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

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