Department of Management Studies

Transformational change and leadership

Quality of leadership matters in sustainable transitions.
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The standard economic models and leadership theories have limits to what they can do to contribute to a sustainability agenda. We need alternative economic models where prosperity is not confused with a consumerist lifestyle and constantly accumulating material wealth. We also need new theories to lead systemic transformation in organizations and society.

What kind of leadership and innovation skills enable us to not only learn new things but also unlearn old assumptions and mindsets to connect with a sustainable future? How do we nurture radical creativity, transformative learning and all forms of knowing (intellectual, intuitive, emotional and embodied) in organizations? 

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Research areas

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Energy transitions

Renewable energy production and storage technologies change the way we produce and use energy, do business with it, and innovate.

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Managing transition risks

The effective management of transition risks is crucial for the resilience of businesses in global value chains.

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Circular economy

Circular economy keeps materials in use longer using strategies like reuse, remanufacture, recycling, and replacing ownership with rentals.

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Innovation for sustainability

Innovating new sustainable products, services, business models and forms of consumption can help tackle global challenges.

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Innovation for poverty alleviation

Frugal innovations can help alleviate poverty.

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Corporate responsibility

Cross-national governance of businesses make ethical issues urgent.

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Sustainability in Business (SUB)
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