Exploring the Challenge for Sustainable Development in the Energy Sector: Sociomaterial View of two British and Nigerian cases

Mohamad, Mostafa and Anuge, John (2018) Exploring the Challenge for Sustainable Development in the Energy Sector: Sociomaterial View of two British and Nigerian cases. In: Proceedings of the British Academy of Management Conference 2018: Driving Productivity in Uncertain and Challenging Times. British Academy of Management (BAM), London, pp. 1-15. ISBN 9780995641310

[img]
Preview
Text
contribution1052.pdf - Published Version

Download (642kB) | Preview
Official URL: https://conference.bam.ac.uk/BAM2018/htdocs/search...

Abstract

The global pressure on green environment has been a major issue to attaining future Sustainable Development (SD). In this study, the researchers explore the recent challenges of SD in the power sectors in the UK (as a European North country) and in Nigeria (as an African South country). These two contexts have witnessed unstable epileptic power supply despite the trillions of dollars invested in the sector. To avoid solving the sustainability problem and causing other economic, social, or environmental problems, a thread of scholarly work attempted to develop a systemic approach of SD. Aiming to offer an appreciative systemic lens of SD (Thatchenkery et.al, 2010), we adopted the sociomaterily concept to shed the light on the intimacy between the social/organisational context and the resource-based/material context of SD. Sociomaterilaity emphasizes on the ongoing interaction between technology and the economic, social, and environmental pillars of sustainability. This systemic view of SD avoids the defects of other dominant views such as complexity theory (Sabau, 2010), neoclassical economics/ free market approaches (Heikkurinen & Bonnedahl, 2013), and ecological economics (Lele, 1991).

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sociomateriality, appreciative theory, Sustainable Development, SD, North-South divide, survey methods and energy industry.
Subjects: N100 Business studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School
Related URLs:
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2020 07:41
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2020 08:00
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/43376

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics