Managerial conceptions of climate change: An interpretative approach

Linnenluecke, M. K., Carr-Cornish, S. and Haigh, N. L. (2007). Managerial conceptions of climate change: An interpretative approach. In: European Academy of Management (EURAM07), Paris, France, (). 16-19 May 2007.

Author Linnenluecke, M. K.
Carr-Cornish, S.
Haigh, N. L.
Title of paper Managerial conceptions of climate change: An interpretative approach
Conference name European Academy of Management (EURAM07)
Conference location Paris, France
Conference dates 16-19 May 2007
Publication Year 2007
Sub-type Other
Language eng
Abstract/Summary We present findings of what managers understand climate change to be for their organization, and how they enact this understanding in practice. Thirty interviews were conducted with managers in the energy and transportation industries. Five qualitatively different conceptions of climate change were found: (1) climate change as an operational issue, (2) climate change as an opportunity for innovation, (3) climate change as an emerging problem, (4) climate change as a systemic threat and (5) a holistic understanding of climate change. Implications for theory and managerial decision-making are discussed.
Subjects 350211 Innovation and Technology Management
150310 Organisation and Management Theory
960301 Climate Change Adaptation Measures
910402 Management
Keyword climate change
Q-Index Code EX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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Collection: UQ Business School Publications
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Created: Sat, 23 Oct 2010, 13:36:54 EST by Dr Martina Linnenluecke on behalf of UQ Business School