Green Enterprise Workers' Participation in Social Change induced by Climate Discourses: Institutionalization of the global policy clubs’ green discourses at the local level

Jeenbaeva, Jamilia I. (2015) Green Enterprise Workers' Participation in Social Change induced by Climate Discourses: Institutionalization of the global policy clubs’ green discourses at the local level. PhD thesis, University of Trento.

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Abstract

This dissertation explores the development of a human capital concept that is here referred to as "€œgreen footprint competence"€ among workers and members of organizations that position themselves as "€œgreen"€, "€œorganic"€, or "€œenvironmental solutions providers"€. The research contributes to the studies of social and environmental change by analysing three aspects of this change: a) the institutionalisation of the global green and low-carbon discourses as values, norms, and discursive practices within organizations in Kyrgyzstan and China; b) the emergence of the green organizational identity; c) and the development of the new competences for the climate change adaptation and mitigation along with the "€œgreen identity" of workers and members of greening organizations. The key argument formed as a result of this research is that the development of standards for measuring and reporting of the Personal and Organizational consumption of Earth Resources (i.e.,. personal and organizational carbon and/or ecological footprints), requires a more democratic and inherently more participative approach through developing green competences of organizations’ workers.

Item Type:Doctoral Thesis (PhD)
Doctoral School:Local Development and Global Dynamics (within the School in Social Sciences, till the a.y. 2010-11)
PhD Cycle:25
Subjects:Area 13 - Scienze economiche e statistiche > SECS-P/07 ECONOMIA AZIENDALE
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