Kestliku arengu küsimuste eiramine on igapäevapraktikates endiselt üsna tavaline. Mõnede valitsejate ja organisatsioonide juhtide-eestvedajate retoorika ning praktikad on siiski muutumises. Siinviidatud vabalevis olev tekst haarab nii hariduse, organisatsiooni kui kestliku arengu küsimused ning selliselt on siinse lehe nö orgaaniline osa. Vabalevis saadavuse tõttu tekst pikki kommentaare ei vaja.


In December 2019, the European Commission President outlined the Green Deal that has gone to the centre of the EU growth strategy with investment in green innovation reaching across all sectors. Green innovation, where technology innovations are applied in environmental management practices and eco-friendly product designs, helps achieve sustainable development (Lisi et al., 2020; Zailani et al., 2015).


Green innovation involves a complex process where organizations need to work collaboratively and across organizational boundaries with multiple stakeholders, such as engineering designers, researchers and practitioners, in order to gain access to external knowledge (Zhang et al., 2020).


How does green process innovation, when co-directed, co-developed and co-deployed in a network, yield actionable knowledge?


The starting point of this study is in a practice context illustrative of a real global environmental challenge. Three literature-based perspectives are relevant to exploring the research question: green process innovation, action learning for actionable knowledge and network action learning.

Vastus uurimisküsimusele:

In response, the cases provide evidence of the green process innovation process, technical-related outcomes and collaborative learning outcomes. They inform Figure 2, an update to the initial conceptual framework linking green process innovation and network action learning.

Vihje lugemishuvi suurendamiseks:

This study has identified how key stakeholders can co-generate new actionable knowledge to reduce environmental impact through a network action learning approach. We have demonstrated how the basis of interorganizational learning is grounded in learning from the experiences of collaborative design and prototyping, subjected to critical questioning and supported by (and generating) actionable knowledge.

Wu, S. H., Coughlan, P., Coghlan, D., McNabola, A., & Novara, D. (2022). Developing green process innovation through network action learning. Creativity and Innovation Management.