Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Main Title: Greening the workplace: conceptualising workplaces as settings for enabling sustainable consumption
Author(s): Süßbauer, Elisabeth
Schäfer, Martina
Type: Article
Language Code: en
Abstract: This conceptual paper contributes to management studies on workplace-related pro-environmental behaviour (PEB) by combining approaches from social practice theory (SPT), the settings-based approach to health promotion as well as the literature on organisational learning. From these perspectives, sustainable consumption at the workplace is seen as being embedded in daily routines which are rarely reflected upon and cannot easily be changed. We argue that companies – instead of focusing on individual attitudes and knowledge of employees – should enable them to experiment with sustainable consumption practices, provide supportive organisational and material structures, and integrate their experiences and needs in a continuous process of co-designing such an 'enabling setting'. We present an analytical framework that can be used to identify weaknesses of existing entrepreneurial strategies to promote PEB among employees and to conceptualise comprehensive strategies for 'greening' the workplace.
Issue Date: 26-Apr-2018
Date Available: 3-Apr-2019
DDC Class: 570 Biowissenschaften; Biologie
Subject(s): pro-environmental behaviour
workplace setting
sustainable consumption
social practice theory
employee participation
Sponsor/Funder: BMBF, 01UT1423A, Integration von Mitarbeitern als Konsumenten in Nachhaltigkeitsinnovationsprozesse, Teilprojekt 1: Open Innovation, Soziale Innovationen, Koordination (IMKoN)
Journal Title: International journal of innovation & sustainable development
Publisher: Inderscience Enterprises
Publisher Place: Genève
Volume: 12
Issue: 3
Publisher DOI: 10.1504/IJISD.2018.091521
Page Start: 327
Page End: 349
EISSN: 1740-8830
ISSN: 1740-8822
Appears in Collections:Zentrum Technik und Gesellschaft (ZTG) » Publications

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
Süßbauer_Schäfer_2018.pdf1.54 MBAdobe PDFThumbnail

Items in DepositOnce are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.