Helping Local Innovation Ecosystems to Become Custodians of Global Sustainability

Timo Järvensivu, Jessica Karhu, Astrid Mangs, Renita Niemi, Annukka Jyrämä, Suvi Nenonen, Kristoffer Bernhard Wilén, Arto Rajala, Terhi Väistö

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Abstract

Global ecological sustainability requires urgent attention. Yet, it seems unlikely that we will have an effective global resource governance system in place quickly enough. Could local communities rise to the occasion and start taking care of global sustainability? We know from research on collective action that this will not be easy, since competing local interests easily obstruct the governance of global commons. However, recent advances in networking and learning theories suggest that local communities can learn to rise to the occasion. This requires that the locals learn to look at the whole instead of the particular, to jump from one-loop learning to double-loop learning, and to engage in open rather than closed dialogues. We engaged in action research to study such learning processes in the Keilaniemi-Otaniemi-Tapiola area in Espoo, Finland.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Proceedings of The XXIV ISPIM Conference - Innovating in Global Markets: Challenges for Sustainable Growth Conference
Publication date2013
ISBN (Print)978-952-265-421-2
Publication statusPublished - 2013
MoE publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
EventThe XXIV ISPIM Conference - Innovating in Global Markets: Challenges for Sustainable Growth Conference - Helsinki
Duration: 16.06.201319.06.2013

Keywords

  • 520 Other social sciences
  • sustainability

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    Järvensivu, T., Karhu, J., Mangs, A., Niemi, R., Jyrämä, A., Nenonen, S., Wilén, K. B., Rajala, A., & Väistö, T. (2013). Helping Local Innovation Ecosystems to Become Custodians of Global Sustainability. In The Proceedings of The XXIV ISPIM Conference - Innovating in Global Markets: Challenges for Sustainable Growth Conference http://www.ispim.org/members/proceedings/ISPIM2013/commonfiles/files/504717762_Abstract.rtf