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Societal Change Systems: A Framework to Address Wicked Problems

Posted by Steve Waddell in Published Articles on October 19, 2016

Waddell, Steve. 2016. "Societal Change Systems:  A framework and tool to address wicked problems." Journal of Applied Behavioral Science 52(4):422-40. Issues such as climate change, poverty, sustainable agriculture, and health care are described as wicked, messy, complex, and multi-level: they involve many hundreds of organizations at a national level; at...

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Large Scale Change Action Research

Posted by Steve Waddell in Books & Chapters in Books, Publications on July 15, 2015

Waddell, S., McLachlan, M., Meszoely, G., & Waddock, S. ( 2015). Large Scale Change Action Research. In H. Bradbury (Ed.), Action Research Handbook (pp. 538-548): Sage. Action researchers addressing change are often confronted by two key problems. One is that the issue they are addressing, even if apparently local, is...

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Large Systems Change: An Emerging Field of Transformation and Transitions

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Waddell, S., Waddock, S., Cornell, S., Dentoni, D., McLachlan, M., & Meszoely, G. (2015). Large Systems Change: An Emerging Field of Transformation and Transitions. Journal of Corporate Citizenship(58). In this paper we put forward a theory of large systems change (LSC), where large systems are defined as having breadth (i.e....

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Large Systems Change: Producing the Change We Want

Posted by Steve Waddell in Published Articles on April 2, 2014

Waddell, Steve, Hsueh, Joe, Birney, Anna, Khorsani, Amir, & Feng, Wen. (2014). Turning point - large systems change: Producing the change we want. Journal of Corporate Citizenship, 2014(53), 5-8. doi: 10.9774/GLEAF.4700.2014.ma.00003 Transformation and large systems change is not something that can be planned. However, understanding change pathways can support strategies...

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2014. Social partnerships’ development challenge: Comprehensive self-development

Posted by Steve Waddell in Books & Chapters in Books, Publications on December 21, 2013

Social partnerships' development challenge:  Comprehensive self-development. In M. Seitanidi & A. Crane (Eds.), Social partnerships and responsible business:  A research handbook (pp. 374-381). New York, NY, USA: Routledge. 2014. This is a chapter in a collection by leading analysts who critically examine the motivations for, processes within, and expected and...

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