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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 Systems Change: An Emerging Field of Transformation and Transitions

Posted by Steve Waddell in Published Articles on July 15, 2015

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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Learning & transformative networks to address wicked problems: A golden invitation.

Posted by Steve Waddell in Publications, Published Articles on December 20, 2013

Learning & transformative networks to address wicked problems: A golden invitation.  Steve Waddell, Milla McLachlan, and Domenico Dentoni.  International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, 16(A), 23-32. Reprint:  The Non-Profit Quarterly Fall/Winter 2013, 26-33. This essay explores the role of learning networks in strengthening the transformative potential of multi-stakeholder initiatives in...

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Inter-Organizational Learning: A new frontier

Posted by Steve Waddell in Publications, Published Articles on February 21, 2013

Inter-Organizational Learning:  A new frontier.  Capacity.org, January(46), 3-6. Steve Waddell, Heinz Greijn, Koen Faber, Jonas Haertle, Annalisa Mauro Abstract:  Without good learning strategies, inter-organizational networks will fall well below their potential and spend resources repeating mistakes needlessly.  Yet, there is little known about inter-organizational learning.  This article proposes a framework...

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