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Design Guidelines to Address Global Challenges

Posted by Steve Waddell in Published Articles on April 10, 2012

Design Guidelines to Address Global Challenges: Lessons from Global Action Networks.  Journal of Organizational Design 1(3): 1-19 (2012) Abstract:  Traditional organizations appear incapable of adequately addressing critical global issues such as war, climate change, and inequality. Addressing these issues suggests the need for organizational innovation to develop global social contracts. Successful...

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Global finance as an action research domain: Testing the boundaries

Posted by Steve Waddell in Published Articles on January 13, 2012

Global finance as an action research domain:  Testing the boundaries.  Action Research. 10(1) pp40-60. Abstract:   Conducting action research with large global systems presents particular challenges. A major one is the need to easily and succinctly present complexity in a way that is meaningful for stakeholders and supports developing their connections...

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The Global Compact: An Organizational Innovation to Realize UN Principles

Posted by Steve Waddell in Published Articles on January 13, 2011

The Global Compact: An Organizational Innovation to Realize UN Principles. Global Compact Governance Paper Series Abstract:  The United Nations was established to prevent war, promote human rights, support justice and international order, and promote social progress.  Its broad strategy is represented in its inter-governmental secretariat-based structures.  In order to supplement...

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Global Action Networks: An Organizational Innovation

Posted by Steve Waddell in Published Articles on December 7, 2009

Global Action Networks: An Organizational Innovation. Reflections: Journal of the Society for Organizational Learning. Abstract:  GANs, or Global Action Networks, are a leading innovation for scaling impact to address issues of common good. GANs are a specific type of innovation that contrasts starkly with traditional approaches to global challenges and...

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Realising Global Change: Developing the Tools, building the Infrastructure

Posted by Steve Waddell in Published Articles on January 6, 2007

Realising Global Change: Developing the Tools, building the Infrastructure. Journal of Corporate Citizenship Special Issue. (26): 69-84. Abstract:  Tackling global change challenges is becoming increasingly important with the rise of global interdependence. However, seemingly intractable global issues such as environmental sustainability, war and poverty suggest that current mechanisms and processes...

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