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Dimensions of professional competences for interventions towards sustainability

Overview of attention for article published in Sustainability Science, May 2017
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Title
Dimensions of professional competences for interventions towards sustainability
Published in
Sustainability Science, May 2017
DOI 10.1007/s11625-017-0439-z
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Perez Salgado, Francisca, Abbott, Dina, Wilson, Gordon, Francisca Perez Salgado, Dina Abbott, Gordon Wilson

Abstract

This paper investigates sustainability competences through the eyes of professional practitioners in the field of sustainability and presents empirical data that have been created using an action research approach. The design of the study consists of two workshops, in which professional practitioners in interaction with each other and the facilitators are invited to explore and reflect on the specific knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviours necessary to conduct change processes successfully towards sustainability in a variety of business and professional contexts. The research focuses on the competences associated with these change processes to devise, propose and conduct appropriate interventions that address sustainability issues. Labelled 'intervention competence', this ability comprises an interlocking set of knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviours that include: appreciating the importance of (trying to) reaching decisions or interventions; being able to learn from lived experience of practice and to connect such learning to one's own scientific knowledge; being able to engage in political-strategic thinking, deliberations and actions, related to different perspectives; the ability for showing goal-oriented, adequate action; adopting and communicating ethical practices during the intervention process; being able to cope with the degree of complexity, and finally being able to translate stakeholder diversity into collectively produced interventions (actions) towards sustainability. Moreover, this competence has to be practised in contexts of competing values, non-technical interests and power relations. The article concludes with recommendations for future research and practice.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
France 1 2%
Unknown 41 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 12 29%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 21%
Student > Master 6 14%
Unspecified 5 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 7%
Other 7 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 9 21%
Social Sciences 8 19%
Unspecified 8 19%
Business, Management and Accounting 6 14%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 12%
Other 6 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 15 June 2017.
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#1,847,329
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Outputs from Sustainability Science
#86
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#64,496
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Outputs of similar age from Sustainability Science
#5
of 12 outputs
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