Promising degrees of stakeholder interactions in research for sustainable development

Schneider, Flurina; Buser, Tobias (2018). Promising degrees of stakeholder interactions in research for sustainable development. Sustainability science, 13(1), pp. 129-142. Springer 10.1007/s11625-017-0507-4

[img]
Preview
Text (Promising degrees of stakeholder interactions in research for sustainable development)
2017_ Schneider_Buser_2017_promissing degrees.pdf - Published Version
Available under License Creative Commons: Attribution (CC-BY).

Download (604kB) | Preview

Stakeholder interactions are increasingly viewed as an important element of research for sustainable development. But to what extent, how, and for which goals should stakeholders be involved? In this article, we explore what degrees of stakeholder interaction show the most promise in research for sustainable development. For this purpose, we examine 16 research projects from the transdisciplinary research programme NRP 61 on sustainable water management in Switzerland. The results suggest that various degrees of stakeholder interaction can be beneficial depending on each project’s intended contribution to sustainability, the form of knowledge desired, how contested the issues are, the level of actor diversity, actors’ interests, and existing collaborations between actors. We argue that systematic reflection about these six criteria can enable tailoring stakeholder interaction processes according specific project goals and context conditions.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

10 Strategic Research Centers > Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

UniBE Contributor:

Schneider, Flurina and Buser, Tobias Johannes

ISSN:

1862-4065

Publisher:

Springer

Projects:

[803] Cluster: Land Resources

Language:

English

Submitter:

Stephan Schmidt

Date Deposited:

19 Dec 2017 07:55

Last Modified:

23 Oct 2019 18:50

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/s11625-017-0507-4

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Online First

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.107549

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/107549

Actions (login required)

Edit item Edit item
Provide Feedback